Sunday, July 08, 2007

Look out Shane Warne

Proud moment today, as "Junior" aka "Mini-Stats" played cricket for the Sunday senior side - at 12 and a half the youngest player on the pitch by some distance and in his first senior competitive match . Not only did he field well, but given the chance with the ball bagged 4-13 with his leg breaks against a youthful, but talented Blaengarw side. 1 bowled, 1 catch and 2 stumpings is an impressive return. With his 1-0 in a senior warm up, he's now got 5-13 in his 2 senior matches to date. He genuinely turns the ball, and boasts a googly and flipper. Let's hope he can keep that going, for Dinas Powys CC and England's sake!

In 5 U13 matches this year he's averaging a tad over 37 with the bat as well, and if he keeps working hard, could turn out to be a fine young cricketer. I on the other hand, coming to the end of my career am struggling to hit the ball off the square, and can't bowl because of my dodgy knee. Time to move over I think...