St Mary's U9 "A" vs. Longridge U9 "A"

St Mary’s won the toss and elected to field first on the main front pitch.

Ed and Jake opened the bowling conceding only 4 runs off the bat, but some wides helped the Longridge total.

The next batting pair made good runs off the bowling of Frederick and Theo including a boundary but both boys bowled mainly straight to keep extras down. Longridge were now 228 for no wicket.

Fraser and Alexander M bowled next and slowed the run rate down especially Alexander who took the first wicket as he bowled out the Longridge no. 5 and conceded only 2 runs. Longridge 233-1.

Archie and Tomas then stepped up to turn their arm over. Although they were a little expensive with extras, when they bowled straight they bowled very well and troubled the batters. Longridge 251-1.

Finlay and Ruaridh completed the Longridge innings with Ruaridh finishing off with a very good over conceding only 1 run and taking a wicket (a catch by Alexander M) Longridge ended on 252-2 and a run rate of 5.2.

St Mary’s fielded well with good stops and throwing in to the appropriate end. But with 46 bowling extras we will need to practice more here!
St Mary’s opened with Frederick and Tomas and got the team off to a good start. Theo’s innings brought 22 runs with 14 off the bat including 3 boundaries from Frederick.

Finlay and Ed went in next and continued the good start. They added another 1`4 off the bat including 3 boundaries! They also ran well between the wickets as Longridge offered no extra bowling wides. St Mary’s for no wicket.

Ruaridh and Theo came in as 3rd pair. More good batting added another 13 runs with 11 off the bat. This included a fine boundary from Ruaridh. Longridge again bowled well and only conceded one wide.

St Mary’s were now 249 for no wicket and only 3 runs behind. Unfortunately Longridge had to leave at this point with Jake, Alexander M, Fraser and Archie M still to bat. However St Mary’s won the match with their 8.1 run rate.

Next week the U9’s travel to Belhaven 

Mr A Rutherford, 27/05/2015