Penarth Junior Report 10/06/2014
Penarth young cricketers have finally made a start to the season and it’s been a good one. The U11 ‘Greens’ started their season well with a good win at newly promoted Miskin CC. All the team did very well in extremely hot conditions, taking catches and wickets a plenty. The batting showed real potential, particularly in the power plays, hitting plenty of fours. Well done all the team. Da iwan ti !
The Under 11 Golds ensured the season got off to a flying start on with a comfortable victory at Cowbridge. Powerful batting from Steff Crimp and Gregg Cross, controlled bowling from Adam Grosfils and Joe Duffy and good work behind the stumps by Rhys Knapper all contributed to a solid victory. This made up for the disappointment on the previous Sunday when the Under 10's Representative match Cardiff County and the Vale of Glamorgan versus Berkshire due to take place at the Rec fell victim to the weather. No fewer than four Penarth youngsters were set to take part.
The U13 Golds made heavy weather of a win against the Welsh Asians. A solid all round bowling performance reduced the Blackweir based opposition to 43 all out with Will Skone taking three wickets. Nine bowlers kept the score to a low total helped by a lush outfield. The Penarth reply wobbled and at 17 for 5 wickets things looked bleak, but Will Skone and Matt Frost turned the game around and eased the score to a 5 wicket victory.
The under 11 Golds travelled to Radyr knowing they faced strong opposition. There was some good bowling but some very good Radyr batting which took the home side to a strong pairs total of 292. The pick of the Penarth bowlers was Joe Duffy with two wickets in his two offers.
The Penarth batsmen went about their task with flair and determination. Cross and Skone set the tone with a solid 25 partnership to start. Golds debutant Elys Johnson hit two to the boundary to joint top score whilst Lewis Ingram got in on the act with a leg side 6. That left Crimp the younger and the younger Mulcahy to secure a 20 run margin of victory by adding a further 27 runs and make it two wins out of two.
The U13 Golds Cardiff A played at the Recreation Ground on 20th May and whilst bowling well (Especially Rhys McGowan) Cardiff scored a challenging score of 124 -4. Penarth’s reply kept pace all the way paved by Gab Howard (30 retired) Greg Cross 20 and Matt Frost 16 not out. The pace bowlers of Cardiff kept the game to a last gasp but unfortunately the seasiders lost by 2 runs.
Having tried to play their U13 ECB Cup match twice in half term and being beaten by the rain, the Golds finally doubled up with their league game against Lisvane CC on June 3rd. Lisvane score 96 off their 20 overs. Good bowling again from Ethan Mulcahy who took the prize wicket of Lisvane star batsman. Rhys McGowan bowled a miserly spell and Jayden Goodwin spun the Lisvane batsmen in to a trance. In reply Matt Frost retired with 30 not out, and Jayden Goodwin eased the Penarth side home with 33 not out.
Penarth Junior Report 23/07/2013
Penarth Golds under 9s completed their very successful season with another 2 wins from 2 games on Sunday. The team have lost only 1 game and tied another all season and won over 20 matches. In the first game, against a confident Barry side with virtually all year 4 players, Barry were on top until Zac Essenhigh smashed 21 off the penultimate over to wrestle the game away and partner Huw Knapper then blocked the final few balls of the last over to ensure victory for the Golds. Earlier there was some excellent bowling from Penarth’s year 3 players, including Megan Skone, Rohan Rayani and Thomas Streets. Making his debut in what looks like the start of a promising career was Rohans younger brother Kiran, who was not out and bowled well in both games, aged just 5.In the second game Penarth won comfortably with Jacob Stephens top scoring including a six, following in the footsteps of the other 6 hitter Zac, again all the team bowled well and again only a couple of wickets fell, which has been a highlight of the season. All in all an excellent season for the Golds, with all but 1 of the squad available for the under 9s next year, things look promising at the lowest age group In Penarth, especially the likes of Zac Essenhigh who has had an outstanding season. Coaches Neil Stephens and Richard Skone would like to say a huge thank you to the parents in what was a very enjoyable year and the end of year present of wine, was unexpected and very much appreciated!
U11 Golds: A greatly depleted under 11A team travelled to a tropically warm and sun drenched Pentyrch. Fielding first, miserly bowling from the Penarth bowlers, particularly from Will, Benji and Greg, and a regular falling of wickets including a wicket for debutant Iwan Meddins, restricted Pentyrch to 215. Rhys McGowan was forced to moderate his pace after a nasty rising ball caught a young lady in the Pentyrch line up on her upper arm. She bravely recovered though was pleased to see Rhys bowl thereafter from a three pace run up. The speed of delivery was not however greatly effected causing many to wonder quite what use the other 15 paces in his usual approach? An all-round batting display with a top score of 19 from McGowan, clearly unaffected by the earlier incident despite being highly apologetic and concerned at the time, saw Penarth coast home with a total of 273.
In their last league match the Golds beat St Fagans by a 126 run victory which sealed a place in the league finals day!
U13 Golds: A trip to Cardiff CC made the final match of the U13 Golds season. The home side notched up a challenging total which was always going to be challenging however it was good to see another 30 not out from Jayden Goodwin and some sparkling stroke play from Tobias Friedl and Gab Howard. A notable performance in his first game for the Golds was the diminutive Will Skone who bowled very well exploiting spin from a dry wicket.
U15 bears away at Whitchurch. Penarth scored 74-6 (E. Mulcahy 23*), however Whitchurch got them for 1. The Penarth playerd at home vs Dinas scoring Us 94-3 (G.Prickett 36*, J. Troth 24*) Dinas 74-7 (L. Hanson 1-8, M. Frost 1-9, S. Crimp 2-14) which was the first win of the season!
Unless your team manager informs you otherwise, training has now finished as have most games. Some squads are trying to arrange postponed or friendly games but you will be contacted directly if thats the case.
For those that have played this year, the end of season presentaion will be September 20th (U9 6pm; U11 6.30pm; U13 7pm and U15 7.30pm.)
Adam Shantry who is one of our club coaches/ first team player and two friends are swimming the Channel in September of this year, to raise funds for the Tom Maynard Trust and the PCA Benevolent Fund. A little closer to the date I will send out ways of supporting Adam, so this is just to let you be aware of it for now in case you see him walking around the Rec in flippers and covered in grease.....
have a good summer--