Under 13s in Semis of Peter Coe Cup
Sunday 27 July High Roding
On a day on which the senior XI won some trophy or other at Hutton CC (it was never in doubt, was it? We all knew that Fizza was going to bowl a maiden penultimate over!), Wanstead Under 13s had to beat High Roding to reach the semi-final of the Peter Coe Cup.
We went there with a team depleted by County call-ups but smashed 275 off 30 overs! Skipper Zain Piracha led the way with a sparkling 127 not out (which included 28 off one over) and was ably supported by Rafey Mukhtar who fell just short of a well-deserved 50.
On a very hot day the bowling (Faraz excepted) & fielding wasn’t all it should have been and we failed to cling on to a few catches. This all seemed to head to a nail-biting finish, but some excellent line & length bowling late on enabled us to win by nearly 20 runs.
So, it is off to the semi-final game, when we should have our County boys back and our one sub-standard fielding display behind us.
All at Wanstead would wish to thank everyone at High Roding, who looked after us royally.