Some better weather meant that the under 12's were finally able to play their 1st game, away at Henlow.....
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Cricket: Under 12's 1st ever win

Posted on May 13, 2012

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CricketSome better weather meant that the under 12's were finally able to play their 1st game, away at Henlow. Skipper for the first game, Jack Vincent won the toss and had no hesitation in putting the home side in.

Thomas Rainbow got things off to a fine start claiming the first of his 2 wicket's in his 1st over. Only a massive no ball with both feet past the crease prevented him from taking 3 wickets. Karl Shrowder also opened the bowling with and also took a wicket in his first over. There were wickets too for Cameron Summers and Jack Vincent. While Ryan Else, Matty Tubby and Jack Vincent all had run outs. Jack's coming off the final ball of the innings.

Eaton Bray bowlers all bowled well, there were (ahem) a few wides (22), and some curious fielding positions. but team spirit in the field was excellent. Special mention too for Fil (Motor mouth) Davies for a fine display with the gloves, conceding not a single bye, keeping the boys going too with his constant chatter. Henlow's batters came out with some lovely strait bats (which this coach enjoyed), however at times they struggled to get the ball off the square.

Eaton Bray's innings started in frantic fashion, with the opening pair of Thomas Rainbow and Fil Davies constantly risking being caught or run out. Isaac Rainbow and Riley Drummond steadied things, they only lost 1 wicket. And through some extra's and some good blocking they advanced the score by 5 net runs. Cameron Summers and Matt Tubby both batted well, neither losing their wicket and by the time they left the wicket Bray were only 4 net runs behind. Louie Giles and Ryan Else also combined well, and by the time the last pair of Karl Shrowder and Jack Vincent went out to bat, the scores were level. A run out off the 2nd ball of the 17th over, put Henlow back in the lead. A couple of fours from Karl Shrowder, tipped the balance back once again. Another wicket brought Henlow back into it again. But another 4 from Karl pushed Eaton bray over the brink. Captain Jack blocked the last over, thus ensuring a 10 run win. A very tight enjoyable game with both teams scoring 74 runs, the difference being Henlow losing 2 more wickets than Bray, showing just how tightly matched and easily the game could have gone the other way.

So an excellent performance for a new, inexperienced team, with some good team spirit shown. There is plenty to work on, but this was a good start.

Andrew Norris - 13/05/2012


  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - Under 12 Won by 0 runs
  • Date: Sun 13th May 2012
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Ground: Pyghtles Henlow Park
  • Type: League : Bedfordshire Youth Competitions - Development U12 South
  • Scoring: Pairs
  • Toss: Under 12 won the toss and decided to bowl
  • Highlights: (H) M.Noble 1-7, H.Gray 1-14, B.Gibbs 1-8, Z.Redden 1-4, C.Sale 1-9, (E.B.) T.Rainbow 2-12, K.Shrowder 1-15, J.Vincent 1-9, C.Summers 1-16, L.Giles 1-12, T.Rainbow 9, K.Shrowder 14 out once

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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