u12’s Finish the Indoor Season with a Win

Despite losing a couple of key players to injury  and illness and fielding a team with 5 under 10’s/11’s Middleton U12’s  indoor campaign for this season came to an end on Sunday with a commanding  victory over Bognor.

Winning the toss Middleton put Bognor into bat and through some  excellent fielding and bowling contained Bognor to a mere 25 runs off the first  6 overs. In an effort to increase their run rate Bognor’s batsmen attempted to  improve their running between the wickets only to be met by some outstanding  fielding by Middleton resulting in 3 run outs.

All 6 of Middleton’s bowlers did a great job in containing the  opposition’s batting with Dominic Hammond, Lewis Faint, Matthew and Christian  Bellamy playing an integral part in Bognor reaching a very ‘catchable’ 53  runs.

Middleton set about their task excellently from the off with Jack Dawling  and Ben Peach featuring in a very methodical and patient opening  partnership which saw them steer the team to victory with nearly 5 overs to  spare.

Runs for Ben Peach 20 n.o. and Jack  Dawling 15 n.o.

Bognor 53-3
Middleton 55-0
Middleton won by 5 wickets.

The result means that Middleton’s  U12’s finished joint 2nd in the league on 9 points, level with Arundel  and behind Eastergate, having won 3 of their 5 matches.

This is an excellent achievement by our young team which not only bodes  well for next season’s indoor league, when the majority of the players will  remain in the U12 team, but also for the forthcoming outdoor cricket season when  many of the skills learnt indoor ie. sharpness in the field, running between the  wickets, can be put into effect.

Once again my thanks to all the parents who  supported during the winter.
Best Regards, Mark

Link to Middleton’s Indoor Season Match/Results table

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