2018 U10s and U11s at the End of Season BBQ


Manager U10sCharlie Lowe

Administrator U10s – Jenny Maggs

Outdoor summer training starts on Sunday 14th April from 9.00am to 10.30am for this age group. There will be no training on Sunday 21st April as this is Easter Sunday, training will resume on Sunday 28th April and continue until mid July.

Sunday 14th April is also sign on morning. You will need to complete a membership form which can be downloaded from the Colts opening page and pay an annual subscription.

Subs are £70 for a colt, reduced to £60 if paid before 1st May. There is a £10 reduction for subsequent siblings.

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2019 fixtures for U10s

The following are the league fixtures for the 2019 season:

Sun 12th May v Knotty Green B away 9.30am start – new date – Lost

Tues 28th May v Gerrards Cross Bears away 6.00pm start – Lost

Fri 14th June v Beaconsfield Strikers at home 6.00pm start – Won

Weds 19th June v Chalfont St Peter at home 6.00pm start – lost

Sun 23rd June v Chalfont St Peter away – U8s – lost by 1 run!

Tues 25th June v Knotty Green A away 6.00pm start – won

Fri 28th June v Chenies & Latimer All Stars at home 6.00pm start – lost

Report on first U10 match of the season v Knotty Green by Manager Charlie Lowe
After the preceding cold and rainy week, the sun decided to shine for our first game of the season against Knotty Green. Captain Daniel Baker won the toss and elected to bat.
The team batted well overall and it was pleasing to see a lot of good, straight bats. Shot of the game was from Joshie Maggs, who hit a 4 to square leg off his first over, only for it to be called a dead ball (through no fault of his own!). Another four did follow in the Joshie’s final over and additional boundaries were scored by Guy Saunders, Daniel Baker and William Buckley. There was some tenacious batting from Oscar Nelson and Joseph Boundy, neither of whom lost a wicket. While we need to work on our running between the wickets, we should be encouraged by the batting performance overall.
When it was our turn to bowl, wickets were picked up by James Bonsall and messers Saunders, Baker and Buckley (a cracking caught & bowled). Some tight bowling from Oscar Nelson & Daniel Lowe helped peg the opposition back. When it came to the last over, we were only 5 runs behind, so it was all to play for. However, their last batsman was very good, protected his wicket and scored some runs to take the match out of reach. It was a pleasing fielding display too, with plenty of talk and encouragement in the field, and some great stops, chases and throws.

Report on U10s match v Gerrards Cross Bears on Tuesday 28th May 2019 by Manager Charlie Lowe

Result: Gerrards Cross Bears won
GCCC: 335 runs (1 wicket down) / CSGCC: 211 runs (6 wickets down)

With half-term week upon us already, tonight’s game featured players from four different age groups – U8s, 9s, 10, and 11s. This included debuts for Jack Bernstein and Rayan Konkader from the U8 cohort. Not only was it their first ever game of cricket, but a hardball game at that. Well done Jack and Rayan. You stood up to some good bowling and gave a very good account of yourselves.

With the home team lacking players at the start, CSGCC did the right thing and went out to field first. Captain Daniel Lowe told me that he was going to field first anyway, so it didn’t matter!

Unfortunately, our bowling performance only saw us take one wicket, and the GX batters played some excellent shots. This resulted in GX amassing a huge total of 335 runs. However, the boys showed a lot of resilience, with a particular highlight being Daniel Baker’s diving save in the outfield to stop a certain four.

After the break (which included spare sandwiches for the umpires), Joshie Maggs and Oscar Nelson strode out to bat. The opposition bowlers were good, meaning it was difficult to get the ball away. But, calling between the wickets this time was improved. A number of batsmen seemed to have realised that there are more runs on offer if we call early and run the first run fast(ish)! Sadly, we couldn’t match the oppositions’ strike rate but everyone from both sides played the game in a very positive spirit.

Finally, thank you to Joe and Billy from the U11’s for turning out for the U10s. You made it possible for us to maintain the fixture and you hit some good shots as well.

Well done to all and thanks as always to the parent helpers. 

