Congratulations - U11B's
Newport Cricket Club's U11B Team clinched the U11 MBS 1st Div, League Title
with a narrow win against Llanarth in their final game of the season.
The two teams went into the game both undefeated, so it was a 'Winner Take All' scenerio.
Newport U11B's lost the toss and were put in to bat first. Against good bowling from Llanarth a lack lustre batting performance saw the young Newport team lose 5 wickets, restricting them to 274-5 (net. 249), Jack Lawrence top scoring with 12.
What seemed a getable target proved too much for Llanarth as the young Newport team bowled and fielded superbly. Will Thompson with three early wickets put Newport in the driving seat and they never eased off. The last pair of batsmen needed 40 runs to win but despite a gallant effort by Will Heath 23no, finished well short 271-7 (net.236) leaving Newport comfortable winners by 13 runs.
Special praise goes to coach/Team Manager Mike Rutledge who organised and managed the team with great enthusiasm and dedication.
Mike commented, 'The boys thoroughly deserved their success over the course of the season. It was a real squad effort, they all made themselves available throughout the season and always played with great skill and enthusiasm. I'd especially like to thank all the other parents for their commitment and efforts in transporting the players to matches etc.
The boys were a real credit to Newport Cricket Club in the manner they played, there are a lot of good young cricketers coming through the Newport 'production line'.
For the record, the team enjoyed a 100% record winning 11 out of 11 matches.