February 15th 2019

U11s finish with thrilling win

The U11s signed off their indoor season with a dramatic last gasp win over Poole Town, avenging their defeat earlier in the season.

Poole batted first with Sway putting in a rather ragged display with an extra count of 60. After a poor start Sway did however at least claw themselves back into the game preventing a mammoth score.

Pick of the bowlers was probably Jasper Condon whose last 2 overs were just what the doctor ordered. A close second however was U9 starlet Max Davis... who bowled 3 overs for 31 as Poole racked up 172-2 off 12 overs with some excellent batting and even better running.

Sway’s reply got off to difficult start losing Seth Pickering so Harry West settled in with Jasper Condon but it was tricky going against tight bowling.

The pair kept their wickets intact and although Sway were behind the rate, there was still some hope. When they retired Lawrence Warner and Austin Hudson pushed as hard as they could with excellent running and despite both getting out they kept Sway in the game.

Condon then returned to the fray to join Davis who celebrated his promotion to the U11 squad with a super cool headed performance with the bat. Condon was now in the groove smashingly the ball to the back wall and with Davis nudging the ball around nicely suddenly an unlikely win looked possible.

Condon brought up an excellent unbeaten half century and had to retire again but was soon back at the crease when Davis was trapped LBW for 22.

So 18 needed to win off the final over with Condon and West at the crease. A six and a wide off the first 2 balls and suddenly Sway were in the box seat and the pair saw Sway home with a ball to spare with Condon 56no and West 32no.

To be fair to Poole they were probably the better side in most aspects of the game, but unlike previous matches the Sway boys had their game heads on with the bat.

Onto the outside season - lots if work to be done if they want to be title challengers, but the talent is there!

Max Davis - man of match performance