|30th April||Fair Oak B||Home|
|7th May||Tichborne Park (friendly)||Home|
|14th May||Tichborne Park||Away|
|21st May||Cup R1 - Bye||-|
|4th June||Compton & Chandlers Ford (Cup R2)||Away|
|11th June||Bishops Waltham||Home|
|18th June||Fair Oak (cup)||Away|
|25th June||N & W Girls Cobras||Away|
|2nd July||Cup SF||-|
|9th July||Hedge End||Away|
|16th July||Cup F||-|
News & Results
30th April - Fair Oak B
I'm delighted to report that the U13s had a fine win on Sunday against Fair Oak, in their first League game of the season. Captained by Huw, the U13s batted first making 157 for 5, with both Huw and Seb retiring on 25. Our bowling and fielding looked a little rusty at times, but we finished strongly, taking the final wicket with the last ball of the match, leaving Fair Oak on 131 all out, giving us victory by 26 runs. Well done everyone, on a good team performance. Thanks to Will for scoring, Grainne for providing the tea and Tom for preparing a great wicket.
7TH May - Tichborne Park
Well done to the U13s for a good team performance in the friendly match on Sunday against Tichborne. Captained by Ted, the U13s batted first making a competitive total of 136 for 6, with Hayden, Jac and Fred all retiring on 25 and Ted making a fine 24 Not Out. In reply Tichborne made 113 for 8, giving us victory by 23 runs. Thanks to Will for scoring, Fiona for providing the tea and Tom for preparing the wicket.
14TH May - Tichborne Park
The U13s had another good game last Sunday, in their League match against Tichborne. We fielded first, with an improved Tichborne team making 126 for 4, from their 20 overs. In response, we started at a great pace, with Jac and Hayden both performing well, as our openers. However, as the wickets started to fall, our run-rate slowed and we finished on 105 for 7 (with Seb top-scoring on 28), giving Tichborne victory by 21 runs. Without doubt, the artificial wicket did give Tichborne something of a home advantage, but it was nonetheless a useful learning experience! Thanks, as always for the support and to Will for scoring.
4th June - Compton & Chandlers Ford
The U13s enjoyed a good win, in their Barfoot Cup match on Sunday against Compton and Chandlers Ford. Captained by Owain, we fielded first and had the opposition reeling, with two wickets in the first over. However, Compton and Chandlers Ford recovered well, (helped by a plentiful supply of extras!) to finish on 111 for 8. In reply we started at a blistering pace, reaching 67 after just 6 overs, with both Seb (33 runs) and Jac (32 runs) retiring. We eventually won in the 14th over, with 4 wickets down, which a was a great result and puts us against Fair Oak 'A' in the quarter-finals. Grateful thanks to Andrew for scoring and all those present, for their support.
18TH JUNE - fair Oak (CUP)
Well done to the Ropley U13's who excelled yesterday, in a thrilling game against Fair Oak 'A', which we won by four runs. This was the best team performance I have seen in a long time, against a very strong opposition. Batting first, we faced some tight fielding and accurate bowling, which left us at 34 for 4 at the end of the seventh over. Huw (28) and Fred (29 not out) put us back on track, adding 62 for the fifth wicket, before we eventually reached 114 for 5 after 20 overs. In response, Fair Oak started well, but the Ropley team fielded magnificently (if there was a misfield, I didn't notice it!) and the wickets gradually fell, as Fair Oak got closer to our total. Two pivotal moments were provided by Jac who took a fine catch in the deep to dismiss Fair Oak's number 4, before running out their number 5, with the help of Huw, behind the stumps. Fair Oak finished on 110 for 9, with Seb (4 for 22) and Ted (2 for 15) being the pick of our bowlers. The result takes us through to the semi-finals, which take place on 2nd July.