Looking for their third win in a row CHCC headed to Tunbridge Wells Borderers on a bright and breezy evening.
CHCC captain Ben Perry won the toss and chose to bat. Lucas and Callum opened the batting against two useful bowlers from TWB, good progress was made with some careful play from both boys and making use of a fast and small outfield. Good running put the fielders under pressure and led to some wayward throwing and handy extra runs for CHCC. After 6 overs both boys were retired to give our next batsmen a run out. Harry hit 17 quick runs before being dismissed by a useful delivery, Hugo stuck around for a little longer before being bowled by the same bowler, another good ball. Elliot came in and hit 26 from only 9 balls before being retired, he was followed by Sam, Ben P, Ben A and Oscar who all added a few useful runs although the wickets tumbled too. The Final over of the CHCC innings was an eventful affair, a number of no balls and wides which pushed the total on to 118 before Lucas received an absolute peach on the last ball which bowled him round his legs, impressive.
After a quick turn around TWB started their chase. An immaculate opening spell from Harry and Ben A meant that TWB were on the back foot from the start and lost 3 quick wickets. Their middle order batsmen however dug in well and aided by the occasional wayward one from the CHCC bowlers pushed their total on with 2 boys retiring on 25. However unlike TWB the CHCC boys had done a good job in the field so when their final batsmen began to hit out they still had a way to go to reach the target. At the end captain Ben brought back Harry who duly mopped up their last big hitting batsmen with a fine caught and bowled before dismissing their next batsman first ball. This left TWB needing 22 off the final over with 4 wickets left. Elliot bowled a good last over which they were only able to run 4 runs from, job done.
CHCC win by 18 runs
A good performance from the boys, a difficult and bouncy wicket to deal with and they all coped very well.
2 games left in the season, next up is the return leg against TWB at home on Monday 9th!