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U13 Half Term Report!

Bucks – 26.5.13

The week began with a long trip to Burnham CC on the Bucks/Berks border and at the end of the Heathrow flight path! With the weather, once again, perfect for cricket all was set for another exciting game. Bucks won the toss and put Dorset into bat on what appeared to be a good surface.

The Bucks opening bowlers soon put Dorset under pressure making it difficult for Harry Nash and Jack Taylor to score. The first wicket fell in the 5th over when Jack was caught without scoring and was soon followed by Harry (5) who was caught at mid-off – 15/2 off 8 overs. Alex Sands and Tom Barber then settled things down a little and put on 43 before Alex was caught and bowled in the 25th over (Alex 23). Isaac Beaglehole quickly followed when he was also caught and bowled without troubling the scorers. Tom Barber, having worked hard to score runs and looking increasingly confident fell next when he was run out on 21. Dorset 65/5 after 27 overs.  Dorset continued to struggle but Tom Patmore (13), Ben Jones (6) and James Wakefield (9) managed to get the score up to 97 before the last wicket fell in the final over – a very disappointing score in what appeared to be ideal batting conditions.

After tea  Bucks also struggled to score with opening bowlers Sands and Barber building pressure from the start. Barber took a well-deserved wicket in the 8th over with the score on just 13. However, Bucks started to look more comfortable and began to score steadily. Even when the second wicket fell on 39 it still seemed that Bucks were heading for a comfortable victory. That was until spinners Max Mourgue and Jack Taylor took complete control of the game and sent Bucks into total panic. A crazy 9 over spell took the score from 51/2 to 56/8 with Dorset looking as if they were going to pull off an unexpected and sensational victory (Mourgue 5/19 & Taylor 2/7). But, number 10 J. Woodley was not prepared to go down without a fight and helped move the score on to 92/8 with some determined batting. Again, it looked as though the game had slipped away until James Wakefield took the 9th wicket off his first ball – 92/9. However, a boundary and a wide meant the scores were tied at the end of the 39th over. The drama was not over when the ball was edged on the first ball on the last over but an exceptionally difficult chance wasn’t held and Bucks took the one run they needed to secure a one wicket victory!

Gloucestershire – 29.5.13

After 24 hours of rain both sides were pleasantly surprised to hear the news that the Redlands had declared the pitch fit to play. A couple of hours later and players and parents arrived at an unusually mild and calm Redlands ground (it didn’t last!!) but faced with a very damp pitch. Once again, skipper Alex Sand’s lucky coin selection didn’t work as he lost the toss. But to everyone’s surprise Gloucestershire elected to bat.

As expected Gloucestershire found it hard going with Sands and Barber, once again, building pressure from the start. The first wicket fell to Sands in the 9th over and Barber took the second in the following over – 25/2 off 10. Two run-outs followed fairly quickly and with the score on 44/4 after 22 Dorset were on top. However, Gloucestershire batsmen Trainer and Sharp then built an excellent partnership and managed to get the score up to 120. Sands 1/20, Barber 1/15, Nash 0/29, Taylor 0/15, Patmore 0/21. Another good bowling and fielding performance – Dorset were rightly confident going into tea.

After tea the usual Redlands weather had returned as Harry Nash was joined by Max Mallinson, (making his first appearance of the season) to open the innings. The pair made a steady start with Mallinson playing some excellent shots and looking in good form. But, with the score on 16, Nash was caught in the third over. Alex Sands joined Max and they soon moved the score on to 30 before Max was bowled on 14 and followed shortly afterwards by Tom Barber (2). At 37/3 and with Sands in good form Dorset were still in a strong position with plenty of batting to come. However, after Sands was stumped on 19 a procession of wickets followed and Dorset suddenly found themselves at 65/7 with 15 overs still to go. A convenient drinks break gave Isaac Beaglehole  and Max Mourgue a chance to settle down and think about how they were going to try and save the game. By this time Gloucestershire clearly thought the game was in the bag and began to make mistakes and made a few odd bowling changes. Beaglehole and Mourgue took the opportunity and started to build a fine partnership. Isaac, in particular, took control of the game and played with maturity and confidence. Supported by Mourgue he took the score to 112 before being caught on 29. As the nervous home supporters gathered around the scorer Tommo Curtis joined Max with 4.3 overs left and 9 needed. The pair steered Dorset home with no further scares and 1.3 overs to spare. Dorset won by 2 wickets. Another determined performance but, once again, we needed to take more individual responsibility with batting and not give wickets away so easily.

IOW – 2.6.13

A sunny and warm Bryanston School was the perfect setting for the final game of the week against the Isle of Wight. The first big question of the day was could Alex Sands select a lucky coin and win the toss? A groan from the middle soon gave us the answer and IOW decided to have a bat!!

A superb opening spell from Alex Sands (clearly trying to make up for another dismal performance at the toss!) immediately put IOW under pressure. Supported well at the other end by Barber IOW only managed to score 13 off the first 10 overs for the loss of one wicket (to Barber). Sensible batting from B.White and J. Martin helped IOW slowly build a score and they got to 51/3 at the drinks interval. Shortly after the break Matt Dare (playing in his first county game this season) was given the ball and soon put the IOW batsmen under pressure- wickets began to fall. IOW scraped to 102 all out in 37.2 overs. Matt Dare ended an excellent 8 over spell with 3/12 (3 maidens). Wickets were also picked up by Nash, Andrews and Patmore. There were also two great catches from Aaron Booker behind the stumps. Tom Barber finished with 2/11 and Alex Sands 2/0 off 6 overs – 4 of which were maidens! Another good fielding performance but 26 extras highlighted the need for some players to bowl with greater control!

In reply Dorset began confidently with Harry Nash and Tom Pope putting on 30 for the first wicket. Tom, looking in good form, was unfortunately bowled on 23 and Harry (10) followed a couple of overs after that. The score moved on to 58 when Tom Barber was bowled bringing Isaac Beaglehole to the middle to join Alex Sands. The pair took complete control of the game and started to score freely. Once again Isaac batted with great confidence and hit 6 boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 36. Alex also batted very well and looked very comfortable (15 no). By this stage the result was not in doubt and Dorset easily passed the target in 21.4 overs. Dorset won by 7 wickets and on the way home by 4.30! A comfortable victory to end the week.

 

 

Dorset U13 v Oxfordshire U13 - Match Report

The picturesque East and West Hendred CC was the venue for the U13s first full county fixture of the season. After the arctic conditions encountered in the last game at Canford parents and players were delighted to exit their cars and be greeted by dry, warm and calm conditions. As the groundsman completed work on an immaculately prepared pitch all was set for, what turned out to be, an exciting and close fought contest.

Oxfordshire won the toss and elected to field. A few last minute injury scares meant a quick rethink on the batting order was required before Harry Nash and Tom Pope took to the field to face the opening bowlers. Dorset made a good start and was helped by a few nervous edges racing to the boundary taking the score to 24 of just three overs. With Nash growing in the confidence the score quickly moved on to 30 before Pope was caught for 12 in the sixth over.  With the introduction of R. Hipwell it soon became apparent that Dorset was going to be facing some very challenging bowling. A further 10 runs was added before skipper Alex Sands was bowled (2). The next ball Nash fell to a sharply turning delivery from talented spinner H.Ward (Nash -17) – Dorset now 40 for 3. The challenging bowling then took its first casualty when Jack Taylor was struck on the glove by a short pitched delivery from Hipwell and was forced to retire hurt. With two new batsmen in the middle Dorset were struggling as Oxfordshire turned the screw with their unpredictable attacking bowlers. However, resistance came from Tom Barber and Isaac Beaglehole who were determined not to be intimidated and started to build a solid partnership. Mature and sensible batting followed as Dorset slowly rebuilt their innings. Although Isaac was dropped on 10 he played some delightful shots and started to attack the bowling. A superb drive for 4 though mid-on was undoubtedly the shot of the day. At the other end Barber played very positively and refused to allow Ward to settle and get into any real rhythm. They put on 35 runs before Barber was run out (13) – Dorset now 78 for 4.  Tom Patmore was next in and opened his account with two boundaries.  A further 10 runs were added before a lapse in concentration cost Isaac his wicket on 22. Tom Patmore was joined by James Wakefield and the score continued to move on at a steady rate. Tom was in excellent form and skilfully built his innings. He was comfortably heading towards a high score before being bowled on 29. A great innings which included 4 fours and a fantastic six over mid-on. James Wakefield (14) and Aaron Booker had the challenge of facing Hipwell again in the last few overs but resisted well and helped take the score to 164 all out in the final over. Tom Curtis (2), Dan Stevens (0 no).

After the interval it soon became apparent that 164 was going to be a very competitive score as Dorset immediately showed their intention to make things as difficult as possible for the Oxfordshire openers. Fine opening spells from Sands and Barber started to build pressure as they soon fell behind the rate required. This increased as Sands took the first wicket in the fifth over. Tom Barber continued to bowl accurately and with excellent economy throughout his first spell.  Oxfordshire continued to struggle but moved on to 46 before Nash took the second wicket after Curtis took a fine catch (very cool!). Wickets fell at regular intervals as Wakefield and Patmore maintained the pressure with sensible and thoughtful bowling. Oxfordshire were clearly hoping for the slower bowlers to take over the attack so were very disappointed when Dan Stevens took the ball and made it just about impossible to score freely as he took complete control. A well-deserved wicket came in his last over finishing with great figures of 1 for 7 off 5 overs. Further wickets from Patmore and Wakefield helped to close down the game and Oxfordshire ran out of overs. Dorset had secured an excellent 14 run win. This was a superb fielding display and a great team performance. Credit has to go to skipper Alex Sands who showed great leadership and made some very innovative decisions in the field. The ‘Champagne Moment’ has to go to Isaac for his very casual one handed catch to remove Miller just as he was beginning to score freely.

