Wales U12 Win Taunton Festival

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Having enjoyed an outstanding season the Wales U12 team travelled to Taunton to take part in the Taunton Festival full of confidence. Following a week of outstanding cricket the team returned as Festival winners, retaining the Trophy that they also won in 2014. Only Sussex and Essex in recent time had previously recorded a ‘double’ success.

 

Wales U12 v Worcestershire

 

Disappointingly, heavy rain on the first morning delayed play and all matches were reduced to T20 games. Batting first Worcestershire could only score 84-8 from their allotted 20 overs, against some accurate Wales bowling and excellent fielding. Off spinners Ioan Phillips with 3-6 and Sean Buchannan 2-21 were the pick of the bowlers as Worcestershire failed to get any real momentum into their innings. A high spot of the week was the outstanding Wales fielding, which was exceptional in this game with some very good catches, two run outs and excellent ground fielding. In reply, Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ollie Robson (27) leading the team to a comfortable 5 wicket victory and 15 Festival Points.

 

Wales U12 v Yorkshire

 

Wales started this game poorly and Yorkshire raced to 47, before losing their first wicket in just eleven overs. The introduction of spin through captain Luc Rees and off spinner Ion Phillips, produced more control and the disciplined bowling gradually got Wales back into the game. However, at 132-4 it looked like Yorkshire were going to build a useful total. Steffan Crimp had other ideas and in a fantastic spell of 4-15, Yorkshire were reduced to 156-9 from their 50 overs.  In reply, Wales made a good start with Alex Horton scoring a brisk 29, as Wales reached 64-2. A flurry of wickets then saw Wales slip to 86-6 and seemingly out of the game. However, wayward Yorkshire bowling, coupled to a spirited 7th wicket partnership of 46 between Joe Westwood (23) and Jac Lloyd (15) took Wales to the brink of victory, before both were dismissed. The game was on a knife edge and the result was still in doubt when the ninth Wales wicket fell at 154. However, last pair Ollie Robson and Luc Rees kept their nerve to edge Wales to an excellent 1 wicket victory. Wales picked up a very pleasing 16 Festival points.

 

Wales U12 v Essex

 

Essex got off to a fast start in this match racing to 80-2 with openers G. Haines scoring 26 and the dangerous N. Khelawon a hard hitting 42. However, only R. Karunakan 24 of the other Essex batsmen managed any substantial runs as the Wales bowlers gradually got on top with Ioan Phillips, Joe Westwood and Steffan Crimp taking two wickets apiece. It was a spirited fightback and Essex were reduced to 149 all out. In reply Wales made an excellent start racing to 96-2 in 30 overs, with Alex Horton (30) and Steff Evans (29) scoring freely. However, another mini collapse saw Wales slip to 118-6 as the Essex spinners caused havoc in the Wales middle order. A spirited rear guard action saw Wales hang on for a losing draw at 139-9, to pick up 11 Festival points, from a game that they should have won.

 

 

 

Wales U12 v Somerset

 

A measure of the improvement in the Wales opening bowling was clearly evident in this match. Having bowled poorly in the previous two games against Yorkshire and Essex, the Wales opening bowlers made early inroads into the Somerset batting as Somerset slipped to 34-5, before being bowled out for a paltry 96. Steffan Crimp 4-15 and Luc Rees 4-19 were the pick of the Wales bowlers in a very disciplined bowling and fielding performance. Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ben Hope-Bell (27) and Jack Parry (24) leading Wales to a comfortable 5 wicket victory. Wales picked up 18 Festival points.

 

Wales U12 v Cornwall

 

Match Abandoned - Rain

 

With a 7 point lead in the league table going into the final round of matches, the abandonment of the final days play meant that Wales had won the Festival and retained the Trophy that they had also won last year.

 

Winning the Taunton Festival was a fantastic achievement and was reward for the effort and hard work that the boys had put in throughout the season.

 

The Victorious Wales U12 Team – Taunton Festival Winners (2015)

 

 

Wales U12 Squad

 

Luc Rees (Capt), Sean Buchannan, Steffan Crimp, Osian Evans, Steffan Evans, Alex Horton, Ben Hope-Bell, John Hughes, Jac Lloyd, Jack Parry, Ioan Phillips, Ollie Robson, Will Supple, Joe Westwood

 

Missing from photo Ben Kellaway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales U12 Win Taunton Festival

 

Having enjoyed an outstanding season the Wales U12 team travelled to Taunton to take part in the Taunton Festival full of confidence. Following a week of outstanding cricket the team returned as Festival winners, retaining the Trophy that they also won in 2014. Only Sussex and Essex in recent time had previously recorded a ‘double’ success.

