Date: Sunday 4 May 2008
Location: Canterbury Polo Farm
Sides: Kent U13 versus ... Kent U13!
Partner: Hugh Buckhurst
A practise match for the Kent U13 boys. A beautiful day and some very good play, including one excellent young leg-spinner named Green and a very fast bowler (unfortunately lacking control) whose name I didn't catch. Had to introduce players to some of the rules including wicketkeeper encroachment and back-foot no-balls. Lots of running down the pitch but in this way they are no different to the adults.
Need to improve my scoring - I never seem to keep up with what's on the board.
Hugh suggested I should call wides more loudly when repeating for the scorer to help him keep count.