Amersham won the toss, elected to bat and made a cracking start. Both openers retired at 32 after facing 21 and 17 balls respectively. They got to 98 for 0 after 9 overs before Ed bowled our first maiden. We were pegging them back! Jake P got our first wicket in the 15th over (also our second maiden) and Munveer got a second in the 16th with a catch by Rhys. Miranda got a great caught behind in the penultimate over, with Rhys getting our 4th wicket with a catch to Jake in the last over of the innings. Jake P was our most economical bowler with Ed and Miranda also with great figures. They got to 151 for 4 with some great batting. The chase was on.
Jake P and Ed opened the batting with a boundary in the first over. Unfortunately the 2nd saw 3 wickets with Ed going for a plum bowl (no point holding back with such a big chase on), Tess went for 0, caught behind off her gloves and Jake P caught and bowled. A good over by any bowler’s standards. We were 7 for 3 after the second over. Did I feel rain? In comes Jake V and steadies things up. Unfortunately Alex fell in the 3rd on a tough run out and in comes Nathan. The Jake & Nathan partnership adds 42 before Nathan was caught on 16. Just the 97 needed from 4 overs! Rhys went next for a duck before Jake V had to retire at 30 after over an hour at the crease with just 2 balls left in the match. Luke got 4 and Munveer kept him company to finish the match. Ley Hill scored 71 runs. Well done Amersham.
That concludes our league games for the season and right now, we remain top! Played 5, won 2 and the other teams have at least 2 games in hand so let’s keep the corks in the bottle for now. Hopefully we’ll get a couple of friendly matches in before the summer finishes.