Earls Colne Colts U13 v Kelvedon

Summer has finally arrived and we have had our first game for the new side.

I’m sure it was not just me and Harry who were nervous at the start but Dylan was all smiles as he won the toss and decided to let Kelvedon bat. Alex and Matthew opened the bowling and got us off to a great start with Alex only going for three runs in his four overs, and Matthew getting a wicket in his first over and bowling well.

The whole team encouraged each other all the way through and the fielders supported the bowlers with some good fielding, our second change bowlers of Taylor and Oliver continued to keep the scoring down and although we didn’t take any wickets Kelvedon didn’t find it easy.    

Charlie in his first game as wicket keeper should feel very pleased with himself as in the whole innings we only conceded 5 Byes which is a great effort.

Dylan bowled with Jack at the end of the innings, Dylan bowling a good line and was unlucky not to get a wicket while at the other end Jack was outstanding after settling into his bowling and getting three wickets including the big hitting opening batsman in his last two overs.

The Kelvedon innings ended 84 -5 in 20 overs

                          Overs        Maidens      Runs               Wickets 

A. Morrison             4                2             3                      0                      

M. Halls                   3               0             12                     1               

O. Callaghan            3               0             12                    0              

T Nicholson              3              0             16                    0               

D Peakall                 3               0              17                     0                

J Carder                  4                0             19                     3               

After a quick break we started our reply with Daniel and Jordon opening the batting, Daniel(0) was bowled by a very good ball from the impressive bowling of King in the first over, but Jordon and James steadied the ship and were making inroads into the target of 84 when James(1) was caught and bowled.

This brought Taylor to the crease who batting sensible and looking after his wicket moved the score along after Jordon hit a couple of 4’s he was out for unlucky 13.

Morgan(2) and Taylor added 44 for the 4th Wicket and with the finish line in sight the running between the wickets got a bit ragged with both Morgan and Matthew(5) being Run out.

Taylor (22) hit a 4 off the first ball of the last over to see Earls Colne to their first win in their first Game!

Just to underline how well the team performed, the Kelvedon coach made a point of saying how well we fielded and encouraged each other. Well done to all the team and a thank you for all the traveling support. 

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