Burgess Hill U10’s (286 for 6) lost to Henfield U10’s (302 for 3) by 16 runs.

On a glorious morning at St Johns Park, captain for the day George Kaye won the toss and decided to bat first and hopefully set a challenging total for Henfield to chase down.

Due to several strong bowlers, runs proved difficult to come by, however, Henry Short, Lewis Howard, Harry Hammond, George Kaye and Hayden Wickwar all managed to find the boundary during their spells at the crease. Top scorers on the day were Lewis Howard and Hayden Wickwar, both with 10 runs each (net) coming from the bat.

Taking to the field, the boys were confident that they had set the opposition a sufficient total that could be defended. In 20 overs, the boys only delivered 12 extras, which is phenomenal for this age group (1 ball in 10), and this is a significant leap forward from last season. The fielding was also strong and a marked improvement on the week before, especially considering it was about 80 degrees out in the field.

Henfield had 4 or so boys that were very strong with the bat, and the total set by us, this time was unfortunately not high enough. The 3 wickets were all taken by debutants Harry Hammond (2) and Tom Izard which is very pleasing to see as it was their first games for the club.

This match saw 3 boys in total make their Burgess Hill debuts, Harry Hammond, Jacob Franklin and Tom Izard, all of whom took to the game like ducks to water and who should all be very proud of their performances.

In summary, we were narrowly beaten by what was a strong Henfield team.