CHCC visited a breezy Bells Yew Green on an interesting wicket with a few lumps and bumps. CHCC Captain Lucas won the toss and elected to field. Harry and Lucas opened the bowling with good line and length, Harry dismissed one of the BYG openers and generally things were quite tight for a few overs. Elliot and Jack then came on to bowl, Elliot took two wickets with some aggressive bowling and Jack got one with his first ball! However the CHCC fielding was not at its best and the team continued to give away too many extras which moved BYG on to a healthy total. The end of the BYG innings saw some much improved fielding and a great bowling effort by Aadi starting his first hard ball game. BYG finished on a good total of 98, 40 of which were extras! Plaudits to Hugo who kept very well on a difficult pitch.
The CHCC reply started shakily with Harry and JJ both falling cheaply, albeit to good deliveries. However a great stand between Lucas (24) and Elliot (32) put CHCC firmly in the driving seat only needing 20 runs from the final 8 overs. Unfortunately as the pressure mounted the CHCC boys were unable to keep their heads and some tricky deliveries which kept low saw the end of Jack, Hugo and
Sam before Aadi picked out one of the opposing fielders who took a good catch. This meant that CHCC needed 8 runs when Elliot returned to bat with Oscar. With 4 overs remaining a rush of blood saw the boys attempt a crazy single and therefore the match was lost.
BYG win by 3 runs.
This was hugely disappointing as CHCC had put themselves in a winning position. BYG showed the value of bowling line and length on a tricky wicket and the CHCC boys need to learn when to play their shots and when to defend. However still plenty of games left to learn from our mistakes and we move forward as a team.