2 Wins in 2 days for U13's

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After a break due to school holidays, Marshfield CC Under 13 returned to action with two games over consecutive evenings with league and cup fixtures. Despite depleted numbers, the boys played really well on both evenings to record two victories with Ben Sinkins and Josh Gay both recording maiden 50’s.

In the league match at Keynsham against their B team, having won the toss and elected to field the Marshfield boys put in a good bowling performance to restrict Keynsham to 109 from the allotted 20 overs. Pick of the bowling was Ed Avery with 3-15 from 3 overs and Joseph Pearce with 2-7 from 2 overs. In reply Ben Sinkins and Josh Gay opened the batting and put on a great display in reaching 80 for the first wicket before Ben was retired having scored a very well made maiden 50. Josh then completed the run chase with support from Joseph to reach the target with 5 overs to spare and to record a good victory.

The following evening saw the boys play Bathford CC in a cup match on a fine summers evening at Tormarton CC. Having been put into bat, Josh continued his fine form and batted superbly to score an unbeaten maiden 50, eventually being retired for an excellent 72. Good support was also provided by Ollie Bates with 16 and Sam Duckett with 22 before being unfortunately run out at the non-strikers end after the bowler deflected a hard hit straight drive. The innings closed on an impressive total of 159 for the loss of 4 wickets. In reply Bathford were unable to threaten the total as a good bowling and fielding display restricted the visitors to a total of 96, with Ben Sinkins, Sam Duckett, Joseph Pearce and Gregg Elmes all picking up a wicket. Special mention must go to Harry Bates and Charlie Barton from the Under 11 team who played at short notice and both bowled nicely. The only disappointment of the evening perhaps was that Josh’s number one supporter and mum Bec Gay was most unusually not at the game and missed Josh’s moment of glory , however I’m sure that there will be many more 50’s to come!


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Colin Sinkins


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