Thank you to everyone that turned out to support the fun day of cricket at Cove on Sunday 22nd June, 2013.
The fun started at 12 with over 50 colts and parents playing kwik cricket on the outfield, there were two U9 matches, one U11 match along with the U11 girls playing in mixed teams. The field was then reset to allow the six a side competition to start with teams from within the club. The first match was the Ladies XI versus 5th XI with a narrow victory secured by the 5th XI in a close encounter. The U13 then took to the field and put on fine display with the U13 Superstars claiming victory. Then the equally awaited match between the 1st and 2nd Xis got underway, the 1st XI batted first and set a total of 71 to win, the 2nd XI got home with balls to spare following a fine display by A Anthony.
The focus then moved to the Academy with the Academy Youngsters taking on the coaches, Dylan Lai captained the youngsters whilst Aiden Lai captained the Academy Coaches and did all the fielding!!!! The youngsters sneaked home by 5 runs.. Special mention for Aiden who batted extremely well for the coaches. The next game up was U15s versus the colts coaches, Matt Kouris scored 51 to set the coaches a total they never looked liked reaching. Both the Academy and U15 games demonstrating that the coaches are doing a fine job coaching the Cove youngsters. The final match as a treat two, mixed U13 and U16 girls, with the star of the show Holly Thorogood scoring 38 and winning the game for her team.
The day was a tremendous success and staged in the memory of Steve Lai and raising money for both cancer research and our new BBQ area. I am delighted to say we collected over £1000 on the day beating our targeting giving us a great profit that has enabled us to present a cheque to Cancer Research for £454.00 and a £280 towards the BBQ area. A very generous offer by a colt grandparent to build the new BBQ was also offered and the winner of the 50/50 draw Ahtol put the money back into the colts section.
Thanks to everyone that helped, especially Ian Raine who organised the whole day. One to be repeated I am sure.