Under 11s in close run thriller

Norfolk Alliance U11s league. 16 overs pairs

Garboldisham 257 Hethersett and Tas Valley 259

Garboldisham U11s took to the cricket pitch in what can only be described as hurricane like conditions to play against Heatherset and Tas Valley.
Both teams had a mixture of experienced players and beginners between them.
Garby fielded first and taking the weather conditions into account, all players bowled really well. Harry Button took a run-out off the first ball of the innings and he then went on to take two more wickets later on in the game. There was also a great bowling performance from both James Davey and Georgia Casey who picked up another wicket for the team, leaving Tas Valley with a score of 259.
After a quick rain break, Garboldisham batted and there were some great performances all round especially with it being so early on in the season. Adam Balding and Ethan Harris got off to a great start in their paring, scoring 7 runs between them and losing no wickets. Hamish Russell then went on to help his partner, showing her how it’s done with Bella Litewska scoring her first run for the under 11s. Harry Button and James Davey then came on and demonstrated great team work and a great batting performance with James hitting some boundaries and Harry not far behind him. The final pair of Will Cunningham and Georgia Casey also showed a great batting performance with Georgia supporting Will while they got closer to the total. Unfortunately there was just one too many wickets lost by the Garby side resulting in them losing by just two runs.
Well done to all players and to Tas Valley who were a friendly side to play.
Lydia Raven, U11s Team Manager