Under 11 League Finals’ Day, 2019

Clydesdale CC are U11 League Winners.

Whitehaugh (Kelburne CC) played host to the WDJCU U11 League Finals’ Day on Sunday 9th September.  The day featured two semi-finals (first v fourth in the league – and second v third): East Renfrewshire CC v Clydesdale – and Hillhead CC v Glasgow Accies CC.

In semi-final 1, table-toppers East Renfrewshire CC batted first against Clydesdale CC.  A good all-round bowling and fielding display was led by Hamzah Shahid taking two wickets (2 for 10) and two run outs, as East Renfrewshire scored 64 runs, while Clydesdale took 10 wickets.  In reply, Shahid continued his ‘player of the match’ effort by scoring 24 and Shlok Thaker (14) provided good support, as Clydesdale scored 105 runs, with East Renfrewshire taking 8 wickets.  Final score: East Renfrewshire 96 lost to Clydesdale 145 by 49 runs.

In semi-final 2, Hillhead CC batted first against Glasgow Accies CC.  As in the first semi-final, a fantastic all-round bowling and fielding display limited the first innings total.  Led by Zain Bhatti (2 for 2), Glasgow Accies managed to restrict Hillhead to 25 runs, while taking 4 wickets.  In reply, although Hillhead took 6 wickets, Glasgow Accies scored freely – finishing on 82 runs, with Bhatti scoring 15*.  Final score: Hillhead 49 lost to Glasgow Accies 98 by 49 runs.

In the final, Clydesdale batted first and scored 77 runs.  Shlok Thaker top scored with 21, while there were two wickets each for Ritvik Gajree (2 for 9) and Vivek Somepali (2 for 10) for Glasgow Accies.  In reply, Thaker added to an impressive performance by taking 3 wickets in the third over – and this set up the Clydesdale win.  Thaker finished with 4 for 3, Innes Algie provided great support with 3 for 3 – as Glasgow Accies scored 37 runs.  With the bonus runs added on for taking wickets, the final result was Clydesdale 113 defeated Glasgow Accies 73 by 40 runs.

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their victory.