Match report for Sunday 10th July 2016
HSV & W U11 Unicorns Trot to Victory over South Wilts U11 B
Playing their first match at Heytesbury this season, the Unicorns posted an impressive 6 wicket win against table toppers South Wilts B team. Home skipper Liam opted to bowl on a drying pitch that had been subjected to early morning shower. The South Wilts team found scoring runs off the bat to be difficult, but the score ticked along thanks to the extras. After ten over South Wilts were on 25 for 1. They finished their 20 overs on 79 for 3. Robinson top scoring with 13. As is usual all the Unicorns players bowled two overs each, with one wicket each for Oscar, Will and James. The pick of the bowlers were Ben (0 for 4) and Oscar (1 for 5) and Oliver N (0 for 1) who bowled with pace and beat the bat several times.
After a short break of a variety of bickies, washed down with squash, the Unicorns set about their reply. Oliver hit three fours in his 22, before being bowled swishing across the line. Tom was his busy self knocking the ball in to space and taking quick singles. The shot of the day was a perfect square cut for four. He was caught for 17. Liam took on the anchor role and nudged ones and twos, while Oscar scored a quick fire 16 that included three fours. The total was reached in the 15th over.
With the sun now shining both teams walked off to tremendous applause, and thanks to our guests for making it such an enjoyable morning writes Justin Wagstaff
Match report for HSV & W U11 Unicorns vs Westbury 30th June 2016
Charlie Makes Maiden 50 but Westbury just too strong
On a dark evening at Sutton Veny the Unicorns hosted local rivals Westbury in the U11 League. Winning the toss, home skipper Matthew chose to bowl first and he and Charlie made an economical start with the ball. The Westbury batters of Stockley and Brewer ran well between the wickets and soon started hitting the bad balls for 4. Stockley was especially strong hitting three fours in a row, before clearing the boundary for a maximum. He retired on a well deserved maiden 53. Brewer also retired on 18, leaving Westbury skipper Reeves to shepherd the batting. He hit nine boundaries and finished the innings with a huge six taking him to 50 exactly. Westbury finished on 169 after 20 overs.
In reply the Unicorn’s openers of Charlie and Liam got off to a positive start scoring 45 of the first 7 overs. As batting partners came and went Charlie continued taking singles and hitting boundaries. One pull shot cleared the boundary for a maximum- his first ever, and this was soon followed by another. He retired on exactly 50- a huge smile across his face and the crowd cheering as he walked off. The Unicorns batted out their 20 overs finishing on 112 for 6.
The difference between the two teams was clearly in the standard of the Westbury top order, but the Unicorns lesser bowlers all tried hard, and in some ways actually bowled better than their counterparts. The most encouraging aspect of the bowling performance was the wides count, which was the lowest it has been all season. In conclusion a wonderful evening of cricket and congratulations to the three young men who made 50s.