|U15 Hertfordshire Summer League - CWCC are Champions
On Wednesday 29th August, the U15s, comprising three U15s, five U14s, one U13 and two U12s, travelled to the main season county champions Hitchin for an U15 Summer League semi final.
Chorleywood won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow, green wicket. Runs were hard to come by with Hitchin's bowlers bowling very tightly, but good contributions from Charlie Caslake 25 retired, Charles Davies 18, Connor Scott 19 and Sam Tyler 15 ensured Chorleywood reached 98 for 6 off 20 overs.
In the first over, Andrew Wijegoonawardena bowled the Hitchin county U15 opener but a decent stand of 30 put Hitchin in charge. Two brilliant catches then turned the match Chorleywood's way; one at deep mid off by Naathan Shetty, the other a leg side catch behind the stumps by Ollie May. The Hitchin number 7 attacked the bowling for 25 retired but the rest of the Hitchin batters fell cheaply to Max Davies, Callum Scott, Connor Scott and Luke Sutcliffe. At 86-9 with 13 needed, Gene Tipping took the third great catch of the night off Charlie Caslake for a fantastic win.
The same Xl took to the field at Welwyn Garden CC for the U15 Summer League final against Braughing U15 on Sunday. Once again, Luke decided to bat first on what looked a good wicket. An excellent batting performance followed; Charlie Caslake and Andrew Wijegoonawardena put on 50 for the first wicket, both retiring. Sam Tyler then continued the good work and also retired before Connor Scott and Luke Sutcliffe accelerated the scoring rate; Connor scoring 26* and Luke a quick fire 27*. Chorleywood finished on 169-4, a formidable total which Braughing never looked like chasing down, losing wickets at regular intervals. The bowling and fielding performances were as good as the batting; two run outs by Charlie Caslake and Charles Davies (a brilliant turn and throw) and four smart catches by Luke, Charlie, Naathan and Ollie (another very good leg side take). Wickets were shared around; Max 2, Charles 2 and 1 apiece for Callum, Naathan, Connor and Luke, and Braughing finished 89 all out in the 19th over.
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