Orsett v Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's on Sun 26 Jun 2011 at 9.30am
Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report A bright and sunny Sunday morning was the backdrop to Basildon & Pitsea's latest way trip; this time to an Orsett team boasting 6 district/county level players, and who have scored runs aplenty for little or no wickets this year. Yes the gathered support knew this was a tough game; however our little warriors done the club proud with a battling display against such adversity.

The toss was lost, and the opposition skipper put B&P into bat. At the end of the first over we had amassed 6 runs, however Sonny Downes was back in the pavillion after being run out. Then the run rate fell into oblivion; between overs 2 and 8 only 12 runs were put on the score, with the loss of 2 more wickets; Mitchell McLeod being caught for 0 and Jack Green trapped LBW for 1, and the score just 19 for 3 from 8.

Anthony Ayres came to the crease, and between him and Regan Mead, plundered some runs off the next over; 14 to be precise as Mead decided singles were boring, fours being the preferred score. At the half way mark B&P were 34 for 3, and a short drink break gave some respite from the tight and measly bowling. After the break, some fortune with misfields, and some shot making from Mead and Ayres lead to Mead taking his now obligatory walk from the pitch after his latest retirement; at least 2 of the coaching staff now looking over their shoulders as he comes hunting the retirement record. Nathan Hubble joined Ayres in the middle, and some very opportunistic running of quick singles and 2's from 1's meant that by the time the stumps rattled to end Ayres innings, the score was a healthier at 64 in the 14th over.

Small cameo performances from Harrison Birch (6), Tom Hardy (2) and a little not out from Harry Davie (4) combined with Hubble's 18 not out to amount to B&P's score of 87 for 6 from 20 overs.

Tea in the marvellous clubhouse completed, it was time for B&P to field, and to try to stop the juggernaut that is Orsett's batting machines. The openers for Orsett started plundering runs left, right and centre, and after 4 overs were 28 for 0. However in the 5th over, Ryan Davies caught the number 2 out from Ben Thompson's bowling, and we had a wicket. More runs came however, and we had to wait 3 more over for the next wicket, the other opener for Orsett; who from the looks eats all his vegetables and stands in compost of an evening faced the walk back, a good catch from McLeod; although straight at him I think there wasn't an adult present that fancied getting in the way of it, from Harry Davie's bowling and we had rattled the machine.

The following over, a wicket maiden from Ryan Davies, as Thompson repaid the earlier catch to send the no 5 back to the clubhouse; him being clearly rattled as he thought there was a no ball. The wicket stood however and the run rate slowed a little. Next over the no 4, who had previously ducked from a ball that was starting to pop up off the pitch a little, waved at another one that popped up and edged it to keeper Hubble, McLeod bagging the wicket.

However, Orsett hadenough in reserve; the no 3 walking off with a not out 28, and no 6 & 7 seeing the game through with 12.5 overs bowled.

So, it was not to be for B&P, who now play Belhus next in the League.

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets
Sonny Downes Run out  1
Regan Mead Not Out  25
Mitchell McLeod ct Hearn b Plom 0 1
Jack Green lbw Mitchell 1
Anthony Ayres b Lockyer 20
Nathan Hubble Not Out  18 1
Harrison Birch Run out  6
Thomas Hardy ct Haden b Davies 2
Harry Davie Not Out  4
Ben Thompson   1
Ryan Davies   1

Orsett Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Orsett Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
88 (0.0 overs)
Haden ct McLeod b Davie 23
Smith ct Davies b Thompson 16
Lockyer Not Out  28
Gibbon ct Hubble b McLeod 1
Plom ct Thompson b Davies 1
Hearn Not Out  3
Mitchell Not Out  1

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harrison Birch2.001800.009.00
Jack Green2.001000.005.00
Ben Thompson2.0018118.009.00
Harry Davie2.0011111.005.50
Ryan Davies2.5110110.003.53
Mitchell McLeod2.0021121.0010.50