The game started with a road trip down to Sarisbury, I never knew how much noise and smells 4 boys could make in a 60 minute journey, roll on the next away game - next week !
Grayshott won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Sarisbury started strongly taking 15 runs off the first 2 overs and then up stepped Tommy on his debut for Grayshott and took a wicket with his first ball and then took a second wicket in the same over. Another debutant Alfie first over was very tight with 4 dot balls and 2 runs on his over. Alfie also took catch in the field to continue an excellent start with the team.
Further wickets were taken by Louis, Thomas , James W and Arun to keep the opening target score at 83/9. Bowling again was very tight continuing on from the last game with 12 no balls/wides. Next challenge will be to get these wides into single figures.
There could have been more wickets, there were two or three dropped catches in the field and a couple of over runs with mis fielding.
As Grayshott had taken 9 wickets, this meant the team started on 45 runs.
Sarisbury's first couple of overs were bowled well and kept the 2 James's to 9 runs, however in the third over the pair notched up a further 9 runs with James W hitting some beautiful shots between the fielders. The pair ended hitting 18 runs between them and with extras getting to 23 for 2 wickets.
Toby was working well with Alfie with the pair running well and calling loudly between them with Alfie hitting 6 runs on his debut, same score as Toby and with extras Grayshott reached 53/4.
With the 4 wickets taken by Sarisbury, this added 20 to the moving target score to give a Sarisbury 103. Grayshott were in striking distance of the target having now recorded a total of 98 runs with two pairs to go.
Tommy had an impressive innings hitting 19 runs with some expert pull shots hitting 3 fours. Thomas provided good support nicking the odd single, the pair finished up with adding 30 (including extras) to the score for 2 wickets.
This left Louis and Arun to face the last four overs, they kept the scoreboard ticking over against some pretty rapid bowling from Tom of Sarisbury. The final score of 158/8 was recorded for Grayshott verses 123/9 for Sarisbury.
Overall another excellent team bowling display, this again was the difference between the teams.
Another great display from the team with the main learning point from the game is trust the call from your partner, a number of times we had batsmen caught in headlights half way up the wicket and doubling back. The team run themselves out about two or three times.
One umpire (me) got a telling off by a bowler in the car for not giving a wicket for a bottom edge into the wicket keepers glove, so the umpire has some work to do.
Thanks for Graeme for scoring and Bruce and Ash for warming up the batsmen.