Message to Ricky - if you are planning to make a new series of Extras, look no further than Castle Hill U11As! Yesterday a whopping 59 extras were conceded in what should have been a straightforward win at King's Hill.
Batting first on a fast bouncy track, Ted and Cameron got the visitors off to a flier both hitting some beautiful cover drives. Ted reached his 25 after only 4 overs however Cameron fell shortly afterwards. Bear and Ewan then kept the score moving along nicely, Bear stylish as ever quick to pounce on any single. After Bear was bowled and Harrison was unluckily caught behind down the leg side, Ollie took full advantage hitting the team's first maximum of the summer. Ewan anchored the innings playing very sensibly hitting 4 fours to retire on 25 and, with Ryan, Tom and Artie playing useful cameos, the innings eventually closed on an imposing 127-6.
This was always going to be a high scoring match given the pace in the wicket and the fast outfield. However confident the visitors were, they did not expect King's Hill to challenge their total. Scott the opener batted well and although he lost partners the score kept ticking along thanks to the dreaded E word. The exceptions to this were Tom and Artie whose 2 overs both went for a total 4 runs. Wickets were taken by Bear, Artie, Ollie, Ryan and Harrison with a trademark Harrison run out. Other stand out fielding was an astonishing one handed catch by Bear leaping high into the air and a good low catch by Artie, ones which are often dropped at this age group. Otherwise the fielding was a mixed bag.
Tension rose as King's Hill got closer but Castle Hill kept their nerve as the sun dipped and the home team ended up on 120-6.
Result: Castle Hill win by 7 runs