u13A vs Southend on Sea Echo Monarchs and Trojans, 7/5/2010

The season’s first competitive fixture saw our u13As with a home draw in the cup against the newly merged SOSEMT. Batting first, a sensible opening partnership of 76 in 14 overs between Steven L (30 retired) and Luke K (24) with a late flurry from Luke S (16no) gave Rayleigh a very competitive 114–2. The visitors worked hard for runs against some very tight Rayleigh bowling backed by a sharp fielding performance, closing on 29–9 (Charles K 2–4, Jai P 2–3, Mihir P 2–1). So the boys progress to the second round .