Wheathampstead Cricket Club News story

U10s Win County Cup Final

26 Jul 2022

Wheathampstead U10’s won a dramatic finals day in blistering conditions in Radlett.

The team’s resilience and team spirit was exceptional.
A semi-final win over a talented Leverstock Green side was set up with some excellent, controlled batting from Issa Zeeshan, Freddie Cooper & Jack Hodgson. Victory was sealed with explosive bowling performance from Ibrahim Zeeshan and captain Noah Simpson.

The final saw Wheathampstead play against a very strong Harpenden side. Batting first, Wheathampstead posted 279/6 against a disciplined bowling attack. Freddie Cooper again came to the fore with some powerful hitting and a calm 15 from Noah Simpson in the final overs against excellent bowling saw Wheathampstead post a competitive total.
Defending that total was always going to be tough, but a disciplined opening spell put the pressure firmly back onto Harpenden.
As the heat & pressure built against a strong middle order batting performance, Wheathampstead’s incredible team spirit shone through, regular wickets stemming the run rate. Outstanding fielding by Ben Kirk and Ryan Walsh were evident throughout the day. It all came down the the last over, 7 needed to win, but exceptional death bowling meant Harpenden needed 4 from the final ball to win. Noah Simpson held his nerve and a dot ball plus run out by the brilliant Kabir Haider sealed a win for Wheathampstead’s exceptional group of young cricketers, to the delight of their proud and supportive parents & supporters.