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Junior Section Newsletter – June ’15

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Hopefully you’re enjoying the season so far. The Juniors have played more than 40 matches across the age groups and we’ve made good progress in several cup competitions. However with many rescheduled matches please check Pitchero for the most up to date fixture list.

Cup and League Round Up

Sadly the rain caused our first U19 T20 Blast match to be postponed … a great disappointment for all involved. That match has been rescheduled for July 3rd at Woodbridge Rd.

The Under 15s are now through to the Semi-final of the ECB Cup. They first overwhelmed Cranleigh by 70 runs with half centuries from George, Scott and Benji, rattling up 170 in their 20 overs. They followed it up with victory over Horsley and Send by 32 runs and now face Chertsey for a place in the final.
The U13s were initially thwarted by the weather but then eased past Merrow by 8 wkts and 3 days later were comfortable 67 run winners over Woking and Horsell having powered their way to 198-4 in their 20 overs…in both cases positive batting was very much in evidence. Now for Esher in the semi final.

The county final for both teams is at Chessington cc on Tuesday June 23rd.

In the West Surrey Cup we now have 3 teams through to the Quarter Final stage. The stand out performance was the U11s who scored 143-1 against Woking/ Horsell and then bowled them out for just 10. Jevan and Codey led the way with the bat and then Shoaib with 3 and Alfie and Hayden two wickets apiece stunned the visitors. Their next opponents East Molesey will have taken note.

The U14s were comfortable 44 run winners over Valley End with an unbeaten 50 from Felix who also took 2-7 – a great way to celebrate his birthday! It’s Leatherhead for them next.

The U12s completed the trio of victories, advancing at the expense of Epsom by 23 runs. Composed batting, tight bowling and fielding the key to victory – they now play Pyrford.

The U14s are also playing in a new U15 8 aside Pairs competition..They beat Elstead and now play Fernhurst in the semi final. This format which ensures involvement for all the team and a lot of ground to cover in the outfield proved very enjoyable and who knows could lead to it being rolled out amongst other older age groups.

In the leagues … the U14s are the team to follow for excitement after two nail-biting defeats they then tied a match with Horsley and Send. The U13s and U10s remain unbeaten in their leagues. The U11s and U12s each play in 3 leagues, including one each in a higher age group and both have tasted constant success.

The u8s, a new team for the club this year, participated in the Farnham Festival and on a beautiful summer’s day showed great potential for the future.

Cricket Festival 15 – 18 June /

Surrey come to Woodbridge Rd on Monday 15 June for a 4 day Championship match against Glamorgan. Play starts at 11am and ends around 6pm (catch the last few overs after school).

Amongst those players likely to be on show are Kumar Sangakkara and Jacques Rudolph.

NB entrance is free to all Guildford cc members on presentation of your membership booklet.

Cricket Festival

We’re still looking for volunteers for the tea tent which produces valuable funds for the junior section. If you are free to help or can provide a homemade cake please contact kperceval@me.com

Surrey come back for a 1 day match on Sunday August 2nd against Derbyshire so another chance to watch or help out then!

Junior Training

Due to the Cricket Festival there is no training for the next 2 weeks. U12 + Training will resume on Friday 26th June and U7-U11 on Sunday 28th June.

Aerial attack launched on Merrow Car Park

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Two successive nights saw visiting Guildford batsmen peppering cars with massive sixes, including one direct hit on a moving vehicle by an U13. Worse still, the next night an U12 succeeded in cracking the windscreen of a clubmate’s new family car with a fiercely struck six. Next year I think we’ll be on the other side of the square!

 
Neil Garrett

Neil Garrett
Junior Chairman
07557 847171

 
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