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Under 7 Review

We have seen a big increase in the numbers of under 7’s attending the winter and summer sessions this year, we have had as many as 26 in a session, which has been challenging, but great fun.

It is not the purpose at this age group to teach the more technical aspects of cricket, it is more important to work on their long term athelitic development in agility, balance coordination and speed. However, we can’t hold children back and some of our more talented year 2’s also trained with the next year group (Yr. 3 and 4) and they certainly didn’t look out of place. This has led them to playing tournaments earlier than we would normally expect which is a great experience for them.

Goodbye and good luck to the year 2’s that are moving up this year, you have been great fun to coach and have learnt a great deal, I hope you continue to enjoy your cricket.

Joanne Thomas

Under 9 Review

This year has been another satisfying one for me, working with the under 9’s. I have had a group of players at training – sometimes 20 in number – who have all wanted to be there and were willing to learn, work hard and improve as cricketers.

Unfortunately, due to low player availability, we weren’t able to put in the teams and performances that we have done, in tournaments, in recent years. This however, did not matter to me or the players, because at this age group it is purely about playing when possible and enjoying the games.

There were four Kwik Cricket tournaments held across the district this year and we were able to enter two. We weren’t able to progress from the group stages in either, but the children had great fun trying. I was particularly please and impressed with the standard of fielding this year.

I was particularly pleased for 4 of my players to be asked to play hard ball cricket for the under 11’s. Looking at the scoresheets, I saw that all 4 did extremely well.

I look forward to working with you over the winter during the indoor training sessions

Andrew Thomas

Hit the Top Year Review

At the beginning of the year I was approached by Northants County Cricket Club and asked if I would coach a team for children in our area living with a disability, as part of the Northants Hit the Top disability program.

Over the summer we have built up a team of 8 children, most who had never played cricket before.

I am very proud of what they have achieved this season. We entered them as a team into our own Kwik Cricket Tournament where they performed very well, considering some had never played a game before, other than in training.

Some of them were lucky enough to have a day in London playing in a tournament, and there are more opportunities for them to play in tournaments this coming October. I wish them lots of luck and hope they will continue next season.

Joanne Thomas

Under 11 Yellow Team Review

The team has improved considerably through the season, particularly developing their understanding of the game, improving their fielding skills, and reducing the number of wides bowled every week.

They have built up an excellent team spirit, encouraging each other and working well as a team. This culminated in fantastic performances in our last three matches, narrowly losing to the top team in the table and the other Thrapston U11 B side, and then achieving our first win of the season, against Oundle, with a great Captain's innings by Ben Walker!

Considering that all but one of the team were still 10 or under, this is very encouraging for the future.

Ceri Hannah

Under 13 Green (11 a-side)

2012 has been a very frustrating year for the Under 13’s due to the weather. All our games were played on Monday evenings and this invariably meant rain!

At the start of the season, the goalpost was set at 4th or higher in the league and the quarter final stage in the knock-out cup.

4th in the league was established early on and maintained for the majority of the season, only losing that position in the closing weeks. This was achieved despite all our ‘easy’ games being rained off and the games against the tougher opponents going ahead! I have no doubt that, had we not been so badly affected by the rain – we lost 6 games to rain - we would have finished 4th and quite possibly 3rd.

The cup run was just as impressive. In the quarter final we played Finedon ‘B’ – who played in the league above us – and beat them quite comfortably. The semi final was against Wellingborough Town ‘A’ – who finished 2nd in the league above us. This was a game we came very close to winning, posting our highest score of the season – 113 from only 16 overs!

The purpose of the Under 13 11 a-side is to provide the players with a stepping stone to ‘standard’ cricket from the ‘pairs’ they have been playing in previous years. This means concentrating on their key strength of batting, bowling or specialist fielding, and allows them to see where they fit into the make-up of an 11 a-side standard team. The players adapted to this well, understanding that they couldn’t always bat or bowl.

I would like to thank all the players across the 3 teams at the Under 13 age group for working hard during training sessions. I have pushed them hard this year and all have responded well. We have an abundance of talented players at this age and I look forward to seeing a large percentage progress to senior cricket in the not to distant future.

I would also like to thank all the parents for their help on match days. Your help in ground preparation, lifts to games, tea making, scoring and match fee collection is very much appreciated.

In summary, a successful year………….apart from the weather!

