Under 13 - Match centre

Kidlington CC
Cropredy CC
Jacob Oliver 31*, Ben Sternberg 22*
Batting
Bowling
Jacob Oliver 2/10, Joshua Behal 2/21
Thu 22 Jun 18:00 - League

U13s do it the hard way

Jacob Oliver stars with bat and ball in thrilling win at the brake

What a game we had at Stratfield Brake last night! Needing to win to stay in contention for the finals day KCC got off to the worst possible start. Captain Jacob Oliver won the toss and chose to bat first on a good wicket but he would not have been expecting be at the wicket in the first over as we lost two wickets without scoring. With both Ned Pratt and Sam Kimber out to excellent bowling it was down to Jacob and Joshua Behal to rebuild the innings and they responded brilliantly. They ran well and accumulated valuable singles against good bowling and after seeing off the openers they led the counter attack with some brave shots. The partnership was broken with Josh unlucky to be stumped but not before they had added 50 runs. Ben Sternberg (22n.o.) came to the wicket and continued his good form with a patient innings which proved vital. Jacob continued to score quickly and reached 31 not out in the 11 over with his fourth boundary. KCC lost a bit of momentum with a couple of wickets going down but Matthew Suckling (9n.o.) steadied things in a really good partnership with Ben and both were not out as KCC finished strongly on 103/5 off 20 overs.
In reply Cropredy started slowly and lost wickets regularly as KCC bowlers dominated. Jacob Oliver (4-1-10-2) bowled superbly picking up 2 wickets. Aman Kalyan (4-1-18-1) should have had more than his one wicket as he regularly beat the bat in his early overs. Josh Behal picked two wickets and there were wickets too for Marcus Hewitt, Sam Fransham and Sam Kimber in an really good all round performance in the field. However, just when we thought this game was done and dusted there was a real twist. After 15 overs Cropredy were 30/7 and not threating at all. What we didn't realise was that Cropredy had reversed the batting order and in came their county batsmen to launch an assault on our back up bowlers and very nearly steal the match. With 20 need of the last over they hit 11 off the first four balls before their last wicket fell.
A great finish to a crazy game, well done to everyone and thanks to Sam Fransham who came up from the under 11s and gave a really good performance. Thanks to Oscar for umpiring and Andy Oliver for helping set up.

Scorecard

Kidlington CC won the toss and decided to bat.

Kidlington CC batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Sam Kimber
Bowled
0
0
0
0
 
Ben Sternberg
Not Out
22
0
0
0
 
Joshua Behal
Stumped
11
0
0
0
 
Jacob Oliver
Not Out
31
0
0
0
 
Toby Earp
Bowled
3
0
0
0
 
Rhys Merriman
Bowled
4
0
0
0
 
Matthew Suckling
Not Out
9
0
0
0
 
Ned Pratt
Bowled
0
0
0
0
 
Marcus Hewitt
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Aman Kalyan
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Fransham
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Neil Talmaki
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
7w, 11b, 2lb, 3nb
23
Total
for 5 wickets 20 overs
103

Cropredy CC batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Extras
8w, 1b, 12nb
21
Total
for 10 wickets 19.5 overs
95

Kidlington CC bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Jacob Oliver
4
1
10
2
2.5
Aman Kalyan
3.5
1
18
1
4.7
Ned Pratt
2
1
3
0
1.5
Joshua Behal
3
0
21
2
7.0
Marcus Hewitt
2
0
5
1
2.5
Sam Fransham
2
0
5
1
2.5
Rhys Merriman
2
0
21
0
10.5
Sam Kimber
1
0
10
1
10.0

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