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Overstone Park CC Under-19 Dominates Kettering Town CC in Northamptonshire U19 T20 Semi Finals

Overstone Park CC Under-19 Dominates Kettering Town CC in Northamptonshire U19 T20 Semi Finals

Davendra Patel10 Sep 2023 - 22:40
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A Low-Scoring Encounter at Finedon Dolben CC Ends in Decisive Victory for Overstone Park CC, Bertie Dunkley's All-Round Performance Takes Center Stage

Match Report:

The stage was set for a high-octane T20 Finals showdown at the iconic Finedon Dolben CC. Overstone Park CC Under-19 faced off against Kettering Town CC Under-19 in the Northamptonshire Cricket Board Club Competitions on Sunday, 3rd September 2023. It was a contest that promised to deliver thrilling cricket action, but what transpired was a one-sided match that saw Overstone Park CC dominate their rivals comprehensively, winning by a margin of 9 wickets.

Toss and Decision to Field:
Overstone Park CC won the toss and elected to field first, a decision that would prove pivotal in the contest's outcome.

Kettering Town CC Under-19 Innings:
Kettering Town CC's innings didn't get off to a promising start. Ethan Smart was caught by Justin Murphy off Benjamin Sales for just 2 runs. Captain Luke Robinson and Brayden Billington were dismissed quickly, setting a trend for a disappointing batting performance.

The only batsman to show any resistance was Om Ganatra, who scored 20 runs off 25 balls. His innings was a brief flash of brilliance in an otherwise gloomy performance by Kettering Town, who were bowled out for just 60 runs in 16.2 overs.

Batting Stats Summary:
Ethan Smart: 2 runs, 0 4s, 0 6s, 9 balls
Luke Robinson*: 4 runs, 1 4, 0 6s, 8 balls
Om Ganatra: 20 runs, 1 4, 0 6s, 25 balls
Bowling for Overstone Park CC:
Benjamin Sales and Archie Dunkley were the wreckers-in-chief for Overstone, taking two wickets apiece. Bertie Dunkley's contribution was noteworthy as well, with 3 wickets for just 13 runs.

Bowling Stats Summary:
Benjamin Sales: 4 overs, 8 runs, 2 wickets
Archie Dunkley: 4 overs, 17 runs, 2 wickets
Bertie Dunkley: 4 overs, 13 runs, 3 wickets
Overstone Park CC Under-19 Innings:
Overstone Park CC started their innings on a high, reaching 50 runs in just 6.3 overs. Benjamin Sales got off to a flying start but was caught by Luke Robinson off James Hogg for 10 runs. Bertie Dunkley, the captain, remained unbeaten with a quickfire 32 off 21 balls, including 5 fours and a six.

In the end, Overstone Park CC comfortably chased down the target in 7 overs with 9 wickets remaining.

Batting Stats Summary:
Benjamin Sales: 10 runs, 2 4s, 0 6s, 10 balls
Bertie Dunkley*: 32 runs, 5 4s, 1 6, 21 balls
Bowling for Kettering Town CC:
James Hogg was the only bowler to take a wicket for Kettering Town, finishing with figures of 3-0-26-1.

Bowling Stats Summary:
James Hogg: 3 overs, 26 runs, 1 wicket
Thomas Storey: 3 overs, 19 runs, 0 wickets

The match was a clear demonstration of Overstone Park CC's strength both in batting and bowling. The team put on a clinical performance to seal a victory in the U19 T20 Semi-Finals. Bertie Dunkley was undoubtedly the star of the show, with an all-round performance that highlighted his capabilities as both a bowler and a batsman. Kettering Town CC, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their performance and will look to improve in future contests.

Result Summary:
Overstone Park CC - Under 19: 63-1 in 7 overs
Kettering Town CC - Under 19: 60 all out in 16.2 overs
Result: Overstone Park CC - Under 19 Won

Match details

Match date

Sun 03 Sep 2023



Meet time



Hi All,

Firstly well done on making Finals Day, now we need to go and win it.

We are taking a squad of 13 for the day so we will have 2 players on the sideline per game. If that is an issue please contact me (07879656997) I know the lads missing out will be disappointed but I would like them to be part of the day.

Venue: Finedon Cricket Club
Meet: 9am
Start Time: 10am
Semi Final: Kettering Town
Scorer: Lynsey

We will have a gap between games if we go through ans final is expected to start around 4.15pm.

We are playing in coloured kit so bring black bottoms.


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