Andrew Thomas

Under 13 Yellow (8 a-side)

Despite the weather our team managed to start 11 games, completing 10 of them. We won three of these matches and came very close to beating our Girls on both occasions that we met.

Fourteen players of U13 age group represented Thrapston Yellow, with some U11's gaining extra experience on occasion. Many of the squad were given the opportunity to play in the 11 a side team, some later playing there as regulars. 

That is one of the purposes of the Yellows. The others being, quite simply, the chance to play cricket, to increase self confidence, and belong to and participate as a respected, valued member of a team.

My thanks go to the boys for playing the game in the right spirit, to parents who helped with scoring, tea making, transport etc., and to other club members for additional coaching, preparing wickets and occasionally standing in for me.

David Hart

Under 13 Girls

This season saw our first ever girls only team playing league cricket, after entering a team into the County Under 13 Girls Tournament last year and winning.  We fielded 12 players throughout the season and always had a full team of eight. 

The season started with some very nervous girls who lost by 7 runs and ended with a nail biting win on the last ball at Brigstock who were league runners up.  Overall they had 5 wins, 4 losses and 5 cancelled due to rain. 

An excellent season from a group with great team spirit who gave the opposition a surprise on many occasion and finished fourth in the league.  All the girls who played this year are eligible for next season so we’re looking forward to improving our game and hopefully improving our league position in 2013.

Les Thurbon

Under 15B

This season our Under 15Bs were a very young team – we only had one Year 10, the others ranged from Year 9 down to Year 7.  Although we didn’t manage to win a game, there were some very good performances, which showed there is potential for next season. 

Tom Stoker did a good job of skippering the side and all the players showed good commitment and team spirit.  If they keep this attitude through winter and pre-season training they should reap the benefits in future seasons. 

A mention should also go to Erica Turner who joined our club this year and kept wicket all season and encouraged the team continuously throughout matches. 

I look forward to seeing some of the players moving up to the U15A team next year and continuing to work with the rest next season.

Les Thurbon

 

2012
Season Reviews

Under 7 Review

We have seen a big increase in the numbers of under 7’s attending the winter and summer sessions this year, we have had as many as 26 in a session, which has been challenging, but great fun.

It is not the purpose at this age group to teach the more technical aspects of cricket, it is more important to work on their long term athletic development in agility, balance coordination and speed. However, we can’t hold children back and some of our more talented year 2’s also trained with the next year group (Yr. 3 and 4) and they certainly didn’t look out of place. This has led them to playing tournaments earlier than we would normally expect which is a great experience for them.

Goodbye and good luck to the year 2’s that are moving up this year, you have been great fun to coach and have learnt a great deal, I hope you continue to enjoy your cricket.

Joanne Thomas

Under 9 Review

This year has been another satisfying one for me, working with the under 9’s. I have had a group of players at training – sometimes 20 in number – who have all wanted to be there and were willing to learn, work hard and improve as cricketers.

Unfortunately, due to low player availability, we weren’t able to put in the teams and performances that we have done in previous years. This however, did not matter to me or the players, because at this age group it is purely about playing whenever possible and enjoying the games.

There were four Kwik Cricket tournaments held across the district this year and we were able to enter three. We weren’t able to progress from the group stages in any of them but the children had great fun trying. I was particularly please and impressed with the standard of fielding this year.

I was particularly pleased for 5 of my players – more than last year - to be asked to play hard ball cricket for the under 11’s. Looking at the scoresheets, I saw that all 5 did extremely well.

I look forward to working with you over the winter during the indoor training sessions

Andrew Thomas

Under 11 ‘A’ Review

A good competitive year with contributions from all squad members and great support from the younger teams.

Every team member has improved throughout the season. Please keep up the hard work throughout the winter training and we look forward to your continued development next season.

Alan Fox

Under 11 ‘B’ Review

Great start first up beating Raunds. Both sides bowling too many wides but it was the first game after all!

Next game, we narrowly lost in the last over at Grendon & Prims but the boys showed great application.

Irthlingborough at home (Islip) we were aided by some fluent strokes by both Travis and George Feary in a fine win.

We struggled at times against stronger opposition but the boys demonstrated a great attitude and played in the right spirit.

At times we saw great technique by James Anderson with the bat, consistent bowling by Dennis and Owen Hannah, great improvement by Lewis to become the ‘straightest’ bowler in the team and young Paris bowling some unplayable deliveries. Harry Russell hit the bowl very hard off his legs and Oliver Coles game improved as the season went on (thanks to dad’s encouragement!)

