Youngsters clinch the Grizzlies crown at an exciting Finals Day.
It’s taken a week to get over the excitement but we are proud to see our Under 11s team crowned Warwickshire Grizzlies Champions 2019 !!!
The semi-finals and final took place on finals day on Sunday 15th at Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club.
The day started early for our boys with a morning semi final against the home side. Muni lost the toss and batted first with runs coming throughout the side with the loss of only one wicket. The highlight being Turan with 33. This gave Muni a net score of 325.
When it came to bowling the Muni bowlers kept taking wickets with Matthew taking 3 and Advait, Abdurrahman and Mohammed all taking a wicket a piece. Along with some hard working fielding the boys kept the score low and Coventry and North Warwickshire finished with a net score of 275. Muni were in the final !!!
Muni faced a strong Knowle and Dorridge who had beaten Sutton Coldfield in the other semi-final. This time Muni bowled first which allowed them to chase the game.
The bowling and fielding was even tighter in this game, Muni restricting K&D to just 65 runs for 4 wickets giving a net score of 267 to chase. The wickets coming from Mohammed (2 in one over) and Turan plus a run out.
Muni scored well, but also lost some wickets to some good K&D bowling. Muni were trailing by 11 runs at the halfway stage but another great innings by Turan (31) in partnership with Mohammed (8) without the loss of any wickets saw Muni edge ahead by 13 runs at the end of the 12th over. Muni reached the target with two overs remaining, however losing a wicket in the next over saw the scores close again. Some good sensible batting by Isaac and Shayan saw the boys defend their lead and end up winning by 10 runs !
A great effort all season by all the boys who played in the Under 11s !