GKCC Under 12 v Beaconsfield A Under 12
By Richard Bruton
Excellent win for Great Kingshill
Our visitors won the toss and batted first and after some lusty hits Harry was clean bowled by Dylan again bowling an excellent line and length.
With Oli Charlton and Zac(with 2 wickets) also tying their batsman down with accurate bowling they were unable to find the boundaries also thanks to very good ground fielding and Oli Holmes taking 2 catches behind the stumps. Although only losing 4 wickets our visitors made a below par score of 106 after the 20 overs.
Realising this was a below par score Will and Oscar batted sensibly defending the good balls, rotating the strike with quick running and hitting the bad balls for 4. Both openers retired having reached 30 and with Oli H and Zac keeping up the run rate required we reached our target in the 19th over to complete a well deserved win with a very professional performance.
This win enabled us to go above Marlow in the league on net run rate and finish 4th in Division 1 South.
After the match the presentations were made to:
Will Stonehouse who in 6 innings retired on 4 occasions finishing with a batting average of 73.5
Most Improved:Tristan Van De Weg
whose batting improved and in his bowling he proved a handful to all the batters with the bounce he extracts from the wicket.
Players Player:Dylan Mayhew
received the majority of the votes cast in recognition of his consistent bowling at the start of the innings with 6 wickets and an economy rate of 2.88 per over bowled.