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DCB U13 Dev v DCB U12 CAG

DCB U13 Dev 163 all out – DCB U12 CAG 166 for 4.

Key performances - U13 Dev - Aryan Kohle 43no, Jack Whawell 32 U12 CAG - Mitchell Wagstaff 93, Jasper Grace 52, Jed Frazer 4/22, Charlie Birch-Mann 4/19

Development won the toss and elected to bat. However, things couldn’t have started worse for them when Marcus Hayes was bowled first ball round his legs by left armer Jed Frazer. Then Will Valentine un-characteristically flashed at a ball outside off stump and Development were 15 for two. The U12 opening bowlers in Frazer and Johnson were giving nothing away but a partnership of 26 saw them off and the introduction of spin in the form of Charlie Birch-Mann. Immediately the leg spinner hit a length and ripped the Development middle order out taking four wickets for 19 runs in an eight spell spell. At 55 for 6 Development were in a sorry state. Aryan Kohle batting up the order for the first time this season and the ever dependable Jack Whawell created a partnership of 68 before Jack was bowled for 32. Jed Frazer on his return to the attack took another three wickets to finish with 4 for 22. Aryan Kohle carried his bat with 43 no and shared a last wicket partnership with Kiegen Wing (24) to take Development to 163 all out at the end of their 40 over’s.

The U12’s lost an early wicket when Richard Johnson was caught by Lewis Sharpe for 5 off the bowling of Jack Whawell. However, once the opening attack of Whawell and Zia had been negotiated Mitchell Wagstaff and Jasper Grace then set about the Development’s spinners. They took the score to within 6 runs of winning the match before both were out. Mitchell for an impressive 93 and Jasper for 52. Their partnership had been worth 140. Jack Whawell was the pick of the Development bowlers with 2 for 12 but the day belonged to the U12’s in the 33rd over.

DCB U13 Dev v Warwickshire U13 Best of District

Warks 208 for 8 – DCB U13 Dev 152 for 7

Key Performances - Will Valentine 34, Lewis Sharpe 34, Oliver Weldon 39 no.

On a beautiful sunny day Derby’s were asked to field on a deceptive looking wicket with an equally deceptive slope. Warwickshire looked comfortable as the Derbyshire bowlers found it hard to find a length early on. However, when two wickets fell in quick succession Derby’s spinners who had been so successful in their previous match, were ready to take more. Unfortunately, Warks next two batsman had other idea’s and both helped themselves to half centuries whilst building a partnership of 101. Derby’s used four spinners but only Aryan Kohle who bowled 8 overs for 18 runs was able to check the flow of runs. A late flurry of wickets including a run out (a direct hit from a boundary throw by Corey Whittingham) made things look better, as Warks pressed on. After 40 over’s Warks final total was 208 for the loss of 8 wickets.
When Derby’s batted they found partnerships hard to establish. Will Valentine looked set to continue his good form before being stumped for 34. Warks spinners were better at finding their lengths but were helped by Derby’s lack of confidence to leave the crease on a crumbling track. When a partnership was established and 64 runs were added for the 4th wicket Derby’s were still on for a run chase with seven over’s to go. At 124 or 4, Lewis Sharpe with 34 and Ollie Weldon (39no) had given Derby’s a brief glimpse of the winning post but once Lewis was out partnerships were again in short supply and the momentum couldn’t be sustained. The Derbyshire innings ending at 152 for 7 after their allotted overs.

The toss had been a good one to win.

DCB U13 Dev v Staffordshire

Key Performances - Will Valentine 93 and 4/12, Aryan Kohle 3/39

The Developments rich vein of spinners came to the fore in this game against a smaller in stature U12 Staffordshire team. Staffs started comfortably on a good batting track. Derbyshire’s opening attack of Whawell and Halliday making no inroads into their batting. A change to spin at both ends slowed the run rate down and provided the breakthrough. Aryan Kohle taking the wickets of both openers in his first three over’s. Derby’s Captain Lewis Sharpe took two very good catches and kept faith with the spinners by replacing Kohle and his partner Fred Chell with Marcus Hayes and Will Valentine.
Valentine immediately started to take wickets at regular intervals, finishing a very good display of leg spin bowling with 4 for 12 off 8 over’s. The Staffs total of 129 for 8 looked well under par although a disruption for rain mid innings perhaps didn’t help them. Derbyshire’s four spinners snared all the wickets and showed what a different game cricket can be when some ‘flight and guile’ is on display.
Will Valentine’s day was not about to about to pettier out either. Together with fellow opener Marcus Hayes he first saw off the openers and then set about dominating the bowling. Needing two 4’s to complete his century (before Derbyshire won the match) Will fell for a magnificent 93, whilst hitting out. Lewis Sharpe hit the winning runs in the 26th over and Derbyshire had won comfortably

DCB U13 Dev v Staffordshire

Key Performances - Isaac Zia 31

On a day often interrupted by heavy fast moving showers Derbyshire elected to bat on a very flat wicket at Hilton. Staffordshire bowled well early on and kept the runs to a minimum. The loss of Hayes for 9 was soon followed by the needless run out of Valentine after poor communication. Sharpe 28 and Zia 31 rebuilt the innings and put together a very useful partnership between the showers. Derbyshire needed to press on the gas and did so with Whittingham, Whawell and Wing adding valuable runs to take them to a decent total of 181.
Staffordshire's innings started steadily until a bowling change saw Kohle remove the two openers. Staffs rebuilt really well with Parker and Tringham putting on an 80 partnership but this was brought to an end with Whawell sending Parker back for an aggressive 66 and Tringham falling for 25 to Zia. What followed was a spell of controlled spin bowling. Two wickets for Wing really put the brakes on Staffs. It built a lot of pressure which saw the last 6 wickets fall for only 19 runs off the bat!!! Unbelievably, Derbyshire had turned a tight game around to win with overs to spare. Staffs finishing on 148.
Derbyshire won by 33 runs. Our first of the season. Well done boys!

