Tuesday night saw the under 13's travel to Kirkby Portland in a re arranged league fixture. Only being able to muster 8 players due to a school performance, injuries and various other reasons we were promised the opposition would provide us with fielding cover, so the decision was taken to fulfill the fixture on a rare pleasant evening. Batting first we got off to solid start with Jack Spafford and Logan Wyatt seeing off the new ball with 19 runs on the board. The introduction by Kirkby of very slow, loopy spin proved our undoing though, as senior players Jack for 9 and Ryder for 0 were dismissed in identical fashion. Logan remained, as partners came and went until he was eventually dismissed for a top score of 18. John Kirkby was the final wicket too fall, not before playing the shot of the night, a delightful cover drive Joe Root would have been proud of. A final score of 50 was never going to be enough, although with 8 batsmen we always were up against it, losing 5 wickets bowled though from a coaches perspective was a little concerning and something we had discussed before the start of the game. Kirkby reached the total in the 15th over with one player alone contributed 32 of the 53 runs they scored, all bowlers were economical, Logan with the only wicket. If only we had scored another 20 or 30 runs!!