EGCC U15 v Cuckfield – Tuesday 15 May
Great performance from the boys tonight and a thoroughly deserved win (by 12 runs). Everyone played a big part but brief highlights….. 77 opening partnership between James (36 retired) and Owen (27) and a well paced 27 by Harvey took us to 127. Fantastic tight bowling from Ned, Haydn and Josh (2 For 25) built pressure. Then a majestic spell by Paarth (2 For 8) really turned the screw leaving Peter James and Ryan to keep things tight and see us home. Good aggressive fielding supported the bowlers throughout and intelligent captaincy from Ryan. Great result to build upon boys! Thanks Julie for collecting subs, Simon for scoring, Simon K for sorting refreshments and Andy for preparing the pitch. On to next week!
EGCC U15 v Horsham – Tuesday 23 May
After last week’s success we came down to earth with a bump last night at Horsham. Despite an excellent rebuild partnership between Will Goodwin (30) and Ryan (35 retired) and a late flurry from Harry Hainge and Ned, we were always playing catch up with the bat. To be fair most of the Horsham bowlers were very accurate and, most importantly, bowled to a well set field. A final score of 112 was more than had looked likely and was a reasonable total to try to defend.