Finlay carried his bat against Sheen Park, scoring 59 not out in our opening tier 1 game of the season. That makes him the first U11 to score a half century in our age group.
Bowling first, our discplined attack pegged back a dangerous opening pair, removing the first few wickets quickly with wickets for Sebastian and captain Ed, who also took a run out. We looked sharp in the field with Arjun and Wilf also taking wickets wth run outs. Seb took 2 for 7, and Zaki 2 for 17. We restricted Sheen park to 100.
Finlay scored steadily on a tufty, slow outfield where boundaries were hard to come by. After 2 quick wickets, Ed dug in at the other end scoring 17 off 24, and then Wilbur, Laurie and Theo partnered Finlay to get over the line despite the ball being barely visible in the twilight.