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Colts update

By Richard Williams

Mini Matchplay, plus Havering league & various cups

Our under 11's perform on the big stage tonight as Dave Whisker takes a squad of 7 under 11's to play in the mini-Matchplay at the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford under lights. We are hopeful that the forecast rain this afternoon will clear to allow a great evenings cricket.

The 9s and 11s are also in action in an 8 a side tournament at Belhus on Sunday.

A summary of the various sides 2018 campaigns is below:

u9s have completed their league programme and have won 2 & lost 3 to finish 4th in a league that Upminster A look likely winners of.

u11s have won 3 & lost 2 of their 5 games so far, with home games against Upminster B and Harold Wood and an away game at Ardleigh Green either to come or result to be entered. A 4th/5th placed finish in the 9 team league looks likely, Upminster A again the likely winers.

u13s have one game remaining (or to be entered) against Ardleigh Green and have so far won 1 and lost 4 of their games, so will finish in the bottom half of the 7 team league, which Hornchurch look like winning.

u15s have won 4 out of 4 games and will clinch the league title if they beat Gidea Park & Romford in their one remaining game.

The u15's have also progressed through the group stages of the Cox & Kings Cup as runners-up in our pool to Woodford Wells. We have drawn South Woodford away on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

u16s - after progressing through the group stages as runners-up to Hainault & Clayhall, to whom we lost narrowly, we were eliminated in a high scoring match in the first knock out stage at Bancroft Lions, despite a magnificent Colts record score of 146 from Danny Gillham.

Wanstead retained the trophy yesterday beating Hainault & Clayhall by 100 runs at the County ground.

u19s - after a fantastic win at Oakfield Parks in the first group game and a concession from Newham in game 2 it was all downhill after that, as we lost heavily to Fives & Heronians and Barking to lose out for 2nd place on run-rate to our neighbours from Mayesbrook Park, Oakfield winning the pool.

Updated 13:05 - 13 Aug 2018 by Richard Williams

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Fixtures
Sat 27 Apr
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Cup 12:30
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Sat 2nd XI Horndon on the Hill
Friendly 12:30
Sun 28 Apr
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Sun 1st XI Bardoli
League 13:30
Sat 4 May
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Sat 1st XI Hornchurch/Ilford
Cup 12:30
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Sat 2nd XI TBA
Friendly 12:30
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Sat 3rd XI Orsett 3rd
Friendly 13:00

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