Twickenham U13s v Hampton Hill U13s
Colts season starts with a Fantastic performance by our U13s
The first match of the Colts 2018 season couldn't have seen better weather, with the Green basking in bright warm sunshine. After some initial shenanigans getting the pitch sorted - mainly down to the boundary rope trolley not wishing to dispense any rope - the match got underway. A big shout out goes to barman Nigel who manfully engaged battle with the rope trolley and just about won - we should be able to get rope off the thing next time used.
Captain Ali lost the toss and was asked to bat by the opposition. Nathan and Ewan opened up with Nathan departing early in the innings succumbing to a good straight one. Ewan was joined by Henry and after a little early rustiness they both began to positively go about the task in hand. They ran well between wickets and hit some fine fours for their partnership of 31. Ewan fell in the 9th over which brought Ali to the crease. Ali’s quick fire innings was a very assured knock, quick singles were taken along with a number of well-timed blows for four. Not to be outdone Henry got in on the four scoring act smashing some might blows to the square leg boundary. Ali and Henry put on 88 until Ali was run out on the penultimate ball of the innings trying to push for a single that wasn't quite there. Arthur came to face the last ball of the innings and the Ts had finished on 131 – 3.
Hampton Hill's reply got off to a steady start with their openers seeing off the challenge of the opening bowlers of Ali and Hamish. Hampton didn't seem to be in too much danger until Oliver was brought on in the 6th over. His off spin bamboozled the batsmen and Oliver claimed two quick wickets. This was followed by fantastic spell of controlled bowling from Teddy which meant Hampton were well behind the scoring rate. Ali could now to rotate his bowlers so everyone could contribute - which is certainly what they did. Five bowlers taking a wicket each to reduce Hampton to 88-8 from their 20 overs.
A superb all round display from all the players. The match was a cup game which will now see our U13s face Sunbury CC in the next round.
Thank you to all the parents who helped set up and tidy up after the match.