A fantastic win for the young Meerkats against Stock Havards on a beautifully sunny day in Essex.
Having lost the toss, Meerkats batted first and set a great total of 263 in this terrier format 20 over game.
Pick of the batsmen was the youngest player on the pitch, Jamie Brown, who hit three 4’s in his 18 not out. He was ably supported by wicket keeper Dylan Whitfield with a fluent 11 Not Out and Sonny Pearce who hit 9 runs. In total the Meerkats lost their wicket only 5 times; which is a fabulous start to the season.
In reply Stock lost 7 wickets in the face of some good straight bowling from the Meerkats attack.Top bowlers were Patrick Allerton with 2 wickets and Joel Thomas
with 3 wickets, who both showed the virtue of full pitched straight bowling.They were supported by Spencer Cox and James Newland who both chipped in with a wicket a piece.
Captain Laurence Wright and Kyle Hill fielded fantastically throughout and Keeper Dylan Whitfield showed great potential behind the stumps.
Maldon Meerkats eventually ran out winners by 28 runs.
Thanks go to Gareth Thomas
for Umpiring and Caroline Wright for scoring.