Zurich U13/15 208 beat Dragons U13s 188 for 7
Zurich 208 for 7 (Chris 40, Aryan 29*, Luca 27*, Zeki 22*, Sam 17, Max H 1 for 4)
Dragons 188 for 7 (Westy 22*, Aditya 20*, Max L 20*, Jimmy 17, George 16, Ethan 14, Adi 1 for 8, Luca 1 for 12, Antar 1 for 12).
The U13 Dragons started the indoor season with a friendly against a combined Zurich U13/15 team at ZIS. Westy won the toss and inserted Zurich who made a good start reaching 62 without loss in 8 overs. In the next over some sharp fielding from Westy and Max H resulted in 3 run outs. Aryan and Luca then rebuilt the innings and no more wickets fell until over 20 when Max H bowled Dylan, followed by Henry bowling Antar in the next over. Zurich finished their 25 overs on 208.
In reply, Ethan and Aditya batted sensibly rapidly collecting runs until Ethan was run out for 14. Westy and Aditya continued the pressure and as they retired Max L added to the run chase. George and Jimmy piled on the runs until with 4 overs left the Dragons were 187 needing 22 runs to win. Zurich brought back their top bowlers and the runs dried up. Luca and Aryan bowled consecutive maidens and with Chris conceding just one run in the next over followed by a maiden by Adi.
So the young Dragons team were held up short of their target but played really well in the process quickly adapting to the new challenge of playing indoors. We are now looking forward to our indoor tournament on November 7th.
The scorecards can be found on the TeamSnap site under media: https://