GX U10s 239-5 beat Cookham Dean U10s 234-4 in the 6 over tournament final
The GX team was: Oli Henry, Robbie Davies, Robbie Spittal (left before semi), Max Mowle (left before final), Anshiv, Rohan, Toby Hewson.
We entered the 15 team tournament on Sunday 3rd July – generously hosted by Woburn Cricket Club.
Teams were in three groups: winners of each progressed to the semi final plus the best third place.
GX won their four six over a side group games with ease:
GX 198-0 beat Beaconsfield 136-1
GX 161-1 beat Holmer Green 90-6
GX 160-0 beat Farnham Common 117-5
GX 206-0 beat Wooburn 127-1
In the semi final GX faced Bledlow Ridge who had also won all four games. In a tight match GX 147-0 beat Bledlow Ridge 138-4 (net 118).
In the final GX faced a very good Cookham Dean team.
We bowled first – and Toby took a diamond duck (wicket first ball) – but then Cookham were to hit a six and two fours. They then made the mistake of hitting it to Anshiv who doesn’t drop catches.
Fielding well we were keeping the runs down. Anshiv took another catch – and Oli stopped a certain boundary. The innings was coming to a close – it was hard to score runs – when Rohan took a fabulous catch. Last ball of the innings – no ball, 3 scored. Another ball was needed – and Robbie Davies took a wicket – caught and bowled. The innings closed on 134.
Batting first were Oli and Max – they struggled to get off the crease such was the bowling. Max was bowled and the innings was on just two runs with two balls left. Max – then hit two fours with consecutive balls. 110 after the first pair
Anshiv and Rohan came into bat. Anshiv can hit it well – he hit a six, a four. Was then caught out!
We were on 118 with two overs left. In strode Toby and Robbie Davies.
Toby hit a four, then another. Then foolishly the boys ran themselves out. Robbie hit a four.
Then controversy! Attempting a run out – Cookham Dean threw the ball against a hat – that the bowler had lazily left on the ground. Penalty – five runs.
Into the final over we needed 8 to win. We hit a two, then a four. Then disaster struck, a no ball – the boys ran – and again were run out! We still needed 6 to win. Two balls left.
Toby hit a four. Last ball. Two to win.
Bowler comes in Toby hits it – one run scored. But wait……four overthrows! And a no ball run given – suddenly we are five ahead – with another ball to face.
Toby needs to just stay in – not lose his wicket. A great ball – but Toby plays safe. Match won by 5 runs…..the hat saved the day.
An amazing day – well done the boys – our first trophy of the season is now in the cabinet.
The five runs we received because of the hat incident meant that it was a moral draw. Managers agreed that both teams should get winners medals.
The Woburn hosts were thanked –they had put on a brilliantly well organised festival. Well umpired and well run.
GX under 10s had won their first trophy of the season.