WGC won the toss and elected to bat on a lovely early summer’s evening at home.
Henry W, pictured above, and debutant Freddie O’Brien opened the attack with some fast, accurate seam but their openers were more than up for the challenge scoring at a good rate.
The breakthrough came in the eighth over immediately after Ollie Skip retired, with Kyle bowling his replacement for a first-ball duck. Thereafter, the wickets fell at a steady rate, with good overs from Will, Ewan and Daniel.
Henry W took a couple of good, safe catches off Ted and Max. And both Henry’s knocked the stumps over, too, while Ted was pick of the bunch with a couple of wickets from his one over. WGC closed on 124-6.
Henry W and Kyle opened the reply but at a relatively sedate rate compared with the last outing at Hitchin ie at less than nine-an-over! Sadly helmets weren’t needed for parents this time round; the batsmen were striking the ball hard but seemed dead set on finding as many fielders as they could.
They both made steady progress until Henry W was bowled in the eighth over for 18. Kyle fell soon after on a similar score. Jonny and Will continued the chase until the former was bowled.
We struggled thereafter, needing 40-odd runs from the last three overs. Will, Henry G and Ewan made a valliant effort but it wasn’t to be this time and we closed on 97-6.