Youth Match Reports


Date: Tuesday 29th April
Opposition: Moseley
Venue:  Moseley Cricket Club, Streetsbrook Road, Solihull B90 3PE
Match Start time: 6.00pm  
Match category: U12s (11-a-side) - 20 overs
Summary of scorecard:
Moseley (batting first);-  68 for 9  off 20 overs
Hampton & Solihull ;  58 for 9 off 20 overs
Moseley WIN
H&S Bowling:
·         Ashish Chakrapani;- 4 overs, 12 runs, 2wkts
·         Ritesh Jayakumar;-  4 overs,  5 runs,  3 wkts
·         Luke Friend;-  3 overs, 7 runs,  0 wkts
·         Milan Dogra;- 1 over, 6 runs, 0 wkts
·         Tom Watkins;- 3 overs, 10 runs, 2 wkts
·         Roshan Jayakumar;- 3 overs, 5 runs, 1 wkt
·         Ben Raybould;- 2 overs, 5 runs, 1 wkt
Extras (against):  18    That’s;-  Wides: 11  No Balls: 0  Byes: 3  Leg Byes: 4 
H&S Batting:
  1. Nivesh Chaudesama  1 run,  Caught
  2. Ben Crumpton  1 run, Bowled (played on)
  3. Tom Watkins 3 runs, Caught
  4. Akash Sharma 0 runs, Caught
  5. Milan Dogra 6 runs, Run out
  6. Nathaniel Mackey 7 runs, run out
  7. Luke Friend 5 runs, Bowled
  8. Roshan Jayakumar 2 runs, Run out
  9. Ritesh Jayakumar 1 run, Run out
  10. Ben Raybold 0 Not out
  11. Ashish Chakrapani 2 Not out
Extras (for) 22
Managers comments:
Losing the toss probably lost us this game. Batting second on an early season soft wicket and in bad light meant that for our boys it was always going to be an uphill struggle. It was so dark at the end in the middle that even the umpires were struggling to see the ball so it was no surprise when one or two of our batsman also complained because they couldn’t see the ball. To get within 10 runs of their score after our bowlers had done a fantastic job in restricting then to just 68 I thought was very commendable. Indeed on the subject of bowling and fielding It was one of the best Hampton & Solihull junior performances I have witnessed in the field. Room for improvement of course but very very good. Special mentions to Ritesh and Roshan Jayakuma who on their club debuts both performed excellently with the ball and also special thanks to Ben Raybould who kindly stepped in at the last minute after someone had to drop out. Well done Ben!
You could argue that this game was also decided on “Extras” and in particular the number of wides bowled. My target for each U12s game this season is to try and reduce the number of wides (and no balls) given away to less then 7 per game. Ambitious I know but if we do the right things in the right way then the team can achieve that and thus give us an advantage over the opposition.
Special thanks to Neena Dogra for helping to get 11 players on the pitch for the start and also our scorers on the night.
One final point;- some of our players did not get an opportunity to bowl in this game and some perhaps wanted to bat higher up the order. Everyone wants to bat and bowl but sometimes this is not always possible due to what’s happening in the game. Over the course of the season everyone will get an opportunity to bat and bowl and show what they can do. One of the opposition parents commented to me after the game that our batting order was wrong and it lost us the game. My comment to that is that at Hampton & Solihull we play as a team and everyone in that team must have an opportunity to do something and show what they can do. If players haven’t batted then they will bowl and if like last night players didn’t bowl then they will be promoted up the batting order. We will always try to be fair to everyone as well as try to win the games.