A number of the Club’s colts sides were in action over the Bank Holiday weekend, and there were some excellent performances and results.
On Monday, the U11s completed their Haydn Davies Trophy group games with a 100% record after a fine performance at Ilford. Upminster were put into bat at Valentines Park and produced an excellent batting display. Michael Pedrick and Fenton Everingham both retired after reaching 25 not out, and Ethan Berry and Christian Edinburgh were also in the runs as the visitors made 135-3 from their 16 overs. In reply Pedrick and Everingham picked up two wickets each, and tight spells from Edinburgh and Stanley Moore meant Ilford were restricted to 97-7, meaning Upminster won by 38 runs. They now progress to the Quarter Finals of the competition.
Also on Monday, the U13s produced an excellent display to defeat Buckhurst Hill in the Len Stentiford Trophy. Charlie Crick, George King, Ryan Oakes, Callum Berry and Ross Taylor all passed 20 with the bat, with Berry retiring on 32 not out. This all meant Upminster made 153-3 from their 20 overs. In reply there were two wickets apiece for Oscar Corbett, Harry King and Jack Hanford, as well as excellent spells from Jack Thomas, Conrad Wyness and Fletcher Everingham as Hill made 92-8 to give Upminster victory by 61 runs.
On Sunday the U12s lost a close encounter to Ilford in their first Brian Taylor Trophy Match of the season. Harry Coles took 4-14 and Jamie Green claimed 2-21 as Upminster put in a good performance in the field, but four Ilford batsmen made double figures to enable their side to reach 113-9 from 25 overs. Upminster made a slow start to their reply but 45 from Green got them back in the game. Despite that, and good contributions from Ross Taylor and Joseph Farrell, Upminster finished on 94-7 to fall short by 19 runs.
And also on Sunday morning, the U9 A and B sides faced one another at Campion School in the Havering League. In the terriers format contest, the A Team made 306-3 to finish on a net score of 291, while the B Team made 305-10 to finish on a net score of 255 to give the A Team victory by 36 runs.