Posted by Tim Rance on 11/07/2018 08:40
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VIEW FROM THE SCOREBOX
Introducing hardball cricket to Junior Cricketers who have previously been playing predominately kwik cricket is undertaken through semi hard ball cricket. So last Sunday saw our U11 semi-hardball team in action for the first time. My thanks go to John Hume-Spry for the following report:
Thumping victory for the under 11s, in the first semi hard fixture of the season against Duffield on a glorious Sunday morning. Both teams fielded inexperienced line ups, but the quality of the Mickleover squad really shone. The match was played in a great spirit and Duffield were very welcoming hosts. Both teams had only one player each, who played in the nail-biting hard ball fixture last Sunday.Varun having won the toss, elected to bat first, the boys then proceeded to accumulate the kind of total you would dream of, by the end of the innings we reached a total of 326 for the loss of only 3 wickets. Varun with 30 and Leo with 20, were our top scorers, but every player contributed runs from the bat.Having set such a daunting total, we defended the score with relative ease, taking 5 wickets and limiting Duffield to 250 runs. With wickets falling at regular intervals, Duffield could never really get going in the run chase. The wickets were spread amongst the squad with Finn, Sam, Tom, Mujtaba and Amani all taking a wicket each. Finn and Mujtaba both bowling wicket maidens .Special mention to Amani, who also took a fantastic catch, in his first ever game of cricket. Liam, Sam and Tom all produced great bowling performances restricting the the scoring rate with very economical 2 overs spells each.The boys should be very proud of a excellent team performance.Mickleover 326-3 Duffield 250-5
Our U15's were the only other junior team in action last week at home to A & B. Batting first A & B thanks to some excellent all round tight bowling set a target of 64. This was achieved in the 10th over as Nathan lane and Will Temple steered the team home to victory.
Our U15s were in County Cup action again last night (Tues) against Swarkestone in the Collard Dawn County Cup Finals. With skipper, Eddie Rance winning the toss and electing to bowl, we restricted Swarkestone to 102 off 13 overs bowling them all out (Eddie Rance 3-21). With our U15s having scored over 100 runs in every T20 match so far this season, we were confident going into back and knocked off the total in 13 overs with a return to form by Himanshu Joshi (50 retired) ably supported by Nathan (20 not out). Mickleover won by 9 wickets. We are waiting to see if Long Eaton & Sawley can reschedule a fixture they cancelled next week, if not we should go through to the Regional Stage as Derbyshire County Champions where we will meet either Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire Champions. Well done lads!
Senior Cricket saw us exist the Butterley Cup in the semi final to the hands of a well groomed Sandiacre side. Set a target of 227 for victory Mickleover struggled despite the best efforts of Daniel Walton. Still an excellent experience I sincerely hope the club elects to enter again next year.
On Saturday saw Hilton concede giving our 2nd XI 27 points, however it is noted there were two other matches in the league where clubs conceded.
In order to accommodate the England v Sweden World Cup match our 1st XI travelled to Ticknall for a 9am start. With the home side electing to bat first scored 285 for 6 from the 46 overs. In reply it was Dominic Whitworth with 56 that held the early stages of the innings together and with Jack Hodgkinson's cheeky 75 as he piloted the lower order with assistance from Ollie Cammidge and Archie Bennett to 240 Leaving 41 short for victory.
Lastly our 3rd XI entered Breadsall at the Mickleover Oval, skipper Tim Rance winning the toss and electing to bat. It was the effervescent Chris Lees stroking the ball with consummate ease around the ground as he completed a flawless century. He was well supported throughout by all our juniors who partnered him, digging in especially Nathan Lane and Cameron Lees, credit to you guys. In reply Breadsall fell to the "king of junior spin" Jasgobind Singh ripped through the heart of the Breadsall batting leaving it in tatters with figures of 12 overs 2 maidens 23 runs 5 wickets. Nice 27 points!
KIT - MAROON CRICKET CAPS
I have been asked on numerous occasions where did I get the cricket cap Craig's wears as players want to make a purchase. Well I am pleased to announce I have procured a supplier and pleased to report they are available at £15 each. Please let me know if you wish to make a purchase for this season. For future seasons I will be forwarding the supplier information to our kit ladies.
HOT AUGUST NIGHT
IT'S GETTING CLOSE - WE ARE ON THE COUNT DOWN! Tickets are available from Carol Rance, George Selby and myself. I recommend you don't leave it!
Pleased be advised Junior Nets is cancelled this Wednesday
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