Friendly - 22 August 2021
Gloucestershire won by 105 runs
Venue: Lydney CC
Gloucestershire U12's County Age Group vs Oxfordshire (Friendly)
An emphatic victory for our U12s CAG side, saw an 105 run win against Oxfordshire at Lydney CC. Gloucestershire won the toss and skipper Joseph Armitage elected to bat first.
Arthur Sweeting at the top of the order built a solid platform for the home side as he hit 33 off 79 balls. This set up wicket keeper (and brother!) Will Sweeting to smash a brilliant 51 off 36 balls to help rally Gloucestershire to 140 for 8. Oxfordshire bowled with great control to our middle order and make sure the home side didn’t kick on any further.
In reply, Gloucestershire opening bowlers Jack Baker and Shriranj Praveen bowled remarkably in partnership to take 9 wickets between them. Baker bowling 5 overs, taking 4 wickets for 5 runs and Praveen bowling 7.3 overs taking 5 wickets for 11 runs – a phenomenal effort as Oxforshire were all out for 39. A special mention to Oxfordshire batsman Patrick Smith who showed real resistance hitting 13 not out off 52 balls.
Thank you to our host ground Lydney CC for being brilliant hosts throughout the day and to the umpires for officiating.
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