Ballinger Under 12@ v Gt Kingshill Under 12's
By Richard Bruton
Ballinger too strong for young Gt Kingshill team
Last seasons Div 1 winners proved much too strong for a young Gt Kingshill team. With the hosts openers hitting the ball very hard over an uneven outfield the visitors found it difficult to contain them by not being able to bowl a full length and an accurate lline.. Tom Parker and Nick Stoian bowled economically.
In reply Will Stonehouse started well and was then caught off the back of the bat trying to pull a short ball. Young Jacob Rickett (18 scored)showed the team how to defend the accurate balls and hit the bad ones including a superb cover drive off their quickest bowler.
The boys tried very hard but were well beaten by some good cricketers albeit with an appalling attitude which for me did not make it an enjoyable game despite some excellent hospitality from our hosts. We should try to emulate their cricketing skills but not the way they conduct themselves on the pitch.