Report on U10s match v Beaconsfield Strikers on Friday 14th June 2019 by Manager Charlie Lowe

he past 5 days saw more than double the average rainfall for June hit the UK. However, once again the sun shone on the CSGCC U10s as we achieved our first win of the season. And a convincing win at that.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, the opening pair of Daniel Lowe and Oscar Nelson batted a solid first four overs, and despite losing wickets, this included a couple of excellent 4s hit to square leg by Oscar, and some excellent calling & running between the wickets.

Captain Joshie Maggs and Joseph Boundy were in next, and despite some suspect calling, managed to keep the run rate up with another cracking 4 from Joshie. Shot of the day came from Joseph – the best forward defensive stroke I have seen from any U10 all season!

Some wayward bowling followed from Beaconsfield, meaning the remaining batters couldn’t easily get the ball away, but credit to all of the boys as no further wickets fell and we ended up 251 for 6.

In the field, Joshie was quick to assert his authority on the field placings and the defence of our total was on. EVERY player bowled straighter than I have seen all season and this is why we won. Wickets were picked up by Oscar (3), Rayan (1), Guy (2), Ollie (2) & Daniel (1). We even got a couple of run outs – our fielding is improving.

We were a player down today, so thanks must go to the players from the opposition who fielded for us. This is especially the case for the young Beaconsfield lad who ran one of his own batters out – we compromised and only deducted 3 runs for that one!

Well done team. You gave a very good account of yourselves tonight. As this was our first home game, even more thanks than usual must go to the parent helpers. Amongst other things, you scored, made drinks, marked out boundaries and fed ravenous U10s between innings. Thank you.

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U10s after their first win of the season

Report on U8s match v Chalfont St Peter on Sunday 23rd June

There was a nervous tension around Chalfont St. Peter Cricket Club this morning. With a bit of moisture in the air and the promise of some movement off the seam, the CSGCC U8s arrived for their Kwik Cricket match, full of optimism and excitement. Evie Stigzelius led the warm up by deciding to take half the team for in impromptu run around the boundary. Twice! 

With every child on both sides wanting to be captain, the umpires decided they would do the toss in secret. Unfortunately, I lost, and we were put into bat. Dillon Hardy and Evie opened the batting and showed some good skills. Calling improved with every over that passed. Next in were Louis Blake and Jacob Enright. After a couple of sighters, Jacob then proceeded to whack 3 fours to square leg with great aplomb. The pair moved the score on from 219 to 248 in four overs. A boundary each followed for the next pair of Jack Bernstein and Rory Slater, with the final duo of Dillon McCarthy and Dominic Thalakottur bringing the innings home without losing a wicket. 

Drinks and a quick lesson in field placings followed as CSG walked out to bowl. Jack and Evie opened the bowling in fine style, with Jack taking a wicket (bowled, leg stump). Jacob and Dillon H followed, and while they didn’t take a wicket, they kept the run rate down well by varying length, speed and width! The next pair of Louis and Dominic bowled very well, with some particularly straight bowling from Louis, which created a number of chances and an excellent run out. The batting team were on the ropes… The last overs were bowled by Rory and Dillon M. The calling between the final two batters was very good and with one ball left in the game, a call came out from the boundary, “scores are level.” Gulp! A solid final ball from Dillon was nudged towards cover and one final good call meant CSP nicked the win.  

It was a great morning for all and the whole team seemed to enjoy it. There was some really good fielding on display as well. Well done to all the players and see you at training on Sunday, where we’ll be focusing on our bowling actions just a little bit more than usual. 

After losing in the final over of our first match of the season, we returned to Knotty Green with a sense of grit and determination, intent on levelling the series. With only 6 players present at the start, the Knotty Green coach kindly let us bat first. 

Report on U10s match v Knotty Green on Tuesday 25th June 2019 by Manager Charlie Lowe

Joshie Maggs and Joseph Boundy opened the batting, and while they didn’t lose a wicket, found it hard to score runs against some wayward bowling. In fact, scoring runs continued to be hard, with a damp outfield slowing the ball down and some good bowling from the opposition as the game went on. That said, Daniel Baker scored a deft 4 to fine leg and Oscar Nelson cracked an excellent drive through the covers to cross the boundary. Most impressive though, was the calling between the wickets from James Bonsall and Ollie Gillam. There were no boundaries, but lots of ones and twos. We posted a defendable, yet gettable score of 231. Game on! 

