Cup Quarter final v Great Kingshill
By John Campbell
Louis and Yuri Lead the Charge to the Semi Final
What a fantastic result against a very strong Great Kingshill team who expected to win but cannot complain the on the night the best team won and we deserve our place in the SEMI FINAL .
Having won the toss the visitors elected to bat and on a beautiful summers evening got off to a good start with our bowlers struggling for line and length and after 4 overs they had reached 30 with out loss. That was when JJ came on removing their opening bat with a superb off cutter. But then Kingshill started to dominate the bowling and reached 105 for 1 from 14 overs and a score of 160 + looked on the cards. That is until Yuri came back into the attack and decimated Kingshill taking 5 for 12 in 3 overs and with JJ chipping with another wicket thanks to a brilliant catch on the rope by Rees, Kingshill finished on 137 for 7.
Once again we didn't have a full team(only 10) but if we could get off to a good start the total was gettable. Louis and Alex did just that with some excellent intelligent batting, defending the good balls and punishing the bad ones, they took the score to 73 off 8 overs before Alex was dismissed for 18.
By now Louis was dominant form and even though Kingshill managed to remove Selvan, Rees and Paul, they new that defeat was inevitable with LP at the crease and with good support from Yuri, Louis hit the winning boundary with an over to spare finishing on 87 n.o.
Once again many thanks to Louis E and Joe for stepping in and who knows what we might achieve when/if we ever manage to field a full team.
Roll on the SEMI FINAL the opponents being either Stokenchurch or High Wycombe, but who cares.
Oh and almost forgot, this was a double header, counting as the League game planned for the following night. So not only did we get into the semi final we also achieved our first league win of the season.