Home | Friday 18 May 2018
On a glorious evening at Broxhead the Pelicans enjoyed an excellent game played in the true spirit of youth cricket against a very friendly Elstead XI.
Having won the toss, Grayshott elected to put the opposition in to bat. After a steady start, Elstead pushed on in the middle order and were threatening a very big total. Excellent bowling at the death brought the scoring rate back significantly, but we were still left with a tough target of 185 to win. An excellent bowling and fielding display all round from the boys, but special mention must go to Jack Overton for 2 wicket maidens and Edward Budden who also took two wickets without conceding a run off the bat.
With Elstead having kindly allowed us the full 20 overs to chase, despite us being a player short, Grayshott began very well with an opening partnership of 32 between Jack and Luke. In the face of some excellent bowling, the boys batted really well all the way down with Ben and Luca backing up the strong start with a partnership of 22, Jamie and Ciannan consolidating in the middle of the innings with a partnership of 17. They were followed by Lucas and Edward with an excellent partnership of 28 before Joseph finished off the last 4 overs batting with Luke once more to add 24 in the last 4 overs. Only 2 wickets fell in the whole innings in an excellent total of 223.
Thank you to all the helpers once again and well played everyone. Good luck against Hambledon on Friday.