Positive batting leads Croft to comfortable win
Avoncroft Under 11s produced an excellent performance to beat an inexperienced Cookley side on Tuesday evening. The game started in perfect fashion with Matthew Athey (2-6) taking a wicket with the first ball of the game and Croft’s bowlers maintained the pressure throughout with a strong team effort with the ball. Oisin Morgan (2-5), Ben Athey (1-3), Fin Morris (1-5) and Henry Jenkin (1-10) all picked up wickets as Cookley were held to 42 runs for 7 wickets in their 16 overs. With teams starting on 200 and losing 5 runs for each wicket lost, Cookley finished on a net score of 207.
Croft’s all round team performance continued with the bat, as everyone contributed either with powerful shot-making or positive running between the wickets. Four players; Toby Smith (17), Henry Jenkin (16), Ben Huxley (16) and Matthew Athey (10) reached doubled figures as Croft posted 99 runs for the lost of just 1 wicket for a net score of 294. Croft will look to build on this 87 run victory as the Under 12s take on Pedmore on Sunday.
Match Report by Paul Athey, 13/06/2017
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