June 27th 2017
Sway 117-2 v Bransgore 45-2
This week saw a second win of the season for Sway U13, as the Sway batsmen made hay in the firm warm and sunny match of the season!
Opening pair Jake Olney and Oscar Hudson, got the team off to an excellent start with a partnership of 75. Olney, Gooch like in his upright in his stance, driving and punching his way to 30 before retiring. While Hudson had the mark of a right handed Trescothick, whipping legside to the boundary and throwing his hands through the ball outside offstump before retiring on 33.
Next to the crease was a calypso innings by Harvey Baker, with a swashbuckling 12 (including a near 6) before he was bowled by the accurate bowling of Long. Captain Pearson came and went quickly, giving Linney a deserved wicket. While around all this Noah Lane, making his U13 debut, used his nimble footwork to make full use of the crease on his way to 17 not out.
Throughout the innings, Bransgore showed fantastic commitment in the field, showing great commitment and dedication in support of their bowlers.
Marshall and Lomax opened the bowling creating a combination of spin and seam was weathered well by openers Bala and Sands. However the introduction of Ollie Sharp for a miserly spell of 2 overs 1 maiden 1 wicket for 1 run broke the partnership. Ed Allport then bowled an excellent spell of spin bowling, showing flight, turn and increasing control, ending Sands innings (10) with a top edge snaffled by keeper Reece Dawson.
Bessant (15 not out) and Graham (5 not out) fought hard to the end in the face of swing bowling from Pearson and Elford, backed up by some well drilled ground fielding…but in the end Sway’s score was too much to overhaul.
It was a great game, played in a sporting spirit on what was finally a proper summers evening!
Lymington B v Sway (u13s)
The U13 played well against Lymington on Thursday with a magnificent 147 runs for 4 wickets and with 2 retirements (Oscar Hudson 35 and Noah Glass 36)
Our Skipper this week being Jake Olney, has had a cracking start during the season however didn’t have as much of the batting time as he wanted, out lbw for just 4. The reins were taken by our u11 batting stars – Hudson and Glass both retiring in the mid 30s, and Marshall getting excellent 18. The rest of the batting order (lomax, pearson and baker) sacfriced their wickets for the good of the teams push for quick runs. Sharp and Elford remained not out. Lymingtons bowling was persistent throughout and tidy Daniels captured 3-8.
Lymington lost an early wicket through lovely bowling of Ollie Sharp, however they were soon in hot pursuit of Sways scoring with the Sanson sister (Nel 26 and Grace 20) racing to a 49 run partnership. Great control exerted by Allport and Lomax, was supported by a hostile spell from Oscar Duddell (1-11). However the main man was obviously our man David Elford With a total of 5 wickets for just 10 runs. He removed both the Sanson’s, first lbw second bowled sending the bails everywhere. Hi third wicket was caught by running catch Jake Olney final one was taken by Arthur Lomax who had just moved himself into position at point.
The team fielded really well as a unit with defending their total excellently and winning by 59 runs.