By Chris Long
Emphatic win to secure spot in final
The Under 11 A's continued their unbeaten start to the season with an excellent victory over a much fancied Enderby side.
Losing the toss and being asked to bat Kibworth got off to a good start but the loss of three wickets pegged them back a little. A super second pair partnership of 33 between Manav (7)
and Ayyan (23
) set the platform for the third pair onslaught by Jake
(41) and Prakash
(6) who got the total up to 304. The last pair of Hasan
batted with extreme maturity and were careful not to undo all the good work done before them. However, by ensuring they punished the bad ball they were able to add another 34 runs leaving Kibworth with a total of 338-5.
With a big total on the board Kibworth went out to bowl in a confident mood but knowing the job was only half done. Bowling two over spells all the bowlers did a brilliant job, never allowing the Enderby innings to gain momentum. Ayyan
was excellent behind the stumps and there was some sharp fielding from Akbar
at mid wicket. And to put the icing on the cake of an impressive performance Manav
dismissed the Enderby captain twice in the penultimate over to secure an emphatic victory.
With the team really starting to gel they will go into the final against either CCA A or Kenton confident they can beat them.