In a hotly fought contest, Grayshott Pelicans U12s lost to Chiddingfold. Setting a decent total of 93 runs, Chiddingfold scored 94 runs with just two over to spare.
The Pelicans played well with Luca once again showing what a fine batsman he is developing into – scoring a quick 17 of only three overs. Sam Heatley and Joseph then batted solidly for the next seven overs scoring 25 and 11 respectively. Ciannan also chipped in with a valuable 10 runs before the run chase was made more difficult by some excellent pace bowling at the death.
Seb, Ciannan, Jack Overton, Sam, Oli and Lucas bowled a tight line but Chiddingfold’s opener, as was the case last year, was finding the boundary rope even off good deliveries. Joseph and Luca showed real character by bouncing back and taking wickets after some wayward deliveries.
As a first game back, this performance was really encouraging – with running between the wickets excellent and fielding much improved on last year. Plenty to build on.