 

Wales U12 v Worcestershire

 

Disappointingly, heavy rain on the first morning delayed play and all matches were reduced to T20 games. Batting first Worcestershire could only score 84-8 from their allotted 20 overs, against some accurate Wales bowling and excellent fielding. Off spinners Ioan Phillips with 3-6 and Sean Buchannan 2-21 were the pick of the bowlers as Worcestershire failed to get any real momentum into their innings. A high spot of the week was the outstanding Wales fielding, which was exceptional in this game with some very good catches, two run outs and excellent ground fielding. In reply, Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ollie Robson (27) leading the team to a comfortable 5 wicket victory and 15 Festival Points.

 

Wales U12 v Yorkshire

 

Wales started this game poorly and Yorkshire raced to 47, before losing their first wicket in just eleven overs. The introduction of spin through captain Luc Rees and off spinner Ion Phillips, produced more control and the disciplined bowling gradually got Wales back into the game. However, at 132-4 it looked like Yorkshire were going to build a useful total. Steffan Crimp had other ideas and in a fantastic spell of 4-15, Yorkshire were reduced to 156-9 from their 50 overs.  In reply, Wales made a good start with Alex Horton scoring a brisk 29, as Wales reached 64-2. A flurry of wickets then saw Wales slip to 86-6 and seemingly out of the game. However, wayward Yorkshire bowling, coupled to a spirited 7th wicket partnership of 46 between Joe Westwood (23) and Jac Lloyd (15) took Wales to the brink of victory, before both were dismissed. The game was on a knife edge and the result was still in doubt when the ninth Wales wicket fell at 154. However, last pair Ollie Robson and Luc Rees kept their nerve to edge Wales to an excellent 1 wicket victory. Wales picked up a very pleasing 16 Festival points.

 

Wales U12 v Essex

 

Essex got off to a fast start in this match racing to 80-2 with openers G. Haines scoring 26 and the dangerous N. Khelawon a hard hitting 42. However, only R. Karunakan 24 of the other Essex batsmen managed any substantial runs as the Wales bowlers gradually got on top with Ioan Phillips, Joe Westwood and Steffan Crimp taking two wickets apiece. It was a spirited fightback and Essex were reduced to 149 all out. In reply Wales made an excellent start racing to 96-2 in 30 overs, with Alex Horton (30) and Steff Evans (29) scoring freely. However, another mini collapse saw Wales slip to 118-6 as the Essex spinners caused havoc in the Wales middle order. A spirited rear guard action saw Wales hang on for a losing draw at 139-9, to pick up 11 Festival points, from a game that they should have won.

 

 

 

Wales U12 v Somerset

 

A measure of the improvement in the Wales opening bowling was clearly evident in this match. Having bowled poorly in the previous two games against Yorkshire and Essex, the Wales opening bowlers made early inroads into the Somerset batting as Somerset slipped to 34-5, before being bowled out for a paltry 96. Steffan Crimp 4-15 and Luc Rees 4-19 were the pick of the Wales bowlers in a very disciplined bowling and fielding performance. Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ben Hope-Bell (27) and Jack Parry (24) leading Wales to a comfortable 5 wicket victory. Wales picked up 18 Festival points.

 

Wales U12 v Cornwall

 

Match Abandoned - Rain

 

With a 7 point lead in the league table going into the final round of matches, the abandonment of the final days play meant that Wales had won the Festival and retained the Trophy that they had also won last year.

 

Winning the Taunton Festival was a fantastic achievement and was reward for the effort and hard work that the boys had put in throughout the season.

 

The Victorious Wales U12 Team – Taunton Festival Winners (2015)

 

 

Wales U12 Squad

 

Luc Rees (Capt), Sean Buchannan, Steffan Crimp, Osian Evans, Steffan Evans, Alex Horton, Ben Hope-Bell, John Hughes, Jac Lloyd, Jack Parry, Ioan Phillips, Ollie Robson, Will Supple, Joe Westwood

 

Missing from photo Ben Kellaway.

 

 

 

 

 

Wales U12 Win Taunton Festival

Having enjoyed an outstanding season the Wales U12 team travelled to Taunton to take part in the Taunton Festival full of confidence. Following a week of outstanding cricket the team returned as Festival winners, retaining the Trophy that they also won in 2014. Only Sussex and Essex in recent time had previously recorded a ‘double’ success.

Wales U12 v Worcestershire

Disappointingly, heavy rain on the first morning delayed play and all matches were reduced to T20 games. Batting first Worcestershire could only score 84-8 from their allotted 20 overs, against some accurate Wales bowling and excellent fielding. Off spinners Ioan Phillips with 3-6 and Sean Buchannan 2-21 were the pick of the bowlers as Worcestershire failed to get any real momentum into their innings. A high spot of the week was the outstanding Wales fielding, which was exceptional in this game with some very good catches, two run outs and excellent ground fielding. In reply, Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ollie Robson (27) leading the team to a comfortable 5 wicket victory and 15 Festival Points.