Match
Reports

Sat 21 Apr v Canford School U14s.                Cancelled.
Sun
13 May v Oxon at Clayesmore School.          Won by 7wkts.
Sun 3 June v
Bucks at Wooburn Narkovians CC      Cancelled
Tues 5 June v Glos at
Wycliffe College                 Cancelled
Fri 8 June v Gwent at Sherborne
School           Cancelled
Sun 17 June v Devon at Axminster
CC              Lost by 4 wkts.
Sun 24 June v Cornwall at Falmouth
CC            Cancelled
Sun 1 v Glos at Bryanston School.                Lost
by 3 runs
Sun 8 July v Hampshire at Dean Park              Cancelled

Mon 9 July v Gwent at Milton Abbey School        Won by 157 runs
Sun 22
July v Wiltshire at  Canford School       Won by 4wkts
Sun 29 July v
Wales at Newport CC                Lost by 4 runs
Wed 1 Aug v Somerset
at Dean Park                Lost by 4 wkts
Sun 5 Aug v Isle of Wight at
Shanklin CC         Won by 9 wkts
Tues 7 Aug v Berkshire at Chapel Gate
1          Won by 3 wkts

Yorkshire Tour Results:
Monday 13 August, at
Londesborough Park CC, Dorset U13 282-4 in 45 overs (Clarke 83,
Shrubsole 51*, Morris 46, Middle 43) beat East Yorkshire U13s 168-8
(Tooley 3-43) by 114 runs.
Tuesday 14 August, at Marske CC, Dorset 179-
9 in 40 overs (Shrubsole 34, Turrill 34) beat Cleveland U13s 91-6 in 40
overs (Currie 3-14) by 88 runs.
Wednesday 13 August, at Folkton &
Flixton CC, Dorset U13s 180-6 in 45 overs (Clarke 49, Willows 48,
Shrubsole 43) drew with Yorkshire U13”B” 145-4 in 32 overs (rain).

Thursday 16 August, at Snainton CC, Dorset U13s 74 all out in 39 overs
(Morris 34*) lost to North Yorkshire U13s 76-4 in 25 overs by 6 wkts.

Friday 17 August, at Selby CC, Dorset U13s 152-1 in 40 overs (Clarke
57*, Morris 46, Shrubsole 37*) drew with Yorkshire U12s 39-1 in 16.2
overs (rain).

 

 

2011

 

MANAGER - KEN HOUSE 01202895588, MOB 07890204725
COACH - SEAN FITZGERALD 07507592093
 
 
Team to play North East & Central Surrey at Chapel Gate on 9th August, please be at the ground by 10:45am
Alex Sansom (c)
George Pope
Ollie Dowding (w)
Sam Ayres
Casper Bailey
Rob Pack
Jack Owens
Alex Bowes
Niall Pearce
Will Matthews
Gerard Benfield
Rob Boulton 
 
Team to play IOW at Chapel Gate, please be at the ground by 10:45am
 
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy (c)
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Niall Pearce
Rob Pack
Jamie Price
George Wilson

 
 
 
 
 
Results of Surrey and Wales games
Surrey 195-9
George Wilson 3-41, Rob Pack 2-26
Dorset 151ao
Surrey won by 45 runs
 
Dorset 158ao
Will Caldwell 36, George Wilson 28, Rob Pack 20
Wales 161-6
George Wilson 2-29
Wales won by 4 wickets
Two performances where the discipline of our opponents was the difference between the sides. We have plenty of talent in the team, but we were found out by teams willing to give 100% all the time on and off the field.
 
Team to play Surrey and Wales on 31st July and 1st August
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy (c)
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Jack Owens
Rob Pack
Jamie Price
George Wilson

 
Team to play in the B team fixture against the County U12s on Monday 25th July at Chapel Gate. Please be at the ground by 11:45am
Alex Sansom (C)
George Pope
Harry Woolway
Ollie Dowding
Elliot Leadbeater
Casper Bailey
Jack Owens
Alex Bowes
Rob Boulton
Alex Peel (W)
Gerard Benfield
Dan Avery  
 
Result v Berkshire
Dorset 156-4
Will Caldwell 82no, Nico Macdonagh 32
Berkshire 105ao
Rob Pack 3-12, Will Matthews 2-22
Dorset won by 51 runs
Another fine performance by the team on a wicket that was not good enough for any standard of cricket. Losing the toss and being put in was always going to be tough for our batsmen. Jamie Price took a few blows early on and was just a case of battling through and seeing off the very good opening bowlers. We lost a couple of wickets, but Will Caldwell and Nico Macdonagh showed great courage in a superb century stand giving us the chance to set a total that was probably worth 200 on a good wicket.
After George Wilson removed one of the openers, it was once again the spin bowlers Rob Pack, Dominic Clutterbuck and Will Caldwell who squeezed the life out of the Berkshire batsmen. Will Matthews chipped in with a couple of wickets to finish the game and we are now second in the table with three games to play.
Another great team effort with the fielding again outstanding capped by a fantastic one handed diving catch at deep mid off by Will Hendy. Charlie Gynes and Elliot Leadbeater although not always having much chance with bat or ball have set a fine example in the field, adding energy and determination in everything they do.
 
Team to play Berkshire at Leighton Park School on Sunday 24th July. Please be at the school by 11:45am
 
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy (c)
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Will Matthews
Rob Pack
Jamie Price
George Wilson

 
 
 
RESULT v WILTSHIRE
 
Dorset 255-6
Jamie Price 86, Nico Macdonagh 44, Will Caldwell 36, Will Hendy 29
Wiltshire 132-7
Dominic Clutterbuck 2-24
Dorset won by 123 runs 
Following on from the Bucks game, we again turned in a very good all round team performance. The batting was positive from ball one with Jamie Price at last getting going with the bat, just missing out on a hundred. All the batsmen reached double figures and everyone of them never missing the chance to put the fielders under pressure, it was almost the perfect innings.
Wiltshire never threatened our total, Dominic Clutterbuck and Will Caldwell tied the batsmen down, well backed up in the field. Will Caldwell had a good game as skipper, with good field placings and general leadership.
Maybe he will turn up with own kit next week.
 
RESULT v BUCKS
 
Dorset 203ao
Will Hendy 82, George Wilson 30no, Sam Ayres 22
 
Bucks 181-7
Dominic Clutterbuck 2-17, Will Caldwell 2-33
 
Dorset won by 22 runs
 
In a game used to give players a chance in unfamiliar batting positions we produced a very good team performance. Sam Ayres was given the chance to open the batting scoring 22 giving us a positive start because of his positive running between the wickets and setting the tone for the rest of the innings. The major contributor was once again Will Hendy with his fourth 50 of the summer, only a debatable run out decision cost him a deserved first County century. George Wilson finished the innings with 30no, getting us past the 200 mark. For the first time this season running between the wickets was a highlight of our innings, showing what we can do if we go out with a positive attitude.
All the bowlers bowled well with Niall Pearce not getting the figures he deserved with several catches going down off his bowling. It was the spinners Dominic Clutterbuck 2-17 and Will Caldwell 2-33 who came away with the best figures, Dom in particular had all the batsmen in trouble with every ball he bowled.
The fielding was good, the only downside was that several catches went down, but overall we were pleased to beat Bucks for the first time.
 
 
TEAM TO PLAY BUCKS ON 10TH JULY AT BURNHAM CC AND WILTSHIRE ON 13TH JULY AT SOUTH WILTS CC.
Please be at both grounds by 11:45am
 
Teddy Andrews 
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c) for Wilts game
Dominic Clutterbuck
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy (c) for Bucks game
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Will Matthews
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson
Result from Hants game
 
Dorset 158-8
Will Hendy 58, Will Caldwell 39
Hampshire 160-7
Hampshire won by 3 wickets
Our problem this season has been not being able to put pressure on the bowlers when we have been in good positions. From 101-1 we should have gone close to the 200 mark but at the moment our batsmen seem unable to push on and dominate bowlers. Will Hendy with yet another 50 was the only batsman who took the fight to Hampshire and the loss of his wicket sparked a collapse. Will Caldwell who had supported him in a 90 run partnership was then run out, the rest of the batting came and went and we fell well short of what should have been a winning score.
An early wicket from Sam Ayres gave us some hope, but it was short lived and Hampshire got home with a couple of overs to spare. Rob Pack again bowled well, only going for 20 in his eight overs, but we never looked like bowling them out.
Hamshire were not better players than us, but they made us pay for any mistakes in the field and put the bad ball away when they batted - something we urgently need to do. 
TEAM TO PLAY HAMPSHIRE AT SOLENT UNIVERSITY GROUND ON 3RD JULY
 
 
 
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Will Matthews
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson
 
 
RESULT FROM EBBW VALE
 
Dorset 137-9
Will Hendy 20, Rob Pack 19
 
Gwent 100ao
Rob Pack 4-13, Will Caldwell 3-14
 
Dorset won by 37 runs
 
On a slow wet wicket runs were always going to be difficult to come by, and so it proved with only 8 runs off the bat in the first 8 overs. We were never able to get any momentum and all the batsmen got themselves out with rash shots. Only a 9th wicket stand of 35 between Rob Pack and Sam Ayres got us to a defendable total.
Will Caldwell called on spinner Rob Pack to bowl the fourth over, he started with a wicket maiden and never looked back, taking 4-13 in his 8 overs. Captain Caldwell bowled his flat off spinners taking 3-14 and generally none of our bowlers looked like letting the Gwent batsmen get close to our total. The bowlers were backed up by some good catching with Elliot Leadbeater taking a fantastic diving catch on the boundary the highlight. Our fielding overall has to improve, we need to make the batsmen feel they are under pressure, move in with intent, making it look like we've more players on the field, instead of just strolling in.
 
 
 
Well done to Rob Pack today for scoring a century for Bournemouth in an adult game against New Milton
 
RESULT FROM CORNWALL GAME
 
CORNWALL 115-9
George Wilson 4-15, Rob Pack 2-17
DORSET 118-2
 
Will Hendy 68no, Will Caldwell 37
Dorset won by 8 wickets
 
A solid team performance against one of the weaker teams in our group. George Wilson stared with the ball, taking 4-15 including an opening spell of 5-4-3-2 which set the tone for the much improved display in the field. Rob Pack backed him up with a couple of wickets and Nico Macdonagh produced a tidy, energetic display behind the stumps with a leg side stumping the highlight. We took all our catches and the fielding in general was 100% better than our previous match.
Will Hendy and Will Cadwell knocked off most of the runs without any real problems
 
 
TEAM TO PLAY CORNWALL AT SHERBORNE SCHOOL ON 19TH JUNE, BE AT THE GROUND BY 9:30AM
 
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Will Matthews
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson

 
TEAM TO PLAY DEVON AT CHAPEL GATE ON 12TH JUNE, BE AT THE GROUND BY 11:45AM
 
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Ollie Dowding (w)
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Will Matthews
Jack Owens
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
George Wilson
 
RESULT OF 'B' TEAM GAME AGAINST LATMER SCHOOL
LATMER 154ao
Alex Bowes 4-11, Daniel Morris 3-4, Rob Boulton 2-24
DORSET 'B' 155-7
Teddy Andrews 35, Will Matthews 34, Alex Bowes 31no
Alex Bowes led the way with bat and ball in a performance that was a little up and down. On a hot day the fielding was not what we would expect from a County 'B' team, not backing up the bowlers who in the main bowled well. Alex removed the middle order and Daniel Morris in his first bowl at this level finished the innings with 2 overs, 3 wickets for 4 runs. Our innings got off to a poor start, losing 4 wickets with only 27 on the board, but Teddy Andrews and Will Matthews put on 85 for the 5th wicket. Both got out within one over and it was left to Alex Bowes to see us home with a hard hitting 31.
 
