International Coach’s Corner

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The cricket season is well under way and the weather has been kinder to us so far this year with only two junior games rained off for the U13’s and no Monday night practices cancelled!

I have been very pleased with the attendance at Junior practice, now with over 30 boys from age 7 to 13 and numbers increasing each week the future is looking promising. We have also had a couple of really good Women’s Cricket sessions with good numbers, these take place on a Tuesday so come on down, more the merrier, and all ages and abilities welcome.

We had a successful Junior BBQ with the weather just holding off, with a good turn out and lovely sausages thanks to The Sherston Sausage Company and the Matthews family for organising.

The Under 13 team have seen some excellent individual performances and great team efforts. Cricklade at home was a win by 80 runs with Ben Kavanagh scoring 45, Lorcan Purser was the main destroyer with the ball, taking 3 wickets in the second over of Cricklades innings and just missing out on a hat-trick!

The next match we came up against Kempsford and this proved to be a great leveller. Winning the toss Kempsford were put into bat with only 9 players. They only lost one wicket in scoring 138 in 20 overs, to which we replied with 55 and only
James Skeldon the captain showing any resistance.

Last week we took on Cirencester B away which saw a much improved team effort and two Under 11 players making their debuts.

Michael Dicks and Patrick Frost came in due to unavailability and injury and presented themselves well. Bowling first Sherston reduced Ciren B to 88 all out in the last over with a good all round bowling performance.

Kyle Witt is showing consistency and dependability, Ben Kavanagh control and swing and Dominic Evans with event-a-ball bowling. In Dominics only over he had the same batsman bowled, caught and run out, but unfortunately each ball was a ‘no-ball’! But one effort that must be mentioned is Patrick Frosts first over which saw him take his first wicket for Sherston in hard ball cricket, well done Patrick I’m sure you will take many more! Chasing the Ciren score James Skeldon led by Captains example scoring 50 not out to secure our second win by 5 wickets.

There’s still plenty of cricket to come, so keep up the hard work in practice and keep enjoying the game.

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