U’13 Boys Middlesex Indoor County Finalists
Middlesex Cricket Indoor Centre
Under 13 Middlesex Schools 2018 Inner Region Indoor Cricket
SID; RAY; WILLIAM; JAMES; OLIVER; FLYNN; ALBIN; GEORGE; MORGAN; ALFIE
Congratulations to the APS Yr7/8 Boys cricket team who have qualified for the county final
Team captain, Flynn writes… With only two out of the five teams who qualified turning up, the competition became a head to head between APS and Haverstock School from Camden. It was agreed to play best of three matches with the winners progressing to the County final.
3 games – 8 aside- 8 overs – 4 balls an over- 2 teams – game on…
Game 1: We lost the toss and were put in to bat first. Ray and Alfie opened. We got off to a slow start with some very good bowling keeping the scoring rate down. After two wickets fell, the co-captains William and Flynn were left to see the innings through with a strong partnership, putting up a total of 51. Setting Camden a total of 52 to win from 32 balls. With consistent bowling and efficient fielding we managed to limit their runs and won the first match by 9 runs.
Game 2: On winning the toss, we decided to bat first. We got off to a similar start, whilst keeping the same batting order. Again, Will and Flynn put in another strong partnership. However, with still two overs to come, Will had to retire having reached twenty runs. Following this we lost a few wickets in quick succession. But with some determined batting we beat our previous score with a total of 56 runs. With a positive attitude we displayed some accurate bowling and skilful fielding. Once their opening and strongest batsman was dismissed in the second over, we took control. Impressive bowling from Ray and Sid (three wickets in one over) left them in a very awkward position with them needing 20 runs off the last over. With Flynn completing the bowling, the game was won by 14 runs.
Game 3: Was played in the knowledge that APS would be back for the final next month. Batting first again, we got a total of 64 runs with James showing his skills with a bat, retiring on 22 after a furious innings. Our opponents were bowled out for less than forty runs, after some powerful and ruthless bowling gave us a comfortable winning margin of more than twenty runs.