Bagshot Royals vs Amport
By James Balcombe
Royals seal their first win in the league
Week 3 for the Royals, this week against the team "Amport Strikes Bat".
After successfully losing the 3rd toss in 3 - we were put into bat.
Matt and Josh started well, and looked more confident in how to run in these conditions - clearly learning from previous weeks. Unfortunately as soon as Matt looked set - he chased a slower bowler - only to get himself stumped. Josh continued to bat well - and quickly retired.
In previous games - we've had issues with a fragile middle order - but it was encouraging to see James, Lewis and Owen bat sensibly through consolidating.
Although we could potentially have pressed the fielders a bit more through taking on more singles and setting a bigger target - it was great to see some mature batting. In the end setting a target of 158 off 12 overs was a pretty good effort.
In reply - our bowling and fielding were very strong. It was encouraging to see that the bowlers lines and lengths were pretty consistent, and were backed up by fielders who committed in saving every run they could. This included a couple of smart stumpings from Matt.
Well done to the entire team - but also a special mention to Lewis, Owen and Adit in their first game. The team took 16 points (max of 18) for the win - which is a great effort.
Next up - Yateley.