TEAM TO PLAY GLOUCESTERSHIRE AT REDLANDS, WEYMOUTH ON SUNDAY 5TH JUNE. PLEASE BE AT THE GROUND BY 9:30AM
 
Teddy Andrews
Alex Bowes
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Ollie Dowding (w)
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh
Jack Owens
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
George Wilson
 
RESULT FROM OXFORDSHIRE
 
OXFORDSHIRE 182-6
Will Matthews 2-13 
DORSET 186-6
Dominic Clutterbuck 33, Nico Macdonagh 32, Jamie Price 30, Teddy Andrews 26, Will Caldwell 20, George Wilson 17no
 
Dorset won by 4 wickets
 
On a windy day the bowlers did well in the difficult conditions and other than the last 10 overs of the innings did Oxfordshire look like they were on top. Better field placing in those overs would have resticted the total to 160.
After an early run out the batsmen went about the task in a positive way and we never looked like losing the game, winning with a couple of overs to spare. Teddy Andrews completed a confident all round display with 26 on his County debut.
 
 
TEAM TO PLAY OXFORDSHIRE AT COKETHORPE SCHOOL ON SUNDAY 29TH MAY AT 1:00PM
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Ollie Dowding (w)
Will Hendy
Nico Macdonagh
Will Matthews
Jack Owens
Rob Pack
Jamie Price
George Wilson 
RESULT OF 'B' TEAM GAME AGAINST NEW FOREST
 

'B' Team 211-9
Elliot Leadbeater 60, Alex Bowes 34no, Jack Owens 20, Teddy Andrews 19
 
New Forest 83ao
Rob Boulton 5-13, Alex Bowes 2-24 Teddy Andrews 2-12
 
'B' team won by 128 runs
 
Another good team performance from the 'B' team with once again Elliot Leadbeater leading the way with another half century. A 63 run partnership between Alex Bowes and Jack Owens for the 9th wicket took us past 200 for the second game running. Alex followed up by removing both opener when he had the ball in his hands, but the star of the bowling was leg spinner Rob Boulton who was twice on a hat-trick in taking 5-13. Teddy Andrews again showed his potential with bat and ball earning a call into full County side for the game against Oxfordshire.
 
MATCH REPORT FOR 'B' TEAM GAME AGAINST PARLEY
 
'B' Team 212-7
Elliot Leadbeater 75no, Jishoden Padiachy 42, Harry Woolway 18, Teddy Andrews 18
 
Parley 176a/o
Elliot Leadbeater 4-25, Rob Boulton 3-25
 
A good all round performance by the 'B' team resulted in a fully deserved 36 run victory. Elliot Leadbeater was the star of the show with an unbeaten 75 and four wickets when he had the ball in his hands. After losing a couple of early wicket a solid partership between Harry Woolway and Teddy Andrews took our score to fifty without much trouble. From this solid base the middle order took charge with Elliot and Jishoden Padiachy in partcular batting superbly, they put on about 100 in very quick time. All the batsmen chipped in enabling us to set a challenging total. The only downside to the innings was that four of our County bowlers were in the Parley attack.
The Parley innings got off to a poor start and we never let them back into the game with the exception of George Wilson who scored a well constructed 57. Elliot had taken out two of the top three and came back to mop up the tail, in between Rob Boulton took out three of the middle order. These two were well supported by Teddy and Harry who bowled ten overs for thirty runs between them and Rob Pack who lead the team well and chipped in with bat and ball.
The game has shown us the depth we have in this age group and certainly some of the boys who played against Canford the previous day should be looking over their shoulders.
 
MATCH REPORT FOR CANFORD GAME
 
CANFORD 151a/o
Dominic Clutterbuck 6-32, George Wilson 2-25
 
DORSET 143-9
Will Hendy 57 
 
A superb spell of left arm spin bowling from Dom Clutterbuck put us in control of the game after a century opening partnership by Canford, George Wilson finished the innings off by mopping up the tail. Rob Pack and Nial Pearce bowled well in support of George and Dom. 151 was a reasonable score, but with our batting we shouldn't have had any trouble getting the total.
We started well with Will Hendy leading the way with his first 50 of the summer and with Dom, Will Caldwell and Jamie Price all reaching double figures, we only needed 32 from the last nine overs with eight wickets in hand. Unfortunately two quick wickets put us on the back foot and only four runs in the next five overs put the game out of our reach.
A poor end by us, our batsmen should learn the lessons of being able to rotate the strike and batting with intent, not just playing with a dead bat. We should never have lost the game and we should look at our individual performances to see how we could have done better.
 
TEAM FOR GAME AGAINST CANFORD U14s AT CANFORD SCHOOL ON 1st MAY.
Please be at the ground by 11:45am for a 1:00pm start.
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (C)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Ollie Dowding (W)
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy
Will Matthews
Jack Owens
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
SQUAD SELECTED FOR THE WINTER COACHING SESSIONS
 
Well done to the players listed below on their selection for the County coaching sessions.
Sam Ayres
Gerard Benfield
Rob Boulton
Alex Bowes
Will Caldwell
Dominic Clutterbuck
Ollie Dowding
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh
Will Matthews
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson 
 
FIXTURES FOR 2011
 
Sun 1st May - Canford School U14 (a)   1:00pm
Mon 2nd May - Parley (a) 'B' game
Sun 22nd May - New Forest (a) - 'B' team game   Redlynch & Hale CC    1:30pm
Sun 29th May - Oxfordshire (a)    Cokethorpe School, Witney    1:00pm
Mon 30th May - Cardiff and The Vale (a)   Pentyrch Cricket Club    11:00am
Friday 3rd June - Latmer School (h) - 'B' team game    Redlands     1:00pm
Sun 5th June - Gloucestershire ECB cup (h)      Redlands     10:45am
Sun 12th June - Devon ECB cup (h)     Chapel Gate     1:00pm
Sun 19th June - Cornwall ECB cup (h)       Sherborne      10:45am
Sun 26th June - Gwent (a)     Ebbw Vale CC    1:00pm
Sun 3rd July - Hampshire ECB cup (a)     Solent University Ground    10:45am
Sun 10th July - Buckinghamshire (a)       Burnham CC   1:00pm
Wed 13th July - Wiltshire ECB cup (a)     10:45am
Sun 17th July - New Forest (h) - 'B' team game     Clayesmore School
Sun 24th July - Berkshire ECB cup (a) Leighton Park School 1:00pm
Mon 25th July - County U12s - 'B' team game     1:00pm
Sun 31st - July Somerset ECB cup (a)      Frome CC    1:00pm
Mon 1st Aug - Wales ECB cup (h)     Sherborne     12:00pm
Thu 4th Aug - Isle of Wight ECB cup (h)     Chapel Gate     12:00pm
Tue 9th Aug - North East & Central Surrey (h) - 'B' team game   tbc     1:00pm
Tue 16th Aug to Fri 19th Aug - Epsom Twenty20 Festival 
 
COACHING SESSIONS AT THE CRICKET CENTRE
 
Thu 23rd Dec 4-6pm
Thu 30th Dec 4-6pm
Mon 3rd Jan 2-4pm
Sat 19th Feb 4-6pm
Sat 5th Mar 6-8pm
Sat 12th Mar 6-8pm
Sat 26th Mar 6-8pm
Sun 3rd Apr 3-5pm
Sun 10th Apr 4-6pm
Sun 17th Apr 4-6pm
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
TEAM TO PLAY CORNWALL AT SHERBORNE SCHOOL ON 19TH JUNE, BE AT THE GROUND BY 9:30AM
 
Teddy Andrews
Sam Ayres
Dominic Clutterbuck
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Will Matthews
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson
TEAM TO PLAY GWENT AT EBBW VALE CC ON 26TH JUNE, BE AT THE GROUND BY 11:45AM
 
 
Sam Ayres
Will Caldwell (c)
Dominic Clutterbuck
Will Hendy
Elliot Leadbeater
Nico Macdonagh (w)
Will Matthews
Jack Owens
Rob Pack
Niall Pearce
Jamie Price
George Wilson

 

Dorset U13 county BATTING match stats 2010 season 

County friendlies, ECB matches (& Gwent) captured
   Innings NO Total runs Av   Highest score
William  Cochrane-Dyet 11 0 252 22.9   74 against Bucks U13 on tour
James Caldwell 12 0 194 16.2   55 against IofW U13s
William  Wilson 8 0 129 16.1   27 against IofW U14s on tour
Richard  Witherington 3 2 16 16.0   16 against Guernsey U14s
Luke  Matthews 10 3 104 14.9   71 NO against Gwent
Sam  Farrow 8 5 43 14.3   17 NO against Cornwall
Tom Wakeling 6 3 40 13.3   22 against Somerset
Andrew  Armstrong 4 1 39 13.0   21 NO against Berkshire
Seth Guy-Knapp 6 0 75 12.5   49 against Bucks on tour
Dan Cook  13 0 158 12.2   41 against Bucks
Sam  Stroud 9 1 84 10.5   19 against Wales
Josh  Richardson 1 0 10 10.0   10 against IofW U13s
Harry Weal 9 0 82 9.1   16 against Berkshire
Peter Robins 2 1 9 9.0   6 NO against Hampshire
Jack  Fletcher 6 0 51 8.5   24 against Gwent
Tate Thorn 4 0 28 7.0   24 aganst IofW U14 on tour
Sean Mulley 8 1 42 6.0   14 NO against IofW U14s on tour
James  Williams 5 0 25 5.0   13 against Hampshire
Christian Metcalfe 8 3 29 4.1   9 against IofW U14s on tour
Ryan  Chase 2 0 1 0.5   1 against Gloucester

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Guernsey tour 2010

Monday 9th August v Isle of Wight

IoW U14 9th August
College Field
Angus IofW manager & Martin the coach

James    Caldwell
William Cochrane-Dyet
Dan    Cook
Sam     Farrow
Jack     Fletcher
Seth    Guy-Knapp
Luke     Matthews
Christian Metcalfe
Sean    Mulley
Harry     Prince
Harry     Weal
Tate    Thorn  (12th man)
William Wilson

Dorset batting first scored 148 for 9 off 45 overs. Good performance by Dorset on a difficult turning pitch with Will Wilson scoring 27 and Sean Mulley and Sam Farrow putting on 28 for the last wicket. Will Wilson was voted the batter of the day by his team mates. In reply Isle of Wight stuttered to 71 all out with great bowling from Jack Fletcher 2 for 14 off 9 and Sean Mulley 3 for 12 off 4.4. James Caldwell finished things off with 2 for 7 and Dorset ran out comfortable winners.Jack and Sean were voted joint bowlers of the day and Dan Cook was voted the best fielder wih a catch and 2 run-outs.

