Gold Boys Back Having Fun
It feels really good to be back playing cricket after winter. It’s so exciting to go onto the pitch playing one of my favourites sports. The first ball of the new season gives you such a spark of excitement.
Before writing about the game, I would like to say a big welcome to our two new players to the team. Our friends Jed and Harper Walsh are now members of our great U12 Gold.
We started today’s game against Mosman with 10 players as Ollie and Zack Menck were away on holidays and missed out on the fun.
I won the toss and decided we should bowl first. Considering it was the first game, I thought the bowling was pretty good. I think we need to stop bowling so many wides and no balls by working hard in training during the week.
Armaan Kishore (left) and Seb Hegney both took three wickets. I think we should all try to bowl like them – straight at the stumps.
Josh Brayshaw, Ed Barton and Will Fitch also took wickets. Ed took a screamer of a catch and was involved in a run out.
We bowled out Mosman for 151. I felt like we played well but we didn’t talk on the field much which we could improve on next time. We also got a bit tired in the field so that needs to improve.
Chasing 152 to win, I opened the batting with Harper. We did really well. Seb came in next and batted really well. He scored 19 not out.
Jed did really well coming in an number 4 and Mitch Hyslop got a really tough LBW decision. Bad luck Mitch.
Armaan was top score on the day with 32 not out. Well done, Armaan.
Ed hit the best shot of the innings with an amazing six. Will Fitch hit a four as we started to get close to the total.
In the end Josh and Daniel Newman calmly steered us to victory with two overs to spare with good shots, running between wickets and backing up.
Armaan was our Man of the Match. Harper (right) won our Good Sportsmanship award.
I’d like to thank our manager Lara for doing so much for our team. I’d also like to thank Mal and Chris for umpiring. Thanks also to Mosman for a really great game for lending us a fielder.
For me, it felt really good to be captain because I wanted to help my friends to do their best. Also the joy of being captain felt good. I felt proud.
I wish the team all the best of luck through the rest of the season!
- Archie Bibb, U12 Gold captain round one
U12 Gold reflect on round one and a good team performance