Chilt’s U12s won the Sussex Cricket Festival Shield at Southwater after overcoming a strong St James side to win the trophy for the third time at this age. Matthew Farnes scored 67 in Chilt’s 159-8 in 43 overs with Henry Olby taking 4-16. In reply captain Ewan Duddy made 37 but St James finished 26 runs short. Three Chilt bowlers took a brace but Angus Alcott was the highlight with 3-8. It was a triumph for the team and coaches Craig Johnston, Patrick MacDonald, Nev Clark and Glyn Lucas who have worked hard to engender a great team spirit with a successful tour each year.
Previously during the week the boys came second in their group after a losing draw against St James and with wins over Arundel, Pagham and Littlehampton. St James topped the group with a winning draw and three wins.
It's SJCF week for the U12s this week. Yesterday we started with a losing draw at St James Montefiore. 18 points from our first game. Today, weather permitting, we're off to Arundel.
The U12s played their 2nd SJCF game today away at Arundel and won! Jack Woodage (46) and Angus Alcott (43) opened with a partnership of 102. Zach Alun-Jones scored a quick 32 and Matthew Farnes 36*. We declared on 202-5. Second innings Ben Saunders set the tone opening with a maiden. Josh Williams-Richards then got a wicket with his first ball! Alfie Lucas took 4-14, Matthew Farnes 1-1 and Charlie Clark 2-16. Arundel ended 137ao. A maximum of 40 points. Well done boys. Up next, tomorrow is Pagham at Thakeham.
More U12 SCJF updates! Yesterday we hosted Pagham. Chilt lost the toss and were asked to bowl. Great bowling and fielding bowled Pagham out for 69 in 24 overs. Oli Johnston took 4-7 and Matthew Farnes 2-8. Chilt knocked off the 70 runs required for the loss of just three wickets. Oli Johnston ended 12 not out and Jack Woodage 16 not out. A great win again, putting us second in the table. We host Littlehampton, Clapham and Patching at Thakeham today in a battle of the five villages.
Last result of the week for the U12s, a 171 run win over Littlehampton. Batting first Chilt scored 229-5 with Matthew Farnes 63, Fred Macdonald 30 and Ben Saunders 39*. Ben followed that with a wicket maiden first up. He ended with 3-6 as Littlehampton were all out for 58. Jack Woodage 2-9, Josh Williams Richards 2-3. This result means we are in the SJCF final. It is at Southwater on Sunday with a 2pm start.