October 24th 2017

U10s pipped by Winton

In their 2nd indoor match against unbeaten Winton, Sway U 10s won the toss and elected to bowl. With Harry Allies now a fixture at wicket keeper Sway got off to a reasonable start, although too many wides dogged the faster bowlers which let Winton get away, their first 3 batsmen all retiring on over 25 each. Enter Seth Pickering and Harry West whose accurate and good length bowling stopped the rot and bagged them a wicket each. Winton could not get going again and a great pick up and throw by Seth from halfway took a third wicket, Winton pegged to a lowly and  eminently reachable 156/3.

Sway started well with the bat, but a mix-up saw Harry Allies stranded and run out for 4, although Declan reached 25 and retired for the second week in succession. Seth was looking to score quickly and raced to 10 before holing out to long on moments after an impressive shot to the back wall. Jasper played the shot of the match, smashing a half volley for 6, but was bowled next ball looking to repeat the shot, out for 15. Harry West was tidy and spritely until he, too , was run out going for a quick single. Brage held up one end nicely while Declan came back to try to chase the last few runs. The game took a dramatic turn when Wintonís best bowler (an  U11 Dorset lady) bowled fast and straight, despatching the penultimate Sway batsman with 3 overs to go. Brage was left to fend for himself and fend he did. In 10 balls Brage put on 15 runs and took Sway to within 11 runs of victory until he was unlucky to fend a rising ball to gulley, with only 7 balls to come. Winton won by 10 runs- 156/3 vs 146/6.  If Sway can bowl a little straighter and bat with a little more care there is no reason why they cannot win the league. Well done.