Rankins v Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 15's on Thu 09 May 2013 at 18:00
Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report And so, the 2013 U15 season starts with the customary Peters Cup first round match against a team in Rankins, who have done well over the past few years, and who saw our U13 team off in last years Bradford Cup. Skipper Sonny Downes lost the toss, and so we set out to field in cold and blustery conditions; however as is accustomed now to BPCC sides, the bowling was tight and unforgiving, and the fielding was dogged and even with the Rankins opener retiring on 50, the determined display of the fielding side crucially kept the score below the golden 100 mark, with the hosts having to settle for 96/3 from their alloted overs.

BPCC set out to bat sensibly, however be mindful that we needed to jog along at just under 5 an over. Regan Mead and Harrison Birch opened the batting, and started to enjoy some of the gaps afforded to us by the generous boundaries at Broomfields, picking up some quick singles and keeping the rate ticking along nicely. However an over exuberant call in the middle lead to the run out of Birch, just when things were settling nicely, and skipper Downes came out to continue. Again, quick singles were the order of the day, however a straight one saw Brad Staff come to the crease in replace of the skipper. Staff and Mead worked on keeping the rate achievable; quick runs again interspersed with some excellent shots down the hill for welcome boundaries kept the target in sight. Mead was then unlucky to be fractionally out of his ground, and fall to some quick work by the home teams wk to get stumped on 21. Mitchell McLeod came to the middle, bouyed by 2 good catches in the first innings and played a sensible innings, blocking when needed and knocking some quick runs. Staff was then caught on 35, meaning Tom Hardy came out and played a nice little cameo, prodding the ball around to keep the strike rotated and the scoreboard ticking over. However, the rate was now creeping away, and by the time Hardy was bowled for 7, Harrison Morris walked out knowing it was time that both he and McLeod would need to open their shoulders.

Morris was a mere spectator, as McLeod did just that; needing 11 off the last over he decided that he would plunder those in 3 balls, with 3 sumptious shots taking BPCC over the line.

A second round match now beckons against either Rayleigh or Eastwood.

Rankins Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 1w 8b 4lb 
for 3 wickets
96 (20.0 overs)

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 15's Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Bradley Staff4.0013113.003.25
Ben Thompson4.0014114.003.50
Harrison Morris4.021400.003.50
Harrison Birch2.01400.002.00
Thomas Hardy2.001400.007.00
Anthony Ayres1.00700.007.00
Kieran Barbero1.001400.0014.00
Sonny Downes2.00818.004.00

Basildon & Pitsea Cricket Club Under 15's Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6w 1b 2lb 
for 5 wickets
Regan Mead Stumped  21 3
Harrison Birch Run out  6
Sonny Downes Bowled  3
Bradley Staff Caught  35 7
Mitchell McLeod Not Out  17 4 2
Thomas Hardy Bowled  7
Harrison Morris Not Out  0
Anthony Ayres  
Lewis Brown  
Ben Thompson  
Kieran Barbero  

Rankins Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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