Friendly challenge for Under 15s and Under 13s

Bredon's Under 15s and Under 13s met for a friendly 20-over game at Hill Close
Bredon’s Under 15s and Under 13s met for a friendly 20-over game at Hill Close

Bredon Cricket Club’s Under 15s and Under 13s sides (with some extras thrown in) met for a 20-over friendly match at a blustery Hill Close this evening.

The younger players batted first and soon put a decent figure on the scoreboard. With wickets to spare they could have battled even more adventurously, but in the end settled for 111.

The Under 15s were unsettled by some good bowling and fielding, and with the evening temperature falling rapidly could not match the tempo set by their opponents, posting a total of 63 runs.



Brave shield final battle from Under 13s

2017 shield final: Bredon Under 13s v Alcester and Ragley
Tough battle: The Under 13s put up a brave battle against Alcester and Ragley in the Cotswold Hills League shield final

Bredon batted first on a green wicket with variable bounce meaning scoring runs was difficult.

But the boys defended well, taking opportunities when they arose.

Alcester and Ragley bowled tightly with pace and bounce, as they have all season.

Bredon battled on, only losing three wickets with a finishing total of 268.

Bredon came out to bowl full of energy with the sort of good spirit they have shown all season.

Some great opening bowling lifted their confidence with a near catch just going over the hands of a fielder.

Alcester fought well, pushing nearer to the total with a strong batting line up.

Bredon took four wickets in two overs with a hat-trick chance that brought them back into the match.

Alcester moved to the 268 target with some big blows from the last pair, but Bredon fought right to the last ball, holding their heads high with a great performance by all players.

They ended up taking six wickets, which was a great positive to take from the match, and defended their wicket in difficult situations.

Alcester had not lost a game all season so were very strong opponents to come up against in this 2017 Cotswold Hills League shield final.

Thanks to all the squad and parents for your support so far and for  the rest of the season. The boys did Bredon Cricket Club, me and themselves very proud.


Mark Notley

Under 12s edge it in tight all-Bredon semi-final

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The Under 12s came out winners in a tight all-Bredon semi-final

Bredon Under 12s batted first after losing the toss, and enjoyed a great start with Ollie McGrath and Cole Notley hitting 26 off the first four overs with no wicket.

The Under 13s fought back with some tight bowl, taking several quick wickets without giving away too many extras, and putting pressure on the Under 12s, who ended on 262 for 5.

After a quick refreshment (obviously non-alcoholic, apart from Russell) and a team talk it was time for the Under 13s to chase their target.

A great opening over of pace from Isaac Tagg with an early wicket gave the team a confidence boost.

Dylan Simmonds came to the crease with several well-timed cover drives that found the boundary and put the Under 13s back in the driving seat.

Things were getting tense, with the last pair needing 30ish to win.

Reuben Pawley hit two early boundaries, leaving them needing 12 off the last over.

William Wilson was given the task to keep cool and bowl the best six balls of the season.

It went down to the Under 13s needing a six to win off the last delivery.

William kept his cool, bowling a yorker to put the Under 12s into the final.

A great game, right to the last ball, which was a credit to all the boys, who fought so hard. Well done, Bredon boys!

Thanks for all the support from parents, carers and spectators. We would love to see you all on Sunday, July 17 at Evesham when the Under 12s play Alcester in the shield final.

Mark Notley

It’s an all-Bredon semi-final!

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Bredon Under 12s face the club’s Under 13s side at Hill Close

Bredon Cricket Club Under 12s face Bredon Under 13s in the Cotswold Hills League shield semi-final at Hill Close tomorrow evening (Thursday, July 7).

The 16-over match starts at 6pm and is expected to end at about 8pm.

It will be a wonderful evening of junior cricket, and the boys would be delighted to have a good crowd to cheer them on.

Our clubhouse bar is open, and you might even want to bring along a picnic!