14 & Under Boys County Cup report

Friday, May 10, 2013
14 & Under Boys County Cup report

Report by Team Captain Paul Scullard:

The boys team consisting of:

  1. Austin Gwilliam
  2. Noah Bradwell
  3. Matthew Whitehead
  4. Ryan Hutchinson
  5. Alex Peer
  6. Jake Norris


We were put in a group with KENT and BERKSHIRE.

1st Match vs Kent (LOST 6-0)

A very tough tie to open our account against the strongest county on paper was met with a great overall performance. Although we lost and playing against much higher rated players, all matches were contested admirably and it was an encouraging start.

I felt we were a little unlucky not to get something on the scoreboard!!.

2nd Match vs Berkshire (WON 4-2)

This was a fiercly contested match and again the boys gave a very good account of themselves with excellent performances particularly from Noah, Alex and Ryan. An excellent win.

3rd Match -3rd / 4th PLAY OFF vs Northants (LOST 5-1)

Another very tough match and although the result didn't go our way, I was very proud of the team effort. A good win again from Alex and unlucky with some of the other matches which could have gone our way.

Overall this was a great experience and I felt the boys would have come away encouraged but also slightly disappointed. The standard was extremely high and I think Kent will be very hard to beat with several high level national players in their team.

It was a great opportunity for our team to see the level they must try to aspire to.

Well done!



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