What a fantastic debut by our boys!
I am sure you will agree, that our boys have had a great introduction to indoor cricket this season and have shown not just wonderful enthusiasm, but, great skill and tenacity, in the way they have gone about the first three games. It has been a steep learning curve for all our boys and bodes well for the outdoor season/future.
It has been fascinating and a pleasure to watch them take on the challenge of playing against teams who have played indoor cricket over the past few years. In fact, after the conclusion of the first three games, we have collected a total of 18 points out of a possible 30, which is excellent. What is more, as can be seen below, we narrowly lost the first two games, by four and three runs, respectively. On both occasions, it went down to the very last ball of the game and we could easily have won them both. The third game played last night was won by us quite comfortably and by a margin of 29 runs.
Match-1 (vs. BCC Pumas)
BCC - 91 for 7 in 9 overs
GXCC - 87 for 6 in 9 overs (batted second)
Result - LOST by 4 runs (4 points)
Match-2 (vs. Amersham)
GXCC - 100 for 1 in 9 overs
Amersham - 103 for 5 in 9 overs (batted second)
Result - LOST by 3 runs (4 points)
Match-3 (vs. ESM All Stars)
ESM All Stars - 83 for 5 in 9 overs
GXCC - 112 for 4 in 9 overs (batted second)
Result - WON by 29 runs (10 points)
A very big "Thank you" is due to all the parents, who have supported our boys with great encouragement and enthusiasm. It is a great fillip for the boys and hope the same continues throughout. I am sure you are all very proud of their performances thus far.
We have six games left. It also means, that there is a maximum of 60 points on offer and that we stand a good chance of winning the league, since, our boys have the capacity to win all of the remaining games. However, our next game (2 games) is scheduled for the 23rd February (at the end of half-term), meaning the boys will have a break of four weeks. Not ideal, but, I don't see any reason why they cannot continue from where they left.