10 May 2017
Cricket U11 A vs Barnardiston Hall
Holmwood 20-1 Barnardiston 79-7
Barnardiston batted first over a whirlwind start by opener Joe saw Barnardston reach 37 in the 5th over of which he had scored 30 with 7 x 4s before he was caught behind by Toby F off the bowling of William T for 30. Subsequently very accurate bowling from all the Holmwood bowlers denied Barnardiston the opportunity to score runs quickly.
Particularly impressive were William T with 2 wickets, James P with 2 wickets, Henry W with 2 wickets and Harry O with 1. Special mentino should be made for Toby F who, in addition to his catch, took 2 stunning with quick thinking.
Barnardiston succumbed to a miserly total of 79 for 7 from their 25 overs.
In reply, Rufus C and Sam F batted cautiously to start with, accumulating quick singles to keep the scoreboard ticking over. As they grew in confidence they scored more freely. Sam F was unluckily bowled playing on for 15. Rufus was then joined by Harry O. Rufus then played some excellent and very powerful shots, hitting 4x4s in one over as Holmwood passed the Barnardiston total of 79 in the 12th over.
Rufus was not out on 47 and Harry not out for 3.
This was a very impressive performance by Holmwood although concentration on the field is a major problem if this winning run is to be continued.