Youth news

19:51 on 06 May 2015 by Chris
So... it was a dark and stormy night!!!

On a extremely windy night at Chalkwell park the u15A team played a 1st round Peters Cup match against Westcliff.

Captain Shane Bottrill managed to lose the toss and we were inserted. After a brisk start from Tom Robinson (19) 3 wickets fell quickly. There then followed an excellent partnership between

Shane Bottrill (35) and Euan Sykes (38 n.o) together with a cameo roll from Lucas Marriott (4 n.o.) which steered the team to a competitive 111/4 off their 20 overs.

Westcliff went  into bat but the opening bowling combination of Cameron Butcher and Shane Bottrill had them well behind the asking rate.

However, Westcliff had planned for this and had held back their bigger hitters. Excellent support bowling from Lucas Wiggins, ( 2 wickets),  Finlay Cunningham, Shameer Ejaz & Sam Stains (all 1 a piece) saw us steadily taking wickets and had us still ahead going into the final 2 overs. The team fielded well with good catches from Shameer, Euan and Shane.

 Conditions were now very dark and freezing cold...on came Ben Saggers and Shameer Ejaz to bowl the last 2 overs. They both held their nerve  very well and the victory was ours. A special mention for Buster Townley who kept very well taking a sharp catch behind the stumps and only conceded 1 bye.

Bowling Figures

S. Bottrill     4 overs 1 mdn 1 wck for 5 runs

C. Butcher    4 overs  0 mdns  0 wck for 15 runs

L. Wiggins     4 overs  0 mdns  2 wckt  for 21 runs

F. Cunningham 4 overs 0 mdns  1 wck for 27 runs

S. Ejaz         2 overs 0 mdns 1 wck for 16 runs

S Staines     1over 0 mdns 1 wckt for 11 runs

B. Saggers    1 over 0 Mdns 0 wckt  for 7 runs

A big thank you to our Frozen coach Kevin Grant & the scorers Tom Bottrill and Daniel Ingham.

A special thank you to all the parents and supporters who came along tonight to see this great win!!

On to round 2 next week which will be Rankins at home (Ekco)  date to be confirmed.
11:11 on 16 Feb 2014 by Chris
Winter practice is underway.

Every Wednesday evening at Southend High School for Boys
U11 - 6 till 7
U13 - 7 till 8
U15 - 8 till 9

After Easter practice will go outdoors to Ekco Sports Ground. Please contact us further details.