U11 Bs Win the Double!

Alfie claimed yet another toss win and chose to have a bat. Luca and Oscar got the boys off to a solid start playing sensibly, tallying up 14 runs off the first 4 overs for no loss. George and Alec were the next pair in. Both batsmen took an over to get to their eye in but once they did were destructive, smashing 3 boundaries in their last over to bring the total to 236, which saw them bump fists with Zac and Monty. Winsley thought they had Bath on the ropes with a wicket off their first ball to the pair, but the Bath boys battled to add 15 runs off the rest of their allocation, bringing the total to 251 off 12 overs. The Hooper brothers came to the wicket with confidence and it showed. They played freely and even with a quick loss of 2 wickets managed to reach the boundary on 6 occasions plus an all run 4, setting Winsley a difficult total of 290 to win. George and Monty bowled the first set of 4 between them and restricted Winsley to 217, with one pole for Monty. 4 more great overs from Alec and Luca continued the good work, with Luca bowling a brilliant 2 overs of leg spin for only 2 runs and taking a wicket, a net of -3. Skipper Alfie brought himself on and was an immediate impact taking two quick wickets. The boys buzzed in the field and the game was on the edge. The U11 Bs needed to keep momentum in their favour to reduce the score as the Winsley power hitters were being saved until the final 4 overs. Step up to the plate Jonty. 6 balls and 4 wickets later it was a completely different game due to some pinpoint bowling and sharp glove work from Oscar behind the sticks. With the score back down to 218 at the end of the 11th, Winsley were reeling and our boys were dominant. The energy stayed high as Zac bowled wheels and kept their big hitters at bay over the last set of 4 to give the boys their well deserved title, celebrated with members of the squad who had come to show their support. An incredible team performance with moments of individual brilliance was the perfect way to round off an incredibly successful campaign which the boys should all be proud of. A thoroughly enjoyable season from both mine and Will’s perspective and I’m sure all the boys too, with memories that will live long! Up the Swords ⚔️

Date Opponents Venue Start Comp Result
Mon 25th Apr Hinton Charterhouse 2 North Parade 18:00 BDYCL Won
Mon 9th May Winsley Boys Away 18:00 BDYCL Lost
Fri 13th May Midsomer Norton Brownsword Ground 18:00 BDYCL Cup Won by forfeit
Mon 16th May Bath Girls Sabres North Parade 15:58 BDYCL Won
Mon 23rd May Keynsham North Parade 18:00 BDYCL Won
Mon 6th Jun Lansdown Away 18:00 BDYCL Won
Wed 8th Jun Keynsham A Brownsword Ground 18:00 BDYCL Cup Won
Mon 20th Jun Hinton Charterhouse 2 Away 18:00 BDYCL Won
Mon 27th Jun Hinton Charterhouse 1 North Parade 18:00 BDYCL Won
Mon 4th Jul Winsley Girls Away 18:00 BDYCL Won by forfeit
Mon 11th Jul Bath Under 11 A's North Parade 18:00 BDYCL Won
Mon 18th Jul Bath Girls Sabres North Parade 18:00 BDYCL Won
Wed 31st Aug Winsley Away 10:30 BDYCL Cup Won