Training off tonight 29/6

No training tonight, due to excessive rain.

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U18 v Caribbean

TABS under 18 travelled to Caribbean Cricket Club for the first time in a few years.

Losing the toss we bowled first and with tight opening overs soon restricted the opposition. Wickets for Will Morrison, super sub Ollie Larking, Rowan and James Walsh.

Caribbean 85 – 7 off 20.

Luke 30 and Ollie 28* started well prior to Luke being well caught behind, George 4 joined the action but had a rare off day.Benedict (18no) however, wanted to watch the England game (really?) and finished the innings off quickly which included the shot of the game with a mighty 6. TABS 86-2.

Another three points in the bag. Still top of the table with two games to play, both at the tutor2u oval. Many thanks to Gaby for scoring and parents who drove the juniors to play.

Well done team


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Thursday evening saw Barwick CC make the trip to TABS to contest the Semi Final of the John Ledley Trophy.

The same fixture earlier in the season saw TABS win by only 4 runs so it looked to be another tough contest.
Losing the toss, TABS were put in to bowl first and Alex Hall, Oliver Walsh & Joe Young took care of the first 4 overs. Although they were beat around a little bit the damage was restricted to 29 runs lost with Walsh picking up a wicket.
Finn Brooks and Matthew Ferguson bowled fantastically well losing only 19 runs while picking up a wicket each and NO Wides or No Balls.
Ben Jarvis and Max Olbison frustrated in overs 9-12 losing only 5 runs with Jarvis picking up a wicket of his own. Max losing only 3 singles, almost bowled a maiden in his second over but for a single run.
Sticking to our winning formula, Walsh and Young bowled the remaining 4 overs losing only 14 runs and both picking up 2 wickets each. A near flawless exhibition of line and length bowling, a lot of which the credit has to go to Charlie Mitchell’s drills in Wednesday’s net session. A special mention to Charles Westmoreland who sat tight behind the stumps all through and made some excellent stops. Barwick finished on 238.
Ever reliable, Hall and Jarvis opened up the batting for TABS with the instruction to build a good platform for their team mates and that’s exactly what they did adding 28 runs for the loss of only 1 wicket.
Young and Ferguson added there own flurry of impressive shots to bring the 23 total up to 39. With a lead of 13, the manager asked Brooks and Olbison to protect their stumps and frustrate the bowlers. 16 dot balls later and some amazing defensive strokes, the scene was set for Walsh and Westmoreland to finish things off with 14 more runs and a TABS total of 265.
Joseph Young also took a great catch at Mid On. It’s just a shame it was when he was filling in for an injured Barwick Player!!!! Walsh looked less than impressed with his spinning partners effort but with plenty runs already tabled, the catch was immaterial.
TABS finish on 265, and booked their place in the final vs Whitkirk on 7/7/16, can’t wait.

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Win for U9s at Barwick

TABS travelled to Barwick. Losing the toss and being put in to bat, much to the delight of captain Max Olbison.

James Hall and Elliott Davies started well and scored 25 between them prior to Gabby and James Lakin putting on 20 for the loss of one wicket. William Groves and Archie Taylor batted sensibly with 9 added for no loss before Max and Charles hit 49 off the last four overs.

Good effort in reaching 293.
After drinks and biscuits TABS fielded and despite giving away a few overthrows soon managed to restrict Barwick. Wickets coming to Max, Archie, Gabby and Charles.

Charles Westmoreland also taking a terrific catch in the deep.

Barwick 261 off their allotted overs.

3 points in the bag. Excellent bowling today just need to concentrate in the field next week. Thanks to Claire Hall for scoring

Well played TABS.


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Win for U18s

TABS Under 18s took on Walton Park at the tutor2u oval in bright summer sunshine.

Winning the toss and electing to bat we soon lost our first wicket against some useful bowling.

However, George Gibson and Luke Kilby punished the short ball and took quick singles pushing the score board on. Adding 86 together prior to George retiring on 52. Benedict joined Luke and quickly added 10 prior to a mini collapse before Dan was last out for 15 which included a terrific reverse hit. No doubt well taught by Tom.

Total 127/9 in 20 overs.

Following drinks TABS fielded and soon demon openers Will Powell and Ollie Riley had a wicket apiece, Rob White and George taking the catches. A direct hit from Luke ran out the Walton number 4, before Rob White grabbed two quick wickets with some excellent leg spin.

Wickets too for Rowan, Ollie Larking and Jacob.

Walton all out for 58.

3 points in the bag. Well played team. Thanks to Tom and Elsa for scoring and those who helped in the tuck shop.

Next week away to Caribbean.


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Cricket for the Purists

TABS U11 were on their travels again Monday 20th June to CALSA.