Dorset started slowly and lost Dan Cook for 12 glancing to thrird slip in the 9th over
16 for 1 off 9
We lost the next wicket in the 14th over, when James C played on attempting to turn the ball to leg.

The next wicket fell shortly afterwards when Will C-D spooned an easy catch back to the bowler.
44 for 3 after 16 overs.

Harry Weal who was scoring quickly with Will Wilson was caught for 15!
Jake Fletcher and Luke Mathews then fell to Rockley.
Will Wilson who was batting sweetly, in no trouble, when he was suprised by the bowler (not ready) and offered no shot
and was bowled for 26 - he was not ready.
102 for 6 off 26 overs!
Shades of Cornwall. Two more wickets went as both Christian M and Seth G-K were caught.
121 for 9 off 36 overs - nine to go - could we bat out the 45 and raise 150?
Enter Sam Farrow and Sean Mulley who scored 27 without loss to give us a defendable total of 148 for 9.

IofW started slowly and suffered a run-out off a Christian Metcalfe wide. Dan Cook hitting the timbers.
Another wicket fell to Jack Fletcher in his first over.
11 for 2 off 8 overs.
Sam F and Jack Fletcher then restricted the batsmen by good control and spin to exerted some pressure and retrict the score to 44 for 4 off 25 overs.
Jack F  9 overs 4 maidens, 14 for 2
Sam Farrow 9 overs 2 maidens, 19 for 1
Then followed a little spurt by the batsmen, hitting the ball over the in-field - 54 for 4 off 27 overs.
Sean Mulley bowled one heaving across the line - 64 for 5 3 overs.
The pressure was now on the IofW batsmen.
Sean M bowled another batsman - 64 for 6 off 31 overs & then another - 7 for 68, then a run out by Cooky secured another wicket - 69 for 8 off 32 overs.

A great diving catch by Harry Weal at mid-on saw off Hill bowled Caldwell and ended the game.
5 wickets had fallen in 5 over for 37 runs.

Although our batting was below par except for three individual efforts,against some good spinners, the fielding was generally good with two stumpings by Luke M and the bowling was too good for the opposition batsmen.

Crabby Jacks for the evening meal.

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Tuesday 10th August 20/20 rained off. Indoor nets, 5-a-side and indoor 8-a-side.

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Wednesday 11th v Guernsey at Port Soif. 

James    Caldwell
William Cochrane-Dyet
Dan    Cook
Sam     Farrow
Jack     Fletcher
Luke     Matthews
Christian Metcalfe
Sean    Mulley
Harry     Weal
Tate    Thorn
William Wilson
Richard Witherington

Hot and sometimes cloudy.
Dorset won the toss and elected to bat scoring 148 AO from their 45 overs.
Guernsey scored 149 for 4 in the 43rd over.

The Guernsey opening pair exerted a lot of pressure. The opening bowler was a hostile left-armer and the number two was a slower swing bowler.
Dan Cook was caught at extra cover pushing  the ball in the first over.
Harry Weal was then stumped in the 3rd over - out of his crease to the swing bowler.
James Caldwell was bowled in the 6th over (left-arm bowler) playing around the ball without much footwork.
14 for 3 and Dorset were in some trouble.
Will Wilson & Will C-D then played carefully for 4 overs giving some hope of recovery to the nervous Dorset spectators.
Sadly, Will C-D hit the ball to backward point and the ball was partially stopped. Will Wilson thought the call was YES and stormed towards the strikers end. Will C-D was watching the ball and consequently started running late having said "no" in a quiet voice.
34 for 4 off 10 overs - ouch.
Will Wilson & Jack Fletcher put on 19 runs before Will Wilson flipped the ball using his bottom hand to square leg for a great tumbling catch.
51 for 5 in the 17th over.
Jack Fletcher then gloved a surprise lifter to get caught in the slips.
67 for 6 in the 26th over - el callapso.
Sean Mulley went next caught at mid-off for 7 - 84 for 7 off 29 overs. Three overs later, Christian Metcalfe mis-timed a waist high ball and was well caught at square leg.
91 for 8 off 32 overs.
Tate Thorn and Richard Witherington then put 37 runs in 9 overs before Tate heaved across the line to be bowled for 24 valuable runs.
128 for 9 off 42 overs.
Richard W and Sam Farrow then put on another 20 runs before Richard was caught at deep mid-wicket in the last over.
Shades of Monday's game against the IofW - same score and similar wicket/run pattern.

Guernsey started slowly, in little trouble, until Jack Fletcher bowled Bushell in the 15th over.
51 for 1 off 15 overs.
The next wicket fell 3 overs later when James Caldwell took a catch at square leg off Sam Farrow.
57 for 2 of 18 overs.
Another wicket fell 20 runs later when Luke Mathews caught the opener off James Caldwell (swinging the ball).
78 for 3 off 26 overs.
James C then had an LBW 5 overs later - 92 for 4 off 30 overs.
Still about 3 an over required - could we take more wickets?
Sadly the two batsmen continued to score regularly and hit the winning runs in the 43rd over.

We had not scored enought runs and could not exert enough pressure with our bowling although James Caldwell took 2 for 17 runs of 5 overs.
Our fielding was mixed with some good diving stops and some difficult chances not held but we could not stop the boundaries or the quick singles.
Mention must made of the batting partnership between Tate & Richard which lifted the run rate and gave us some hope.

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Bucks at College fields
Manager - Peter; coach Rob

James    Caldwell
William Cochrane-Dyet
Dan    Cook
Sam     Farrow
Jack     Fletcher
Luke     Matthews
Christian Metcalfe
Sean    Mulley
Seth Guy-Knapp
Tate    Thorn
William Wilson
Richard Witherington

We were very lack lustre in the warmup - unlike the energy displayed in Calypso cricket the previous evening after the match!

Dorset lost the toss and Bucks decided to bat on a warm day.
Bucks 193 for 6 off 45 over
Dorset 151 for 6 off 45 over

Metcalfe limping after the first four overs.
Bucks cruising for the first 14 overs but Sam Farrow had a two wicket maiden in his 4th over; one caught Cook at short mid-on and one caught Witherington in the slips after being parried by keeper Mathews.
35 for 2 after 15 overs (drinks)
The scoring slowed as Jack Flether & Sam Farrow bowled tightly in tandem.
Sam Farrow had a good chance for a catch in the 21st over off his own bowling but spilt it as three boys converged behind the stumps.
80 for 3 off 30 overs (drinks).
Bucks more aggressive after the break hitting over the top and taking quick singles to fielders slightly too deep to stop the singles and turning to run after the ball over their heads.
A number of near run-outs and two dropped catches.
In the 35th over Will Willson took two wickets for 2 runs: Pugh caught Luke Mathews for a fine 63 and Gates LBW for 23.  
135 for 5 off 39 overs.
Bucks pushing hard - seven off the 41st over (Tate Thorn). In 43rd over Sam Farrow caught Gates (deep long on) off Tate - 160 for 6.
168 for 6 off 43 overs - Tate dropped a skier off his own bowling (looking into the sun).
174 for 6 off 44 overs.
Not protecting the boundary.
First ball a four; second ball 1 - Richard W dropped a catch at deep point (Richard would normally have snaffled this with ease).
Third ball a four over square leg; fourth ball 1 & 4 overthrows as Tate threw down at the stumps - adrenalin high.
Then Tate bowled a head high no-ball in frustration; next ball 2 runs; then a wide ball followed by a dot ball.
18 off the last over - tiredness had taken it's toll!
Bucks 193 for 6 off 45 overs - 40 more than they had expected at the 30 over mark - they had scored 113 in the last 15 overs.
Mat Pugh 63; C Parsons 39 NO;  
Will Wilson 6 overs 1 maiden, 2 for 17.
Sam Farrow 9 overs 2 maidens 3 for 24
Jack Fletcher 9 overs, 0 for 20.

Dorset started slowly but looked in little trouble until James C was caught in the slips (great catch diving high to the right) for 6.
9 for 1 off 9 overs.
Tate was bowled in the next over playing to mid-wicket after hiting a cracking shot to mid-on and looking a natural at opening.
Dan Cook slashed one over slips for two but at drinks (15 overs) Will C-D & Dan were 32 for 2 off 15.
Dan hit a ball in the air to wide mid-on and was caught in the 21st over - 44 for 3.
Enter Will Wilson who was bowled through the gate playing back to the off spinner for 5 - 4 for 53 in 24th over. (The in-form batsman gone).
At drinks (30 overs) we were 77 for 4 off 30 overs needing 8 an over with Seth and Will C-D batting.
115 for 4 off 38 overs - falling behind the required run-rate. The fielders were set deep and orchestrated by a competent & confident captain.
120 for 4 off 39 overs.
124 for 4 off 40 overs.
Patel (leg spinner) bowling 41st over - 133 off 41 overs.
139 for 4 in the 42nd over.
Seth G-K caught for 49 at square leg - 144 for 5 in 43rd over.
151 in 44 overs.
Will C-D run out in the 3rd ball of the last over for 74.
151 for 6 after 45 overs.
Will C-D 74; Seth G-K 49;
Well fielded Bucks. A masterclass in organising a field. The captain organised his field to minimise the scoring (sometimes after each ball) - moving players deep onto the boundaries when Will C-D was on strike.

