Long Itchington Under 11 v Rugby Under 11 – Cup – 23rd May 2013

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On a sunny but cold evening Rugby hosted the young Itchington lads. Rugby won the toss and decided to bowl and a steady start was made by Harry Heaven and Scott Haywood who did well against the top Rugby bowlers. Liam Aspinall and Luke Haywood continued the good work and the score was steadily increasing. Will Orton and William Hoggarth started to up the rate with some good running and this set a solid platform for Captain Will Eadon and Aaron Sutcliffe. Both played fantastically with Will hitting a couple of fours and Aaron some elegant shots,and they ended up putting on 32 taking the total to 258. A really good performance from all 8 players with proper cricket shots throughout.

Rugby sent out their big guns first but they were kept in check by Harry and William H with Harry taking a wicket (bowled) in his second over. After more steady bowling by Liam, Scott, Aaron and Will O the game was finely balanced at the  half way stage with extras putting Rugby slightly ahead. However in the next two overs the game changed with Liam and Aaron both getting wickets with excellent balls to clean bowl the batters. This put the pressure back on Rugby and with the last pair coming into bat they needed 17 off the last four overs. After getting 9 off the first two overs Will H and Will E kept their nerve to bowl out superbly, only allowing 2 more runs to be scored and Itchington ran out winners by 6 runs.

A good performance by all eight players with everyone contributing including Luke behind the stumps who gets better with every game and Will E who sets a fine example leading from the front.

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