Kayleigh Gallagher writes:
On Sunday, Lettie and I took ten U9s to the Super 8s final day at Beckenham County Cricket Ground.
We turned up to a sunny morning with 23 other teams. Our team took themselves off to the other side of the field and organised their own warm up game and worked out who they wanted to bat with.
We had a fantastic start. Thomas Jerrison bowled a hattrick over in his first over in the first game with an incredible catch taken by woody Holden behind the stumps, both moments going into the 'champagne moment' draw. We won the first 3 games before coming up against some tough sides which we lost against in very close games, our team fighting to the last ball and showing so much dedication and passion to the game.
Lunch was needed!
We qualified in 9th place which put us on Pitch 5 where we stayed all afternoon!
Quarter finals came down to the last pair, 10 needed to win. When we lost 1 wicket we needed 15 to win and amazing batting and running from James Payne and Woody Holden won us the game.
Semi-Final, again came down to the last over. The opposition were 1 run ahead of us on the last ball when James Payne got a caught and bowled to win us the match, an amazing moment, and one of my favourites from the day.
The final match we played was for places 9 and 10. The team was buzzing from the last match and it showed where we won comfortably.
We finished 9th overall out of the 24 teams that were there on the day and over 80 that entered the competition.
I am so proud of every boy that played today. They truly stepped up and played their best. They were a pleasure to take and I will be sad to lose most of them to the U11 team but I am excited to hear about their future achievements at Hayes CC.
The team on the day was:
Updated 09:46 - 15 Sep 2017 by Harri Kallas
James Payne (Captain)
Woods Holden (Vice Captain)