We were beaten by a very competent side but the game could ended differently. We made some good diving stops but dropped 3 catches that normally would have been held as well as two near run-outs.
We need to use two-handed pickup when there is no possibility of a run out instead of the one-handed pickup and missing the ball.
In the last 15 overs the fielders were constantly turning and chasing - giving at least two instead of having men on the boundary restricting the run to 1.
No fielder at third man for Witherington or Caldwell.
Our bowlers need to take ownership of the field settings and talk to the skipper to restrict the scoring against batsmen hitting out successfully.
A lot to learn from this match - not least how to manipulate a field to restrict scoring opportunities.

Also, getting some some the night before!

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Isle of Wight - 4th August

Northwood CC, Park Road, Cowes PO31 7NN
01983 293 557

Manager Dina Proctor, 07771637325

Start time 12:30

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

Andrew Armstrong                
James Caldwell
Dan Cook (capt)                                                         
William Cochrane-Dyet
Luke Mathews (wkt)   
Sam Stroud                                      
Christian Metcalfe
Sean Mulley
Josh Richardson
Tom Wakeling
Harry Weal

 

Overcast and threatening rain with a fast outfield.
Dorset 140 Ao in the 33rd over (reduced to 35 - rain)
IoW    142 for 7 after 34 overs

IoW won the toss and put Dorset in.
James C & Dan C put on 39 before Dan was LBW, Casson for 21.
39 for 1 off 9 overs - a good start.
The next wicket fell in the 5 overs later when Will C-D was stumped off Dueggan - an enticing spinner.
58 for 2 off 14 overs - still 4 an over, on target for 180 +
Rain stopped play for 30 minutes.
The next wicket fell 3 overs later when Harry Weal was bowled attempting a sweep shot of Dueggan .
79 for 3 off 18 overs.
Two overs later, Sam Stroud was bowled by Dueggan for 5.
84 for 5 off 20
5 overs later we lost Luke Mathews for 5 bowled Whyte.
In the same over Andrew Armstrong was bowled by Whyte for 6.
111 for 6 off 25 overs - 10 over left to score perhaps 160.
4 overs later we lost Josh Richardson for 10 (two 4s) attempting a sweep shot to Chatfield.
133 for 7 off 29 overs - 6 over left.
We then lost James C moving down the wicket - stumped for 55 off Chatfield.
139 for 8 offf 30 overs.
Sadly Tom Wakeling was RO by Sean for 0 (you can say NO!!!).
139 for 9 off 31 overs.
Sean M was given a grilling by the opening bowler and was caught at deep point.
Dorset 140 AO in the 33rd over. (Not enough!)

We started with a lot of belief.
Christian Metcalfe bowling down the slope and swinging the ball (outswinging) was difficult to play.
Dan opted to bowl with a pace bowler & spinner - Andy Armstrong.
IoW 4 for 11 off 8 overs. Cristian M 3 for 2 off 4 overs!
A good partnership developed so the next wicket fell in the 19th over - 63 for 5 off 21 overs.
The scoring then accelerated as the IoW batsmen took quick singles & scored boundaries.
Another partnership developed and the next wicket fell in the 26th over when Dickenson miss-hit Metcalfe
and was caught & bowled for 59 - 121 for 6 off 31 overs.
Iow, 20 to win off 4 overs both coach & manager were a bag of nerves.
Another over and another wicket with Sam Stroud C&B - 125 for 7 off 32 overs.
Christian M then conceeded 1 from his next over - tense around the boundary.
128 for 7 off 33 - 2 over left to score 13!
Sadly the next over went for 14 and the IoW were ecstatic winners.

The IoW had put critical partnerships together when it mattered. Dorset could not defend the quick singles
or the boundaries in the last 10 overs.

A disappointing result for Dorset but some very good individual performances.
James Caldwell a patient 55 and Christian Metcalfe 4 for 17 off 8 overs, bowled with fire and
conviction.
IoW batted with conviction after the 8th over when they were 4 down - Dickenson led
the way by forming big partnerships.
Dorset have some lessons to learn on defending a low total when looking set!

Not a good end to the season but well done IoW - their first win for a long time.

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Berkshire, 2nd August 2010

Wimborne CC, Wimborne BH21 1DY, 01202 881349

Groundsman: Chris Nutlend - 01202 886523

Bill Green Berkshire manager: 07976 341578
Umpires: Brian Medlar - 01202 692344, Bill Haskal

1200 start

Be there for 10:45 ready to warm up.

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

                
James Caldwell
Dan Cook (capt)                                                         
Josh Richardson
William Cochrane-Dyet
Andrew Armstrong
Luke Mathews (wkt)   
Sam Stroud                                      
Christian Metcalfe
Sean Mulley
Tom Wakeling
Harry Weal
William Wilson

Berkshire 161 for 6 (24 extras)
Dorset 162 for 8 (27 extras).

A hot day.
Berkshire won the toss and elected to bat.
Good bowling and tight fielding restricted Berks to 37 for 2 at the 14 over drinks break.
Dan  Cook took a terrific catch in the covers and Sean Mulley had a brilliant reflex catch off his own bowling
(after spilling a sitter off Josh R)
At the 28 over drinks break the score was 96 for 4!
The Dorset spinners had strangled the scoring (spinners introduced in the 6th over).
After this the rate improved to 6 an over as Berks traded wickets for runs.
Finally 161 for 6 with Dan Cook getting a RO in the last over.
A Dews 64 caught Cook, bowled Stroud; Alex Masih 33 NO.
A Armstrong 8 overs 2 for 25. Dan Cook 2 catches and a run-out

Dorset started quickly but lost J Caldwell 4th over - bowled Green for 12.
21 for 1 off 4.
H Weal and W C-D took the score to 65 before Harry W was bowled by Allum for 16.
65 for 2 off 16 overs
Will C-D fell next for 28 to Dewes as the ball kept low.
65 for 3 off 17 overs.
Dan Cook and Will Wilson kept the score moving until Dan fell in the 24th over for 14 - caught Harrison, bowled Dewes.
90 for 4 and Dorset were on-track.
2 overs later, Will Wilson was bowled (kept low) for 24 by Harrison.
108 for 5 in the 26th over!
Andy Armstrong then saw Dorset home but not without some hiccups.
Sam Stroud was caught for 6 by Green off Masih 4 overs later.
121 for 6 off 30 overs - 42 to win in 10 overs.
Two overs later Luke Mathews was run out for 5 with the score on 128.
128 for 7 off 32 overs - nerves kicking in on both sides.
5 overs later, Sean Mulley edged behind for 3 - Dorset 151 for 8 off 37 overs!
22 to win with 2 wickets left!
In the 39th over there was a near run-out with the score on 159. That would have increase the tension.
In the 2nd ball of the 40th over, Tom Wakeling hit 2 to win!.

A close-run thing.
The game could have gone either way and maybe we were helped by Berkshire being on tour with low energy levels.

Dorset fielded very well (by and large) and restricted the prolific Berks batsmen to a low score.
Most of the Dorset batsmen achieved double figures but Andy Armstrong stayed at the crease to take to score from 105
to 162 with 5 partners to score 21 NO.

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Somerset, 1st August 2010

Main pitch, Sherborne School, Horsecastles, DT9 3EZ.

Umpires: John Trotter 01305 266214; Michal Hale 01305 812995

Somerset Manager: Matthew Counsell

1200 start
Be there for 1100 ready to warm up.
Tea provided

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

                
James Caldwell
Dan Cook (capt)                                                         
William Cochrane-Dyet
Sam Farrow
Luke Mathews (wkt)   
Christian Metcalfe
Josh Richardson
Sam Stroud                                      
Jack Fletcher
Tom Wakeling
Seth Guy-Knapp
William Wilson

Dorset 137 AO in 40th over
Somerset 138 for 1 in the 27th over.

Dorset won the toss and elected to bat.
Jack Fletcher had a freak dismissal in the first over; ball lodged in his pads and flicked onto his wicket as he turned around.
Lots of wides helped the score to 65 for 2 off 13 overs.
Sadly only another 67 runs were added in the next next 27 overs! A very good leg spinner tied us down and took 3 wickets.
Wickets fell regularly roughtly every 10 runs with 2 run-outs (careless) and some poor shot selection!
Somerset fielded well and we were tied down.
Tom Wakeling lifted the gloom with a sparkling 22 for the last wicket - caught on the boundary off the last ball.
Will C-D 20,  caught off a full toss; Tom Wakeling 22. 
D Escott (leg spinner) 8 overs, 3 for 12 with 3 maidens; J Symes 5 overs 2 for 10 runs!

Somerset started slowly but by the 5th over were averaging 5 an over.
In the 16th over, Will Wilson had an LBW but the score was 91 for 1!
D Escott 66 NO; M O'Leary LBW Wilson for 38. R Preston 19 NO.

Not a good day for us. A little lack-lustre in the field and tied down by the spinners.

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Gwent 29th July

Llanarth Cricket Ground, Llanarth, Nr Raglan, Monmouthshire. NP152AU
(Ground 01291 690749)

Martyn Strange U13 manager 01633 667318
Paul Morris coach

1200 start
Be there for 11 am, ready to start warm-up.

if weather dicey see county web site or contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406
                                                                        
William Cochrane Dyet
James Caldwell
Dan Cook (capt)    
Sam Farrow
Jack Fletcher
Seth Guy-Knapp
Luke Mathews(wkt)
Cristian Metcalfe                                     
Sean Mulley
Josh Richardson
Richard Witherington
Tom Wakeling

Gwent 301 for 8. Dorset 172 for 7.

