d’Overbroeck’s U14 won by 5 runs!
The Year 9 cricket team travelled to Kingham Hill School to play their first match of the season.
On a lovely day, the stage was set for a good cricketing spectacle. d’Overbroeck’s won the toss and elected to bat.
Captain Ben Loosemore opened the batting and posted a score of 34 (not out) which included a range of wonderful shots.
He was aided by Miki Petrovic; Simon Tredwell and James McCool to reach a total of 99 runs off their 16 overs.
James McCool opened the bowling with Adam Davenport during KHS innings. Both bowled extremely well with Davenport picking up our first wicket with an extraordinary catch by Matthew Bryon fielding at square leg.
He leapt high in the air and to his right, to clutch the fast travelling ball and managed to hold on as he hit the ground. We also saw good bowling spells from Ben Loosemore; Giuliano Page; Matthew Bryon and Simon Tredwell to limit KHS’s total score to 94 runs.
This meant d’Overbroeck’s won by 5 runs.
A very close and exciting game. Well done to all the players!
Man of the Match: Ben Loosemore, 34 runs and 2 wickets.