Reports are coming in of an incident at Richmond School. A young male was seen wielding apiece of wood, egged on by accomplices, followed by a big cheer. The incident occurred just after 8.00 pm tonight.
Our under 9s beat Northallerton under 9s by 4 runs. Northallerton scored 75 for 5, so 250 net, we scored 69 for 3, 254 net.
Northallerton batted first, Becca, William, Ryan and Raam all bowled very tidily in their first games of the season in this format, Raam bowled a super final over in which he hit the stumps twice, finishing with three wickets.
In our reply, we did not get ahead of the Northarlleton score until the final over. Northallerton had a couple of strong players who when they were not bowling were in specialist fielding positions, this and some pearollers from the less able Northallerton bowlers kept the score down until Raam arrived at the wicket, he finished on 20 not out, sealing the victory with his fourth four followed by sound defence.
Our bowling was much improved compared to the first game, there is still plenty of opportunity to improve both skills and game awareness. I would particularly like to see some carefully placed singles (and fours) with fewer "big swing no ding" occurrences.
We should be away at Masham next Wednesday, just need to confirm the fixture with them.