BCC U9s at the Camberley tournament 1/5/17
Camberley CC hosted a 7 team mini tournament for U9s in which Bagshot entered a 10 player squad.
The U9s squad were invited to Camberley CCs u9s cricket festival on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1st.
We were grouped with Farnham and Camberley B, our third opponents pulled out so the poor organisers were frantically trying to configure the competition as well as keeping an eye on the weather and fingers crossed.
Our squad of 10 were allowed to juggle around so that everyone got as much game time as possible, as it was really an 8 a side format.
It was Pairs cricket starting at 200 runs, 8 overs per innings, two overs per pair with each player bowling 1 over per innings. The loss of 5 runs per wicket falling, and in the first 7 overs the wides/no balls were 2 runs and the ball not bowled again to speed up play.
In our first match we faced Farnham who batted first, and they put on a very competitive total for us to chase, however this proved too much as we fell way short.
In our second match against Camberley we found our stride, batting first we notched up a very good score, which with some inspired bowling and fielding we managed to restrict them and win comfortably.
Match 3 saw us renew battle with Farnham, and this went to the wire where we narrowly lost in the last over.
Facing Camberley for a second time again this went to the wire where we came off second best.
Run rate and wickets lost proved our saviour as we made it through the 3rd/4th place play off.
We faced Esher in this match. Esher batted first but everyone who was called upon to bowl did so fantastically, and our whole teams fielding was tremendous as we put up our best performance of the day by far.
We were cruising along in our reply chasing 241, but in the last over when ahead we lost a wicket, then got back on level terms on 241 with one ball to spare, however a run out took our score back down to 236 and we were forced to settle for fourth place.
A great first outing for our young squad, we were very pleased with the whole teams efforts, and it seemed everyone had a lot of fun which is the whole point at that age group.
Thanks to the players, Joshua Cormier, Harry Debenham, Jake Edwards, Anay Ghandhi, Lewis Hannon, Oliver Morris,
Henry Pigden-Bennett, Louis Pigden-Bennet, Jacob Porter and Emily Wolfe.
Thanks also to co coach Gabby Dunnage for organising the team and scoring, as well as Mike White with umpiring and scoring.
Special thanks also to the parents for braving the elements, and also to Camberley CC for hosting a fabulous day.
Here’s to season 2017.