Northwood Cricket Club Under 15a v Stanmore on Thu 25 Apr 2019 at 17:30
Northwood Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report U15 League Northwood U15a 96-8 (15) lost to Stanmore U15a 99-5 (14.4) by 5 wickets

A game that showed NCC have a lot of talent and potential and were on top for various periods, but that 2 or 3 bad 2-3 over spells can prove crucial at this level.

We started almost perfectly with James (19) and Charlie (20) putting on 47 in 6 overs. However we then surrendered the initiative in tentative fashion, before Kabir (19) and crowd favourite Gurman (16) gave us something to bowl at, before excellent Stanmore death bowling prevented us from getting what had seemed a likely and probably match-winning 110.

Stanmore chased sensibly until we improved our bowling standards, most notably Ben (2-19) and Gurman (1-14) backed up by James and Josh. A mini-collapse including (as every good collapse should) run outs gave us hope but Stanmore got home with 2 balls to spare.

A disappointing result, but one to certainly take a lot of learning points from. Most notably we didn’t run around 8-10 runs we should have while Stanmore were almost tip and run and ran around 15 singles more or less straight to fielders. We need to try and get into a mindset in the last few overs that the default is to run and only exceptionally not to run.

2 tough games next week at Uxbridge & Eastcote, but ones we should be looking forward to.

Northwood Cricket Club Under 15a Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 7w 5b 1lb 
for 8 wickets

(15.0 overs)
James Kenny ct unknown b N Gokal 19 3
Charlie Harrison b N Gokal 20 3
Kabir Mehrotra-Bhatia b K Dubignon 19 3 1 1
Ben Sargeant ct unknown b Y Parikh 4
Yuv Rao ct A Brook b J Morris 0
William Robinson st A Brook b Y Parikh 0
Gurman Bhalla b K Dubignon 16 3 1
Tyler Pearce Not Out  2
Jashanveer Birah ct unknown b Z Hemani 0
Sabarish Ganesh Not Out  1
Josh Brooker   1

Stanmore Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Hewett2.001300.006.50
Kellen Dubignon3.001728.505.67
Neel Gokal3.0020210.006.67
Sahaj Pankhania1.001400.0014.00
Yash Parikh2.001226.006.00
Jack Morris2.00919.004.50
Zuhair Hemani2.00919.004.50

Stanmore Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 7w 4b  
for 5 wickets
99 (14.4 overs)
Kellen Dubignon b B Sargeant 33 3
Alex Brook ct K Bhatia b B Sargeant 32 4
Yash Parikh b G Bhalla 5
Neel Gokal run out (J Brooker / K Bhatia) 6 1
Sam Hewett Not Out  2
Jack Morris run out (G Bhalla / K Bhatia) 0
Armaan Popat Not Out  10 2
Rahil Patel  
Rayen Gandhi  
Sahak Pankhania  
Zuhair Hemani  

Northwood Cricket Club Under 15a Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gurman Bhalla3.0014114.004.67
Tyler Pearce2.001400.007.00
Sabarish Ganesh1.001100.0011.00
Josh Brooker3.001900.006.33
James Kenny3.001800.006.00
Ben Sargeant3.001929.506.33