It was an excellent Saturday with both teams recording 30 point victories for the first time in a number of years.
The 1st XI travelled to Loughborough Town and batted first after winning the toss. After reaching 118-1 Shilton suffered a batting collapse, losing 6 wickets for 10 runs, and were eventually all out for 160 in the 42nd over. Hass Ali top scored with 57 runs, partnered for much of that innings be Giles Holmes who scored 24. Loughborough raced to 74 without loss in the 12th over, but then suffered a collapse of their own slipping to 87-4. Shilton's spin attack of Mo Rahim, Phil Crouch and Hass Ali continued to press and Loughborough were all out for 154, with Rahim taking 4-14 from his 9.4 overs.
The 2nd XI hosted Kirby Muxloe. Shilton's total of 138-8 relied heavily on Zak Potter's execllent innings of 70 from 71 balls, and when Kirby came to bat, they found Howard Verow in imperious form with a swinging ball. Kirby subsided to 51ao, with Verow taking 5-14 from 10 overs, and Potter 3-16 from 7.
Welcome to Earl Shilton Town Cricket Club!
Our senior section runs three teams - 1st XI - in the First Division of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League 2nd XI - in Division 5 West of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League Sunday Friendly XI - plays 40 over friendlies against local teams on a Sunday afternoon
Our seniors train on a Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm
We are currently rebuilding our Junior Section, and run teams at the younger end of the age range - U11 Incrediball - train with the Kwik Cricketers on a Wednesday evening from 5pm-6pm and play matches on Friday evenings Kwik Cricket (for junior school aged children) - train with the U11 Incrediball Cricketers on a Wednesday evening from 5pm-6pm and play matches on Friday evenings
We are now relaunching our Junior Hardball section for 12-17 year olds which will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm under the coaching of Liam Phillips
We are always happy to see new players - junior or senior - and would love to see you.
Junior Hardball Training
*note change of time*
We are excited to be relaunching our junior hardball section after a gap of a couple of years. This is open to any young person who would like to take up or further develop their interest in cricket. Sessions will cost £2 per player and will be led by Liam Phillips. Liam is our 1st team wicket keeper and completed a degree in sports coaching last summer. He is a level 2 coach, and last year was the ECB's Worcestershire Young Coach of the Year - so he brings both enthusiasm and expertise to the role.
Depending on numbers and the age range, we hope to arrange friendly fixtures against local clubs during the latter part of this season before formally entering teams in the Leicestershire Youth Cricket League next year.
Friday 14th July
Earl Shilton 1st XI vs.
Jason Gillespie Academy U19 Australian XI
After last year's excellent day we are delighted to welcome back the Jason Gillespie Academy's U19 touring team for another fixture against our 1st XI. Everyone welcome - there will be BBQ!