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Junior Section Newsletter – June ’17

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Tea Tent 2017

Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time to work at the Beer Festival and the Championship match.

The Tea Tent Team are especially grateful for all those who assisted either in the tent or by donating cakes. Whilst it was hard work, it was also great fun and if you are interested in joining the team next year or getting more involved we would LOVE some more help on the organisational side. Please email Justine at torrecottage@sky.com.

Tea tent helpers at the Guildford Cricket Club Cricket Festival, 2017

 

Former England Captain, Essex opener Alastair Cook, found a couple of Guildford Juniors willing to help with his Kit at the end of the match.

A good turn out by supporters saw Essex beat Surrey by 8 wickets to go top of the Championship table.

Alastair Cook at Guildford Cricket Club, 2017

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Nathan Tilley our u17 batter who made his Surrey 2nd XI debut last week against Kent – he was joined in the Team by Junior Head Coach Matt Teale.

Cup News

The U13 and U15 Teams are both through to the semi finals of the prestigious ECB competitions.

In the U13 QF off spinner Shoaib took 4 wickets in an over to end Valley End’s hopes, G running out winners by 50 runs. They now host Esher in the semis, hoping to avenge their early season Premier League defeat.

It was a tighter affair in the U15s but a good all round team effort saw off Cranleigh by 21 runs, 2 cracking catches by Will and Rob underlining the value of good fielding. They now travel to Spencer, so two tough games ahead. Both county finals are held on the same night at Horsley and Send on the 27th June.

League News

In the Leagues, the U17s opened their season with an unlikely 1 run win over Leatherhead at the Rec. G bowled out for just 77 were facing defeat before Felix joined the attack and took 5-8 to sweep away the tail.

The U15s playing in the New Premier league began with a 7 wicket victory over familiar rivals Horsley and Send with Harry and Rob leading the run chase but then came up an agonising 3 runs short against Esher despite the best efforts of Matty and Harry with the bat and Will’s 3-11 with the ball. A comprehensive 96 run win over East Molesey with a half century from Matty and 3 wickets apiece for Henry and Charlie sees them second in the table but it’s tight at the top.

U17 Guildford Cricket Club Junior section
U17 Guildford Cricket Club Junior section

The U14s are setting the pace in the West Surrey with 4 wins out of 4. Chan and Lewis with half centuries in the opening match were backed up by Duncan, wicketkeeper turned leg spinner. He began the campaign with a 5 wicket haul and made the Surrey honours board in the same week as his Dad, Ian, who hit a century for Chiddingfold! Despite a shaky start against Normandy when they slumped to 6-4 , Arya and Lewis rescued the batting and Matthew with 4 wickets set them on their way to victory. The last two games saw Tom hitting unbeaten half centuries whilst Daniel and Yuvraj have already overtaken their total wicket tally for the whole of last season!

The U13s playing in 3 leagues face a busy season, had a nailbiting 2 run win over Pyrford in the Premier League defending their total of 114 with Ben G top scoring with 26. It was an easier win against Blackheath where they had the unusual feat of twins, Ben and Rory putting on a century opening stand en route to victory. They’re second in the table with 2 matches to play in the first phase.

The U12s have had a mixed start to the season missing out on victories a couple of times by close margins but have gained valuable experience.

The U11s are joint top in the West Surrey with 3 wins out of 4, their only defeat coming at the hands of Cranleigh by just 1 run but they bounced back with a couple of emphatic wins. They are also part of a new T30 league but fell to Horsley and Send in their opening match – Max Towers out hit wicket 5 short of his half century.

The U10s have suffered a couple of close defeats but had a morale boosting 91 run win over Albury in their last game whilst the U9’s are enjoying their cricket and learning a lot at the same time.

 

Photo of Neil Garrett, Junior Chairman Guildford Cricket Club

Neil Garrett
Junior Chairman
07557 847171

 
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