Hook beat Kilgetty in a cracking Under 11 final

Winners Hook U11s celebrateRunners up Kilgetty U11s

Hook 307-3 Beat Kilgetty 279-4 by 28 runs

Sponsor: Colin John – Llewelyn Davies & Co Chartered Accountants
Umpires: Simon Richards & Robert Ridge
Scorers: Jon Willington &  Becki Badham
Coaches: Craig Nutty &  Trevor Badham & Justin Gottwaltz
Venue: Hook CC
This years final was between the top two sides from  The North and South Zones .Both teams came through the group stage with a 100% record with Hook beating Llechryd in the Semi Final and  Kilgetty  beating  Neyland
The Under11s game is played in a pairs format   and Hook  won the toss and  decided to bowl first.
 The Hook team all bowled extremely well with very few loose deliveries  although  the Kilgetty  team made steady progress  with every pair of batsmen accumulating runs with boundaries and excellent 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 an excellent throw with a direct hit took the vital wickets. Callum and Manny  fielded well for Hook to support their bowlers.
 At the half way stage opinion was divided  with Kilgetty pleased with an impressive score and Hook delighted to take 4 wickets and restrict the score as they did but aware of the task ahead. The scores were level when you compared the situation after the first pair of batsmen with Dylan James from Hook scoring 17.

The next Hook pair included the impressive Oscar Willington who scored 24 with some fine boundaries with one six that cleared the spectators. However  the equally impressive Jamie Keating,Captain struck twice for Kilgetty in that pairing to almost even things up at the half way point of the Hook Innings . 

Umpires Simon Richards and Robert  RidgeThe other wicket taker for Kilgetty was Olly 1-13.The 3rd 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.

The pair 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. It was good to see a large supportive crowd who had an   enjoyed  the evening of  entertaining cricket.
In the presentation after the Match Martin Jones ( Junior Organiser)  congratulated both sides on reaching the Final  with some Excellent play by both and  Hook for their victory. Both sides should be proud of their Junior sections.

He Thanked Hook for hosting the final  including Phil Griffiths,groundsman and afterwards the Club laid on  Burgers  and other refreshments  for the players which was well received.

 He Thanked Umpires Simon Richards & Robert Ridge Scorers Jon Willington and  Becki Badham  who all contributed to the evenings entertainment.

Scorers Becki Badham and Jon  WillingtonLast and by no means least He thanked  Sponsors Colin  & Angela John , Llewelyn Davies & Co Chartered Accountants for their continued and valuable support of Junior Cricket in the County.It was also great to see Paul Webb  County Chairman  and his wife Janice and Nick Evans President in  attendance .

Nick presented the  runners up Cup sponsored by the Cricket Shop and medals to Kilgetty and Paul the  Winners  Cup sponsored by Llewelyn Davies  & Co  Chartered accountants to Hook
Hook  Team - Joint Captains  Oscar Willington & Rhys Phelps ,William Harries,Dylan James,Callum Nutty,Jack Thomas,Dylan Goodridge and Manny Davies
Kilgetty Team  -   Captain Jamie Keating ,Dylan Sine,Logan Hall,Kiaran Sine ,Lewios Rossiter,Olly Badham
 Arlo Jones and Madoc Evans. Missing on the evening, Euan Gottwaltz, Morgan Chinsammy and Evan Jones