News from the older Colts
The Bank holiday weekend was a busy and successful one for the older colts.
First into the fray on a chilly and damp Sunday were the u19 Thunder on T20 Blast finals day at Epsom. They began with a semi against Ashtead winning by 1 wicket with just 2 balls to spare. Ash 147-4 – G 148-9. Fred 51no . The second semi followed before a tea time final against Normandy Knights. This time the Thunder left it even later rumbling to their target with just 1 ball to spare and 2 wickets in hand in a fiercely contested game. Nor 132-5 – G 133-8 Nathan providing some lightning in the Thunder’s batting hitting 52 no from 33 balls. The side, which included boys from u15 upwards had to compete with the Reading Festival which had attracted some regular squad members!
The side now go on to play in the Southern Counties Final later this month.
Many of the team were then on duty for the U17 County Cup final the following morning against Reigate. Put in G reached 158-4 before restricting Reigate to 126-6. Nathan adding another unbeaten half century to his weekend’s tally.
If that wasn’t enough 6 of that team then made their way to Woodbridge Rd to play in the development league play offs in the afternoon against Addiscombe.
Guildford’s batsmen set off at nearly ten an over and finished on 295-6 from their 40 overs – Nick with 80 and Benji 74 adding 140 for the third wicket. Addiscombe were never in contention and were bowled out for 145. They now play in the county development league final.
Less frantically, a couple of weeks earlier the u15s were victorious in the Bowey cup final beating Rowledge by 37 runs. G 152-4 – R115-8. Felix with 72 and 2 wickets the man of the match.
The team then squeaked home in the WS divisional play off semi final beating Valley End by just 4 runs on a steamy hot evening. Sadly their title ambitions were thwarted by Esher in a repeat of the County Cup Final as they once again proved to be our nemesis … for this season at least!.
News from the U12s
The U12s having secured the Premier League T20 title with a comprehensive 9 wicket win over East Molesey were then involved in a 3 team round robin to decide the overall WS divisional champions. Hosted at Peper Harow, Guildford opened up against Pyrford and were bowled out for a meagre 55 but they responded brilliantly by dismissing them for just 41. The final match against Sunbury saw G post a total of 115 and then bowl them out for 75 to be crowned Champions.
Guildford CC Junior Awards 2016
We were delighted to welcome back former Guildford Junior turned Surrey and England seam bowler Jade Dernbach who presented the trophies at the Junior Awards evening.
Surrey Advertiser Best Cricketer – Nathan Tilley – U 17
Ashley Giles Best Performance – U 10 Farnham Festival Team
Best Batsman – Matty Stephenson – U 14
Best Spin Bowler – Shoaib Bashir – U 12
Best Senior Wicketkeeper – Tom Perceval U 15
Best Junior Wicketkeeper – Ben Garrett U 12
Best Senior All rounder – Oscar Martin U 15
Best Junior All rounder – Jacob Audley U 11
Best Fielder – Matty Stephenson – U 14
Martin Bicknell Award – Asher Goosen – U 13
Most Improved – Senor – Edward Brew – U 13
Most Improved – Junior – Rowan Vincent – U 11
Best Pairs – Freddy Scott Gall and Max Towers – U10
Best Newcomer – Ally Wareham – U 11
U 8 coaches Award – Dominic Kay
U 9 Bowler – George Christiansen
Batsman – Reece Barton-Lake
Best Fielder/All rounder – Harry Hewitt
U10 Bowler – Cameron Sim
Batter – Freddie Kay
Coaches award – Archie Collins
U 11 Bowler – Jacob Costard
Batsman – George Brew
Coaches award – Lucas Kher
u12 Bowler – Shoaib Bashir
Batsman – Will Ayton
Coaches award – Hayden Saijeeswaran
U 13 Bowler – Matthew Butler
Batsman – Henry Turrell
Coaches award for ECB final -Tom Goddard
U 14 Bowler – Mohsin Bashir
Batsman – Matty Stephenson
Coaches award – Alex Tiplady
U 15 Bowler – Henry McMillan
Batsman – Tom Perceval
Player’s Pick – Felix Butler