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BATHFORD CC'S U1 5s IN 201 0

team throughout the season was a The 201 0 season was a transitional delight to behold. period for Bathford CC's U1 5s, with our Cricket has a name for sportsmanship young team moving up from U1 3 in that is well deserved! 2009. The average age of our team was Judging by the increase in our playing always younger than that of our numbers during 201 0, participation in opponents, who usually fielded 5 or 6 cricket seems to be growing amongst the "real U1 5s" (born between 1 September young and your correspondent's 1 994 and 31 August 1 995) whereas at no anticipation of victory down under over time did our squad include any true the next couple of months will only serve U1 5s. to reinforce this trend in the years ahead. However, the boys and their manager The club is planning a modest were not deterred, in May, when we went development to replace the inadequate to Westbury with only 6 players. The structure that has served as our pavilion opposition were happy to lend us some for many years. We thank all our of their youngsters, who wouldn't members who have given their time and otherwise have got a game. effort to raise funds for this project and Our squad, which numbered only 11 at thank the many Bathford residents who the start of the season, reached 1 6 by have contributed in support. the end, when it was composed of 7 @ The boys are keenly looking forward to U1 4, 5 @ U1 3 and 4 that were younger having this new facility in place still. We will certainly be stronger next hopefully by 201 2, when its presence will year. undoubtedly encourage other boys (and Despite the early shortfall in numbers, girls) to desert their computers and join we managed to fulfil all our fixtures. (We us. were lucky with the weather this year). Our captain loves his cricket so much L M Mackenzie that in the second half of the season he Secretary, would always elect to bowl, rather than Bathford CC bat, first, even though the nights were drawing in and batting second would be the more difficult option. His reasoning was that not being a strong team, we would probably not set a challenging target if we batted first, the game would not last very long and this would be a shame for all concerned. His view was that even if batting was his favourite part of the game, it was better to bowl and field for a full 20 overs and have games of perhaps 35 overs than to have games of only 25 overs, which was likely to be the case if we batted first and were dismissed cheaply, but neither his spirits nor those of his team ever flagged. The enthusiasm displayed by the whole The Bathford Bulletin Page 11

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