An U12 side headed over to Clifton Hall on Wednesday for a soft ball pairs match. This allowed a number of boys to play who hadn’t played many, if any, cricket matches before and what an exciting and super afternoon it was. We batted first and scored 76 runs through some impressive hitting and running between the wickets, although a fee needless run outs pegged us back a little. In reply, Clifton Hall had a couple of useful players, but regular wickets through some excellent bowling meant we were well ahead…..then the penultimate over saw them score 18 runs, so then needed just 5 from the final over bowled by William. Showing nerves of steel he did not allow the batsmen to score apart from a couple of singles, and with 3 needed off the last ball he took a wicket which meant we hard won. A lovely afternoon indeed!