Eastcote A v Northwood Cricket Club Under 15a on Thu 02 May 2019 at 17:45
Northwood Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report U15 League Northwood U15a 71-6 (15) lost to Eastcote U15a 75-4 (13.2) by 6 wickets
A match that illustrated what a tough division this is – we really struggled with the bat but did really well with the ball and in the field.

James (20) and Charlie (16) started well but again, but just when we need to go up a further gear both got out and we never really picked up from there, not hitting a boundary in the final 5-over segment.

Batsmen must not worry about getting out, doing so can make them tentative and more likely to get out. We need to express ourselves and aim for 130 off 20 overs, even if its 9 down or all out.

We needed to burst out of the blocks with the ball and did just that, Gurman bowled a magnificent 3 overs (2-6) looking like taking a wicket with every ball with the Eastcote playing content to play him out in his final over. Sabarish gave tight support. At 9-2 off 5 overs it was game on. However Eastcote gradually got control and despite wickets for spinners Sabarish and James we lost with 10 balls to spare.

That is the third game running where we have disappointed in the first innings only to produce much better cricket and fight in the 2nd half.

Northwood Cricket Club Under 15a Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
7w 5lb 
for 6 wickets

(15.0 overs)
James Kenny ct Oscar John b Niyam Shah 20 26 3 76.92
Charlie Harrison ct Keshav Samani b Rishi Thapar 16 23 1 69.57
Kabir Mehrotra-Bhatia lbw Shashank Kurra 3 11 27.27 2
Ben Sargeant run out (Pranav Bhatia) 1 3 33.33
Manav Khindri ct & b Niyam Shah 8 3 2 266.67
Yuv Rao Not Out  5 12 41.67
Gurman Bhalla b Aditya Narayan 2 5 40.0
Jashanveer Birah Not Out  4 7 57.14
Tyler Pearce  
Sabarish Ganesh  
Josh Brooker  

Eastcote A Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Pranav Bhatia2.001100.005.50
Oscar John2.01900.004.50
Affan Kundi1.001000.0010.00
Niyam Shah3.001929.506.33
Rishi Thapar3.00818.002.67
Shashank Kurra3.01616.002.00
Aditya Narayan1.00313.003.00

Eastcote A Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
7w 1lb 
for 4 wickets
75 (13.2 overs)
Niyam Shah ct K Bhatia b G Bhalla 0 5 0
Keshav Samani ct K Bhatia b J Kenny 17 24 2 70.83
Rohan Hirani b  G Bhalla 4 6 1 66.67
Krish Patel Not Out  33 32 5 103.12
Shashank Kurra b S Ganesh 9 12 1 75.00
Oscar John Not Out  4 1 1 400
Rishi Thapar  
Ronak Patel  
Aditya Narayan  
Pranav Bhatia  
Affan Kundi  

Northwood Cricket Club Under 15a Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gurman Bhalla3.01623.002.00
Sabarish Ganesh3.0013113.004.33
Josh Brooker2.001600.008.00
Tyler Pearce1.001300.0013.00
Ben Sargeant2.001200.006.00
James Kenny2.2014114.006.00