CHCC U11A's final game of the first half of the season ended in defeat to a well drilled Withyham side.
Withyham has a lovely cricket ground tucked away somewhere near nowhere. However while the wicket itself is level, at one end the bowlers have to run down the hill before reaching the wicket and vice versa the other end. A number of CHCC bowlers seemed to struggle with this and too many wides were bowled. Wickets were shared (Tom 2, Bear, Harrison and Ollie 1) and a run out from an Ollie direct hit. Special mention should also go to Cameron for only conceding 3 runs from his 2 overs as Withyham reached 92 in their allotted 16 overs.
The visitors had a strong belief that this total was eminently gettable but came up against a very disciplined bowling attack. Only 1 wide was bowled by the hosts in the whole innings.
After Cameron and Bear fell early, Ted and Ewan steadied the ship for a while. But once Ewan departed and Ted was forced to retire on 25 (yet again), wickets fell quickly with only Ollie showing some resistance just making double figures.
Result: Withyham win by 41 runs