U11's lose Cup Semi Final

The Under 11’s lost to Quoile Cup holders CSNI by 8 wickets at Shaw’s Bridge on Thursday 3rd August.
Batting first, Angus Carson and Lorcan Donnelly started well before Lorcan offered a simple caught and bowled with 18 on the board. Amy Hunter proceeded to dominate the bowling. With the score on 65 for 1 after 10 overs, a solid platform appeared to have been built. Amy by this stage had struck 5 x 6’s and 1 x 4. A change of bowling worked as Amy lobbed a ball into the covers with the score on 67. Angus followed in the 15th over having played the anchor role.
Despite there being plenty of ability, the remaining batsmen struggled. Adam Leckey bowled an inspired spell of line and length bowling to take 6 for 6, including a hat-trick.
The innings closed on a disappointing 89 all out. What a turnaround in 10 overs!

In reply, Ryan Hunter once again proved to be difficult to remove. He ended with a valuable 42 not out. Unfortunately the Instonians players didn’t recover from their earlier batting collapse and were unable to raise their game in the field.

A disappointing result, with players unavailable due to holidays and cup age restrictions but all part of the learning curve for these young cricketers.
We currently sit top of the league and this now attracts our full focus.
Well done to CSNI on a deserved win and thanks to Cyril Vennard for umpiring.

Instonians 89 all out
A Carson 16, A Hunter 41
CSNI 92-2
R Hunter 42*