U12 vs Ipplepen
By Mark Pitman
U12's bounce back with a solid victory
After a disappointing loss to Paignton our U12's travelled to Ipplepen determined to get back on track. Captain Sam Russell lost the toss & Ipplepen decided to field first. On a hard bouncy deck our batters started off in a positive manner with the top three all retiring - Sam Harvey (30*), Luke Manuell (30*) & Russell (31*) After 20 overs the score was 154/1.
Harry Pitman & Harvey opened the bowling in their typical frugal way. Ipplepen defended their wickets well & the only wickets to fall were the big hitting George Tapley (22) run out by Pitman & opener Owen Sutton (20) bowled by young Jack Ansley (1 for 10). Ipplepen scored 99/2 in their 20 overs.
A few learning points for the team:-
- Singles are important when batting = we should have scored 10 more runs in easy singles
- Use a long barrier when fielding = at least 12 runs were gifted to the opposition
- Concentrate on line when bowling = the top scorer for Ipplepen was wides (26)
Thanks to Ipplepen for hosting the game & to the match official for "getting the game on"
Next for the U12's is an away fixture at Kingsbridge.