A fine but overcast day with a sloping, very fast outfield.
Gwent won the toss and eagerly went to bat.
The dangerous Jack Thorpe-Yon (Wales on Sunday) looked in very fine form and scored 6 off the first over.
In the second over Christian Metcalfe induced Mathew Jones to spoon a catch to mid-on where Richard Witherington dived to take a fine catch.
Game on - 11 for 1 off 2 overs.
The next wicket fell when Lewis Holly was caught by Seam Mulley off Sam Farrow for 40.
Gwent 77 for 2 off 12 overs (6 an over - fast outfield but some sloppy fielding).
The next batsman (Nathan Hariharan) proceeded to hit 39 off 36 balls with some stunning strikes (2 sixes) until caught by Jack Fletcher (mid-wicket) off Sam Farrow (wicket maiden).
Gwent 133 for 3 in the 22nd over.
We were glad to see the back of Hariharan and the spin bowlers were exerting some pressure with 3 maidens.
The next wicket fell 7 overs later when George Lewis was caught by Fletcher (again!) at square leg off Mulley.
Gwent 170 for 4 in the 29th over. In the last seven overs they had scored only 34 runs!
Enter the destructive R R-Roberts who apparently scores lots or is out early.
This was one of his destructive days and he was soon into his stride with a series of 4s, 2s and 1's to keep the strke.
He and Jack T-Yon proceeded to put on 81 before Yon was bowled (his first false shot) by Wakeling in the 36th over for a fine 77.
Gwent 251 for 5 off 36 overs.
Another wicket fell in the 38th overs - Ansell, caught Fletcher (again) at cover off Wakeling.
Gent 275 for 6.
Roberts went into overdrive and two wickets fell in the last over to Wakeling.
R R-Roberts 102 off 48 balls, caught & bowled Wakeling in the 40th over. (Note Roberts is not in the Wales team!).
Gent 301 for 8.

Our fielding had been very mixed. Some good diving stops and some gross miss-fields (through legs). 7 catches were held - some difficult ones.
2 catches were dropped and Christian Matcalfe did a stunning stop off his own bowling and injured his hand - a brave effort.
Tom Wakeling 4 for 45 off 5 overs, took some punishement from Roberts.
Sam Farrow 2 for 43 off 8 overs exerted some control although to many fours were conceeded.

With this fast outfield - what they had done so could we - perhaps!
A very bouyant Gwent team restricted us to 5 an over before we lost Will C-D, caught behind (off his pads!) for 12.
25 for 1 off 5 overs. The next over yielded 13 and briefly we were ahead of the Gwent run rate!
Dan Cook was stumped in the 8th over - 47 for 2.
James Caldwell was surprised by a slower ball in the 14th over after making a chanceless 34 - looked like making more.
61 for 3 off 16 overs.
Jack Fletcher and Luke Mathews consolidated but found it difficult to score quickly.
Jack was out in the 31st over for 24 attempting to accelerate the scoring and mis-hit Lewis.
Dorset 112 for 4 off 31 overs! (71 runs in 15 overs - too slow a run rate in the conditions).
The next wicket fell in the 36th over as Seth G-K was caught for 3.
138 for 5 after 36 overs. Meanwhile, Luke was proceeding past his 50 with a series of lusty blows.
The next wicket fell in the next over as Christian Metcalfe was bowled first ball - 143 for 6 off 37 overs.
Sean Mulley went next -LBW for 6 in the last over!
Dorset 172 for 7 off 40 overs.
Luke Mathews 71 NO - celebrated by hiting a six in the 39th over!
Luke Harris 3 for 33 off 7 overs.
Mathew Jones, the Wales leg spinner showed very tight control, helped by diving stops in tight fielding - 0 for 9 off 5 overs (2 maidens).
   
We did not generally have the technique to punish the bad ball from the spinners.
We also need to increase our fielding intensity and ratio of stops to misses.

Nethertheless, Gwent had a very strong batting line-up who trreated us to a display of clean, hard strikes!.
(Remind me, we beat them last year!)

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Wales 25th July

Neath CC, Dufed Rd, Neath, Port Talbot, SA113

1pm start

Be there for 12:00

if weather dicey see county web site or contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

James Caldwell
Dan Cook (capt)                                                         
William Cochrane-Dyet
Sam Farrow
Luke Mathews (wkt)   
James Williams
Sam Stroud                                      
Sean Mulley
Tate Thorn
Tom Wakeling
Harry Weal
William Wilson

Wales 233 for 4.
Dorset 111 for 9.

Wales won the toss and elected to bat on an overcast day (sunny later).
The dangerous Jack Thorp-Yon (104 against Gloucester) was bowled by James Williams in the 10th over.
Wales 28 for 1. The next wicket fell in the 12th over when Mathew Jones was stumped by Luke Mathews off Sam Stroud
Wales 38 for 2.
The Dorset fielding was sharp but the two batsmen steadily acumulated runs until the drinks break at 20 overs.
Wales 67 for 2.
The two batsmen, Aneurin Donald and Mathew Humphreys then provided a study in taking quick singles and punishing the poor ball.
10 overs later they were 140 for 2.
the next wicket fell in the 34th over, Humphreys caught Stoud on the mid-wicket boundary for 51 off Cook.
Wales 168 for 3.
Donald then acelerated the scoring and made a chanceless 112 before being stumped advancing down the track to Caldwell
after hitting two sixes off Cook. Wales 207 for 4 off 39 overs.
The last over went for 17 as Mathew Pearce, hit two big sixes off Tom Wakeling.

Wales 233 for 4 off 40. Donald 112; Humphreys 51; Callum Walters 11 NO and Mathew Pearces 19 NO (in five strikes).

Dorset started slowly and found it hard to score against a buzzing Wales team.
The first wicket fell in the 8th over with the score on 19.
The next wicket fell in the 12th over with the score on 29.
Will Wilson was then stumped in 17th over (after looking comfortable) with the score on 38.
William C-D and Dan Cook took the score to 60 at the 20-over drinks break.
The dangerous Wales spinners were proving a handfull and Will C-D was bowled in the 23rd over by Brown
who then bowled James Williams the next ball. Sean Mulley saw off the hat-trick ball under some pressure.
The next over another wicket fell - 73 for 6 off 24 overs.
A brief attacking flurry from Sam Stroud took Dorset to 90 before he was caught for a quick 19.
We lost Sam Farrow in the 35th over to a brilliant catch by Humphreys at backward square leg.
Luke Mathews and Tom Wakeling batted carefully to see off the final overs and recover some pride.

Dorset 111 for 9. William C-D 22; Sam Stroud 19. Connor Brown 8 overs 4 for 21 (2 maidens).

A hot afternoon & evening and a game played in excellent spirit against a very good Wales team who were sharp in all departments.

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Glos 22nd July

Newent Cricket Cricket Club. Three Ashes Lane, Oxenhall, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1DF.

1200 start
Be there for 11 am

if weather dicey see county web site or contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

Andrew Armstrong                
Dan Cook (capt)                                                        
Ryan Chase (wkt)   
Seth Guy-Knapp
Cristian Metcalfe                                     
Sean Mulley
Josh Richardson
Richard Witherington
Sam Stroud
Tate Thorn
Tom Wakeling
Harry Weal

Dorset batted first and scored 65 AO in the 20th over.
Gloucester scored 67 for 1 in the 19th over.

We won the toss and elected to bat in overcast conditions. We tried a new opening pairing of Sam Stroud and Harry Weal.
Sadly we lost Harry W to the first ball of the second over (Robertson). 4 for 1 off 2.
The next wicket fell in the 4th over (Robertson, again) when Sam S was bowled - 20 for 2 off 4 (14 extras).
We lost Andy A (who had looked in good fettle) in the 7th over when he nicked an outswinger to the keeper.
3 for 31 off 7.
The next over saw Dan Cook's wickets castled  - 37 for 4 off 8 overs.
A partnership between Sean Mulley and Seth G-K saw us to 54 before Sean chipped the ball into the air in the 13th over.
We were racing to a very low score with nobody to provide an anchor!
Seth was out the next over - bowled by Arthurs - 57 for 6 off 15 overs.
Surely someone would stay for the next 25 overs!
Christian M was c&B in the next over - 59 for 7 off 16 overs.
3 wickets left and 24 overs but everybody can bat - normally.
Sadly, Tate Thorn went next - caught on the boundary after miscuing a slow ball, quickly folloed by Ryan Chase in the same over.
65 for 9 after 19 overs.
21 over to go - surely we could stay there.
Tom Wakeling went in the 20th over - lured forward and stumped as he missed the ball.
Richard W was NO but did not face a ball!

OK, the pitch was a used one. Their seamers had taken 7 wickets and spinners 4!
What they had done - so could we - surely.

Sadly, Gloucester did not follow the script for a low-scoring game.
Tate took a wicket in the 3rd over - 8 for 1 - with a ball that was "unplayable" according to the outgoing batsman!
Although Josh R had a good "shout" for caught behind turned down, Gloucester won in the 19th over.
Bracey 25 NO and Arthurs 32 NO.

We had a good fielding performance (Christian M tumbling stop) and conceeded fewer extras but our batting was woefull.
We need to work on staying at the crease and building partnerships.
The Gloucester batsmen were confident they could score the required runs and paced it well.

Not a good day in Gloucestershire.

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Devon 14th July

Barton CC, Cricketfield Rd.,Torquay, TQ2 8NY
1pm start
Be there for 11:45 am

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

Andrew Armstrong, 
Dan Cook  (capt),                                                
Ryan Chase (Wkt)      
James Williams
Sam Stroud                                      
Christian Metcalfe
Sean Mulley
Tate Thorn
William C-D   
Harry Weal
Richard Witherington

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Wiltshire on 11th July, Redlands, Weymouth

Start at 12:30 ECB rules
Be there for 11:15 am

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

               
Dan Cook  (capt)                       
James Caldwell                                
Ryan Chase (Wkt)     
James Williams          
Andy Armstrong             
Sam Stroud             
Sean Mulley
Tate Thorn
William C-D
Tom Wakeling         
Harry Weal
William Wilson

A hot and cloudy day.
Dorset 175 for 7 off 40 overs.
Wiltshire 64 all out after 28 overs

Dorset won the toss for the first time this season and Dan elected to bat. In the 8th over we lost Harry Weal - yorked for 13. 31 for 1 off 8 overs. The next wicket fell when James Cauldwell was bowled by the spinner after a patient start: 57 for 2 off 19 overs.
Another wicket fell when James Williams was caught flipping the ball to square leg attempting to rotate the strike (which he had been doing very well - scary at times): 78 for 3 off 24 overs.
Dan Cook and William C-D then put on a partnership of 46 before Dan was bowled. 124 for 4 off 32 overs.
Will Wilson then proceeded to push the score along with Will C-D for a partnershp of 40 before Will Wilson was bowled for 16 - 164 for 5 off 38 overs.
We lost 3 wickets in the last 3 overs attempting to increase the run rate.

All batsmen contributed with William Cochrane-Dyet scoring 69 before being stumped in the 39th over.
Ollie Alcorn 7 overs 2 for 21. Will Pascal 2 for 49 off 8 overs. Extras - 32.

