UNDER 15s MAKE GOOD START TO SEASON
Chalfont St. Peter 144; Ley Hill 145
This report was written by Rob Sussum.
Ley Hill U15s won a close game against Chalfont St Peter, chasing down 144 in the near dark. Chalfont St Peter batted first and got off to a strong start due to some generous bowling from Ley Hill with the number of extras being a major contribution to their score and with at least 7 opportunities to claim catches missed , although Lara took a stunning catch to claim the first wicket.
145 in the gathering gloom looked like it might be tall order unless someone took control of the Ley Hill innings. Arun Johal, with a well timed 50 (retired) and Joseph Lewin with 41 not out formed the back bone of the innings with a brief but effective cameo from Henry Sussum accelerating the run rate at the the right time. Joseph hit the winning runs in the 18th over in far from favorable light with the game finishing shortly before 9pm!
A good win to start the season and with some bowling and fielding practice the U15s should have a very strong season.