U12XI beat Stewart’s Melville

U12XI beat Stewart’s Melville

A terrific afternoon of cricket!

It was certainly a day for the Cargilfield cricket baseball caps today as there was plenty of sunshine on Inverleith for this hardball game against Stewart’s Melville.

Both coaches agreed to play a T20 at the request of their players and Oliver and Sylvan volunteered to open after we lost the toss and were put in to bat. Both boys played some good defensive shots but Oliver was out to a quick, straight ball and Sylvan followed after a fine catch at backward square leg. Conrad and Isabella made a solid partnership with excellent running and some very classy shots but both were bowled within a couple of balls after they tried to up the run rate. However, they had got us to 68 and set the platform for a good innings. Scarlett came in and after some tentative shots, she then began to loosen up and whilst being supported by Maddie, Rufus and Archie, reached 16 not out as we posted 112 for 6 after the 20 overs. 

Kit opened our bowling and took a wicket with his fifth ball! SMC battled back into it, reaching 49 after 10 overs. In came Kit again and he got his second wicket with another superb delivery. Orhan then took a wicket in the next over, troubling the batters with his looping balls on a good length. Sylvan took a wicket maiden in over 16 and Isabella took the final wicket in the last over and the hosts came up short by 25 runs.
Our bowling was really accurate today and it needed to be as we were giving 2 runs for a wide or no ball. We stifled the SMC charge with some terrific fielding from everyone but Oliver and George were particularly strong in this area. I was also really impressed with Rufus keeping wicket and coping with the pace of the bowlers. There were very few balls missed. He was close to getting a few run outs today but didn’t quite have the ball cleanly in his possession when hitting the stumps with the gloves.

A really enjoyable afternoon with the team being great company. Thanks to Stewart’s Melville for hosting and well done to all the players in both teams for their encouragement for one another in the field. Well done to Conrad for leading the team so well; a very mature performance. 

Scarlett was awarded the Player of the Match and received the match ball for her 16* but special mention to Kit and Sylvan for their superb bowling.

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