Captain Guy Saunders led his team out into the field and set about organising everybody into their positions. Ollie and Joseph restricted the opening batsmen, as did the next pair of Guy and James. However, wides were creeping in and the Knotty Green total rose to 220. Then, bang – Saunders struck in his second over – bowled! Clearly inspired by this, James followed with a wicket in his second over. Next up, Daniel Baker and Oscar. More tight bowling followed, but so did runs off the bat. Then, a moment of brilliance. Daniel Baker unleashed a fantastic ball on a beautiful length, inducing the drive from the batter who proceeded to nick it, allowing Wicketkeeper Maggs to take the catch behind the stumps. It was a thing of beauty! Despite this and with four overs to go, the score had crept up to 230. Only 2 more runs required…

Up stepped William Buckley, who bowled the straightest I have seen all season, but by the end of his over, the score was 233 and Knotty Green were ahead. In the next over, bowled by Ollie Gillam, we had a fantastic run out. After a nudge to cover, the batters ran. Captain Saunders picked up and threw. The ball landed in Joshie’s gloves, he knocked the bails off and the umpire’s finger was raised. In the penultimate over, there was more straight stuff from William and then boom! – bowled. Final over honours fell to Guy. With the score on 224, it was still all to play for. Well, we needn’t have worried. After taking a wicket (bowled) with his second ball, another moment of brilliance followed as he proceeded to take an excellent caught and bowled. Knotty Green were 216 with three balls left – the game was won.

Report on U10s match v Chenies on Friday 28th June by Manager Charlie Lowe

There is a lot of cricket happening at the moment! Tonight’s game took place at home in front of a large crowd of home support. With the sun out, the pitch was looking dry and fast, captain Ollie Gillam won the toss and put the opposition in to bat. He did a really good job of placing his field throughout, with necessary tweaks being made as the batsmen continued to test his field placings. 

The game got off to a fantastic start. In the second over of the game, Dylan Stigzelius took a wicket with his first ever delivery in hardball cricket – bowled middle stump! As the innings progressed, our bowling attack came up against some excellent batters who managed to hit a lot of fours off both good and bad balls. Despite this, some excellent straight bowling from Daniel Lowe and Ollie Gillam helped restrict the opposition where we could and they ended up 313 for 1. 

After the break, Joshie Maggs and Dylan Stigzelius opened the batting, doing a sterling job against some quick deliveries. Once again, Dylan shone on debut with his first overs in hardball seeing him hit two lovely fours. However, while every Chenies bowler was accurate and fast, it provided our team with the opportunity to flex their technical batting muscles. There was some really good defensive batting on show, especially from Guy Saunders and Joseph Boundy. Rayan Konkader and Guy both took blows to various parts of their body, but they shook it off and continued to play with great determination. Quick singles needed to be the order of the day and Oscar Nelson ensured a number of the were picked up in his partnership with Rayan. Daniel Lowe helped raise our total at the end, top scoring with 16 runs, including 3 fours. 

Overall, the boys should be proud of their cricket this evening. While we lost, they conducted themselves very well, showed respect for the opposition and didn’t let distractions in the field affect their batting. Well done to everyone involved and thanks as always to the parent helpers. 

Report on Holmer Green Tournament   on Sunday 30th June by Manager Charlie Lowe

The busy week of cricket continued this morning, with six U10s and a gaggle of parents heading to Holmer Green for our first tournament of the season. Being kwik cricket, games were short. 6-a-side and 6 overs per innings. While we did not make it out of the group stages, there was some excellent cricket on display from CSG. 

Ballinger were our first opponents. This game saw Louis Blake take a wicket with the first ball of the game and in his debut, Daniel Thalakottur took his first ever wicket in a match. Ballingers’s 257 was very gettable, but despite some good hitting from all batsmen (especially William Buckley) the total just eluded us. 

Game two was against Penn & Tylers. Some more hard hitting from our batsmen saw us score 262 runs, but the loss of 8 wickets in the process meant we ended up on 215. That was always going to be difficult to defend and despite some straight bowling, especially from Joseph Boundy, it proved to be the case. However, there were two “epic” moments in this game. At one point, the batter drove to mid-on, Daniel Lowe picked up and shied at the stumps at pace. A direct hit followed and the batter was out – by an inch! A few balls later, one of the batters pulled the ball to square leg, hard. Guy Saunders not only took an amazing high-speed catch, but single-handedly saved the square leg umpire from being hit an incrediball in the stomach.

