Leverstock Green Cricket Club Under 14 XI v Northchurch on Wed 29 Jul 2020 at 5.30pm
Leverstock Green Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report LGCC's junior cricket season finally got underway at what must be a record-breaking late date of July 29, thanks to Covid-19, with a highly watchable and competitive Under-14 fixture between Leverstock Green and Northchurch - who ran out winners with seven wickets and a couple of overs to spare.

If the result looks a little one-sided, the game certainly wasn't. And, with just one training session under their belts, Levy's U14s can be well pleased with the posting of a solid score of 111 - having been asked to bat first by the visitors to The Green, bathed in sunshine on a late July evening.

Gez Yates led the way with an unbeaten 25 (retired) while Ben Humphreys quick-fire 17 and Salman Saleem's deliberate 15 further up the order both ensured the scoreboard kept ticking.

In reply, LGCC's excellent fielding display saved 15-20 runs; a much-neeeded effort given they bowled too short and offered Church plenty of chance to pull the ball towards the clubhouse via a perilously short boundary on one side of the pitch.

Harry Walker, Lewis Cooper and Shazil Hussain - via a smart low catch by Yates - all picked up wickets, while captain Humphreys turned in a tidy display behind the stumps.

Northchurch, however, emerged deserved winners with 14 balls remaining when they passed Green's target.


Leverstock Green Cricket Club Under 14 XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 23w 2b 1lb 
for 6 wickets

(20.0 overs)
George Sharman ct Marcus b Sam 6
Salman Saleem Run out  15
Geraint Yates Retired Not Out  25
George Hawes Run out  11
Jed Driver ct & b Marcus 2
Ben Humphreys ct Aiden b Olly M 17
Harry Walker b Dylan 3
Shazil Hussain Not Out  5
Lewis Cooper Not Out  1
Callum Pillay  
Ben Orriss  

Northchurch Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Olly P2.001100.005.50
Olly M2.0014114.007.00

Northchurch Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
10nb 17w 1lb 
for 3 wickets
112 (17.4 overs)
Elliot lbw b Cooper 15
Marcus Retired Not Out  28
Olly P ct Yates b Hussain 13
Dylan ct & b Walker 10
Sam Not Out  13
Hugo Not Out  10

Leverstock Green Cricket Club Under 14 XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
George Sharman2.001000.005.00
Geraint Yates2.001100.005.50
Ben Orriss2.001200.006.00
Lewis Cooper2.00919.004.50
Salman Saleem2.001400.007.00
Harry Walker2.0010110.005.00
Callum Pillay2.01500.002.50
Shazil Hussain2.0011111.005.50
Jed Driver1.00800.008.00
George Hawes0.40600.009.00

  • Umpire :
    RIch W
  • Scorer :