U15 Season Report
The Under 15s initially had 9 Fixtures planned for this season and whilst we would like to have had a bigger pool of players, the Coach was confident that with the occasional and much appreciated loan from the U13s, we would be able to compete in all the matches.
Josh Farrell was seeing a core of enthusiastic players attending his Thursday nets practices, several of those had attended the winter nets and were showing a real commitment to the club. At the weekly nets sessions, we saw a steady coming together of the group, there was a gradual improvement in their ability and reading of the game which was a key discipline that Josh was determined to focus on.
The team got off to a good start with a first match win against Whiteley Village, though it was apparent that the opposition had struggled to put a team together. This was a taste of things to come with several opposing clubs frustratingly having to call games off due to lack of players.Out of the 9 scheduled matches, 4 were called off predominantly down to opposing teams struggling to find players.
The U15s managed two wins but the boys fought hard to stay afloat in the 3 they lost. Perhaps the key recognition we should give to the U15s this year is the contribution they will hopefully make to the future of the club. Many of the players have had the opportunity to support the Seniors over the season and will some became regular fixtures in both the 2nd XI and Sunday sides who gained promotion.
|TBC||TBC||Epsom U15||Effingham U15||RAINED OFF|
|21/05/2017||10:00||Whiteley Village||Effingham U15||U15’s 78 for 4 beat Whiteley Village CC 77 for 4|
|26/05/2017||18:00||Ashtead U15||Effingham U15||U15’s 95 for 8 lost to Ashtead CC 100 for 7 by 5 runs|
|TBC||TBC||Effingham U15||Weybridge U15||U15s 129 for 5 beat Weybridge CC U13s 96ao by 33 runs|
|11/06/2017||10:00||Effingham U15||Claygate U15||CANCELLED BY CLAYGATE|
|15/06/2017||18:00||Effingham U15||Maori Oxshott U15||U15s 112 for 7 lost to Oxshott CC 115 for 7 by 3 wkts|
|25/06/2017||10:00||Effingham U15||Teddington Town U15||U15s 99 for 9 lost to Teddington Town 155 for 6 by 56 runs|
|09/07/2017||10:00||Effingham U15||Cheam U15||CANCELLED BY CHEAM|
|23/07/2017||10:00||Effingham U15||Leatherhead U15||RAINED OFF|
U13 Season Report
The U13 season was always going to be challenging one with the squad reduced to two players, Noah and Finlay, and a fixture card of 11 matches. We are thankful to our keen U12 squad who ensured that we had full teams for every match. Despite playing in the Development league, the opposition quite often contained that clubs better players. Our boys did not shirk the challenge and all matches were played in a competitive manner with many close results. Sadly we were disappointed by late cancellations for several matches.
Our U13s improved through playing with their well drilled younger team mates and were able to put in some good performances, and also to benefit from regular Friday night training sessions at the club with our coaches and the Ambassadors. The maturity now being shown by the boys bodes well for next season and beyond. The game against Merrow was an excellent match with some defining moments for the season. In his first game as wicketkeeper, Justyn Moore put his body on the line several times on a lively pitch and then batted well to get a not out and his top score. Tidy bowling and good fielding by everyone produced a very close result.
In every game, our captains made sure that everybody got to bowl and bat, and the performances improved as a result. We look forward to another competitive season in 2018.
|05/05/2017||18:00||Merrow U13||Effingham U13||U13s 115 for 4 lost by 14 runs to Merrow 129 for 3|
|14/05/2017||10:00||Effingham U13||Grayswood U13||U13s 71ao lost by 3 wkts to Grayswood CC 72 for 7|
|21/05/2017||10:00||Blackheath U13||Effingham U13||CANCELLED BY BLACKHEATH|
|28/05/2017||10:00||Effingham U13||Godalming U13||CANCELLED BY GODALMING|
|04/06/2017||10:00||Effingham U13||Maori Oxshott U13||U13s 124 for 7 lost by 2 runs to Maori Oxshott 126 for 0|
|12/06/2017||18:00||Epsom U13||Effingham U13||CANCELLED BY EPSOM|
|18/06/2017||10:00||Effingham U13||Woking & Horsell U13||U13s 89 for 5 lost to Woking & Horsell 129 for 5 by 40 runs|
|10/07/2017||18:00||Leatherhead U13||Effingham U13||CANCELLED BY LEATHERHEAD|
|30/07/2017||10:00||Effingham U13||Cranleigh U13||RAINED OFF|
|06/08/2017||10:00||Guildford City U13||Effingham U13||CANCELLED BY GUILDFORD|
|13/08/2017||10:00||Effingham U13||Horsley & Send U13||U13s 109 for 7 lost by runs to Horsley & Send 113 for 3|
U12 Season Report
The U12 season has been highly successful on a number of levels. All fixtures were league games in the WYSCL, mainly against bigger clubs, with aspirations. The team finished second to Horsley and Send, winning 6 from 7 games.
