Breakthrough win against Frimley
By Ian SIMPSON
Brave batting finish clinches it for Camberley
With a rarely-seen evening Summer sun starting to sink behind the ground, Camberley's U10s marched into battle with local derby rivals, Frimley. Neither team had won a match this season so it was going to be close, or so we thought. Frimley batted first hoping to get a good start, and their score climbed steadily, dropping only four wickets, one each to the Henry's and two for Max. Fifteen wides and seven no-balls gave Frimley 44 extra runs though, and they finished on 262, which was a reasonable target.
Hugo and Ollie opened the batting for Camberley and tried their best, but the run rate remained stubbornly slow, and Frimley's bowlers managed to accumulate a few early wickets, pushing Camberley into negative territory on the Scoreboard. Parents' hearts were in mouths. The Howard boys then came on as a pair and managed some good running together, but the score remained annoyingly static. The tension was building and your reporter had to retire to the bar for a while as couldn't watch any more... Thankfully things started to improve, and we lost only one more wicket, Owen managing 12 off 12 , a great achievement, and the two Henry's were brought on as the "big guns" last pair, with 27 needed off 24 balls. T20 has nothing on this. The air was thick with tension as the boys showed excellent communication and teamwork, stealing runs and byes off nearly every ball, and grabbing extra runs as Frimley made a few overthrows. Last over to go and 5 needed for the win - just dont go out!! A wide, two for Henry T , one more for Henry E and the job was done!! What a relief!! Well done everybody and well played for a well-deserved win...! Lets hope this is the turn of the tide! Royal Ascot next up...