U13 match report v Calne

Report provided by Alex Swanton

Date: 28/05/17

 Opposition: Calne CC
 Venue: Home
 Toss: Steeple Langford
Match Type: 30 overs

Steeple Langford won the toss and asked Calne to bat first. Jasper and Tom C opened the bowling. Jasper bowled with great pace but maybe at the expense of a little accuracy. Tom C, after an expensive first over, bowled well and was unlikely not to pick up the wicket of their star batsman twice in his second over. Firstly a very close LBW, followed by a faint nick that didn't quite carry to the keeper. Unfortunately this proved to be expensive as she went on to make 80. Tom C did eventually manage to get the wickets of both openers and, with a late wicket, finished with 3 for 38. 
Calne's innings slowed up considerably after the loss of their top 3. Harry picking up 2 wickets, with both Finns picking up a wicket each. 
Calne finished on 176-7 in their 30 overs. 

Steeple Langford's innings could not have got off to a worse start. Captain Harry run out without facing a ball in the first over, followed shortly afterwards by the run out of Tom C. Thoughts of another frenetic batting performance crossed my mind but luckily in came Jasper. He played beautifully in an aggressive but controlled manner, particularly strong down the ground, playing with a straight bat. He finished on 106 only getting out, egged on by his teammates on the boundary, trying to finish off the match in style. He was well supported at first by Finn R who stuck with him for several overs, then by Jayden who batted sensibly, finishing 27 not out. 
Steeple Langford won by 4 wickets.

Harry Wainwright - captain 
Tom Complin 
Jasper Blackwood 
Tom Mitchell 
Finn Reavill
Jayden Phelps 
Oscar Swanton
Finn Parsons
Alex Smith 
Barney Dolphin 
Ben Felton