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U14 - Match centre

Chesham B
Chenies & Latimer CC
Akash 27, Josh 15*
Batting
Ethan Baggott 44, Alex Walker 39*
Luke Marsden 2/9, Max Mackenzie 2/15
Bowling
Mon 26 Jun 18:00 - League

U14s claim emphatic win

Impressive team performance makes coach proud

As a coach it nice to be proud of individual performances, but it is even nicer to be proud of a team performance, especially one which was full of enthusiasm, effort and skill. Last night was one of those occasions as the U14s completed a 44 run victory at Chesham.

Skipper, Alex Walker, won the toss and elected to bat first. Louis Ertl got the innings off to a flying start with some characteristicly powerful stroke play, but just as he was really getting going, he managed to pick out a fielder with an off drive and had to depart for 13 (19-1). Meanwhile Ethan Baggott had established himself at the crease and he was joined by Tom Labbett. Together they took the score on to 72 before Tom (11) played inside a delivery that nipped back to remove his off bail (72-2). Max McKenzie strolled out and stroked his first ball for 4 through the covers. Ethan upped his scoring rate but within sight of his 50 he popped a catch up and had to depart for an excellent 44 in the 12th over(88-3). The skipper came to the crease and together with Max added 60 unbeaten runs in the remaining 8 overs to take the total to 148-3. Max made 14* and Alex amassed 39* including a towering 6 over the square leg boundary.

We had a big score on the board, but the coach's message at the interval was that it was a fast outfield and a good pitch so we would have to field well and bowl tightly to defend it. Skipper took the unorthodox decision to open with spin and it paid off. Ethan induced the Chesham opener into a loose drive in the first over and Alex pouched the catch (0-1). At the other end Shan Patel bowled an excellent line, but the extra pace on the deliveries was to the liking of the Chesham no.s 2 and 3 and they ticked the board over with a few boundaries and singles. Max McKenzie came on to bowl and this produced immediate dividends as he claimed 2 wickets in 2 balls, the first an excellent reaction catch behind the stumps by Louis Ertl, and the 2nd a perfect full Yorker to the new batsman (22-3). The 4th wicket partnership took the score on to 49 before Luke Marsden produced a perfect ball that nipped between bat and pad to peg back the Chesham chase just as momentum began to swing their way. This momentum would have been much stronger in Chesham's favour had we not collectively fielded superbly. The skipper made sure that bodies were in the right places and each and every one of those bodies did their job, often diving on the ball to save boundaries. With the wind taken out of the Chesham sails, we continued to take regular wickets with Harry Ince (1-2), George Davey (1-15) and Harvey Lewis (1-15) claiming wickets and Luke (2-9) bagged his 2nd. Louis claimed 3 catches behind the stumps, Alex 2 in the field and Max also caught one. Chesham finished on 104-8.
From a coach's perspective it was great to see the boys' join up all the practice and learning into this performance, but it was also rewarding to see their passion and enthusiasm for the game rewarded at last with this result.

Scorecard

Chenies & Latimer CC won the toss and decided to bat.

Chenies & Latimer CC batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ethan Baggott
ct. Akshay, b. Sahil
44
0
0
0
 
Louis Ertl
ct. Dilraj, b. Akshay
13
0
0
0
 
Tom Labbett
b. Sahil
11
0
0
0
 
Max Mackenzie
Not Out
14
0
0
0
 
Alex Walker
Not Out
39
0
0
0
 
Christopher Membery
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Luke Marsden
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
George Davey
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Shan Patel
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Harvey Lewis
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Harry Ince
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
11w, 10b, 4lb, 2nb
27
Total
for 3 wickets overs
148

Chesham B batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Dilraj
ct. A Walker, b. E Baggott
0
0
0
0
 
Sahil
ct. L Ertl, b. M Mackenzie
10
0
0
0
 
Akash
ct. A Walker, b. H Lewis
27
0
0
0
 
Hannah
b. M Mackenzie
0
0
0
0
 
Akshay
b. L Marsden
7
0
0
0
 
Tilakshi
ct. L Ertl, b. H Ince
6
0
0
0
 
Josh
Not Out
15
0
0
0
 
Kartick
ct. L Ertl, b. L Marsden
1
0
0
0
 
Daniel
ct. M Mackenzie, b. G Davey
1
0
0
0
 
Ella
Not Out
1
0
0
0
 
Jess
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
20w, 4b, 2lb, 10nb
36
Total
for 8 wickets overs
104

Chenies & Latimer CC bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ethan Baggott
2
0
6
1
3.0
Shan Patel
2
0
12
0
6.0
George Davey
3
0
15
1
5.0
Max Mackenzie
3
0
15
2
5.0
Alex Walker
2
0
10
0
5.0
Luke Marsden
2
0
9
2
4.5
Harvey Lewis
2
0
15
1
7.5
Christopher Membery
1
0
12
0
12.0
Harry Ince
2
0
2
1
1.0
Tom Labbett
1
0
4
0
4.0

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