U13As clinch last-over win in the Marshes tundra...

North Middlesex U13A: 112-8 off 20 overs v SNCC U13A: 113-1 off 19 overs, Saturday 27 April at the Marshes

An early start and Storm Hannah couldn’t quell the enthusiasm from both sets of players yesterday. A tense and cagey affair with the batsmen finding it hard to score freely. A tight opening spell from Atticus and Sam kept the North Middlesex batters pinned down. Ellis, Harley and Felix then shared 7 wickets before North Midd threw caution to the wind and pushed on to a total of 112.

In reply, the Stokey openers cautiously nudged along, just about keeping up with the required run rate. Archie, seemingly impatient with the short stuff being thrown down at him by North Midd’s excellent opening attack, swatted away a couple of boundaries out of long legs reach. This set the tone for some more expansive batting and when Atticus came to the crease the ball started to find the gaps with more frequency. The Stokey boys made it home in the 19th over.

Congratulations to Archie for an unyielding performance in tough conditions - 43 n.o - with Atticus unbeaten on 27 and Josh opening up with 18. Well done to both teams for making this a thoroughly enjoyable game to watch.