Wales U12 v Yorkshire

Wales started this game poorly and Yorkshire raced to 47, before losing their first wicket in just eleven overs. The introduction of spin through captain Luc Rees and off spinner Ion Phillips, produced more control and the disciplined bowling gradually got Wales back into the game. However, at 132-4 it looked like Yorkshire were going to build a useful total. Steffan Crimp had other ideas and in a fantastic spell of 4-15, Yorkshire were reduced to 156-9 from their 50 overs.  In reply, Wales made a good start with Alex Horton scoring a brisk 29, as Wales reached 64-2. A flurry of wickets then saw Wales slip to 86-6 and seemingly out of the game. However, wayward Yorkshire bowling, coupled to a spirited 7th wicket partnership of 46 between Joe Westwood (23) and Jac Lloyd (15) took Wales to the brink of victory, before both were dismissed. The game was on a knife edge and the result was still in doubt when the ninth Wales wicket fell at 154. However, last pair Ollie Robson and Luc Rees kept their nerve to edge Wales to an excellent 1 wicket victory. Wales picked up a very pleasing 16 Festival points.

Wales U12 v Essex

Essex got off to a fast start in this match racing to 80-2 with openers G. Haines scoring 26 and the dangerous N. Khelawon a hard hitting 42. However, only R. Karunakan 24 of the other Essex batsmen managed any substantial runs as the Wales bowlers gradually got on top with Ioan Phillips, Joe Westwood and Steffan Crimp taking two wickets apiece. It was a spirited fightback and Essex were reduced to 149 all out. In reply Wales made an excellent start racing to 96-2 in 30 overs, with Alex Horton (30) and Steff Evans (29) scoring freely. However, another mini collapse saw Wales slip to 118-6 as the Essex spinners caused havoc in the Wales middle order. A spirited rear guard action saw Wales hang on for a losing draw at 139-9, to pick up 11 Festival points, from a game that they should have won.

 

Wales U12 v Somerset

A measure of the improvement in the Wales opening bowling was clearly evident in this match. Having bowled poorly in the previous two games against Yorkshire and Essex, the Wales opening bowlers made early inroads into the Somerset batting as Somerset slipped to 34-5, before being bowled out for a paltry 96. Steffan Crimp 4-15 and Luc Rees 4-19 were the pick of the Wales bowlers in a very disciplined bowling and fielding performance. Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ben Hope-Bell (27) and Jack Parry (24) leading Wales to a comfortable 5 wicket victory. Wales picked up 18 Festival points.

Wales U12 v Cornwall

Match Abandoned - Rain

With a 7 point lead in the league table going into the final round of matches, the abandonment of the final days play meant that Wales had won the Festival and retained the Trophy that they had also won last year.

Winning the Taunton Festival was a fantastic achievement and was reward for the effort and hard work that the boys had put in throughout the season.

The Victorious Wales U12 Team – Taunton Festival Winners (2015)

Wales U12 Squad

Luc Rees (Capt), Sean Buchannan, Steffan Crimp, Osian Evans, Steffan Evans, Alex Horton, Ben Hope-Bell, John Hughes, Jac Lloyd, Jack Parry, Ioan Phillips, Ollie Robson, Will Supple, Joe Westwood

Missing from photo Ben Kellaway.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales U12 Win Taunton Festival

 

Having enjoyed an outstanding season the Wales U12 team travelled to Taunton to take part in the Taunton Festival full of confidence. Following a week of outstanding cricket the team returned as Festival winners, retaining the Trophy that they also won in 2014. Only Sussex and Essex in recent time had previously recorded a ‘double’ success.

 

Wales U12 v Worcestershire

 

Disappointingly, heavy rain on the first morning delayed play and all matches were reduced to T20 games. Batting first Worcestershire could only score 84-8 from their allotted 20 overs, against some accurate Wales bowling and excellent fielding. Off spinners Ioan Phillips with 3-6 and Sean Buchannan 2-21 were the pick of the bowlers as Worcestershire failed to get any real momentum into their innings. A high spot of the week was the outstanding Wales fielding, which was exceptional in this game with some very good catches, two run outs and excellent ground fielding. In reply, Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ollie Robson (27) leading the team to a comfortable 5 wicket victory and 15 Festival Points.

