The U11s started their 2018 season with a ‘pairs’ match against Gt Ellingham. Ellingham won the toss and elected to field. Oscar and Jack opened the batting for Garby, and were followed by the pairings of Libby & Freya, Adam & Sacha, and Jonny & Abbey. They all played well and, at the end of their innings, reached 246 with the loss of just four wickets. Top scorer was Oscar with 13.
Whilst Garby had set a competitive target, they knew that they had to bowl and field well as the light deteriorated. With Oscar keeping wicket, the rest of the team put in an excellent bowling and fielding display to restrict Gt Ellingham’s scoring. On top of wickets from Libby and Adam, Gt Ellingham were run-out twice. Going into the last over Gt Ellingham needed 10 to win, but an excellent display of bowling by Jack restricted them to just two runs, and also resulted in a run-out, which gave Garby a much deserved win as Gt Ellingham finished on 229.
The team should be proud of their victory, but they should be even more proud of the way they played together as this was an excellent display of teamwork. Well done to all!
Their next match is at home to Thetford on 20 May.