Fun in the Sun
Castle Hill U11s headed to Withyham for the Championship League game.
Withyham won the toss and elected to bat. Harry and Elliot opened up bowling a tight line and restricting the Withyham batsmen who are very strong players. Lapses in the field cost a few runs on a small and quick pitch but generally a tidy start saw Withyham on only 45 from 8 overs. Artie and Aadi both bowled tidy lines, Aadi picking up a wicket. Withyham then turned on the accelerators and began to score more freely, a fantastic catch from Oscar removed a key player but they moved the score on quickly. A very tidy over from JJ calmed things down and eventually they reached 106 for the loss of 4 wickets.
In reply Castle Hill lost Callum early on to a very speedie delivery from one of their players who normally plays in their A team, more on that later. However Artie and Harry came in and rapidly moved the score on with some lovely shots. Harry eventually fell trying to knock one into outer space swiftly followed by Elliot who caught in two minds spooned one back to the bowler. Ted then came in for a quick cameo and blazed 12 off 4 balls before playing on to an excellent delivery (he had at this point been told he would have to retire as the Withyham A team payer had not batted)…
It was left to Oscar, Hugo, JJ and Aadi to bring us close to our target. Progress was slow as the pressure built but the boys did well and with plenty of overs left all looked well. However, much as at Bells Yew Green the closeness of victory became a bit too much and Hugo and JJ were both run out… Luckily Artie returned to finish things off in fine style with a 4 hit off the first ball of the last over, against their county bowler!!
CHCC win by 1 wicket