The U9 (B) match between VCC and Quick today was a great learning experience for our young players. With a total of 13 players available, VCC fielded two teams. Team “B” consisted of Timme, Tristan, Victor, Bram, Niswarth and Alex O, who also opened the bowling.
Quick won the toss and started batting. Timme struck in the first over, taking a wicket, and there was also a run-out later in the innings. However, Quick’s batsmen got into their stride and scored many boundaries in the last two overs. Niswarth and Alex bowled well, and the bowling overall was really accurate, with only two wides from Tristan and good economy from Victor, who even contained a player who could easily compete in U11! VCC conceded 19 wides and Quick finished with a total of 106 runs, including one six.
VCC then batted, with Alex and Tristan opening, followed by Victor and Niswarth, and Bram and Timme. Quick’s fielders were very keen to throw at the stumps, but often missed, resulting in six instances of five runs being scored due to overthrows. All players had this in their overs, except Alex, but he made up for it by scoring the only 6 🙂 Bram turned out to be the top scorer with a total of 21 runs.Their bowling resulted in 23 bonus runs through wides, but they also scored two wickets with it. Our team can still build up some routine when to run and communicate (hand gestures don’t count, do they Tom? 😉 ) and so 3 wickets were scored by run-outs. A good illustration of (lack of) routine was non-striker Tristan who, bat in hand, almost wanted to run after a passing ball instead of to the wicket on the opposite side 🙂
Wickets count as 5 runs so the score of 125/2 in the first innings and 108/5 in the second, resulted in a clear victory for Quick. A learning day and a fine result for a fairly inexperienced team. Lots of upward potential 🙂
Thanks Tom for the umping, coaching and material!
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