Indoor Teams Game Roundup 2023
29th October 2023
We had the first National League format indoor game this afternoon against West Bergholt.
Bowling first, we witnessed a Jack French all-round Master Class,
commencing with a spectacular diving one-handed catch off the first ball and
culminating in bowling out their last batsman to conclude their innings.
In the meantime, Jack also took one other catch, was involved in a run-out, and secured two additional wickets while bowling,
thanks to excellent catches by Ollie H and Rowan.
Throughout the match, the tight bowling by Michael, Rowan, Hamza,and Ollie led to them being all out for 54 in 10.3 overs.
In the batting department, we reached our target of 55 in just 4.2 overs, with Rowan having to retire at 26,
Morgan scoring an unbeaten 15, and Hamza contributing 8 runs before being stumped off
a wide that granted us the winning runs! A fantastic start to the indoor season.
The next game is on 19th November at 3 pm v Great Bromley.
22nd October 2023 U12 Terrier
It was a really promising performance by our under-12 indoor team this evening. Playing against a Kelvedon team containing several District players was always going to be tough.
Bowling first, all bowlers put the ball in the right place, with Daisy, Jasper B, and Thomas R taking wickets. Emily was outstanding in the field, taking 2 catches and 2 run-outs. At the end of their innings, they had scored 108.
In our innings, Daisy and Emily opened and put on 27 runs without losing a wicket. Our young second pair of Thomas and Jasper showed strong attacking intent, although a bit too adventurous at times. Our final pair of Jack and Archie played well to not concede a wicket and added 18 runs.
At the end, our total was 41, and, although it was a defeat, it showed real progress from the first match. So, well done, everyone!
5th November 2023 U14 Terrier
We had the Under-14s playing their indoor game against Witham this evening. Batting first, Alfie and Jake got us off to a solid start,
putting on 22 runs without losing a wicket. Pablo and Jack followed, adding 10 runs but losing one wicket to a remarkable diving catch.
James and Fraizer finished, adding 13 runs after losing one wicket. The total of 45, with only 2 wickets lost, shows real progression.
In the field, Fraizer and Jake bowled first, delivering accurate bowling to keep the score at 14 after 4 overs.
They were aided by a good run-out created by Pablo and Alfie behind the stumps. Jack and Pablo followed, with Jack's
leg spin proving effective and leading to a wicket caught by Jake. James finished off the innings, with extra overs given to Jack and Fraizer.
Although Witham ended with a total of 74, they are always strong, and at times, our bowling made them struggle.
So, despite the defeat, there were many positive aspects in our play.
The next game is against Great Bromley, featuring the Under-12s, scheduled for Sunday, November 12th, starting at 7 PM.
12th November 2023 U12 Terrier
The under-12s played Great Bromley this evening, and a fine performance was delivered by all!
Bowling first, Captain Daisy opened with Jasper B and bowled with pace and accuracy against their strongest pair. Thomas and Archie bowled next, only allowing the batters to put on a nett of 9 runs, with Archie taking a wicket. Harvey and Joe W finished off with both of them taking a wicket. In the end, Bromley had scored 53.
Daisy and Jasper opened the batting, and between them, they got us off to a good start, putting on 23. Thomas and Archie came next and defended well against tight bowling, adding a further 11 runs. This meant the last pair, Harvey and Joe, needed to get at least 20 for us to win. After the first 2 overs, we had added 9, leaving things tight. However, in the next over, with some excellent running, the boys added 15 more, and with the last over adding another 6, we ran winners with a total of 64!
The next Colts' game is on 26th November at 6 pm when the under-14s get their chance to play Great Bromley.
Sunday 26th November 2023 U14 Terrier
The under-14s played against Great Bromley this evening with a young team, and what a bowling performance they put in! Bromley batted first, with their District player opening. Jake and Joe W opened the bowling, and at the end of the first 4 overs, Bromley were on -8 after Brghtlingsea had taking 4 wickets and one run-out!
Daisy and Emily bowled next, and they took a wicket and 2 run-outs, restricting Bromley to 16 runs.
Joe B and Alfie K brought us home, taking a wicket and a run-out. Overall, we took 10 wickets, helped by excellent fielding (top catch by Daisy and several run-outs usually involving Alfie), meaning they finished on 30.
Alfie and Jake opened the batting, and despite facing some very 'variable' bowling, took our score to 19 at the end of their 4 overs.
Emily and Daisy then faced some more varied bowling but added another 9 runs.
That meant our final pair of the two Joes needed to put on runs to give us the win. And it was never in doubt as the Joes put on 21 and were the only pair not to lose a wicket! Well done, everyone!
The next game is on Sunday, 3rd December when the under-12s play West Bergholt A.