 

Wales U12 v Yorkshire

 

Wales started this game poorly and Yorkshire raced to 47, before losing their first wicket in just eleven overs. The introduction of spin through captain Luc Rees and off spinner Ion Phillips, produced more control and the disciplined bowling gradually got Wales back into the game. However, at 132-4 it looked like Yorkshire were going to build a useful total. Steffan Crimp had other ideas and in a fantastic spell of 4-15, Yorkshire were reduced to 156-9 from their 50 overs.  In reply, Wales made a good start with Alex Horton scoring a brisk 29, as Wales reached 64-2. A flurry of wickets then saw Wales slip to 86-6 and seemingly out of the game. However, wayward Yorkshire bowling, coupled to a spirited 7th wicket partnership of 46 between Joe Westwood (23) and Jac Lloyd (15) took Wales to the brink of victory, before both were dismissed. The game was on a knife edge and the result was still in doubt when the ninth Wales wicket fell at 154. However, last pair Ollie Robson and Luc Rees kept their nerve to edge Wales to an excellent 1 wicket victory. Wales picked up a very pleasing 16 Festival points.

 

Wales U12 v Essex

 

Essex got off to a fast start in this match racing to 80-2 with openers G. Haines scoring 26 and the dangerous N. Khelawon a hard hitting 42. However, only R. Karunakan 24 of the other Essex batsmen managed any substantial runs as the Wales bowlers gradually got on top with Ioan Phillips, Joe Westwood and Steffan Crimp taking two wickets apiece. It was a spirited fightback and Essex were reduced to 149 all out. In reply Wales made an excellent start racing to 96-2 in 30 overs, with Alex Horton (30) and Steff Evans (29) scoring freely. However, another mini collapse saw Wales slip to 118-6 as the Essex spinners caused havoc in the Wales middle order. A spirited rear guard action saw Wales hang on for a losing draw at 139-9, to pick up 11 Festival points, from a game that they should have won.

 

 

 

Wales U12 v Somerset

 

A measure of the improvement in the Wales opening bowling was clearly evident in this match. Having bowled poorly in the previous two games against Yorkshire and Essex, the Wales opening bowlers made early inroads into the Somerset batting as Somerset slipped to 34-5, before being bowled out for a paltry 96. Steffan Crimp 4-15 and Luc Rees 4-19 were the pick of the Wales bowlers in a very disciplined bowling and fielding performance. Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ben Hope-Bell (27) and Jack Parry (24) leading Wales to a comfortable 5 wicket victory. Wales picked up 18 Festival points.

 

Wales U12 v Cornwall

 

Match Abandoned - Rain

 

With a 7 point lead in the league table going into the final round of matches, the abandonment of the final days play meant that Wales had won the Festival and retained the Trophy that they had also won last year.

 

Winning the Taunton Festival was a fantastic achievement and was reward for the effort and hard work that the boys had put in throughout the season.

 

The Victorious Wales U12 Team – Taunton Festival Winners (2015)

 

 

Wales U12 Squad

 

Luc Rees (Capt), Sean Buchannan, Steffan Crimp, Osian Evans, Steffan Evans, Alex Horton, Ben Hope-Bell, John Hughes, Jac Lloyd, Jack Parry, Ioan Phillips, Ollie Robson, Will Supple, Joe Westwood

 

Missing from photo Ben Kellaway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wales U12 Win Taunton Festival

Having enjoyed an outstanding season the Wales U12 team travelled to Taunton to take part in the Taunton Festival full of confidence. Following a week of outstanding cricket the team returned as Festival winners, retaining the Trophy that they also won in 2014. Only Sussex and Essex in recent time had previously recorded a ‘double’ success.

Wales U12 v Worcestershire

Disappointingly, heavy rain on the first morning delayed play and all matches were reduced to T20 games. Batting first Worcestershire could only score 84-8 from their allotted 20 overs, against some accurate Wales bowling and excellent fielding. Off spinners Ioan Phillips with 3-6 and Sean Buchannan 2-21 were the pick of the bowlers as Worcestershire failed to get any real momentum into their innings. A high spot of the week was the outstanding Wales fielding, which was exceptional in this game with some very good catches, two run outs and excellent ground fielding. In reply, Wales had little difficulty in reaching their target with Ollie Robson (27) leading the team to a comfortable 5 wicket victory and 15 Festival Points.

Wales U12 v Yorkshire

Wales started this game poorly and Yorkshire raced to 47, before losing their first wicket in just eleven overs. The introduction of spin through captain Luc Rees and off spinner Ion Phillips, produced more control and the disciplined bowling gradually got Wales back into the game. However, at 132-4 it looked like Yorkshire were going to build a useful total. Steffan Crimp had other ideas and in a fantastic spell of 4-15, Yorkshire were reduced to 156-9 fro

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