Under Elevens warm up at Basildon and Pitsea CC

John Wade at Mopsies Park 2011

Our district youth squads are eagerly awaiting their first round of fixtures during the school half-term holiday, but some of our U11 squad members have been fortunate enough to have already played in a warm-up game against Basildon and Pitsea’s U12 team at Mopsies Park on Friday 13th May. The SEDCB batted first in this 20-overs per side evening fixture and scored 70 for the loss of eight wickets, with Craig Smith top scoring for the Board with 22. In the home team’s bowling attack, Frank Farrington took 2-11 from 4 overs (one maiden) and Ben Thompson claimed three wickets for just two runs, also from four overs and including a maiden. In a thrilling finish, Basildon and Pitsea reached 71 for the loss of nine wickets with just 2.3 overs remaining, as Anthony Ayres top scored with 14. For a listing of our district youth representative fixtures, please select the “Youth Representative Cricket” option from the menu listing on the right of this page. The photograph shows John Wade giving some words of wisdom to his young charges. Our under eleven team will next be in action when they entertain the West Essex District Cricket Board at Wickford CC on Tuesday 31st May.