Wiltshire openers looked in good fettle. However, a stunning catch at point by Dan Cook gave James Williams his first victim in the 2nd over.   
The two Dorset opening bowlers restricted the run rate to 19 for two off 10 overs with 4 maidens.
At drinks Wiltshire were in disarray - 29 for 4 off 14 over! Sam Stroud had taken two wickets in two overs.
The next wicket fell in the 17th over - caught at long off by James Williams with the Wiltshire batsmen hitting out - 46 for 5 off 17 overs.
With the run rate mounting so did the pressure and the next batsman was bowled by Sam Stround for 6. 63 for 6 in the 25th over.
69 for 7 in the next over. Sean Mulley then took 3 wickets in his first over for no runs. Andy Armstrong ended the match in the next over, caught tom Wakeling

James Gaunt 20.
Sam Stroud 8 overs 4 maidens 22 for 4 wickets
Sean Mulley 1 over 3 for NONE.
All the Dorset bowlers bowled well - conceeding little in extras and bowling 10 maidens in 28 overs
Dorset won the toss and scored enough runs to put pressure on the Wiltshire batsmen.
Our fielding was sharper with some good catches. We need to be more aware in the field for backing up to either end. Bowlers exerted pressure.

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Hampshire on 4th July

Chapel Gate, Bournemouth Sports Club

Start at 12:00 ECB rules
Be there for 11 am

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

                
Dan Cook  (capt)                        
James Caldwell                                 
Luke Mathews (Wkt)      
James Williams           
Peter Robins
Sam Farrow              
Sam Stroud              
Sean Mulley
Tate Thorn
William C-D
William Wilson           
Harry Weal

Hampshire 234 for 7. Dorset 118 AO in 35th over

Our heads dropped in the field – body language was defensive as they piled on the runs. We were not aggressive in our walking in.

They took too many quick singles to fielders at cover and mid-on.The first wicket did not come until the 14th over when James Caldwell had an LBW.
We held our catches – one excellent one-handed effort by James Williams in the cover region to dismiss their dangerous batsman. He should have caught it with two hands but was not ready (his words).
1 wicket for 58; 2 wickets for 68; 3 wickets for 185; 4 wickets for 187; 5 wickets for 215; 7 wickets for 234.
 
Will Arnold 109 caught Cook bowled Farrow.
Felix Ambrose 47 caught Williams bowled Mulley.

We started very well with James C punishing the bad ball to score 50 off 13 overs.
Harry W & James C ran very well until the 13th over. Then then lost three quick key wickets to reach 54 for 3 off 14 overs!
Harry W - yorked, Will C-D yorked and Dan Cook bowled through the gate!
This ripped the heart out of our batting and we lost wickets attempting to increase the run rate - the pressure to do this was to much after James C was caught at point in the 19th over off Murray with the score on 70.
James Caldwell 33 caught Taylor (point) bowled Murray.
Will Willson 20 bowled Weatherbey.
R Murray 3 for 15 off 5
J Weatherley 3 for 18 off 5.
T. Martin 3 for 7 off 4.

They bowled well after posting a big score. We under pressure, buckled.
Can we pick ourselves up and have self-confindence for the next game!

 

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New Forest 27th June at Clayesmore School

Start at 2pm, Be there for 1pm teas provided.

Charlie Martin          
Jack Fletcher
Harry Weal                                        
Harry Prince
Paul Rutland        
Richard Witherington             
Peter Robins
Ryan Chase (Wkt)
Sean Mulley
Tom Wakeling
William Wilson (capt)
Tate Thorn   

New Forest 194 for 9 off 40 overs, Dorest 145 AO in the 35th over
Joe Quigley 86 bowled Tate Thorn.
They started slowly and at 20 overs were 98 for 5.
At 32 overs they were 161 for 6 when Quigley departed after scoring the bulk of the runs.
In the last 8 overs they scored another 33 runs as we exerted more control.

Our fielding was patchy at times.

Tate Thorn 8 overs 3 for 36; Paul Rutland 4 overs 2 for 19; Richard Witherington 2 overs
2 for 7 runs - one a good stumping by Ryan Chase.

Sadly we lost wickets at regular intervals. At the 20 over point we were 83 for 6. Sean Mulley and Ryan Chase put together a partnership (at last) of 50 odd runs until after the drinks when Sean was LBW for 22 with the score on 115.
At 30 overs we were 132 for 8 wickets with 63 to win off 10 overs.
We lost our last two wickets in the next 5 overs, scoring 145 AO in the 35th over.
Ryan Chase 37 bowled Bromlow.

Joe Welch 4.2 overs 3 for 17.

Some poor shot selection (wafting glance to point) and taking the wrong line (bowled off stump and leg stump) had contributed to our defeat.The bright spot was the partnership of Sean and Ryan.
We need more like this in the mathces to come

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See www.cornwall-photos.com for pictures of the Cornwall game.

Also see the action shot below of Sam Farrow hitting a four in the 38th over!

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Cornwall 20th June at Liskeard CC

Cornwall 118 AO in the 38th over.
Dorset 102 AO in the 39th over.

Cornwall won the toss and decided to bat.
They scored 8 off the first over and scored 18 without loss until the 4th over,
when James Williams bowled their No2. JW also struck in his next over -
Cornwall 22 for 2 in the 6th over! Sadly the next wicket did not fall until
the 18th over with a run out. Cornwall 50 for 3 in the 18th over.
A slow scoring game.
The prize wicket of J Turpin - caught Josh R off Andy Armstrong for 38 in the 28th over.
Cornwall 78 for 4! The next wicket fell in the next over - Sean M caught& bowled.
Cornwall 78 for 5 off 29 overs. (feeling confident!).
The next wicket fell in the 35th over when James Williams bowled D. Lello.
Cornwall 114 for 6 off 35 overs.
The next 4 wickets fell quickly - two more to JW and two to Sam Farrow.
C Donnolly 28 bowled Farrow.

James Williams 8 overs, 1 Md, 27 for 5 wickets.
Sam Farrow 2 overs 2 for 9 runs (both bowled).

Game on - ours to win by grafting and building partnerships on a low scoring wicket.

We lost our first wicket in the 7th over - Dan Cook bowled by Donnoly (who bowled
superbly with 5 maidens in his first 5 overs)!
Dorset 18 for 1 in the 7th over. The next wicket fell in the 13th over when
Harry Weal top-edged a slow bowler. Dorset 26 for 2.
Sadly the next wicket fell quickly as JW was bowled for 0. 27 for 3 off 14 overs.
5 runs later Peter Robins was bowled - 32 for 5 off 17 overs!
James Caldwell was still there but finding it difficult to score.
Sam Stroud strode confidently to the crease and built momentum with James C.
Sadly he was bowled for 11 in the 23rd over. Dorset 53 for 5 after a stand worth
21. The next wicket fell in the next over as James C was run out for 13. In the
next over another wicket fell as Christian Metcalfe was LBW for 3.
Dorset 61 for 7 and heading for self-destruction in the 25th over!
Sadly the next wicket fell quickly as Andrew Armstrong was bowled for 2.
Dorset 61 for 8 off 26 overs. It is stange what pressure does to batsmen who
score regularly for club and district.
The next wicket fell in the 31st over - Luke Mathews RO for 6 (Luke hit his first
ball for 4!).
Dorset 72 for 9 in 31st over!
Sean Mulley and Sam Farrow then proceded to score 30 runs. They needed 17 runs
to win off 11 balls when Sean was sadly bowled in the 39th over.
For a short time we wanted to believe in miracles as Sam hit successive 4s.  Dorset 102 AO in the 39th over.

Sam Farrow 17 NO!

It was a low scoring game - difficult to hit off the square. Cornwall at lunch were lacking in confidence since we had bowled them out for a low total. Sadly, our big-hitting batsmen perished quickly and Cornwall gradually began to
believe in themselves since our scoring dried up until Sam Stroud & James C put on 21 runs! the next big partnership was Sam Farrow & Sean Mulley who put on 30 for the last wicket.

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Cornwall, 20 June 2010

Liskheard CC, PL14 3HZ

Start at 10:45 ECB rules
Be there for 9:45 am

if weather dicey see county web site or
contact me on 01258 453465 or 07900914406

Andrew Armstrong            
Dan Cook  (capt)            
Christian Metcalfe            
Harry Weal
James Caldwell                                 
Luke Mathews (Wkt)      
James Williams           
Josh Richardson
Sam Farrow              
Sam Stroud              
Sean Mulley
Peter Robins

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Bucks

Stoke Hammond Sports Club (MK179DB)
Start at 1pm
           
Dan Cook  (capt)            
Christian Metcalfe            
James Caldwell                         
Jack Fletcher           
Luke Mathews (Wkt)      
James Williams           
Josh Richardson
Sam Farrow              
Sam Stroud              
Seth Guy-Knapp
Tom Wakeling
William Cochrane-Dyet           

Bucks 144 AO; Dorset 119 AO!

We won the toss and inserted them since they had not won any of their two matches so far.
(good plan, Dan).
Bucks were AO in the 39th over for 144 - plan on target.
Sam Stroud 2 for 28 off 8; Tom Wakeling 2 for 14 off 4; two run-outs

(one brilliant effort by James Williams). One suberb catch by Seth G-K and a good solidcatch at mid-on by James Caldwell.

Some solid and some sloppy fielding on a difficult outfield.

Game on.
Sadly we lost James Caldwell - bowled in the frist over. We then lost Will C-D in the
thrid over run out by Dan who middled the ball to mid-off & ran but sadly Will was out  - 8 runs for two wickets. Not a good start.
We then lost James Williams in the 6th over (caught) with the score on 22 for 3.
Enter Sam Stroud who built a partnership until he glided the ball to the keeper - 53 for 4 in the 13th over.
OK - up with the run rate and wickets in hand.
Sadly Seth G-K was run out in the 18th over (looked solid), he hesitated in the second run!
62 for 5 off 18 overs - no cause for alarm yet but we are bleeding wickets unnecessarily.
Sadly Dan was stumped in the 26th over for 41.

