2nd Place for Hemingford Park U9s at County Club Finals Day

Hemingford U9s played brilliantly on Sunday to secure 2nd place at county club finals day on a hot Septembers day in Peterborough. A hugely impressive all round bowling display clinched a nail biting semi final against a talented Huntingdon CC. In the final Hemingford restricted Peterborough CC's classy batsmen well initially but the batting let them down a little against some really high quality opposition. A great mornings cricket was brought to a close as they were each awarded a well deserved silver medal rounding off a very impressive season for Hemingford Park's youngest age group. Ethan, Charlie, Sammy, Luca, Harry and Eddie Batting first in the semi final vs Huntingdon, Hemingford batted OK, but struggled more than they were used to

Hemingford U9s coast to 78 run win

By Paul Fogden From the first ball to the last stroke of the bat Hemingford controlled and dominated their opposition in a totally one sided match. Batting first Huntingdon had no answer to the pace and accuracy of the bowling attack. From 120 balls bowled Hemingford gave away a measly 7 wides, took 6 wickets and conceded only one boundary. Huntingdon restricted to a score of 197. Superb bowling from all the players with the pick of the bunch being debutant Liam who took 2 wickets for the loss of no runs. Other key Wicket takers on the day were Harry F (2), Archie (1) and Josh (1). Liam delivering another unplayable delivery There was also excellent fielding through the innings which included

2 victories on the day but 2 very different matches

by Paul Fogden A comfortable 67 run victory against Warboys was followed by a nervy but exciting 8 run win against Little Paxton during a morning filled with good cricket and some individual standout performances. First up Warboys. We fielded first and through a mixture of excellent bowling and fielding we restricted the opposition to a below par score of 201. All the boys bowled well and showed much improvement on the previous week. In particular, there were 2 devastating spells of bowling from Sammy and Josh which were full of pace, accuracy and aggression with both boys taking 2 important wickets each. Harry H and Callum also chipped in with a wicket a piece with the loss of very few runs. Our

U9s 2019 Season Review

Mirroring the success of the England cricket world cup team, the U9s went from strength to strength this summer and have now matured into very talented group of players. There has been some really exciting and enjoyable cricket games, with some outstanding individual performances and memorable moments. A diving catch at mid-wicket, a last ball 4 to clinch a 2 run win and the "bowl off" victory to name a few from the last tournament alone. We've had unprecedented participation in Hemingford with nearly 30 year 3 and 4s taking part, undoubtedly helped by the feed in from Tim's fantastic "All Stars" programme. Whilst this has presented us with a few challenges at times, it's been brilliant to see so many

Josh takes catch of the summer as Rupert shines

A wonder catch by Josh at mid-wicket was the pick of many highlights as Hemingford U9s did us proud at a fantastic 8 team tournament hosted by Waresley. Josh and Ed won the "bowl off" for Hemingford against two other runner up teams, and Rupert was awarded a "player of the tournament" trophy at the end. A close 5 run loss to Waresley Girls first match could have gone either way. Izzy clasped onto a caught and bowled, and Isaac took another wicket and we bowled with some great consistency. A solid batting partnership of 14 between Rupert and Jonah wasn't quite enough to get Hemingford over the line. The next match was even more exciting, Jonah managed to hit the

Milner Continues Good Form with Bat

Henry Milner put in a star batting and fielding performance as Hemingford U9s registered their first victory of the summer against a combined St Ives / Warboys team. Hemingford put in a top class performance in the field, Finlay Riddoch the star performer conceding just two runs from his 12 deliveries and taking one wicket. Henry Milner was like a ball magnet in the field, taking three catches from the first two overs and making a number of fine stops. Sam M had clearly been working on his bowling action with some great consistency and extra pace. Callum was so unfortunate not to take a wicket, beating the batsmen all ends up but the bails stubbornly refused to dislodge despite being

Ed Holmes with a classy flick off the legs as Rupert Thackray watches on

Hemingford Park U9s hosted their 2nd mini tournament in a row as they faced a well drilled Warboys outfit and a depleted Hunts County team. Despite a much improved performance, ultimately wickets cost victory in both of the matches. Rupert Thackray gave a bit of oomph to the Hemingford batting and nearly took the umpires head off (me!) with a powerful sweep through square leg. Will Hollebon put in a promising performance in what was his first ever game of cricket and demonstrated a fantastic natural bowling action. Generously, we gave both to a depleted Hunts County side in the 2nd game. Izzy Cope was undoubtedly the most improved player of the morning, with some wonderful deliveries and great consistency we haven't seen