School sport is beginning to return, and Hampton’s young cricketers and footballers were in action last weekend.
Hampton U14A cricketers back up a superb batting display with potent bowling to easily defeat Reeds and bounce back from last week’s loss
On Saturday 18 September 2020, Hampton U14As were victorious with a fantastic win against Reeds School. With Anuj Srivastav leading the team as captain, Hampton began by winning the toss and batted first on a suitable pitch. In came the openers, Hugo Knowles and William Wallace, who built a solid 50+ run partnership to start the game off quickly. At number three came Srivastav, who batted for the rest of the innings, creating a partnership of over 80 with Knowles.
In the end, Knowles scored a magnificent knock of 98, unfortunately losing his wicket on the stroke of a century, ending a beautiful innings. The 29 scored by Srivastav and the 98 scored by Knowles took the team total to a strong 159-3 in 20 overs.
Hampton’s bowling and fielding efforts took Reeds by surprise as the U14As managed to bowl Reeds out for 135. Sam Ellis took three wickets for 11 runs in his three overs. Maddox Dakin and William Youster took two outstanding catches, helping the team take crucial wickets on their journey to victory – a great first win for the debutant captain.
By Anuj Srivastav
The U14A team began their season in style, coasting to an immaculate 3-0 victory over Bede’s whilst the U14Ds battled to a 2-2 draw, both outfits displaying positive signs for what the rest of the season may offer.