Finally, we were up against Gerrards Cross. Our bowling was good, with Joseph Boundy pegging the opposition back in the first overs. However, their batters were strong and managed to amass a large total of 264. Another great moment saw Louis Blake score an impressive run out, with a big, accurate throw from the boundary. Our batting was also good with more big hits from the two Daniels, William and Guy, but it wasn’t quite enough. 

A fun morning was had by all, as were a number of bacon sandwiches. Back to hardball on Wednesday 3rd July, when we take on Chalfont St. Peter at home in our last league match of the season.  

Report  on U10s Match v Chalfont St Peter on Weds 3rd July by Manager Charlie Lowe

With England having beaten New Zealand convincingly in the world cup earlier in the day, the pressure was now on the CSGCC U10s to emulate that performance in their last league fixture of the season. With the opposition a man down at the start, we fielded first. 

Captain William Buckley led his team out and set an attacking field, before unleashing Guy Saunders and Daniel Lowe on the opening batters. They did not disappoint. Guy’s first over was a maiden and he took a wicket in his second. Daniel also took a wicket in his first over with a looping yorker. This meant that after the first 4 overs, the opposition were 193 for 2. The tight bowling continued with Rayan Konkader and Dylan Stigzelius keeping the run rate down admirably. However, in the second half of their innings, the opposition managed to hit some good shots and got the total up to 259 without losing any more wickets.  

After the break and handfuls of oreos, jaffa cakes and orange segments, the opening pair of William Buckley and Joshie Maggs went out to bat. They got us off to a cracking start, with some great running between the wickets and a couple of lovely fours from Joshie. Rayan and Daniel Thalakottur took over with the score already on 233 and continued to score runs, including a well-placed four on the leg side from Rayan. Guy and Dylan Stigzelius were in next and continued to build on the total. Guy top scored with 11 runs, which was soon converted into pound sterling having made a deal with his dad before going out to bat. The Daniels Baker and Lowe closed the innings, and despite losing wickets, kept us in front thanks to more good running and a four each.  

It was a very pleasing victory and means we end our league campaign with a record of played 6, won 3, lost 3. Without doubt, the boys have all improved over the course of the past three months and this was clearly evident during tonight’s performance. Well done to everyone involved and continued thanks to the parents once again. A special mention must go to Jenny Maggs, who has navigated us all through the past 10 days of cricket madness! It was fun though, right? 

Report on Winchmore Hill U9 Tournament on 14th July 2019 by Shaun

We all arrived at Winchmore Hill promptly for the 9.30 start. An overcast morning saw us play 3 games against opposition from Chenies, Winchmore Hill and Beaconsfield Girls. 50 was the starting score for each team today. 
Game 1: CSG 85  LOST vs. Chenies 204 
Chenies batted first. A good innings helped by Mr. Wide throughout got them to a big score. Some nice batting from Oscar and Jacob kicked off our innings but a slow run rate and a flurry of wickets prevented any real progress in game 1. 

Game 2: CSG 55 LOST vs. Winchmore Hill 129 
The hosts opened the batting and Oscar took an early wicket. We had a run out during the same ball that Joseph made the opposite batsmen top edge it into his own face. Ensuing blood from cut saw a substitute batsmen brought on. (Opposite player later seen recovering eating sweets) Unfortunately for CSG more evidence of wides as the top run scorer saw a score of 129 beyond our ability on the day. 

Game 3: CSG 124 WON vs. Beaconsfield Girls 118 
Miles was Captain in game 3, won the toss and we opted to bat first. It was out turn to benefit from the extras column and all pairs found the boundary too. Oscar & Joseph had a quick-fire 33, our best of the day and Jack & Miles moved the score over a hundred. Louis and Jacob rounded off the scoring, each with a brace of 4s. 
We were confident going into the field after we all had a bit of bowling practice.  We kept it tight, not giving away too many boundaries. With 2 overs to go, and the opposition needing only 12 runs to win, a wicket from Louis and a single run off the final over from Oscar meant we won by 6 runs. 

Good evidence of people learning to run their bats in, some good run calling as well as a few interesting ‘should we/shouldn’t we’ calls that brought laughter from us the supportive parents making sure we all had a fun day and left the venue with a smile on our faces.