Y8/9 Cricket – Clifton v Wales

Tonight we took a mixed Y8/9 side to Wales.  With 17 players we rotated everyone to make sure each lad saw some action! Nabeel Ilyas played well as wicketkeeper and some of our bowling was well directed with Alex Mace, Zaakir Ali (one wicket) and Suhail Khan the pick of the bunch. Haris Mahmood also pulled of an outstanding one-handed catch.  Wales eventually scored 110 runs so the chase was on.

We started steadily with Haris Ahmed opening. However, the run rate picked up when Chad Carney entered the fray smashing two great fours through the covers. This seemed to spur Haris on who then smashed a six before both retired to give others a bat.  We went on to score a competitive 91 runs and with a little more positional tinkering can only become a better team.