Ice and rain greeted the first two outdoor training sessions but despite near freezing temperatures the U14 team, including many new faces, started their season by winning a cup! Postponed from September they were crowned the U13 Divisional champs when they overpowered Teddington by 45 runs. Powerful hitting by the middle order and tidy bowling completing the job!
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The U12s were the next team into action but fell agonisingly 2 runs short of victory in their WS Cup match at Esher. The home side scored 99-5 but despite both Guildford openers passing twenty the target just eluded them … sounds like a tense finish.
The Under 15s travelled to Grayswood and with very tempting short boundaries racked up 192-8 with unbeaten half centuries from Jude and Freddie. The bowlers then contained the home side who fell 69 runs short.
Grayswood was also the scene of the U10s first match and they squeaked home by 5 wickets but with just 2 balls to spare. The side, which included many U9s had Cameron and Archie to thank for the wickets and Freddie K and Freddie S-G for the runs. This is a very small squad so new Manager Matthew Finnegan would be keen to hear from any young cricketers who would like to join them firstname.lastname@example.org
In the leagues
The U12s began their campaign with an emphatic victory over Dorking. Playing at Peper Harow and bolstered by the Sunday morning bacon sandwiches they scored 139-6 with Callum and Will both reaching 30. The bowlers then demolished Dorking, dismissing them for just 16 with Codey taking 3-4.
Dorking were also the opposition for the U9s on the Woodbridge Road astro. This was a much more even match with the Guildford juniors emerging victorious by 15 runs. Interesting to see one home batter trying, though not yet perfecting the Dil scoop!
The Under 13s having had 2 successful warm up games began in earnest with a fairly comfortable 14 run win over Finchampstead. Batting first Chan led the way with an unbeaten half century, ably partnered by Aman with 44. Chan then showed his prowess in the field with 2 wickets, a run out and a catch.
The U15s defence of their Premier league title got off to a rocky start with a disappointing defeat at the hands of Oxted. Despite a half century from opener Oscar, Guildford were bowled out for 164 as the tail were brushed aside and their total was overhauled with relative ease by the home side.
Now the Sun is threatening to make a regular appearance please ensure players wear hats or caps for matches, have put on adequate sun screen and have a non fizzy drink with them.
Thanks to those who volunteered to help at the Beer Festival..there are still some places available to be “front of house” from 11am-2pm on Saturday June 11th!
It’s held at Woodbridge Road and if you can spare a few hours then Neil Garrett is the man to talk to email@example.com.