DCB U13 Dev v Oxfordshire

Max Gray faces Oxfordshire’s opening bowler Oscar Philips. Will Valentine is backing up.

Key Performaces - Isaac Zia 3 wkts for 19 runs

The long wait was over. The U13 Development team started their 1st game of the season against a touring Oxfordshire U13 Development side. Derbyshire’s Lewis Sharpe won the toss and elected to bowl on a dry Clifton wicket. Derbyshire’s opening attack of Isaac Zia and Jack Whawell bowled very tightly. Oxfordshire being 12 for 1 after 9 over’s before the first change of bowling. However, Oxfordshire’s initial patience was well founded. Their batsmen steadily grew in confidence against some rather generous Derbyshire bowling. Despite numerous bowling changes it wasn’t until Corey Whittingham took the wicket of the Oxfordshire No3 bat Jack Barratt for an excellent 61 that Derbyshire briefly saw some respite. Unfortunately the score had moved on to 117 by this time!

The respite was brief. Oxford’s opening bat Tesas Anand picked up the momentum with a succession of 4’s before falling LBW to Isaac Zia in his second spell. The bowler’s who had started the match so well, finished it in similar style, stemming the flow of runs and taking wickets too. In all Derbyshire used ten bowlers but Isaac Zia on his debut and Jack Whawell were the pick of them. 178 was a good score but it could easily have been more.

Derbyshire started their innings in confident style with their openers Will Valentine and Marcus Hayes taking singles at will. However, once Marcus got out the scoring rate noticeably dropped. At 73 for 5 in the 23rd over, Oxfordshire were in the driving seat. Due to some tight bowling and good field placement Derbyshire were unable to hit the boundaries they needed. Wickets fell at regular intervals including Lewis Sharpe who was batting with a runner. Lewis looked just the man to force the pace until most unluckily he was deemed ‘run out’ when his runner left the crease too ‘early’. An alert wicket keeper put down the stumps at Lewis’s end. Lewis was ‘in’ but his runner was ‘out’. Runners usually mean ‘mayhem’ and proved just so, Max Gray being run out in a ‘mix up’ an over before this happened!

With the over’s counting down Derbyshire’s next four batsmen really gave it a go. Jasper Devereux, Corey Whittingham, Jack Whawell and Uwais Ali all moved into double figures and were responsible for taking Derbyshire within touching distance of the Oxfordshire total. We fell 16 runs short at 163 at the end of the over’s.

Oxfordshire were worthy winners with their high scoring batsman and their tight field setting. Derbyshire’s top scorers were Ben Halliday with 28 and Jack Whawell with 28 no. A mention too for Jasper Devereux who kept wicket impeccably throughout and Isaac Zia who took 3 for 19 in 8 overs.

Not a winning start but a little more composure from the bowlers and pressure from the fielders will help us enormously. On to Warwick on Thursday!


DCB U13 Dev v Warwickshire

Key Performances - Corey Whittingham 41

In a game reduced to 30 overs per side due to rain the U13 Dev team made a brave effort to put up a total for Warwickshire to chase. Three run out’s and three first ball ‘ducks’ didn’t help on the way to posting 109 for 8. The team were indebted to Corey Whittingham’s measured aggression and his highest score of the season to give Derbyshire something to bowl at. A good spell of off spin bowling from Warks Rogers-Collen really did the damage.
At 71 for 4 in the 23rd over Derbyshire were definitely still in the game until .....Filip-Turner and Buchanan came together and made batting look easy. They knocked off the runs without losing their wickets, putting on 41 runs in 5 overs. Taking the game the scruff of the neck and their team to victory by 6 wickets in the 28th over.

A day which promised so much and did ...... 10/10 on the learning scale!

Derbyshire U13 Development v Warwickshire on Thursday 7th August 2014 at King Edward's School

Result: Development 114/9 in 40 overs (Reece Widdowson 30) lost to Warwickshire 118/1 in 21 overs by 9 wkts

Derbyshire U13 Development v Staffordshire on Tuesday 8th July at Whaley Bridge CC

Result: Development 130 all out in 40 overs lost to Staffordshire 202/6 (Jamaal Sadiq 4-39) by 72 runs.

Derbyshire U13 Development v Lincolnshire on Wednesday 11th June 2014 at Clifton CC

Result: Development 188/3 in 40 overs (Anthony Thorp 52,Reece Holmes 29, Isaac Harrison 38, Bilal Ali 42 no) beat Lincolnshire Central 148/9 (Michael Flathers 4-16) by 40 runs.

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