Although he was present, official skipper Paul Green seems to have morphed himself into more of a team manager than captain these days, as once again, he stood down from playing and handed the captaincy on this occasion to young Henry Sussum. Henry did not disgrace himself, making the most of the 5 veterans and 5 juniors, with one “borrowed” from Gt. Kingshill who had 12.
Gt. Kingshill won the toss and decided to put Ley Hill into bat. Shock, horror. Ray McHugh back in the hut with a duck. Shock, horror. George Woodley back in the hut with a duck and the score still only on one run. So it was down to the youngsters to show what they could do. Joe Yerrell took up the challenge and scored 50 not out, but whilst doing so he watched as batters came and went until he ran out of partners. Best of the younger batters was Henry with 16, followed by Chirag Thakur with 15 and Freddie Ventham with 11.
In response, Gt. Kingshill only lost two wickets in getting to a winning total, one of which was taken by Joe and the other by Henry (who also got a catch).