Hertford v BSCC U11s
By Graeme Sumner
Thrilling last over win
We won a very close exciting contest last night primarily thanks to our accurate bowling as we conceded only 15 extras in 20 overs with Freddie doing a great job as wicketkeeper. One wicket for Millie and 2 each for Will F and William S including a brilliant catch from Thomas. Luca also bowled tightly conceding 9 from his 3 overs but actually all the bowlers did well considering 1 very strong batsman hit 6 boundaries as he retired on 30 not out. Unfortunately we lost James G to a serious eye injury part way through the innings as he misjudged a catch - we wish him a speedy recovery. In the end they scored 105-5 in 20 overs which looked a difficult target.
We lost James J early to a fast straight delivery but Aaron and Millie got the score ticking nicely scoring 4 and 14 respectively with Millie striking 2 excellent 4s. The key partnership followed with Will F and Thomas both scoring 15 as their bowling became very wayward but as we approached their score both were run out thanks to a misunderstanding and a direct hit from the outfield. They brought back their better bowlers but Harrison and William picked up good singles to take us close leaving Luca and Freddie to see us over the line, to great applause from the crowd, with 4 balls to spare. Ultimately the difference was the 52 extras they conceded including 37 wides but it was a very good team performance.