Monday, 3 June 2019

The U13 boys pulled off a remarkable achievement in winning the Invicta U13 Six a Side Trophy on Bank Holiday Monday. It all started with 3 wins out of 3 in their Group games against Sevenoaks Vine 2 (winning off the last ball), Kent Girls and Holmesdale. Then it was on to Tunbridge Wells in the semi finals. CHCC were put in to bat and Rowan McDonald-Gay and Ted Paice batted superbly to set up a challenging total of 50 off their allotted 5 overs. Some quick wickets by Robert Vizard and Rowan put CHCC on top and they bowled T Wells out to win by 12 runs.

In the final v Gravesend, CHCC won the toss and put the opposition in to bat. Some tight bowling helped slow down the flow of runs and CHCC were set a target of 39 to win. Rowan and Ted again batted magnificently to keep the score ticking along. A tight fourth over left CHCC requiring 10 off the last over. A few scrambled runs left the boys needing 5 off the last 2 balls. Rowan couldn't make contact off the penultimate ball but the wicket - keeper missed it and it went for 4 byes! A scrambled single off the last ball and victory was theirs - without losing a wicket in the Final!

A fantastic achievement and the whole team performed magnificently. Special mentions should go to Rowan who was named player of the tournament (highest number of runs - 69, 4 wickets & several top catches) and Robert Vizard who was named Best Bowler for his 5 wickets.  All the boys made vital contributions - Ted was second highest run scorer in the tournament (67 runs), Tom Creasey and Archie Steddon both bowled and fielded excellently, whilst Ollie Berkerey did a superb job keeping wicket.  

Well done boys for a superb achievement!