Pegasus & Corringham v Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's on Sun 10 Jul 2011 at 9.30am
Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Won by 87 runs

Match report The setting for the latest fixture for the U13 boys was the picturesque Pegasus & Corringham ground, a beautiful backdrop for what would turn out to be a beautiful day for the boys.

Skipper Mitchell McLeod lost the toss, and so Basildon & Pitsea were sent in to bat first. With the run rate skipping along at a healthy 6 an over, Sonny Downes was the first to walk the stairs with 25 in his back pocket and raptuous applause from the visiting crowd. The rate slowed a little in the middle overs, as some tighter bowling was faced, however not to be held back for too long Regan Mead got up to 26, and in doing so took his 6th retirement of the season; a remarkable achievement. McLeod skied one and was caught for 6, and Jack Green was just a yard short for a run out for 6, however runs from Harrison Morris who finished 20 not out and Nathan Hubble, who did not score left B&P on 112/2 off 20 overs.

After tea, B&P set about the Pegasus batting, and a perverbial lamb was slaughtered, as wicket after wicket tumbled in fairly regular fashion. Harrison Birch opened the bowling, and his second ball got the first wicket, Mead taking a catch near the boundary and the opener was back in the clubhouse on 0. The next ball put the number 3 sitting next to the no 1 back in the clubhouse, the stumps shattered for 0. At the other end in the next over, Harrison Morris trapped the no 2 LBW for 0, and the last ball of the over saw the no 4 take the walk bowled, and the score was 2/4.

The next over Pegasus showed some fight, however in the 4th Harrison Morris struck again, the no6 bat LBW, and the score 14/5. A change of bowling saw Ryan Davies get into the act also; his first over saw the no5 hit it straight to Birch for 10 and the fight was all but over. A Maiden followed for Morris, and then Davies struck again; same result caught Birch and the no8 was off for 0.

Everyone wanted a bowl now (including the manager, coaches and the President on the boundary) however Green was given the ball for the next over, and the same result; the no9 LBW and just 5 scored. In the 9th over, Harry Davie bagged a wicket maiden; the no7 who had so far avoided facing a ball suddenly spooned one up and Tom Hardy gratefully recieved for 0. All that was left was for the skipper to bowl the 10th, and Tom Hardy to take the catch off the last ball of the over to send the no10 back for 3, and the innings over for 25.

In short, not since the Romans invaded has there been such carnage in Corringham; a display of bowling and fielding which those that wear the badge have witnessed since who knows when. Unless results conspire against the team, there will be the small matter of a game or two late August for the boys.....

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 2 wickets
Sonny Downes Not Out  25
Regan Mead Not Out  26 1
Mitchell McLeod ct Cable b Elliot 6
Harrison Morris Not Out  20
Jack Green Run out  6
Nathan Hubble Not Out  0
Anthony Ayres  
Thomas Hardy   2
Harry Davie  
Harrison Birch   2
Ryan Davies  

Pegasus & Corringham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Pegasus & Corringham Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
25 (0.0 overs)
Outen ct Mead b Birch 0
Gray lbw Morris 0
Tarling b Birch 0
Willets b Morris 1
Shilling ct Birch b Davies 10
Elliot lbw Morris 1
Stubbings ct Hardy b Davie 0
Stone ct Birch b Davies 0
Slaughter lbw Green 5
Vinton ct Hardy b Mc Leod 3
Cable Not Out  0

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harrison Birch2.001125.505.50
Harrison Morris3.01331.001.00
Ryan Davies2.00723.503.50
Jack Green1.00212.002.00
Harry Davie1.01010.000.00
Mitchell McLeod1.00111.001.00