The ball before he had failed to despatch (slow bowler) so he went down the wicket - 86 for 6 in the 26th over.
Lots of overs but wickets at a premium.
Luke Mathews was bowled in the next over - 7 for 86 off 27 overs!
The next wicket fell on 100 runs - Christian Metcalf stumped for 7.
8 for 100 off 30 overs. We can still do this but we are self destructing -
who will stick in there with two wickets to go?    Runs were now hard to achieve - the fielders were full of confidence & pressure was
mounting. Sam Farrow run out by Jack F in the 34th over - 108 for 9.
We lost our last wicket in the 36th over when Jack F was bowled - 119 AO.
We were some 25 runs short and had self-destructed.

Dan Cook 41, stumped.
Sam Stroud 17, caught.
Jack Fletcher 14, bowled.
3 run-outs. 3 bowled and 2 stumped.

Disappointing - we did not grind away (Paul Collingwood style) to conserve wickets and score runs, to anxious to get on with it in a low scoring game. We need to improve our fielding in some areas & running between wickets; calling -  saying NO when the ball goes to a fielder.

Some superb catching and one run-out.
We will do better.

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Clayesmore School on 5th June
Start at 1pm
Be there for 12 o'clock bring own lunch/tea

TEAM A                    TEAM B

Dan Cook  (capt)            Andrew Armstrong
Charlie Martin              Christian Metcalfe
Jack Fletcher                 Harry Weal                                       
Josh Richardson                Harry Prince
Paul Rutland                Luke Mathews (Wkt)
Richard Witherington             Peter Robins
Ryan Chase (Wkt)            Sean Mulley
Seth Guy-Knapp                Tom Wakeling
Sam Farrow                William Cochrane-Dyet
Sam Stroud                William Wilson (capt)
Tate Thorn                TBD

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Looking forward to the squad match at Clayesmore on 5/6/10

Bring own lunch/tea

In case of rain please consult this web page

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SE Hants 30th May at Clayesmore

 

SE Hants scored 135 all out. Corbett 64 caught Caldwell bowled Farrow.

SE Hants lost the first wicket in the first over - bowled Richardson.

They lost a wicket in the third over - bowled Caldwell. They then rode their luck

a little - e.g., James C could have had Corbett LBW but it was a NB. Some edges

flew past fielders. Sam Farrow bowling into the wind found it difficult to control the ball but still

but returned 4 for 31 off 5 overs.

We caught all but two of the chances - good fielding.


Dorset scored 136 for 1 off 29 overs.

Dan Cook 32 retired; James Caldwell 30 retired; Will C-D 33 retired; Harry Prince 23 NO.

The SE Hants pace bowling was pacy but the ball did not swing as it did for our bowlers and they were some 50 runs of a competitive total.


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29th May - New Forest game is CANCELLED - rain prevents play - posted at 11: 34

 

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Diary date .... Presentation evening on 8th October at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton. 7 for 7:30.

Much slicker than last year - buffet ... see you all there

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SE Hants - Clayesmore School on 30th May

Start at 1pm

Be there for 12 o'clock - teas will be provided.

Smart casual please

 

Dan Cook 

Jack Fletcher

William Cochrane-Dyet

James    Caldwell (capt)       

Sam Stroud

Ryan Chase (Wkt)

Christian Metcalfe

Harry Prince

Josh Richardson

Seth Guy-Knapp

Sam Farrow

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New Forest 29th May

Forres Sandle Manor School, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Start at 2pm

Be there after 1:30 (School open in the morning)

Teas provided.

Smart casual please.

Andrew Armstrong

Dan Cook

James Williams         

Harry Prince

Luke Mathews     (wkt)

Richard Witherington

Sean Mulley

Peter Robins

Tate Thorn

William Wilson

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Sunday 16th May 2010

Note that this fixture was originally scheduled for the 15th May.

East Devon is a strong district side that have won their inter-district compeitition.

We are fielding a combined North Dorset & County squad players.

The side for Sunday at East Devon at Bradninch CC, Devon is:

Marcus Robertson
Daniel Saunders
Tom Stevens
Tom Wakeling
James    Caldwell (capt)       
Sam     Farrow   
James Williams        
Harry Prince  
Luke Mathews (Wkt)
Richard Witherington
Sean Mulley

Starting at 1pm

 

3rd May at Clayesmore - U12s v U13s

The two teams were captained by the Caldwell brothers on a cool but fine day (very warm sheltered from the wind).

The U13s batted first and lost their first wicket in the 16th over with the score on 64.
Andrew Armstrong compiled a fine 50 and retired to be replaced by Will C-D who scoredthe first six of the match and also retired for 51. We lost Josh H for 16 attempting to accelerate the score in the 34th over.
William Wilson entered the fray with skipper's instructions to "push on", which he did very energetically to score 28 NO and lifted the score to a daunting 214 for 2 off 40 overs (64 off the last 5 overs).

The U12s had fielded & kept well.
How would they fare against the U13s fast bowlers and spinners?
They started cautiously against the pace of Tate T and Peter R but survived to score 52 off 19 overs when Jack F's off spin accounted for two wickets - both stumpted by Seth G-K. Will C for 27 and Ollie D for 17.
Dominic C and Will H looked untroubled by the spinners and later the quick bowlers to reach 131 for 2 wickets.
Dominic C 46 NO and Will H 19 NO.

Jack Fletcher with 2 for 20 off 8 overs return the best figures although Tate T beat the bat a number of times without reward.

A good day for both teams.

 

Squad match at Clayesmore 2/5/10

U13 Lions captained by Dan scored 113 for 5 against the Tigers captained by Harry P who scored 110 for 8 in a cold, blustery day at Clayesmore. Memorable scores: Dan Cook bowled Jack F for 22 (missed hoick to cow corner); James William 32 bowled Josh H (another missed hoick to cow corner); Andrew Armstrong 28 NO (no wild hoicks – but tempted); Josh Hanratty 21 caught (last 4 overs); Harry Weal 21 caught (cannot remember the shot – I wonder if Harry can).

Other memorable moments were the 3 wickets for 17 (and a catch as he would remind me) of the Wiltshire guest Tom Wakeling; James Williams 3 for 39; Sean Mulley’s gripper which turned and bounced and nearly undid Josh H; some excellent fielding and fine catches in cold conditions (Sam Farrow & Luke M two); Harry Prince’s hitting the umpire on the knee with the ball whilst attempting a run out and James W direct hit to run out Richard W.

Many thanks to Graham for scoring, Geoff for brewing (I owe you for milk & juice) and Pete for umpiring in the teeth of hostile fielding.

 

Canford U14s 17th April

A superb cloudless day in great grounds. We opened and scored 157 for 2 in 35 overs. James Caldwell 47 NO carried his bat throughout the innings. Dan Cook 17 and JC put on 59. James Williams then scored 43 in a partnership worth 80 before being caught (finally – dropped twice) in the 32nd over. 

In reply, Canford scored 16 before the first wicket – caught off James W’s bowling.

Then followed a rapid 58 off 8 overs before James C took four wickets (2 caught, one bowled and a superb stumping) - 89 for6 and 15 overs to go. Then followed a consolidation partnership and the next wicket fell in the 32nd over – 144 for 7. (Bowled Caldwell caught ?). 14 to win and 3 overs left! James Williams returned and took a wicket (caught Caldwell), score 147 for 8 off 34 overs.

11 to win from 11 balls with 2 wickets left.

James C bowled the final over with 11 to win. First ball – 3 wides, dot, 1, 2, 1, W, 2 – we win by 1 run!!! James C – 5 for 15 off 6 overs

Magic moments: leg glance by James C, stumping by Luke, fielding & catching; James C’s miss field (never forget the Long Barrier).

Memorable bowlers - Sam Farrow 1 for 19 off 5; James W 2 for 27 off 5 (1 for 1 in the critical 34th over); Harry Prince 0 for 19 off 4; Sam Stroud 0 for 16 off 5; Christian M 0 for 11 off 3 and Will C-D 0 for 2 off 1 in the critical 33rd over.

 

Areas to improve; bowlers need to get line & length right this early in the season- the rest will come. We need to practice stopping the ball and fielding in pairs.

 

Man of the match – James C for batting, bowling and one catch (and a memorable miss field). A good team effort with lots of energy and good keeping by Luke.


Don't forget the 2nd May squad game at Clayesmore

 

Clayesmore 3rd May v U12s

Start at 1pm

Be there for 12 o'clock - bring own teas

Andrew     Armstrong  James    Caldwell  William Cochrane-Dyet  Sam     Farrow   
Jack     Fletcher  Seth    Guy-Knapp   Josh     Hanratty   Harry    Weal   Peter    Robins  

Tate    Thorn   William Wilson

 

Candford 17th April - 2pm start

(Be there for 1pm)

James    Caldwell

William Cochrane-Dyet    

Dan    Cook     (capt)    

Sam     Farrow    

Luke     Matthews (wkt)

Christian Metcalfe

Sean    Mulley    

Harry     Prince

Peter    Robins    

Sam     Stroud    

James     Williams

Richard Witherington

 

2010 FIXTURES

Saturday        17th  April              Canford School U13s          at Canford School          2.00pm

Sunday             2nd May              Squad trial match                Clayesmore               1pm (bring own tea)

Monday            3rd May                Dorset U12s                         Clayesmore             1pm (bring own tea)

Saturday        15th May                East Devon                          at Bradnich CC

Sunday            16th May               Squad trial match             Clayesmore                1pm (bring own tea)

Saturday         29th May               New Forest                        Sandle Manor                  

Saturday          5th June                Squad practise game      Clayesmore                1pm (bring own tea) 

Sunday           13th June               Buckinghamshire         at Stoke Hammond SC           1.00pm

Sunday           20th June               Cornwall                             at Liskeard CC               10.45am

Sunday           27th June               New Forest                         Clayesmore                    1300

Sunday             4th July                Hampshire                           at Chapel Gate, Bmth    10.45am

Sunday           11th July                Wiltshire                             at Redlands                    10.45am

Wednesday    14th July                Devon                                  at Barton CC                   10.45am

Thursday        22nd July               Gloucestershire        Newent CC Forest of Dean       10.45am

Sunday           25th July                Wales                                  (Away)                           10.45am

Thursday        29th July                Gwent                                 at Llanarth CC                12.00pm

Sunday           1st August              Somerset                            at Sherborne School       10.45am

Monday          2nd August             Berkshire                            Wimborne                       10.45am

Wednesday    4th August              Isle of Wight                      (Away)                            10.45am

Monday 9th August - Friday 13th August   Guernsey Festival  v Berkshire, Isle of Wight & Guernsey

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