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Under 15's B team v Orsett B team (Allegedly).
Another blazing hot evening and this game was played over at Mopsies. Frank Farrington didn't play, so for once we had to include an A team player to replace Frank. Remember, our U15's B team is full of 11 and 12 year olds and there's hardly any U15's in it! Despite this they were playing a bloke who looked like Darren Gough and he looked nothing like a B-Team player!
They batted first and finished on 99 with a couple of wickets still in hand. My younger son Joe bowled and did quite well taking three wickets and running out a bloke during one of his last overs taking a good return throw from the boundary off of legit U15's B player Finlay Munro. Luke Sharman took a spectacular one handed catch off of one of Joe's balls at gully. Unfortunately Joe couldn't return the favour off of one of Lukes balls at Mid-off, which was loopy and in the air for ages and Joe put it down. It was good to see Joe having a real go in the field, putting his body on the line diving to try and stop the ball at fine leg. Despite his limp and his leg still with a year more in recovery he was running hard trying to stop the ball and put in a sterling effort.
Tim Brown fielded well as he always does, he never shy's away from a ball, no matter how hard and when he batted later in the match hit a couple of fours. Mark Broadhurst got off to a very good start hitting some big fours and a six as I recall in his first two overs and was looking to be heading towards a very good score before being caught in the crease wafting at a wide one and not moving his feet.
Orsett won in the end with us falling short with the bat and all being bowled out well short of the total. But there were some good performances. Luke Sharmans bowling looked very threatening and very much improved, taking one wicket, but causing all sorts of problems for everyone that faced him.