Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 13's v Bancroft Lions on Sun 19 Jul 2015 at 9.30am
Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Lost by 3 wickets

Match report Bancroft Lions won the toss and elected to bowl first

GPR lost both openers early before Harry (31no) and Arun (33no) consolidated the innings moving the score from 3 – 2 to 74 – 2; before both retiring. Unfortunately, thereafter, the GPR innings lost momentum and the innings subsided to 101 all out, with over 3 overs still remaining. Whilst, in part, the Bancroft bowlers bowled well, many of the batmen will be disappointed with their shot selection. That said, GPR now had the runs on the board and a target to defend.

All the boys bowled and fielded well, although again too many wides would end up being costly. Despite both Bancroft openers being injured, the opening pair managed to get through the initial burst and whilst wickets feel regularly, Bancrofts found themselves needing just 8 runs off the last two overs. With the balls running down, Bancrofts needed 1 to draw / 2 to win off the last two balls and with our fielders crowded around the batsman, they somehow managed to scramble two more singles to win the game off the last ball.

In what was an exciting game it certainly highlighted how important basic techniques are in cricket, with shot selection, bowling straight and calmness in the field being key. That said, the improvement and commitment of the team over the course of the season has been amazing and we move on to the next game with much to be enthused about.

Bancrofts move on to the quarterfinals and we wish them every success.

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 13's Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
12nb 7w 1b  
for 8 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Alex Toft ct Ethan Bell 3
Charlie Schrier b George Copeland 0
Harry Phillips Retired Not Out  31
Arun Bhargava Retired Not Out  33
Samuel Little b Arun Janaka 1
Charlie Watts ct Stan Greenleaf 0 1
Tom Grannell ct Arun Janaka 1
Matthew Hogg b Arun Janaka 0 1
Matthew Bowles ct Matthew Unwin 4 1
Adam Hogg st Stan Greenleaf 4
Joe Allison Not Out  4

Bancroft Lions Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
George Copeland2.00515.002.50
Ethan Bell3.0014114.004.67
Jayden Sweeney3.002600.008.67
Arun Janaka 4.0033133.008.25
Stan Greenleaf 3.0021210.507.00
Matthew Unwin2.01111.000.50

Bancroft Lions Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 17w 8b 6lb 
for 7 wickets
102 (20.0 overs)
Stan Greenleaf Run out  11
George Copeland ct Alex Toft 6
Jayden Sweeney Run out  24
Ethan Bell ct Arun Bhargava 10
Arun Janaka b Harry Phillips 11
Oliver Mynott lbw Charlie Schrier 4
Christopher Warwick ct Harry Phillips 1
Matthew Unwin Not Out  2
Finley Jordon Not Out  1
Nathan Morris  
Charlie Dobinson  

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 13's Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harry Phillips4.001226.003.00
Alex Toft4.0015115.003.75
Matthew Hogg4.002100.005.25
Arun Bhargava4.0017117.004.25
Samuel Little2.001700.008.50
Charlie Schrier2.00616.003.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Ray Toft