May 4th 2017

Great start for U13s

SWAY U13  94-4 v FAWLEY U13 45-8

Sway U13s won their opening match of the season with a display of great teamwork in the field and intelligent batting at the crease.

Winning the toss and batting first, the Sway openers focussed on seeing of an excellent spell from Fawley’s opening bowler Parrot. However Marshall soon succumbed to the Sales as he popped up a catch to Barker at backward square leg.

This brought Oscar Hudson to the crease. He and Jake Olney built the bedrock of the Sway innings with a partnership based selective shot making and watchful defence. Olney eventually departing for a top score of 25, caught excellently by mid off the bowling of Nohan as he stepped on the gas and went for the big shot over the top.

After playing himself in, Will Pearson drove the up the run rate with some wristy hitting and aggressive running between the wickets. Hudson eventually fell for 14 in the closing overs, sacrificing his wicket, run out looking for a quick single in the cause of the team. Pearson’s running was ably supported by cameos from Sanger (bowled out by the return of Parrot) and Baker who enjoyed a frenzied last over of hard running to push the score up to 94-4 off 18 overs.

Jake Olney - Top scorer

The Fawley response was led by Parrot and Nohan – facing the spin twins of Allport and Marshall. Marshall quickly put memories of his first innings duck behind him, beating Nohan in the flight to take a wicket on his way to very tidy figures of 3s overs 1 for 5. Sway bowlers Allport, Pearson, Hudson, Duddell and Sanger then bowled tidy spells, managing to keep all except Parrot quiet. Parrot great technique and power on his way to a top score of 20, before he and the Fawley middle order were removed by a super spell of bowling by Arthur Lomax. Lomax finished with great figures of 2-0-4-4, including really smart catch off a lively edge by Reece Dawson behind the stumps. Ellidas, Hurvey, Sales and the Banfield brothers should all be commended for their bravery in facing Lomax in such gloomy conditions. Lomax was ably supported Captain David Elford who showed great control in a spell of 3-1-2-3.

Forster and Barker saw out the last over of the innings, with great dedication and skills, pushing Fawley onto a final score of 45-8

The game was played in great spirit, both sides conducting themselves upholding the spirit of the game and showing great commitment in Wintery conditions

Arthur Lomax (4 wickets) & David Elford (3 wickets)