The U15s put in a strong team performance last night with a great many positives to reflect upon. Batting first, Ben Merritt (53 not out) and Charlie Corbett (41) both played with great maturity and set a solid platform. It was a pleasure watching them build their scores. Callum Ardron was able to bat positively when he came to the crease and it took an excellent piece of fielding to dispatch him run out for 17.
Captain Harry Smith spread the bowling duties very evenly and everyone contributed. We have been pressing on the boys how important it is to bowl straight and make the batsmen play and of the 10 wickets they took last night, 7 were clean bowled. BNOCC were fielding a young side but so were we and our bowlers really did dominate with sensible line and length deliveries. Josh Ardron (2-7), Evan Hindle (3-2), Jolyon Harris (2-3) and Charlie Corbett (2-0) took the bulk of the wickets but everyone contributed.
After last week's disappointing result it was fabulous to see the team come out with a positive attitude and show what they are capable of. Well done to all involved.