A glorious summers evening welcomed both sides although a gusting wind was going to make bowling a little tricky.
Winning the toss, CALSA put themselves in to bat. Alex Hall & Finn Brooks facing the CALSA openers were on the end of some very good batting and did well to keep the runs lost at 28. Max Olbison and Ben Jarvis bowled overs 5-8 losing 19 runs but with only 1 wide and a wicket from Jarvis, their effort was excellent. Matthew Ferguson, Oliver Walsh and Joe Young bowled 9-12 and really started to turn the screw losing only 9 runs with Ferguson and Young picking up a wicket each. The final 4 overs were split between Walsh & Young losing only 16 runs and picking up a further wicket each. CALSA finished on a very good 260.
Hall was clearly smarting after being smacked around a bit and took his frustration out on the CALSA opening bowlers with partner Jarvis to get TABS off to a great start with the bat adding 25 runs. Olbison & Ferguson faced some very good bowling as runs were hard to come by but they both dug in and added a further 5. Young & Brooks batting 9-12 protected their stumps and added a further 8 runs as well as 6 very welcome runs from wide balls.
Needing 16 runs to win, it would be down to Walsh and Westmoreland who clinically added 14 from their first 2 overs. A further 9 in over 3 allowed Walsh to “park the bus” in front of his stumps to allow TABS to win by 8 runs on 268.
This was perhaps the best performance so far this season against worthy title contenders CALSA. As it is, TABS are now 10 out of 10 with a Cup Semi to come on Thursday.
Great stuff tonight boys
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U9 v S Milford

Lots happening today at the ground, so there was a nice buzz around.  We had quite a young team out today who were very enthusiastic and should take a lot of pride in the way they played.  Playing South Milford’s A team was always going to be tough but we gave it a really good go!
Captained by Olivia we won the toss and decided to bowl first as we thought as a team, we’d be able to chase down a score, we just didn’t expect to be looking at such a big score!  South Milford had quite a few big hitters, particularly their last pair who put on 72, as a team they got 350.  Hard work in the field and we bowled as best as we could and fielded really well, backing up each other really well.  A great run out by Will R, and wickets for Harneeka and Will Groves saw us take 3 wickets.  Stand out bowling was from Harneeka who only conceded 10 runs for her two overs.
When we came in to bat, we started well with Will R & Will Gawthorpe who got us off to a decent start putting on 25 but after that we found it difficult to hit the boundaries that we needed.  We lost 7 wickets and managed to score 215 in the end which doesn’t truly reflect how we played.  The team should be proud of the way they played and can certainly can take a lot of positives from their performance!  Well done all!
Many thanks to Alison Richmond for running the very busy tuck shop.
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Win for U18 v South Milford

TABS under 18s took on South Milford at the tutor2u oval.

Under grey skies TABS were put into bat. Milford opening bowler Hebden bowling with pace and accuracy. Luke and Ollie batted well with a sensible approach, prior to Ollie being first to go. George came in at 3 and proceeded to push the score along with Luke. They put on 100 with terrific shot selection all around the ground. Both retiring not out 52 and 50. Benedict and Dan kept the scoreboard ticking which included some excellent running between the wickets. It was left to the Whites to see TABS through to 171.

With a gentle light rain the opposition were playing for time on several occasions hoping it would pour down. Fortunately openers Riley and Kilby soon sent the Milford openers back to the changing room for a duck swiftly followed by another Riley wicket. Milford 6/3. However, the opponents did make a recovery and with fielders protecting the boundaries and everyone getting an over we comfortably won by 56 runs.

There were also wickets for Rob White and James Walsh.

Thanks to Adam for scoring and all parents for getting juniors to the game.

3 points in the bag. Well played everyone.

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Defeat for U18 in semi final

TABS under 18 tasted defeat against rivals Ledsham at the tutor2u oval.

Losing the toss Ledsham batted and despite a slow start and tight opening overs progressed to 116 off their 20 overs aided by 3 dropped catches.

TABS responded with Kilby (22), however the batsmen found it difficult under a strong opening attack relying on Benedict Tomlinson (31) pushing hard for a win along with Will Powell who both ran well between the wickets, however, we fell 15 short in an attempt to reach the final for a consecutive year.

We continue to push for the league and our next game is on Monday evening at the oval.

Thanks to Paul White for scoring, Toby Wells for doing the raffle and Andy for Preparing the wicket.


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Not Even The Weather Can Dampen U11 Spirits

Monday evening took TABS U11’s to Saxton CC.
With some very heavy clouds above and the odd drop landing at 6pm, just getting this match finished was going to be a huge bonus.
Oliver Walsh winning the toss, opted to bowl first and given the way the weather changed in the second innings, having a dry ball in hand it was an inspired decision.
Alex Hall and Matthew Ferguson got stuck straight in to Saxton losing 11 runs while Alex picked up a wicket. Hugh Williams partnered by Joash Duggal bowled well and only gave away 13 runs. Make way for an inspired Max Olbison and partner Charles Westmoreland to lose only 1 run from their 4 overs with Max also picking up a wicket. Finn (Usain Bolt) Brooks & Oliver Walsh, wrapped things up with 1 wicket for Brooks and 2 for Walsh while losing only 12 runs. Saxton finished on 248.
Hall and Ferguson stayed together to open up the batting and posted a combined 33 runs, Hall top scoring on 24 including five 4’s.
Brooks and Olbison took to the field under some steady rainfall and added a further 11 runs for no loss with a wet through Duggal and Williams adding another 12 without loss.
With the rain falling quite heavy and TABS already 44 runs ahead, the managers instructions of playing defensive to allow us to rush through the final 4 overs, were completely ignored as Walsh and Westmoreland added a further 28 runs including three 4’s, four 2’s and six singles. TABS finishing on 326 with NO wickets lost.

Another fantastic effort on a pretty gloomy evening but we are now 9 from 9.

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