Sway's young U9s who pulled off what only can be described as a sensational win over Christchurch at the Dorset Cricket Centre..

Christchurch batted first and despite a run out on the first over were relatively untroubled powering to 264 after 4 overs. The next pair put on 47 but were pegged back in their final 2 overs first by a wicket from Digby Condon then a tight over from Albie Glass.

...
The final pair looked to really push but the Sway bowlers really stepped up. There were wickets for Albie and Felix Roebuck but the highlight was a maiden by Digby as Christchurch finished on 344-4. Special credit to Edward Golding whose excellent spell deserved a wicket.

In reply Edward openerd with Alex Anderson and whilst runs were hard to come by against really good bowling, they kept their wickets intact as Sway made it to 217-0.

The next pairing of Jack Rashbrook and Felix took a few balls to suss it out but suddenly something clicked and the pair were soon running like dervishes. Despite losing 2 wickets they put on 64 to take Sway on to 281 with 4 overs to go.

So as the final diminutive pairing of Digby and Albie entered the cauldron , 64 runs were needed off 24 balls.

Rapid running soon put the pressure on the fielding side as the excitement mounted. Going into the final over the crowd were on tenterhooks with 19 runs needed.

Aided by a lofted straight 6 by Albie Sway nudged a single run ahead with one ball to come. So no need to run off the final ball..... of course no notice was taken of this minor detail and with the ball going to the back wall past the keeper an ambitious run was undertaken leaving the crowd holding their breath - the keeper hit the stumps but Digby was home bringing Sway victory by an inch or so!!!

Great performance by both teams who were a credit to their clubs