Boxmoor youngsters make their mark at the county finals

The Boxmoor Cricket Club U12s finished third at the county finals.
The Boxmoor Cricket Club U12s finished third at the county finals.

Two teams from Boxmoor Cricket Club’s junior section enjoyed a promising finish to their season when they placed third in their respective county finals.

On a scorching day both teams played two matches – firstly a semi-final, followed by a third and fourth place play-off.

The U10 team played at Rickmansworth when they were beaten in the semi-final by the hosts by 64 runs.

However, they fought hard in the play-off and narrowly beat Hitchin by just eight runs to finish third overall.

The U12s, meanwhile, travelled to Stevenage for the U12 B County Finals Day.

They were drawn against Old Albanians in the semi-final, where they scored 106-5 in 20 overs, but OAs responded with 107-3 and eventually went on to win the final in the afternoon.

However, the Boxmoor youngsters had a fantastic second game against Knebworth Park in the afternoon.

Knebworth batted first and were all out for 93, so Boxmoor knew what they had to do. They mopped up with a fantastic innings of 94-4, meaning that they too finished third overall in their competition.

It was an outstanding effort from the U12s who, only last year, had gone an entire season without winning a match.

The result is testament to the hard work of the coaches in the Boxmoor Cricket Club junior section, which was only set up five seasons ago.

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