Copley Cricket Club, Halifax HX3 0UG -
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6 July Copley Under 15s (125 for 6) beat Warley Under 15s (124 for 3)
This was a good result in the end, after a relatively poor bowling performance. Warley batted first in damp conditions, which did not make bowling easy for the Copley team. Notwithstanding the difficult conditions, however, Copley, as a team, did not bowl as well they could -
29 June Copley Under 15s (115 for 5) beat Thornton Under 15s (103 for 8)
This was a relatively close call in the end with a match-
In response, Thornton started very strongly reaching 94 for 2 -
22 June Low Moor Under 15s (134 for 6) beat Copley Under 15s (129 for 4)
This was a disappointing result -
Copley batted first and Oliver Thorpe and Jake Allingan (who both retired on 31) got the innings off to an excellent start. After they had both retired we continued to score runs reasonably steadily, but we were also losing wickets. Coming in at number 6, it was the innings of Henry Hoyle that really made the difference in the last few overs -
In response Low Moor lost 3 early wickets, but their middle order looked impressive and 5 of their batsmen reached double figures, with two retiring on 30. All the bowlers proved a little expensive and as Low Moor got nearer their target, the Copley team seemed to lose a little direction and focus in the field, struggling to adapt their thinking to changing events. In the end, all outcomes were possible with two balls to go and the last pair at the wicket. It was an exciting finish, but the Copley players will feel that they let this one slip away. Neverheless, they should learn from this and come back stronger next time.
15 June SBCI Under 15s (80 for 2) beat Copley Under 15s (79 for 8)
This was always going to be one of the toughest games of the season against a team that has been one of our main adversaries in recent years. Over the last few seasons this SBCI team has won the Cup three times (as it has advanced through the different age sections) and each time they have beaten us along the way. In the end we put up a very good fight, but they were just a little too strong on the day.
Copley batted first, and although Oliver Thorpe retired on 30, we lost 3 quick wickets at the other end to the SBCI opening bowlers. Although our middle order steadied the ship, and kept the scoreboard moving, they were always facing good, accurate bowling and it was difficult to score boundaries. A few wickets were lost in the chase for quick singles, but in the end, we were always around 20 runs short. Alex Lea (11) and Chandler Hallwood (10) were the others to reach double figures.
In response, the Copley team bowled and fielded well throughout -
8 June Copley Under 15s (33 for 0) beat Upper Hopton U15s (30 all out)
The weather proved to be the greatest challenge to the team this week -
1 June Copley Under 15s (133 for 2) beat Outlane U15s (66 all out)
This was another good performance -
Another professional performance against a slightly under-
An excellent all round display by the Under 15s gave the team its second victory of the new season. In a game reduced to 18 overs a side, Copley batted first and compiled an excellent score of 130 for the loss 4 wickets (3 of which were in the last over). The innings started positively with Jake Allingan, although riding his luck at times, retiring on 30 after a commanding innings. His opening partner, Oliver Thorpe, was similarly impressive and also retired on 30. Kai Hallwood was out without scoring but Alex Lea and Henry Hoyle (at 4 and 5) kept the momentum of the innings going well and put on over 50 together. Alex, in his first innings for the club, was out in the last over for an impressive 29 and Henry was left undefeated on 26 not out, following an equally strong display.
Defending this strong total, Copley demonstrated excellent commitment and professionalism with good, keen fielding evident from everyone. Kai Hallwood and Karl Hanson both picked up excellent run outs from direct throws. With the strategy of a relatively "deep set" field, in order to restrict the boundaries, the Copley bowlers all performed well with Southowram, without ever really challenging, reaching 105 for 8. The wicket takers were Ihitisham Hussain (2 for 21), Prahalad Nadalla (1 for 8), Oliver Pasek (1 for 20), Oliver Thorpe (1 for 10) and Kai Hallwood (1 for 20). Although he didn't take a wicket, Copley's other bowler, Alex Conway, was also economical in his 3 overs.
This was a good display throughout with excellent team spirit evident.