U12 vs Barton
By Mark Pitman
Good start to the season for the U12's
The U12's travelled to Barton CC for their first match of the 2016 season. Captain Sam Harvey won the toss & decided to bat on a green but dry pitch. The decision proved to be a good one with the U12's scoring 128 for the loss of 7 wickets. Pick of the batters was Luke Manuell with 35* and Sam Russell with 27.
After a quick break the U12 bowlers were soon "hitting their straps" with Barton wickets beginning to tumble. C Crocker managed to steady the innings with a score of 22* but the U12's restricted Barton to a total of 82/8. The wicket takers for Bovey were Harry Pitman, Harvey, James Mellitt, Ben Rockey, Lewys Minty and Joe Bailey.
A good start to the season but a points to work on for the next game:
1. Calling by the batters - this needs to be loud & confident
2. Running between the wickets - speed & sliding in the bat
3. Fielding positions to restrict boundaries
4. Bowling accuracy - wides
Thanks to Sarah Harvey for scoring, the umpires for officiating, Barton for hosting the match and providing refreshments.