As I greeted the boys on the outfield I reminded them that this was the first time that we had met together since last week’s match v Cumnor House. We had beaten Duke of Kent (DoK) last year so we were looking to get our first of the season. Zac won the toss and put DoK into bat. Josh and Jacob opened up and both bowled 3 very tidy overs during which Jacob caught and bowled the first wicket and Luke hit the stumps with a direct run out to leave DoK on 5 for 2 off 6 overs. We continued to bowl well with Nick and Luke as DoK progressed slowly to 13 for 2 off 12 overs. A flurry of wickets and runs in the next few overs took DoK to 48 for 8 off 19. Kieron bowled a tidy over in the last over as DoK finished on 51 for 9. Highlights in the field were Nemo’s 3 wickets, a great catch from Zac and further catches from Bradley and Louis. Wickets also for Harry, Joseph and a couple for Kieron. A gentle reminder at tea about the dangers of chasing a low total were passed on but it was pleasing to see how Josh (19*) and Kieron (10*) settled down and played sensibly to secure us a very comfortable 10 wicket win.
Team: Josh, Kieron, Zac ©, Bradley, Nemo, Luke, Harry, Jacob, Nick, Joseph, Louis (wkt)