Youth Report

This week the U11’s began their campaign with a home match against St Crispins Ryelands and the U13’s took on Horton House.

The U11’s batted first and openers Amy Kempa and debutant wicketkeeper Lewis Hollebon got the team off to a solid start. Excellent performances were also put in by the teams other two debutants Max Murrell and Will Tipler who both made runs and with Jack Buswell and James Kempa batting well towards the end Cogenhoe posted a very respectable net total of 218.

That total looked a lot bigger as both Amy Kempa and Alex Towler took wickets in the first partnership. After that all of the bowlers  went for under 10 runs each but Cogenhoe were unable to take the wickets to reduce the total of St Crispins who finished up with a net total of 242. This was an excellent first performance for the U11’s which leaves much optimism for the rest of the season. New captain Archie Plowman lead the team well  fully embracing the club’s moto of good sport, good etiquette, great club.

The U13’s lost the toss and were put into the field. The team got of to a slow start but Ray Ahmed (4-0-13-0) and Joseph Barbara played a key part in keeping Horton (last year’s U13 champions)  under control and a wicket to captain Tom Robinson restricted Horton to 146-1 off their 20 overs.

In reply Cogenhoe started off badly. However Wicketkeeper Matty Wainwright produced a classy innings of 23 not out and with valuable contributions from Chris Alvis, Johnathan Lidbetter, Amy Kempa and Jake Ovington ensured that Cogenhoe saw out their 20 overs.

Next week the U11’s face Brixworth whilst the U13’s host Nether Hayford.

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