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Under 9's match report vs
Euxton at home Sunday 8th May from Ollie Clarke.....
When I looked at the options we had for players I rubbed my hands with glee, about 14 under 9's looking for a place in a team of 8, unfortunately it seems most of them were playing football, so we went with 7 with 3 Read Raiders making their debut! Still sun was shining, I had had at least 4 hours sleep, things were looking up!
The toss took place and was won by Read who asked Euxton to bat. Things started well with a Tom taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings, this seemed to set the tone for the home side with a total of 8 wickets falling for 29 runs conceded - there has to be a special mention for Josh here taking his first hat-trick including a lovely taken caught and bowled. Tom ending on 2 for 1 off of 3, Josh 4 for 2 off of 3, with Ollie and Lewis getting their first wickets for Read - Ollie making his debut also!
After a great time in the field it was Read Raiders time to bat. It was to be fair a slow start by Read but if they just kept their wickets intact they knew the game was theirs. Some cracking shots, some great fielding by Euxton meant it looked close to start off but number 3 bat Creegan had other ideas with a very good 18 N/O Anya, Ollie and Indie all making runs on their debut for the Raiders and a very good 10 from Josh and nifty batting from Tom (18) sent the score racing up to end on 83 for 4, giving Read a very good first under 9's win of the 2016 season. Once again the game was really well played and enjoyed by all. Well done everyone.
11s Match Report from Ollie Clarke
Clitheroe Cobra’s v Read Raiders 30/04/2016
After a fairly wet week it is fair to say the pitch at Clitheroe was wet but to the credit of the Cobra’s ground staff the match went ahead in breezy and drizzly conditions.
The toss took place which Read lost and were asked to bat first. Some great individual performances and none more so than our youngest under 11 Raider Josh, with a few quick singles and a lovely boundary from his last ball, classy!
The wicket proved tricky to score big and the runs were hard earnt with the batters having to create the power, this proved costly a few times with a number of wickets falling in quick succession. The Raiders settled then and their quality showed with some really lovely batting and a great swept boundary from Tom. Fraser and Harry finished off our innings in good style and pushed the score up to 241 with some real power batting.
Next it was the Cobra’s time to bat who started very brightly gaining runs in a smart fashion. After a few overs we all knew it was going to be a tight game and it was then the Raiders turned to our two youngest players to get wickets, this seemed to galvanise the fielding side who, using the wind to their advantage, took a few more wickets with Harry making a great catch and a couple of boundary saving dives. This was going down to wire until Libby produced two overs of real quality, getting a brace of wickets for three runs. This ensured the Raiders name went it the hat for the next round.
Although the Raiders went through, the real winner today was junior cricket in the Ribblesdale League. This game had everything in it - quality cricket, sportsmanship and lots of smiles.
The game we love played the proper way
U15s match report against
On a cold Wednesday night, the U15s travelled to Euxton through hailstorms wondering how on earth this match would take place!
Euxton must be in a micro climate as the game went ahead without any rain. Josh Hargreaves won the toss & asked Euxton to bat.
They were reduced to 9 for 3 at one stage after early wickets from Hamza & Luke. However Euxton's Lancashire batters rescued the innings & they finished on 79 for 3.
Pick of the bowlers: Luke 3 overs 2 for 3, Hamza 3 overs 1 for 14 and George 3 overs 0 for 10.
In the gathering gloom Read struggled to 41 for 6 in reply.
Top scorer George M 10 not out, Dom 8 & Josh H 5.
Thanks to Mike Hargreaves for umpiring and all parents who helped transport the players.
Under 13s Match report from
Andy Turner 25/4/16
Very tough game this week for our young 13's team against a strong Gt Harwood team. Sophia lost toss and we were asked to take to the field in Baltic conditions. Assistant coach and Read 2016 pro Ravi Jangid tried his best to get the kids warmed up with fielding drills and it worked well as we fielded and bowled very well. Superb catches by Hamza and Sophia x2 rounded of good performance in field. Batting wise we were unfortunately no match for the opposition spin dominated attack and it's definitely the main area we need to work on in the nets with our employed professional coaches on Friday's.