7th June 2022
Hills Minor B’s come back in some style!
Adamstown 118-7 (Nett 83) Lost to The Hills Minor B Navy 139-4 (Nett 119). The sun reminded us all what warm weather cricket is like and The Hills reminded us that never giving up is a great attitude to have in life. The Hills Captain Ryan Clinton won the toss and elected to bat first and The Hills pairs scored as follows:
Daniel Adderley & Tom Jackson 21-1 (one 4), Leo Russell & Sam Clinton 38-0 (one 6 and one 4), Ryan Clinton & Gary Costello 20-2, James Maguire & Callum Walsh 29-1, James Davies & Jack Sheridan 31-0 (two 4s). Giving The Hills a total 139 for 4 wickets (Net 119), a challenging total for Adamstown to chase.
Having taken an age to get through their overs the home team decided to attack the Hills bowling from the start with their opening pair returning 47-0 (special mention to Sharwan who batted beautifully for 35), second pair brought the score to 72-0 and third pair moving to 96 without loss until the 11th Over.Enter Jack (rocket arm) Sheridan rifling in a direct hit from long stop to bring The Hills their first wicket and restoring belief that was beginning to wilt in the evening sun.
A transformed Hills side dived to save 4’s (James M), produced another 2 run outs (Leo & James M) and gave us further wickets from Jack, Ryan, Tom (2) to come away with a hard-earned win.
Many thanks to Adamstown for producing very welcome food and drinks at the changeover, very much appreciated by all the players. Thanks to all the parents who made the journey and round the M50 in time for a 6pm start.