Under 9 Match v Northallerton - Just William is not enough

In a match played as 10 a side, Northallerton batted first. Only 2 wickets fell, one a direct hit runout for Rebecca. If the stumps has been moved 18 inches to the leg side, the score might have been rather lower than the resultant 314 net. Though the wide count was not too bad, too many easy to hit leg side balls were put down, off which the Northallerton batters helped themselves to runs, with six of them hitting fours.

Our reply started slowly, Rebecca was run out a couple of times and Harry hit a couple of boundaries but was also bowled a couple of times. William came in with Archie in the fourth pair and demonstrated how to bat in under 9 cricket, scoring 30 undefeated runs, 16 from boundaries, the remaining 14 from keen running. Last pair Raam and Emmy still had a fair amount to do. Emmy did an excellent job of getting Raam back on strike, scoring 7 singles, but Raam was unable to pick up the multiple boundaries needed as he finished on 16 not out. With Emmy being run out off the last ball from an excellent piece of fielding we finished on 284 net. If we had not lost any wickets this game would have been a tie, but the real difference was that more of the Northallerton batters bit bad balls for boundaries.


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