Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's v Rankins on Sun 20 May 2012 at 09:30
Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Lost 44 runs

Match report After mother nature had tried her best to ruin the cricket season for the massed gathering, it was time for the B&P youth to get underway in the Bradford Cup, against Rankins.

Selection problems on both sides conspired to leave us both with 10 players, and within the B&P team there were two U11 players in Charlie Blerkom and Sam Good, both of which had been snapped up at Friday night’s friendly match for the U11’s.

The Rankins captain won the toss and decided to bat; and B&P took to the field with the instructions to enjoy the game and do themselves proud. And they did, with a dogged display of fielding, denying and frustrating the opponents and forcing them to work for their runs. Rankins finished with 114 runs, for 5 wickets; and most pleasing was that B&P only gave away 17 in extras, which was a problem last year in some games. The Rankins skipper top scored for them with 32, with their number 5 also scoring 23 not out to push them along; Harrison Birch, Finlay Munro, skipper Ryan Davies and Sam Good (2) with the wickets.

After a biscuit or two, B&P started the reply, and the Rankins attack was as physical as when they batted, as they peppered pacey balls into the B&P batsmen. As much as the boys tried, they could not stem the flow of wickets, and although we got through to the end of the 20 overs, we could only muster 70 runs, and lost by 44 runs. Skipper Ryan Davies top scored for B&P with 18, with the Rankins bowler Mehta returning 2-2-0-2 as the best bowling figures.

A lot of positives were to be had from the game; and no one disgraced themselves against a better team. We move on to concentrate on the league in a couple of weeks time.

Rankins Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 11w 3b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
114 (20.0 overs)
Cousins b  Birch 4
Davies Not Out  32
Patel lbw  Davies 9
Steed ct  Wyatt b Good 1
Luff Not Out  23
Annilson b  Good 0
Nolde lbw  Munro 9
Hardie Not Out  5

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harrison Birch4.0020120.005.00
Ben Thompson4.003000.007.50
Ryan Davies4.0021121.005.25
Sam Good4.0024212.006.00
Charlie Blerkom2.00700.003.50
Finlay Munro2.00818.004.00

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 13's Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
12nb 10w 5b  
for 8 wickets
Finlay Munro b  Metha 4 1
Harrison Birch b  Cousen 6
Ben Thompson b  Metha 0
Stevie Wyatt b  Steed 9 2 1
Anthony Ayres b  Hardie 4 1
Ryan Davies ct  Patel 18 3
Mark Broadhurst st  Nodle 1
Charlie Blerkom lbw  Annison 0
Tim Brown Not Out  1
Sam Good Not Out  0
A.N. Other  

Rankins Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy