On a glorious, sunny afternoon, the U11A squad made their way to our friends at Fettes Prep school for an enjoyable cricket match. We batted first and made a strong impression by managing to hit 180 runs against some solid Fettes bowling. Our calling between the wickets was clear and decisive apart from Edward who ran himself out on his first bowl and Jack who, having just been told by his Dad from the touchline not to take any risky runs, ran himself out on a risky run! Nevertheless, I was pleased with our batting performance overall. Particular congratulation to Harry who batted with composure and skill on his debut bat for the team.
In the field, we were sharp and attentive in general. A couple of overthrows and a miscommunication leading to a dropped catch were the only negatives in an otherwise promising fielding performance. The bowling was good on the whole, despite a few wides. Max deserves a mention for his four wickets and Ollie who took a brilliant diving catch in the covers.
Well played boys, it was good to see you enjoying your cricket so much.