Folkestone CC Match Report

Match Date: Sunday 27th April 2014 9:30am
Folkestone U11 vs Nonington U11
Saxon Shore League Match
Report by: Chris Joblin

Nonington U11 173 for 11 of 20 overs
Folkestone U11 324 for 0 of 20 overs
Folkestone U11 win by 151 runs


Folkestone’s under 11 team started their Saxon Shore league season with a convincing victory against Nonington at the 3 Hills Sports Ground on Sunday.

This Folkestone team have been developed over several years and have suffered many defeats during that time, whereas their Nonington counterparts were at the opposite end of the experience spectrum, and never gave up, but nevertheless, this was an excellent all round team performance by the home side.

In this format of the game, each side starts with 200 runs, and each pair bat for 5 overs, but lose runs for losing wickets, & Folkestone got off to the perfect start when Noah White took a wicket with the first ball of the season.

The bowing and fielding was very good, with the wicket takers being White taking 3-4, Harry Stafford 1-1, Ollie Jones on debut 2-3, Benjy Moorhead 3-1 & Harry Joblin 2-4, with Nonington totalling 173 at the end of their 20 overs. When Folkestone replied, they did not lose a wicket. All of the batsmen chipped in, Stafford being top scorer with 21, ably supported by man of the match Louie Smith with 15, who also had an excellent game behind the stumps, with the Folkestone total ending up at 324, to record a resounding win by 151 runs.