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Youth plan at club
10:13am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Sport
CRICKET: ORSETT Cricket Club – an Essex Boys and Girls Club member – are hosting a special ‘respect’ project at the club this winter.
This is the fourteenth project run in Thurrock over the last seven years and Orsett have hosted the life skills part of the project for many of these years.
The scheme will see the local sporting club working in partnership with borough Police Youth Officer PC Neil Brand and nine local secondary schools.
Young 13 and 14 year olds are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential and learn respect for themselves and others.
The teenagers are taught how to handle conflict, communication, and avoid negative peer pressure – all in preparation for a week of outdoor adventurous activity in the Lake District.
Sue Pell, from Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, said: “Orsett Cricket Club certainly plays their part in the local community and in helping the development of young people and not just through cricket.”
Orsett Cricket Club have also been working with the Essex Probations Community Pay Back Team on a range of projects this summer including grounds and pavilion maintenance, which is hoped to be continued next summer.
“This, along with working with the Youth Offending Team, has been a great benefit to the local community.”
Orsett CC chairman David Kooyman said: “We are primarily a cricket club, but we like to play a part in our community and it is a privilege to see these young people change over the weeks as they are helped to learn lessons about life in a non-educational and relaxed environment.”
l THURROCK marked their history-making indoor cricket foray at Grays School last Friday evening (October 12) with a comfortable win for their U12 “A” team over their “B” team counterparts.
The Thurrock “B” team batted first and scored 66 for the loss of three wickets, with Luke Phillips top scoring with 16 and Harrison Barr contributing ten runs.
But the “A” team attack kept the lid on things as Tom Redman picked up 1-11 from three overs, ably supported by the impressive Joshua Clarke, 1-7, also from three overs.
The remaining wicket to fall was picked up in Reid Watson’s two-over spell which cost 16 runs.
It was Redman and Clarke who eventually saw the “A” home to a five-wicket win as they both finished unbeaten on 17 and 10 runs respectively, despite the best efforts of Phillips who returned 1-17 from three overs.
As revealed last week, when Thurrock “C” took to the field in the match with Belhus “A”, it was the first time that any club in the South Essex area had fielded three indoor teams at the same age group.
Belhus “A” batted first, with opening batsman Ciaran Gunning holding his ground for a solid undefeated knock worth 16 runs.
His opening partner, Joe Dalton, along with number three batsman Zak Wilson, both reached the compulsory retirement score of 25 in comfort to enable their team to close on 122 runs without loss.
But the team put in a spirited effort with the bat to finish on 67 runs for the loss of four wickets as Joe Dalton produced the competition’s best individual bowling performance with three wickets for just 12 runs from three overs of pace.
Billy Turley picked up the remaining wicket with the second ball of his first over as he finished with 1-10, also from three overs.
In the remaining match, Orsett lost to Basildon and Pitsea by three wickets.
Orsett scored 67 for the loss of five wickets, for whom Sam Watson scored ten runs and Reece Scott hit nine runs, but Basildon and Pitsea replied with 68 for three. Daniel Blerkom did the damage for Basildon and Pitsea with eleven runs and 2-8 from three overs.
Other good bowling figures came from Basildon’s Travis Singleton, 2-11 off two overs and Watson of Orsett, 2-7, also from two overs. Week Four fixtures (today Friday): 6pm - Thurrock “C” v Thurrock “A”; 7pm - Orsett v Belhus “A”; 8pm - Basildon and Pitsea v Thurrock “B”.