Hook U11’s were recently crowned Pembrokeshire Champions when they beat Kilgetty in a very competitive final.
Hook 307-3 beat Kilgetty 279-4 by 28 runs
The top two sides from the north and south zones met in the final and hosts Hook were crowned Pembrokeshire champions.
Both teams came through the group stage with a 100% record – with Hook beating Llechryd in their semi final and Kilgetty beating Neyland.
Played in the usual pairs format, Hook won the toss and decided to bowl first.
They bowled extremely well with very few loose deliveries – although Kilgetty made steady progress with every pair of batsmen accumulating runs, both with boundaries and quick running between the wickets. This was a team effort reflected in the batsmen scores of Kiaran 11, Jamie 14, Dylan 12, Olly 10, Logan 13, and Madoc 10.
For Hook Dylan 1-5, William 1-21 and Oscar 1-11 and a run out took the wickets. Callum and Manny fielded well for Hook to support their bowlers.
In the Hook reply Dylan James got them off to a solid start by scoring 17.
The next Hook pair included Oscar Willington who scored 24 with some fine boundaries – and one six that cleared the spectators.
Captain Jamie Keating struck twice for Kilgetty though to leave things in the balance, with the other wicket taker for Kilgetty being Olly with 1-13.
The third pair of William and Dylan Goodridge made steady progress to take Hook to 268 with Arlo and Lewis fielding well for Kilgetty. This brought Jack and Rhys Phelps to the crease and they advanced the score to 282 with two overs to go.
Some strong shots around the ground by Rhys (24) saw Kilgetty needing wickets from the last two overs. The batsmen defended these well and chose their shots wisely to see Hook run out winners of an excellent game of cricket.
The clash was enjoyed by a large supportive crowd who had an entertaining evening.
In the presentations Martin Jones (junior organiser) congratulated both sides on reaching the final and especially Hook for their victory.
The win made it 8 wins from 8 games and coach Craig Nutty was delighted with the way his team played throughout the season.
U11’s is the first age group for competitive cricket at a league level in Pembrokeshire and as such there is where the majority of future Pembrokeshire cricketers begin to learn the game. At Hook we promote the involvement in the game as much as the result.
There have been a few changes to Under 11’s cricket this season and teams will now be 8 players per team rather than the 10 players in a team as in previous years.
The format will remain the same:-
Each side begins the game with 200 runs. Batters batting in pairs for 4 overs per pair. On losing a wicket 5 runs will be deducted from the batting sides score and batsmen will swap ends. There is no limit to the number of times a batsman can be out . Each player apart from the wicketkeeper must bowl a minimum of 1 over and maximum of 3 overs. Any wides or no balls are signalled but not rebowled and the batting side will receive 2 runs.
Mon 13th May Hook v Neyland
Mon 28th May St Ishmaels v Hook
Mon 3rd June Cresselly v Hook
Mon 10th June Bosherston & Stackpole v Hook
Mon 17th June Hook v Pembroke
Mon 24th June Hook v Haverfordwest
Winner of this group will play runners up in group B and visa versa to produce the semi final draw.
The final will be played in Hook on Mon 22nd July 2019
U11’s League Table
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