England League and Cup Discussion

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casperj
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by casperj » Tue May 14, 2024 11:34 am

Crucial wicket just before the half-way point puts us in charge.


C. Mansfield (rfm) 3-0-12-2, R. Baxter 5 (7b), E. Williams 0 (0b)
End of over 10 (3 runs) - The Spitfires(54-4). 79 runs required from 10 overs. RR 5.40 RRR 7.90

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Tue May 14, 2024 11:50 am

Ruff Royals won by 8 wickets

Ruff Royals YorkshireTykes
Batting - Top Order 14,367 12,683
Batting - Middle Order 11,482 10,123
Batting - Tail 4,921 5,560
Bowling - Seam 13,696 (12) 12,317 (12)
Bowling - Spin 13,204 (8) 12,767 (8)
Fielding/Keeping 17,204 14,531
Overall 237,269 213,990

We won with about 4 overs to spare. The batting was quite comfortable with Bullock scoring 56 from 43 balls and House 40 not out from 31 balls.

We're still going to be 4 points clear. Next week could be tough as it's international week and we'll be missing a couple of players whilst wolfberries won't be missing anyone.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Tue May 14, 2024 12:01 pm

South Yorkshire CC wolfberries
Batting - Top Order 12,257 11,492
Batting - Middle Order 9,000 10,114
Batting - Tail 4,633 4,314
Bowling - Seam 12,796 (20) 11,404 (12)
Bowling - Spin 0 (0) 12,261 (8)
Fielding/Keeping 15,020 15,759
Overall 207,972 205,374

South Yorkshire CC won by 5 runs

Played a very much second XI today and lost, was looking good with two overs to go and six wickets in hand but we bottled it!

casperj
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by casperj » Tue May 14, 2024 12:12 pm

The Spitfires Crestfallen Sidekicks
Batting - Top Order 12,259 11,956
Batting - Middle Order 9,873 10,964
Batting - Tail 5,498 4,646
Bowling - Seam 12,236 (16) 12,324 (16)
Bowling - Spin 12,091 (4) 13,052 (4)
Fielding/Keeping 15,239 15,394
Overall 211,781 214,149

Crestfallen Sidekicks won by 45 runs

Bowlers performed well, especially all-rounder Mansfield who took 3/17. Crucial win if we are to avoid relegation, and the size of the win helps reverse the NRR hit we took in the last match. Unfortunately starting to really struggle with fatigue in the squad now, with an important one-day match and a MKMC tie still to come this week, and another important T20 tie next week.

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Thu May 16, 2024 10:29 am

Home Ruff Royals
Away Relegation reprobates
Ground Ruff Royals CG
League Youth 1.1
Date 16 May 24 10:00
Crowd 10,377
Weather Windy
Pitch Uneven

R. Reynolds (rfm) 4-0-14-0, L. Pietersen 24 (37b), J. Albers 22 (36b)
End of over 12 (3 runs) - Relegation reprobates(49-0) RR 4.08

Struggling to take wickets again and we dropped a catch too.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Thu May 16, 2024 11:36 am

The Raging Speed Horns vs St. Marks Hill Strollers
League Youth 2.1

Weather Windy
Pitch Dry


We're off to a good start at the halfway stage -

End of over 40 (4 runs) - The Raging Speed Horns(260-7) RR 6.50

I'd like to think that's a match-winning total :thumbsup

Tommy Topster continues to impress with 113 from 112 balls.

wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Thu May 16, 2024 12:02 pm

Home wolfberries
Away gRhyllidae
Ground wolfberries CG
League Youth 3.1
Date 16 May 24 10:00
Crowd 7,955
Weather Windy
Pitch Dry

Toss: gRhyllidae won the toss and elected to bat.

A. McCloy (rws) 8-0-43-3, R. Brownlie 22 (10b), H. Sankey 14 (13b)
End of over 40 (8 runs) - gRhyllidae(207-5) RR 5.17

1st vs 2nd today and both of us are unbeaten, not the worst total but since the changes we aren't completely out of the game. We have played two of our three very young guns today which means our batting is slightly weaker than it could be, hopefully this won't comeback to haunt us.

wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Thu May 16, 2024 1:03 pm

wolfberries gRhyllidae
Batting - Top Order 7,236 7,356
Batting - Middle Order 6,431 5,389
Batting - Tail 3,347 4,412
Bowling - Seam 6,774 (16) 6,778 (16)
Bowling - Spin 6,262 (24) 7,040 (24)
Fielding/Keeping 9,977 7,598
Overall 126,977 121,689

wolfberries won by 3 wickets

Today's win puts us on top, and we really need to get out of division 3.

