Belhaven Hill School

Co-ed Boarding & Day School for ages 5-13

Boys Cricket U9 v Ardvreck

Boys' Cricket: U9 v Ardvreck

U-9 boys lose on last ball against Ardvreck.

Fresh from last week’s comfortable win against Ardvreck hopes were high of a repeat performance against Ardvreck.  These hopes were swiftly measured after the first over when Hamish was hit for a whopping 19 runs.  Thankfully, beyond this opening pairing, we soon got to grips with the Ardvreck batting pairs and took four wickets for the loss of just 14 further runs.  Fergus and Xander both took great caught and bowled wickets and Noah and Hector clean-bowled their victims.  This left Belhaven the very manageable target of a mere 33 to draw with the rest of our attack fairly parsimonious.

Ardvreck 33 for 4.

Our innings, however, was a show of promise and poor communication.  We lost two wickets in the first two overs and were on the back foot for the rest of the innings.  Only at the end of the fourth over did we get the score back to ‘0’, Bertie being run out and hitting his own wicket and Noah being clean bowled.  Rollo was subsequently stumped and both Jack and Harry run out.  Four of these six wickets came about as a result of one partner not communicating clearly with a clear shout whether to run or not and as such too often indecision and panic left two batsmen stranded in no-man’s land in the middle of the crease.

Thankfully, we had Hector still to bat and in the first of his two overs he managed to hit 14 runs and then in the last over suddenly we were on.  Three balls left, four to win.  Alas, with three still needed off the last ball, Fergus was clean bowled and that, as they say, was that.

Belhaven 25 for 7.

So, promise was shown in our bowling and our willingness to run with the bat – but poor communication cost us the day and this we shall work on for our next game against St. Mary’s (a.) on Wednesday, 2nd June.

Man of the Match: Hector.

Ardvreck U9 win by 8 runs.