U10s go down fighting against Finchley

Saturday 15 May 2010: Finchley U10s - 80 for 7 vs Stoke Newington U10s - 56 for 9.  Lost by 24 runs (league).

A youthful U10s team opened their season against a very strong Finchley line-up in their first match last Saturday. A disciplined performance in the field kept the home side to 80 from their 24 overs - a three wicket opening burst from Antanas Weston and Thomas Holden setting the tone. Stokey then battled bravely against a powerful bowling attack - express pace, swing and every kind of spin bowling - before a late flurry from the lower order (and a reverse sweep!) saw them reach 56 for 9, only 24 runs short. A tremendous performance from the visitors which won them plaudits from both their loyal travelling supporters and the home crowd.