February 10th 2019

Dominant performance by U13s

A dominant performance by our U14s (or rather 4 U13s, and U12 and an U10) this evening to beat Hedge End U14s at Fleming Park.

Hedge End won the toss and asked Sway skipper Oli Sharp to have a bat,

Sway opened up Noah Glass and Olly Marshall who both worked the ball around nicely before retiring. Sharp upped the pace and although Lukas Andrews, Harry Bysouth and U10 Austen Hudson (deputising as keeper due to his brothers broken thumb) all got out as Sway looked to up the rate... this only brought Glass back in to partner Sharp.

Glass was on fine form and was just one short of his 50 when he was caught & bowled. Marshall (42*) returned and with Sharp (32*) took Sway onto an impressive 187-4.

In reply Hedge End got off to a decent start but then were dramatically and irretrievably pegged back. First Glass delivered one of his trademark indoor maidens then in the 3rd over Marshall produced a double wicket maiden - one bowled and a catch by Sharp. There was a wicket for Glass in his next over and from that point on Hedge End never looked liked getting close.

There were tidy spells by Bysouth and Andrews and good work behind the stumps by Hudson despite his youth and this combined meant that Hedge End could only crawl to 87-3 off their 12 overs.