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Thu May 16, 2024 1:56 pm

That score was too much for the oppo. Despite a breezy start (71-0 at the end of the twelfth), once our spinners came on, the runs were hard to come by. They fell 62 runs short at the close, although batted out their overs with a wicket to spare. Another solid win sees us 4 points clear at the top of 2.1.

The ratings -

Match Ratings
The Raging Speed Horns St. Marks Hill Strollers
Batting - Top Order 7,463 7,434
Batting - Middle Order 5,384 4,929
Batting - Tail 3,666 3,381
Bowling - Seam 7,112 (16) 6,253 (24)
Bowling - Spin 5,909 (24) 7,098 (16)
Fielding/Keeping 8,042 8,251
Overall 118,465 117,310

We're still a way off being a good team, and the spin bowling is mediocre at the moment, plus, we lose our best bowler to the seniors next week. How long, or even if, we can stay top, I don't know. But we do have some strong players coming up the ranks, and things can change quickly at youth level - so fingers crossed...

spark
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by spark » Thu May 16, 2024 2:09 pm

Ruff Royals Relegation reprobates
Batting - Top Order 8,668 8,852
Batting - Middle Order 5,119 6,891
Batting - Tail 3,666 3,902
Bowling - Seam 6,430 (32) 7,106 (24)
Bowling - Spin 6,554 (8) 8,350 (16)
Fielding/Keeping 9,709 8,706
Overall 127,553 138,818

Ruff Royals won by 8 wickets

Of course, our first YOD win of the season comes against the side that's top of the league. Sadly, all the others towards the bottom of the league also won so I'm still in 7th place.

I thought they had got far too much as they scored 257 on an uneven pitch. Howe (92 not out) and Galindo (94 not out from 75 balls) were excellent though and saw us through to victory whilst we only lost 2 wickets.
Manager of Ruff Royals. Image USA National Assistant. Winner of England Senior One Day 1.1: S51 & 52. Winner of England T20 1.1: S51.
Winner of England Youth One Day 1.1: S27 & S40. Winner of England Youth T20 1.1: S53, 54 & 57.

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Fri May 17, 2024 10:36 am

The Raging Speed Horns vs Pedagogs
League One Day 1.1

Weather Cloudy
Pitch Sticky


Early days yet in the league, but we really need to start performing - we've been punching below our weight in the last two games. Thusfar I've kinda been all guns blazing; today I've been a little less gung ho with the orders -

End of over 14 (1 run) - The Raging Speed Horns(53-1) RR 3.79

and ... :lol: as I type (how many bloody times does that happen?) a wicket falls. Nonetheless, a reasonably solid start, but this is a sticky so...

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Fri May 17, 2024 11:26 am

End of over 36 (2 runs) - The Raging Speed Horns(155-5) RR 4.31

35.6 1 W Coverdale to Gatehouse : [runout]
P. Labyrinth run out (K. Sharman) 85 (116b 7x4 2x6) SR:73.28


A run out?! :angry:

Very annoyed with that - no pressure - Labyrinth sailing along, anchoring the innings, and the match engine throws a dumb spanner in the works.

Poo :P

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Fri May 17, 2024 11:50 am

End of over 46 (1 run) - The Raging Speed Horns(192-10) RR 4.17

Yeah - I reckon that stupid run out cost us a good 20-30 runs - wickets fell at regular intervals after Labyrinth's departure. I wouldn't call it a cast iron score (I was hoping for 220+), but it should be challenging for the oppo (I know I wouldn't want to be chasing 193 on a sticky!).

wolfberries
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by wolfberries » Fri May 17, 2024 12:20 pm

Home wolfberries
Away South London's Number One CC
Ground wolfberries CG
League One Day 1.1
Date 17 May 24 10:00
Crowd 17,764
Weather Cloudy
Pitch Uneven

Toss: South London's Number One CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Wanted to bowl anyway, can't see our mainly second string winning today. At least it's much needed experience.

Atko
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Re: England League and Cup Discussion

Post by Atko » Fri May 17, 2024 1:25 pm

Wrapped it up with 9 overs to spare -

The Raging Speed Horns won by 47 runs

Match Ratings
The Raging Speed Horns Pedagogs
Batting - Top Order 14,861 14,445
Batting - Middle Order 11,174 12,579
Batting - Tail 4,481 6,124
Bowling - Seam 14,616 (30) 13,433 (30)
Bowling - Spin 15,235 (20) 12,905 (20)
Fielding/Keeping 18,651 17,021
Overall 247,853 243,645

Finally we perform. It would be nice to get some momentum going this season :thumbsup

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