Batting sees in the win at Hambleton
By Ian SIMPSON
Great calling and stroke-making gives Camberley U11s the away win
After three postponements, the game against Hambleton U11s finally got underway on a steeply sloping hillside awash with bonfire smoke. Camberley won the toss and elected to bowl, which they may have regretted , given the very close boundary. Thomas GRIFFITHS managed three wickets (two in two balls) and Cianan made a very good catch, but these were highlights of a somewhat dubious fielding performance from Camberley, with lots of mis-fields, byes, boundaries being let through and catches being dropped. Thankfully most of the bowling itself was pretty tight with few wides or no-balls being given. This allowed Hambleton to amass 110 by Penguin-biscuit time, which seemed a fairly formidable target!
Batting time, and Connor and Charlie stepped into the breech, neither losing their wickets, and started the run chase in positive fashion with several fours between them, and some excellent calling and running between the wickets. The run rate slowed a little through the middle order, but Camberley U11s gritted their teeth and carried on, even after losing six wickets. Charlie and Cianan returned, and Charlie managed several more boundaries including a magnificent six, which nearly lost the ball, and caused Charlie to remark "We might actually do this". two overs to go and a requirement of nine runs, last over and only four needed to win, Charlie came to the fore again with yet another excellent shot giving the needed boundary and inching the score to 111, which secured the win. Well done to all our superb batsmen, on saving the day. Interestingly, this was the first match where the batting has really seen us through. Previous successful matches this season have been all about the fielding, so if we manage to get both disciplines right in the same match - we ought to be unstoppable!!
Well done all the boys for their effort and performances..!