U15s move on to the quarter finals of the cup with another decisive win

Sway 112-1, Langley Manor 111-7

The still unbeaten U15s headed to Langley Manor for the first round of the cup on Sunday morning.

Mike Allport (cpt), Joshua and Daniel Bailey, Thomas Burton and Bradley Balcombe all bowled well keeping the runs low, although it was not until the 10th over that the wickets began to fall after one of Langley’s opening batsmen retired.

Bradley Balcombe - tight lines

Daniel Bailey bowled his replacement, then in the 12th over Michael Allport picked up the opening batsman (caught by Joshua Bailey) and another with his next ball. Two runs outs and then Michael picked up another two in two balls in his next over taking his total to 4-4-30.

Sway went in to bat needing 112, which looked possible given the scores they have been recording so far this season, but it was apparent from the beginning that Langley had some formidable bowlers. In particular their retired batsman took a wicket with his first ball and gave away only 3 runs off the bat across his three overs.

However, Daniel Bailey (Retired 40), with Thomas Burton and Joshua Bailey both on 30 not out were all that were needed to pass the target in the 15th over.

Another excellent performance and on to the next cup match against Bashley.

Sway XI:

Michael Allport (c), Catherine Allport (w/k), Sara Allport, Joshua Bailey, Daniel Bailey, Bethan Marshall, Sebastian Harris. Thomas Burton, Bradley Balcombe, Giacomo Bigazzi, Malo Holden