Under 11s reach All Ireland Final

The 11s played North West Champions Bond’s Glen at Shaw’s Bridge on Sunday 1st September, emerging worthy winners by 59 runs.

 

Batting first, the early wicket of Harry Luke brought Adam Boyd in to join James Nelson. The pair formed an important partnership of 40 before James played a loose shot. Frank and Matthew also fell early to bring in Luke Crothers at 6, with the score on 61 after 11 overs.

Adam continued to strike the ball well as Luke found gaps and rotated the strike. Both played a range of excellent shots but the longer wet damp grass restricted boundaries. Adam fell one run shy of his half century when he was run out in the 19th over. A partnership of 50 plus, at over a run-a-ball. Ben Walsh and Luke finished the innings as the score reached 117.

Sam Haslett looked dangerous as the Bond’s Glen reply got underway. A run out accounted for his partner as Lewis Ingram bowled tightly without success. Frank struggled for consistency. Captain James Nelson decided to take the pace off the ball with the introduction of Ben Walsh. This paid immediate dividends as he clean bowled Sam and followed that up bowling the new batsman too. With Luke bowling tightly at the other end, this pair only conceded 8 runs in their six overs, restricting the reply to 33 for 4 after 10 overs. A range of bowlers was used as James, Hugo, David, Jack and Charlie all claimed a wicket each and the innings closed on 58 for 9. We made sure that everyone who hadn’t batted had the opportunity to bowl.

Thanks to Bond’s Glen for a competitive game.

The final will be played against a very strong Pembroke side at Pembroke CC on Sunday 8th September.

Instonians 117-5 (A Boyd 49, L Crothers 20*, J Haslett 2-18)

Bond’s Glen 58-9 (S Haslett 18, B Walsh 2-1)