The Hertfordshire Junior Cricket U12 county cup semi-final & final was hosted at Tring Parkk CC 16-Jul-2017.
Bushey CC played their semi-final game against St Margaretsbury. STMC batted first and they scored 84 for 8 in 20 overs. Bushey CC U12 team started chase but had lost few early wickets, The team middle order batting line up batted well and managed to score 88 runs with loss of 7 in 15.4 overs.
The final was going to be played between Bushey CC and Radlett CC. Having played Radlett CC during knockout stages and both the games finishing in the last overs it was perfect final one could have wish for both the teams.
The final match started with Radlett CC U12 winning the toss and choosing to bat first.
Inning 1: Radlett CC opened batting with Ishan & Bilal who really batted well against Bushey CC opening bowlers Rishi and Purab. Post 6 overs with the bowling change spinners were introduced with the bowling change Bushey CC got the break through and the wickets were following on regular intervals. Alex batted in the middle order and he fired couple of quick boundaries and improved run rate for Radlett , Alex played shorter inning was bowled by the spinner. The spinner Prabhdeep did exceptional bowling and in his 4 overs spell he got 5 wickets which was really great effort from this youngster. The wicket keeper Dhruv had really helped spinners well and contributed team by doing lighting speed stumping and close catch of one of the settled batsmen. Radlett CC were all out for 82 runs in 18 overs.
Innings 2: Bushey CC U12 team opened their batting with Charlie and Aaryan, Radlett CC started their bowling attack with spinners (yash and Bilal) . The Charlie had scored quick runs with really attacking spinners and supported by Aaryan who has similar batting style. Radlett introduced bowling change and introducing pace bowler Rithvik who was amazingly quick with his bowling and during his 4 overs spell he managed to get 2 players out. The bowling change worked for Radlett and wickets started following on regular intervals.
The game was interrupted by rain after 10 overs, Once the covers were off Bushey CC lost captains wicket on the very second bowl. The game was looking quite balanced for both the teams. The rain interrupted game again and after 30 minutes of interval games resumed with Bushey CC requiring 36 runs of 24 balls. The second ball of the over and Bushey CC lost their 6th wicket. At this stage Prabhdeep walk into the ground and facing his first ball, The youngster was out on a mission and he hits 6 on his first ball. He continued his batting and chased down 24 runs in 2 overs.
Bushey CC would like to thank Tring CC who were really helpful and offered really good facilities to host the Semi-Final and Finals also we would like to thank groundsmen who helped out to extensively and ensured that wicket were protected during the rain and game can be played later.