PUBLISHED 06 July 2021
AKS U12 and U13 Cricket teams have broken through with some excellent results this season, culminating in winning their age group Wyre and Fylde Cups today.
Under 12: AKS 51 def LSA 24
With rain around for the days previous, the track was tough for batting and LSA sent AKS in after winning the toss. AKS found conditions difficult for scoring but battled hard for any runs they could. Michael R top scored with 13 and all batters contributed.
With only 51 on the board, AKS knew it would be a tough slog to get their hands on the silverware. Our openers had a tough time controlling the ball at times but bowled enough quality deliveries to keep the pressure on. Jacob L was our stand-out bowler, taking 4 wickets, Zakk M with 3 and Ethan B with 2; the latter 2 bowling in tremendous partnership.
AKS was extremely sharp in the field, a point strongly made by Mr Walmsley at training last week. In contrast to previous matches, the team were enthusiastic, loud, and extremely skilful. AKS handled the pressure of defending a low score with great gusto.
Captain Xavier D accepted the Wyre and Fylde Cup and the team were ecstatic. A great way to cap off a fantastic season.
Under 13: 117-8 def LSA 77-7
Captain Rory U chose to bat first and took the lead, hitting some devastating shots to retire on 25. Harry J followed suit, with a more conservative inning seeing AKS through the middle overs. A good 15 from 20 balls for Harley H helped to kick the score on at the end, with AKS finishing on 117.
LSA made a bid to occupy the wicket and let the runs come. The openers were very technically correct and well disciplined. It took AKS until the 12th over to make the breakthrough, with Ted T taking the first wicket. It was tough going for the visitors from there, many batters forced to take risks, and wickets fell at regular intervals from that point. LSA finished 7/77.
AKS Cricket has come along in leaps and bounds over the last 2 years and it is pleasing to see our students having success this season. Many of our players will continue to develop at our local partner clubs over the summer break. We look forward to winter training, where we will continue the development process in search of more positive strides forward for AKS Cricket.