13 May 2017
U11 A IX Cricket vs The District
Against a very strong North Essex District side, containing at least 4 players from the Essex Squad, Holmwood batted first. Unfortunately we lost Rufus C, caught first ball, and Harry O, after the first wicket we were 0 for 2.
Holmwood battled for every run against an excellent bowling attach, wickets fell regularly but all the batsmen tried their hardest and with Toby F 12, Harry RL 15 and Angus M the only batsman reaching double figures, we batted to the 30th over before we were bowled out for 106.
In reply, District batsman batted with confidence and skill against a determined HH, who fielded excellently. HH took first wickets with one each being taken by James P, Sam F, Rufus C and Harry RL. Great catches by Patch A, Harry O and Sam F resulted in wickets.
Although we lost in the 23rd over I was delighted with our performance and the attitude shown by the team in adverse circumstances.