Strong team performance delivers 31 run victory
Avoncroft’s Under 12s won their first ever indoor game thanks to solid performances with both bat and ball. Bowling first, Croft put Bewdley under pressure early on with Oscar Jinks (2-3) and Matt Athey (1-3) impressing in their 2 overs. Despite this being their first indoor game, the players quickly picked up on the tactics, bowling straight and fielding with energy and alertness. Alex Salisbury score 16 for Bewdley, but no other batsman got into double figures as Croft maintained control throughout the 12 over innings. Bewdley finished with 65 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, giving a net score of 247.
In reply, Croft got off to a great start with Harvey Shaw (12) and Sam Taylor (9) putting on 24 in their 3 overs. Louis Griffiths continued the momentum with 11 and by the time the final pair of Matt Athey and Oscar Jinks got to the crease, Croft were already 6 runs ahead. Athey (17) and Jinks (6) put the gloss on a fine performance with partnership of 25 for the final pair, taking Avoncroft to 93-5 for a net score of 278 and a 31 run victory.
Match Report by Paul Athey, 05/01/2018
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