Trojans v Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club U16 Indoor on Sun 28 Feb 2016 at 4.15pm
Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club Won by 83 runs

Match report Another run feast for U16s at FP

Having been inserted by Trojans on Sunday, The U16s lost Jovan (1) in the first over, unlucky to be run out by a great direct hit. Skipper Joe Murray joined Dylan and they both batted aggressively but sensibly, mixing up some good straight drives with quick running. Both batsmen retired, Joe just ahead of Dylan, as we reached 61-1 at the half-way point. With two players in the hutch, George (14), Greg (3) and Alex (3) all batted and ran positively to keep the runs coming.
Dylan rejoined Joe at the crease with the score on 115-4 off 10 overs. Between them they took 40 off the final two overs to bring up maximum batting points and a total of 155-4. Both batsmen finished on 49 not out, surely a rarity in indoor cricket.

In order to keep the pressure on league leaders Old Netley (who were also playing this evening), we needed not only to win but to take maximum bonus points if possible. The former was straightforward, as Trojans, with an inexperienced batting line-up, made no attempt to chase the total they had been set. Getting maximum bonus points was much more difficult though against batsmen willing to block but not willing to take risky runs.

All the bowling was fairly accurate, but we struggled to produce wicket-taking deliveries. At the half-way point, they were 43-1, Alex having got an early wicket via a catch by Dylan. We had to wait until the 9th over for the next wicket, which came from a truly spectacular catch again by Dylan, who changed direction to dive full-length behind him to take a catch off the roof, just before the ball hit the ground. He came within an inch or two of taking what would have been an even more spectacular catch just afterwards and in the same over Joe bowled their number 4 for a duck. Joe had taken 2-15 in his 3 overs.

We subsequently had a close run out call (from a direct hit by Dylan) and a brilliant catch by George (standing up) that wasn't given out despite a big nick. However, the only other wicket was claimed by Alex (again to a catch by Dylan), as we finally got rid of their opener for 22 in the last over. Alex finished with 2-23 as Trojans finished on 72-4, leaving us with 24 points out of a possible 26.

Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club U16 Indoor Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
6nb 29w 11b  
for 4 wickets

(12.0 overs)
Jovan Dhariwal Run out  1
Dylan Read Not Out  49 3
Joe Murray Not Out  49
George McCarthy ct Hayward b Nadji 14
Greg Littlehales ct & b Hastings 3
Alex Murray ct Hayward Nadji 3

Trojans Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Trojans Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
9nb 21w 4b  
for 4 wickets
72 (12.0 overs)
Tom Hayward ct Read b A Murray 22
Nathan Hastings ct Read b A Murray 1
Alex Davis ct Read b J Murray 13
Sammi Hadji b J Murray 0
Jack Dyer-Slade Not Out  3
Ned white Not Out  1

Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club U16 Indoor Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Greg Littlehales3.001100.003.67
Alex Murray3.0023211.507.67
Joe Murray3.001527.505.00
Dylan Read2.001100.005.50
Jovan Dhariwal1.00800.008.00