17 at training this afternoon.- we started with a series of fitness activities, followed 30 minutes focused on target bowling and finally a 45 minute net session. Well done to Alfie G, Alfie T, Alfie Ch, Oliver Ch, Thomas, George, James, Joseph, Luis, Ray, Adam, Nathaniel, Jess, Bradley, Tommy, Noah and Stan Ventnor Gold fixture v Arreton this Friday. No Ventnor Blue fixture this week. Training next week 1.30 – 3pm.
A local derby was played out at the Valley this evening. Ventnor Blue were invited to bat first and reached a credible 69-4 after 12 overs. Oliver and Nathaniel finished with strong bowling figures. In response, Ventnor Gold’s top order made a strong start with Oliver Cheeseman retiring on 26 after just three overs. Nathaniel and Thomas secured the victory with Ventnor Gold winning by 5 wickets. The win takes the team to joint top of the table with Ryde. To be honest the actual winner was the ‘spirit of cricket’; with 13 boys and girls representing the club with pride and all contributing to a very enjoyable evening. Team photo attached along with a photo of the toss. Many thanks to Toby Noyes for Umpiring this evening – great to see the older lads supporting the Colts.
A superb knock of 28 from Joseph Hill secured Ventnor Blue their first win of the season against Cowes. Asked to bat first, Cowes reached 90 – 0 largely helped by some quite wayward bowling…. In response Joseph kept a ‘cool head’ and guided the team home.
Well done to Tommy, Luis, Alfie T, James, Joseph, Alfie Ch, and Noah
Next up Ventnor Blue Under 12s v Ventnor Gold Under 12s Friday 31st January 2020