The key to their success is undoubtedly a depth of talent and an ability to play every game right to the last ball. There were several games that in the past would have got away from us, but invariably, the team stuck in there, and someone would turn in a game defining performance. The game against Maori Oxshott was a classic example. Oxshott were heavily dependent on 3 classy bowlers, who had us 3 down for almost nothing, but a series of sensible partnerships got us to a competitive score. In the field, we then bowled straight for the full 20 overs, caught everything and affected run outs. The team is rightly proud of their ability to squeeze a game.
In every game, new, younger or less experienced players took part, and always either bowled or batted. Making sure everyone has an opportunity to be involved is another tradition that the team upholds proudly.
Lastly, while there is some real natural talent in the age group, it was very noticeable how much extra practice the boys were doing, organising nets at the club, playing indoor cricket over winter and in particular, their love of fielding practice with ambassadors. Individual performances reflected this self improvement, but probably the most satisfying was the standard of fielding. During one period, the team went 3 games without dropping a catch and affecting several game changing run outs. Fielding is the true measure of how together a cricket team really is.
We are looking forward to another successful and enjoyable season next year and keeping the “band” together for another world tour (of West Surrey) next season.
League Table: West Surrey Youth Cricket League – Under 12 East 2017
|07/05/2017||10:00||Effingham U12||Leatherhead U12||U12’s 110 for 5 beat Leatherhead 97 for 8 by 13 runs||Report|
|04/06/2017||10:00||Effingham U12||Horsley & Send U12||U12’s 116 for 7 lost to Horsley & Send 117 for 3||Report|
|11/06/2017||10:00||Teddington U12||Effingham U12||U12’s 117 for 2 beat Teddington 101 for 6 by 16 runs|
|23/06/2017||18:00||Maori Oxshott U12||Effingham U12||U12’s 113 for 7 beat Maori Oxshott 97 for 8 by 16 runs||Report|
|02/07/2017||10:00||Stoke D’Abernon U12||Effingham U12||U12’s 126 for 7 beat Stocke D’Abernon 109 for 5 by 17 runs||Report|
|16/07/2017||10:00||Effingham U12||Epsom U12||U12’s 91 for 5 beat Epsom 90ao by 5 wickets||Report|
|22/07/2017||10:00||Thames Ditton U12||Effingham U12||U12s 88 for 1 beat Thames Ditton 87 for 7 by 7 wkts||Report|
U9 Season Report
This team was only formed a few months before the beginning of the season, and consisted mainly of kids that have never even really played cricket before, including two very green managers!!
From day 1 the team had a great feel about it and with the support of those around us we were ready for the season. We only played 8 of our 11 games due to other teams cancelling and unfortunately were not able to rearrange. We finished 10th out of 12 with our only win of the season against West End, Esher!!! We had to double check the scores at the end and only won by 2 runs, but it was well deserved. I think that was the weekend all the Effingham teams won?
Despite losing more games than we won, everyone always came of the field with a smile on their face and they were always keen to be in the team for the next game. There has been a great team spirit this season on an off the field by both the players and the parents, so thanks everyone and I am sure with this strong spirit (and the help of Ed Cooper and the Ambassadors) this will help us to go on and improve next season. We would like to thank Ed for giving up his time and knowledge to help get this team off the ground and please make sure you are back in time to help us again pre-season!!
Greg and Carly Farrer
|07/05/2017||10:00||Stoke D’Abernon||Effingham U9||U9s 244 for 5 lost by 76 runs to Stoke D’Abernon 304 for 1|
|23/05/2017||18:00||Effingham U9||Leatherhead U9||U9s 92 for 5 lost to Leatherhead CC 163-1 by 87 runs|
|10/06/2017||10:00||Effingham U9||Epsom U9||U9s 265 for 8 lost to Epsom 338 for 2 by 73 runs|
|17/06/2017||09:30||Effingham U9||Ashtead U9||CANCELLED BY ASHTEAD|
|25/06/2017||10:00||West End (Esher) U9||Effingham U9||U9s 345 for 3 beat West End Esher 343 for 4 by 7 wkts|
|02/07/2017||10:00||Effingham U9||Teddington Town U9||U9s 228ao lost to Teddington Town 311ao by 83 runs|
|16/07/2017||10:00||NPL Teddington U9||Effingham U9||U9s 93 for 0 lost by 29 runs to NPL 122 for 0|
|23/07/2017||10:00||Esher U9||Effingham U9||U9s 50 for 8 lost 112 runs to Esher 162 for 3|
|29/07/2017||10:00||Maori Oxshott U9||Effingham U9||RAINED OFF|
|16/08/2017||10:00||Effingham U9||East Molesey U9||U9s 42 for 5 lost by 66 runs to East Molesey 108 for 4|