All in all a very satisfactory season. Lots to work on to bring ‘all 3 disciplines together’.

Well done to everybody who played; there was never a problem fielding a side. Thanks to the supportive attitude and help from the parents ensuring all the stuff before, during and after the game meant all went smoothly.

Mark Palmer

Under 13 ‘A’ (11 a-side)

2013 has been a cracking year for the under 13 ‘A’ team. They finished a remarkable 2nd in what many considered to be a very tough league.          

The good weather over summer allowed us to play all 12 games, of which 10 were won – the vast majority quite easily.

And, what is more remarkable is that these results were achieved with only 4 players in the older year. The other 8 players were in the lower year and for many, this was their first season at the ‘standard’ cricket format.

The boys performed really well in all aspects of the game. They smashed 1210 runs in the 12 games, an average of over 100 runs per game – more impressive when you consider some of our innings were only 13 overs long! With the ball, they took 58 wickets.

As I mentioned earlier, because of the amalgamation of the 2 divisions at under 13, it was a hard league to play in this year. Looking at the league line up and our results in division 2 last year, I predicted – and would have been happy with – a finish around mid table. I clearly sold the boys short.

I should have known they were capable of higher than mid table from the winter training. They all approached this in a very professional and serious manner. Working very hard on their game through the winter months. The hard work paid off boys!

We have an abundance of talented players at this age which is great. 3 of the squad have played for the seniors this year and one of those featured for the 2nd XI. It is my opinion that another 3 or 4 will be ready for their debuts next year.

I would like to thank all the parents for their help on match days. Your help in ground preparation, lifts to games, tea making, and match fee collection is very much appreciated. A special thanks goes to Neil Clipston for scoring all year.

In summary, a brilliant year for the squad!

Andrew Thomas

P.S. See you at winter training in the new year for more of the same!

Under 13 ‘B’ (8 a-side)

Thrapston B, this season, played twice as many games as last year with just over half the number of players. This gave us the chance for lots of match practice in order to gain experience and greater confidence in fielding, bowling and batting. Indeed two of the Bs were selected to play with the A team, one of them on more than one occasion.
That is largely the reason for the B team; to give all youngsters the chance to play the game, and for the more able, to progress to a higher level, at the earliest opportunity.
My thanks go to those parents who transported their children around, made the drinks and kept the score, especially Bill White. To my fellow coaches who worked with the boys over the winter and Friday evenings, also to Jo for the administration and Travis for helping with the results.

David Hart

Under 15 ‘B’ Review

Our Under 15B team completed this year’s season with great enthusiasm and some encouraging improvements from all the players.  The squad was made up of five girls, two year nine boys and the rest playing up their age group from the Under 13s. Although we were not able to win any of our league matches, we benefitted from three teams conceding games which meant we finished the season with 15 points and a credible 11th position out of 14. I look forward to seeing some of the players progress to the A squad next season but more so the improvement of our B squad next season.

My thanks go to the many parents who came along on a regular basis to support and encourage the players and also anyone who helped with setting up, scoring packing away and making refreshments throughout the season.

Les Thurbon

Under 13 Girls Review

The girls enjoyed a fantastic year of cricket.  Just before the start of the season Daniel Hazell from the England ladies squad got the whole squad bussing with a great training session indoors.  The team was straight out the blocks with an opening game win against the eventual champions Loddington who we managed to do the double over.  A series of wins put us in with a great chance of the title but ultimately two defeats in our last two games saw us end the season as runners up.  In the knockout cup wins over Burton and Weldon saw us meet Kettering in the semi-finals where a one man blitz from Kettering managed to put on a score that was just beyond us.  All the girls deserve a great deal of credit for their team spirit and enthusiasm to get so near to winning the league.  Ultimately it was probably our success in developing the girls into county players and their matches clashes with our league ones that caused us to finish second.

From our squad members who played occasionally to our regular players it has been great to see the vast improvement made throughout the season.  We had eleven girls play and of those seven represented Northamptonshire this year, the majority also played for our ladies team and have them have a much improved season.  My thanks go to all the parents who have helped support the team and hopefully enjoyed wat6ching the performance of the team this year.

Special thanks must also go to the brave Under 11 lads who stepped in and helped out when we required extra players to field a full team on county match days.

Les Thurbon

2013