Wigton CC was the venue for our U14 County Knockout Cricket Semi-Final against Nelson Tomlinson School. Losing the toss, the UVHS team was asked to bat on a lovely warm summers day and we were immediately in hot water losing a wicket 2nd ball of the game. Another wicket shortly after required a steading partnership and thankfully Cameron (26 no) & Joe (21) settled the ship somewhat and after our 16 overs we had managed 67 for 6. The team talk and plan was to stay enthusiastic and bowl full and straight to build pressure. A great catch by Gavin gave us a great start and then a run out shortly after gave us a glimmer of hope, but Nelson Tomlinson’s opening bat played beautifully playing shots to all areas of the ground to take the game away from us posting the winning runs in the 10th over at 68 for 2.
Considering I was very close to conceding our Rd 1 game to Chetwynde due to a lack of players for this team, can I personally thank Jake. W, Gavin, Lewis, Elijah, Jake.L (Yr 7) & Jack (Yr 7) for putting their hand up and playing, so we could fulfill this match and then staying in the team and helping us make a Semi-Final that seemed a long way off in May.
Well done boys, be proud of your efforts.