Thirds’ (U12) Cricket Tour
The U12 cricket squad started the summer with a cricket tour that took in the delights of West Grove, Chelmsford, Colchester and finished in Newport. In total, seven matches were played and the team recorded five victories and two defeats (although the opposition unfortunately had to withdraw from the Great Baddow match at short notice).
In terms of high points, the batting belonged to captain Navneeth Vijayakumar who accumulated 248 runs at an average of 82.7 runs per wicket. He was ably assisted by Ismail P who scored 144 runs and there were also contributions from Max P (67), Momin A (66) and Rohan K (61). Elsewhere, Daniel C emerged as the leading bowler with 9 wickets, helped by his figures of 5 wickets for 4 runs in the final match against Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport. However, there were also meaningful contributions from Karan J (6 wickets) and from Anthony W and Nav V (5 wickets apiece). In terms of fielding, Max P contributed five dismissals, Ismail P four and Hasnan 3 catches/run outs.
In all, a good time was had by all and the U12 squad learned a great deal about competitive cricket and personal conduct over the course of the week. The tour also ended on a pleasant note when Max Pollard presented Mr Flaherty with a delightful bottle of Bourgogne as a gesture of thanks for arranging the tour and giving so generously of his time on behalf of him and his parents. Mr Flaherty agreed to savour it over the course of the summer whilst recalling some of the high points.
For a full statistical analysis of the week, please read below:
|Opposition||Opp. Score||Bancroft’s Score||Result|
|Campion||124 all out||158-6||Win by 34 runs|
|Loughton CC||162-9||154 all out||Lost by 8 runs|
|ICHS||107-2||99-7||Lost by 8 runs|
|Shenfield||72 all out||155-4||Won by 83 runs|
|KEGS||133-3||145-4||Won by 12 runs|
|CRGS||109-4||111-7||Won by 3 wkts|
|Joyce Frankland||57-7||169-5||Won by 112 runs|
|Bowling||Overs||Maidens||Runs||Wkts||Econ Rate||Wkt Rate|
|Fielding Stats||Catches||Run Outs||Total|