Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Mildenhall U11 v Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Under 11 Dragons on Sat 18 Jul 2015 at 09:45
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Lost 225-10 vs 272-5

Match report U11 Dragons Run Out of Puff in Cup Final

Having won all of their League and Cup matches to date this season, a team of eight Dragons arrived at a sunny Mildenhall for the Suffolk U11 Cup Final, with a reasonable degree of confidence, despite the fearsome reputation of their hosts on home turf.

Captain Will Bailey lost the toss and we were put into bat on a very green wicket on the edge of the square. Our first pair Oli Mann and Varun Sharma made a bright start, making a net total of 19 in their four overs, with the loss of just one wicket. This is when we had an inexplicable mid-order collapse of England proportions, which effectively put paid to the match, with our next two batting pairs losing a total of nine wickets between them and the score going backwards to 203 for 10 after the first 12 overs. Although our final pair of Will Bailey and Kajeai amassed a score of 22 off the final four overs, our grand total of 225 was never going to be enough.

However, taking the field with nothing to lose, the Copdock boys performed bravely and creditably, with the Mildenhall score going backwards after the first over of fierce bowling from Kajeai and a memorable over from Oli Mann taking two wickets from two balls after a good team run-out in the same over. Despite a couple of missed catching chances, the bowling and fielding was solid and spirited and with another wicket from Isaac Toombs and a near faultless display from Ewan behind the stumps, the hosts had only reached 216 for 5 at the halfway point of their innings, bringing that hope of a miracle a bit closer. However, Mildenhall’s last two batting pairs steadied the ship, realising that they could just block the good balls and wait for the odd wider ball to score off. Once their total had passed Copdock’s meagre 225, caution was thrown to the wind with a hatful of wickets now required to win, Mildenhall plundered our final overs of bowling and eased to victory.

Overall Mildenhall were well worth their victory margin of 47 in this low scoring match, with a special mention to Josh James and A.Tucker with the ball and Connor Cobbold and Toby Steggles with the bat, leaving the defeated Dragons to return eastward to lick their wounds and think of next year.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Under 11 Dragons Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 4w 2b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(16.0 overs)
Oliver Mann Not Out  7 8 1 87.50 1
Varun Sharma Bowled  4 12 2 33.33
Isaac Toombs Lbw  4 15 1 26.67
Alexander Dunning Bowled  0 8 0
Kit Evans Lombe Bowled  0 15 1 0
Ewan Green Caught  0 7 0 1
William Bailey Not Out  6 12 50.0
Kajeai Tharaneetharan Not Out  14 12 1 116.67

Mildenhall U11 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Mildenhall U11 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4w 1b 3lb 
for 5 wickets
272 (16.0 overs)

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Under 11 Dragons Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Varun Sharma2.001500.007.50
William Bailey1.00500.005.00
Oliver Mann3.001527.505.00
Alexander Dunning1.00900.009.00
Kajeai Tharaneetharan4.0013113.003.25
Kit Evans Lombe1.00900.009.00
Isaac Toombs4.0123123.005.75

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