Camberley U10s win at Ascot
By Ian SIMPSON
Plenty of Fours and some good bowling gets the win
Under a dark brooding sky of black clouds in the middle of Ascot racecourse, Camberley U10s won the toss and elected to field. First blood to Ollie Simpson
with a wicket in the first over caught by Owen PIPER
, another following in the second over from Harry Baker, and Camberley managed to limit Ascot to 80 runs for nine wickets giving 36 points which negated the 36 thrown away on no-balls and wides. Best figures to Ollie Simpson
with 3 for 10 , and some excellent wicket-keeping by Adrian JENKINS
, with only two byes being scored in the whole innings. Well done. Apart from one chaotic incident, Camberley managed some good fielding and achieved two successful run outs and three more close-run things, so excellent fielding in general on a very close boundary. It was excellent to hear the talking and encouragement between all the fielders as they went about their work.
Adrian and Freddie opened the batting, against a required total of 281, which looked somewhat daunting at first. After 4 overs we had only a net 5, and then Ollie Simpson
and Harry Baker came to the crease, adding a good chunky 40. Harry Baker managed six fours for a top score of 26, and Ollie 2 fours for 14. George and Harry next, and George managing 2 fours in his last three balls! Owen second highest score on 16 and then the two Henry's were left to get the remaining two runs required. Sadly both dropped wickets in their first over, and the gap widened to 9. Your reporter thinks this was done on purpose, just to wind up the watching parents, as they soon regained control, running off almost every ball in the classic "Double Henry" style we know so well, Henry E also added a couple of fours to seal the win with 16 runs to spare. SO an excellent performance all round and a big well done to all the boys.