Learning experience for youthful Academy at Tynemouth

6th Jun 2022

Tynemouth 201-3 (40o) Patrick Hallam 89*, Robbie Bowman 37, Finlay Hodgson 25, Chad Koen 26*: Ben Hobbs 0-25, Will Alexander 0-44, Jack Netts 0-27, Jenny McDowell 2-20, Ru Fletcher 0-31, George Gray 1-28, George McConnell 0-19.

SNCC Academy 180-9 (40o) Tris Meears-White 23, Will Alexander 35, Woody Wilson 35*, Sam Ewart 17, Oliver Clark 16, George McConnell 14: Sean Aditjandra 3-33, Adam Blake 2-40, Joel Hull-Denholm 1-3, Finlay Hodgson 1-18.

Tynemouth won by 21 runs- 19 points, SNCC Academy 5.

Tynemouth's greater experience showed as they took advantage of an average bowling & somewhat lack lustre fielding performance & an early inability to rotate the strike by a youthful SN Academy X1 at Preston Avenue on Sun 5th June.

Hodgson & Hallam had put on 54 by the 11th over when Hodgson (25) was bowled by visiting captain Jenny McDowell. Hull- Denholm joined Hallam & the score advanced to 87 in the 17th when the former was well caught by Oliver Clark at mid off, off McDowell for 10.

Ru Fletcher, George's Gray & McConnell had spells but the score moved upwards to 146 in the 31st before Bowman (37) was lbw to Gray. Hallam continued with the powerful Koen & both scored freely to conclude the innings at 201-3 in 40 overs. Hallam a splendid 89*, Koen 26*, perhaps 40 more than it should have been ! George Gray bowled his off spin with control & Jenny's two wickets, a reward for bowling at the stumps.

Sam Ewart & Oliver Clark found the going tough against the seam of Thorburn & the leg spin of Aditjandra. 25 off 10 until at 31, Sam (17) was caught by w/k Bowman off Aditjandra. The total had reached 43 in the 20th when Clark (16) was run out. Tris was joined by George McConnell (14) who hit two nice boundaries but at 69 was caught by Walker off Blake. At 87, Tris (23) was bowled by Aditjandra who had Hobbs (1) stumped two balls later, 89-4 off 28.

An enterprising stand between Will Alexander & Woody Wilson ended when Will, having stroked 4 good boundaries in his 35, was caught by Koen off Blake. Jenny (3) was run out in a mix up with Woody, 100-6 in the 36th & although penultimate & last over runs ensued for George Gray (6), Ru Fletcher (7) & Jack Netts (10*), it was all too little, too late ending a rather flattering 180-9 after 40 overs.

Depsite positive contributions, especially from Jenny & George G with the ball & Will & Woody the bat, Tynemouth were better in all departments so things to learn- warming up effectively, bowling at the stumps, concentration, energy & enthusiasm in the field, seeing the single, hitting the gap, calling well, backing up & rotating the strike. We must continue to want to improve. We can do it!

The next SNCC Academy NEPL Sunday Division 1 game is v Chester-le-Street (a) on Sunday 12th June, 1330 start, 40/40. Onward!




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