One of the biggest differences as you go up the grades is the fielding, I found.@Thresher my boy lost again on Saturday. This is despite one of his mates scoring his first ever ton!
Unfortunately they batted first and their opener also scored a ton in a total of 220 over the 30 overs. We could only muster 185.
Figures for my son was 0-22 off 3 overs but he was no way the worst.
A grade is definitely a different kettle of fish. But since only one of the team has played As before, it may take them a couple of games to get used to how it works.
Funny thing was though, the coach's son, who is the only one to have played A grade before, came in at number 4 with us on target to chase the score but played like the pitch had grenades on it. At one stage he had 3 off 15 balls! By the time he got out, he had 23 off 29 balls but by that time we were behind the 8 ball, needing 70 runs with 8 overs to go.
Still, there's always next week and another chance to improve.
Just the fielding itself can improve your performance as a bowler. In the lower grades it's worth trying to get the batsmen out bowled and LBW because the fielders don't latch onto as many chances. All the training your son would have done bowling the right line and length to get the batsmen knicking to slips will pay off.