Junior Round Up

Family Fun (half) Day

RCC juniors continues to improve with more kids taking part and results on an upward curve, a review of the season so far :

U9

V Enfield: Lost by 28 runs V Read: Won by 1 run V Cherry Tree: Won by 66 runs V Bacup (Cup): Lost by 81 runs V Accrington: Won by 80 runs
This has been a creditable start to the season for this very inexperienced team despite struggling against a strong Bacup side in the cup. Captain Max Entwistle has lead by example Averaging 77 with the bat and taking 9 wickets with his fast seamers. Stanley Savarese has also excelled with a 51 batting average and taking 7 wickets. Alphie Birtwistle has also bowled well with 4 wickets, showing considerable improvement since the start of the season, as has Isaac Snape with a batting average of 37.
With 3 wins out of 4 there is every chance of a high league position at the end of the season if the team continues to improve, with particular emphasis on developing batting skills.

U11

So far, the U11 Team in East division 2 have won all their games in the league AND are through to the quarter final in the U11 cup.  The cup is against the best A teams so this really shows how much Rawtenstall juniors have improved. 
The team has an excellent mix of bowlers and batters with Harry and Thomas smashing 4s and 6s all over the park. Jack Nightingale has bowled spin with accuracy and precision. Good partnerships are building between players including Finlay and George. Consistent performances from the field with fantastic catches, backing up and throw ins from everyone.  Newcomers Joe Pegg and Jack Greenwood have slotted in perfectly with good performances. Taylor is becoming really useful in the field and bowling both for the U11 and Rossendale District teams. A few players turn up for both teams  and play well including Ifham,Lewis, Liam and Joel which shows how much enthusiasm there is for cricket in the u11s.
Training attendance and attitude has improved massively with over 20 players every week. We also have a team in the West division 3 which Simon can share some great match reports, especially against Lowerhouses… 

U11

Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1.

Gt Harwood- Lost by 30 runs.
Longridge- Won by 20 runs
Lowerhouse – Won by 1 run
Lowerhouse – Won by 1 run
Lowerhouse – Won by 22 runs

Getting off to a lose on our 1st game, the lads/girls have trained really well and have bonded together as a team.
The batting has progressively got better in games as they apply their technique’s from training, the good bowling from the lads have put us in great position’s to chase down the runs and the good fielding has also keep the runs down.
We’ve had some great games against Lowerhouse winning by 1 run in 2 games and 22 runs in the other game.

A few notable performances in games :

BOWLING 

MAX – 2 overs, 3 wickets for 4 runs.   2 overs, 3 wickets for 5 runs.
JOEL – 2 overs, 2 wickets for 2 runs.  
LEIGHTON- 2 overs, 3 wickets for 9 runs.
ETHAN – 2 overs, 3 wickets for 4 runs.

BATTING 

MAX – 7 innings – 97 runs 
JOE – 5 innings – 49 runs
LEIGHTON – 6 innings 32 runs

They have been so many great performances from all the lads/girls up to press, too many to list.
We as coaches have been so proud of everybody who represented RCC U11’s, let the winning ways continue and more importantly keep enjoying what we do.
Thanks to all the parents who are supporting the kids week in week out.

U13

It’s been a good start to the season for the U13’s, winning half of their games so far. There have been lots of excellent performances already this season, with each player having contributed.

Dan hitting the first six of the season in the first game; Rebekah’ 3 wickets and 2 stumps in the first game; Oliver taking two wickets including the match winning 10th in the cup game; Abdullah’s huge total and numerous boundaries against Colne; Haris’ 24 runs, including a 6 against Clitheroe; Harry’s excellent batting performances consistently scoring runs putting up near the top of the scorers playing up an age; James’ debut in the cup against Clitheroe adding an excellent 11 to the total, fourth highest on the day; Ekam’s excellent bowling performance against Church; Afraz’s first outing of the season scoring a couple of boundaries against a strong Clitheroe side; Joe’s consistent high scoring with the bat, including an unbeaten 30 in the cup against Clitheroe; Jacobs’ consistent bowling and batting which puts him up with the front runners on both lists; Taylor’s excellent bowling figures in every game playing an age group up; Thomas’ debut for the team playing against players at least two years older and scoring a 4 off his first ball, and taking two wickets; Charlie’s excellent bowling against Colne, taking 3 wickets in two overs including a caught and bowled.

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