U13 Update

The U12 squad were impressive at the Bexleyheath KWIK cricket festival on a very hot Sunday getting through the morning group stages to compete in the main cup in the afternoon. They finished the day equal 1st on points with two other teams but ended third overall on net run rate.  I was very proud of the team and impressed with how they took ownership of organising themselves and especially the inclusive nature of ensuring everyone had a fair turn etc.
The U13B team lost their last league game in the last over at Dartford on Tuesday.  It was a very credible performance considering we only had 9 players after several late changes. I was very pleased to hear about a couple of strong individual contributions and as ever a good team spirit.   
The team will finish mid table see http://nkentjunior.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=78912 
The U13A team finished their league season with another convincing victory against a good OD Cuaco team on Thursday. A fantastic team batting performance, the best of the season in quality : being patient in the first 4-5 overs seeing off their impressive opening bowlers then cutting loose to post 169 losing only one wicket on what wasn't a straight forward pitch. Several equally impressive bowling spells but a couple of bowlers were punished for their short pitched bowling. However overall a lot fewer wides and no balls conceded - well done all.
Some results still to be recorded by a couple of teams but we should finish 2nd or 3rd http://nkentjunior.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=78868 
Several boys are away next week (w/c 23rd July) and I have a busy week at work so I am not organising a match.  We will have training as normal on Thursday.
I will look to arrange a match possibly on Mon 30th July at home.  Do let me know if your son cannot play.
I am away w/c 6th Aug so it most unlikely to have a match week but there will be training.
Please mark your diaries for Sunday 26th August for the OCC Family fun day where I will be running a match - depending upon numbers I look for this to be either U13s vs parents or a mixed U15/U13s match.
I hope those going away enjoy your breaks and see you soon.
Brian - 07710 154330