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Under 13 Tigers - Match centre

Reading CC - Under 13
Kidmore End CC - Under 13
Henry Goodchild 30, Zain Qadeer 16*
Batting
Luke A 24, Tom 18
Bowling
Zain Qadeer 2/8, Kaif Baig 1/7
Tue 15 May 18:00 - Berkshire Youth Cricket League - U13 - Div 2 - North West Start time 18:00

Tigers lose close match against Kidmore End

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Henry and Zain star in good Reading performance

Despite having only 9 players available Reading fought hard against a good Kidmore End side to push them all the way in a close exciting game. Reading batted first with their openers Henry and Jibran soon dominating with some composed but forceful shot-making. Jibran was unlucky to be run out for 15, while Henry retired on 30 not out. After this impressive start, good bowling and fielding by Kidmore End made scoring difficult. However Zain came to the wicket in the closing overs and batted well to add momentum to the innings to finish on 16 not out. He was well supported by Nathan with the pair running lots of quick singles. As a result Reading finished on a decent total of 118-4.
Zain had had a strong debut performance with his batting, but his bowling was even better. He bowled decent line and length at a good pace and had 2 Kidmore End players out bowled in the first over. He was well supported by Jibran who kept the opposition under pressure with some quick bowling. With only 9 players fielding was difficult but the whole team worked hard and generally fielded well. A particular highlight was brothers Kaif and Uzaid combining very well to have one of Kidmore End's best batsmen run out. Our reduced numbers meant that it became hard to protect the boundaries and forceful batting by their talented middle order led to Kidmore End moving in to a strong position. The Reading bowlers and fielders stuck to their task and regular wickets started to fall with Aariz, Henry, Uzaid and Kaif bowling batsmen out. Ben was unlucky not to get a wicket as he had bowled a batsman out when a no ball was called. Robert also played well, working hard in the field, running well when batting and bowling some good deliveries.
Zain came back near the end to bowl an extra over. The Kidmore End batter did well to keep out Zain who bowled straight and fast forcing the batsman to play. With 8 wickets down Zain cranked up the pressure by bowling a maiden. It was, however, not quite enough as Kidmore End held their nerve and reached their target in the 18th over to finish on 119-8. Congratulations to Kidmore End for a deserved victory, but a lot of credit should go to a determined Reading side who battled hard and showed plenty of skill and team spirit.
Thanks should also go to Jacqui for unlocking the clubhouse, booking the pitch sorting out the stumps and scorecard, and taking photos. Thanks also to Nathan, Henry and Phil for sharing the scoring duties. It was also nice that Gaajuran, vice captain of Reading under 13 Lions and his dad Bala came along to support the team.

Scorecard

Reading CC - Under 13 won the toss and decided to bat.

Reading CC - Under 13 batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Henry Goodchild
Retired Not Out
30
0
5
0
 
Jibran Ahmed
Run Out
15
0
3
0
 
Robert Smith
b. Luke
3
0
0
0
 
Benjamin Gruber
b. Bill
0
0
0
0
 
Aariz Ahmed
b. Adam
0
0
0
0
 
Nathan Grime
Not Out
3
0
0
0
 
Zain Qadeer
Not Out
16
0
2
0
 
Kaif Baig
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Uzaid Baig
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
24w, 3b, 1lb, 10nb
38
Total
for 4 wickets 0 overs
118

Kidmore End CC - Under 13 batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Luke
b. N Grime
16
0
1
0
 
Archie
b. Z Qadeer
0
0
0
0
 
Jasper
b. Z Qadeer
0
0
0
0
 
Tom
b. A Ahmed
18
0
2
0
 
Harrison
b. H Goodchild
7
0
1
0
 
Adam
b. U Baig
9
0
2
0
 
Luke A
Run Out
24
0
2
1
 
Bill
b. K Baig
1
0
0
0
 
Joe
Not Out
10
0
1
0
 
George
Not Out
5
0
0
0
 
Jonas
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
16w, 6nb
22
Total
for 8 wickets 0 overs
119

Reading CC - Under 13 bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Zain Qadeer
3
1
8
2
2.7
2w
Jibran Ahmed
2.1
0
11
0
5.1
3w
Benjamin Gruber
2
0
12
0
6.0
3nb, 3w
Nathan Grime
2
0
9
1
4.5
Uzaid Baig
2
0
19
1
9.5
Kaif Baig
2
0
7
1
3.5
2w
Robert Smith
1
0
17
0
17.0
2w
Aariz Ahmed
2
0
15
1
7.5
2nb

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# Team Pts
1. Littlewick Green CC - Under 13 B 120
2. Hurst CC - Under 13 49
3. Reading CC - Under 13 48
4. Kidmore End CC - Under 13 45
5. Finchampstead CC - Under 13 Kestrels 26
6. Twyford and Ruscombe CC - Under 13 25
7. Sonning CC - Under 13 B 0

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