Two games this weekend against the mighty Bishop Stortford, one each for U10s and U11s.
As we have seen all season, Braughing boys and girls put in massive performances and pushed strong Stortford teams to the very end.
The U11’s game was effectively a title decider and no surprise that Stortford brought their very strongest team, with some very quick bowlers and excellent batsmen.
Braughing won the toss and invited Strortford to bat.
Brilliant up front bowling by Thomas, Seb, Reggie and William kept the scoring down but Stortford managed to push on in the final few overs to post a commanding score of 303.
All of the players did well in the field, particularly Stanley and Liam, and heads did not drop at any stage.
Seb and Thomas opened the batting against express pace bowlers and managed to hold their own.
William and Reggie then gave the innings some real momentum, with William finding some excellent batting form and smashed several boundaries.
Olivia and Gemma showed real bravery and determination in standing up to the Stortford pace attack, and the final batting pair, Liam and Stanley fought hard but could not get us home.
Well done to everyone involved. It was a tough game but really proud of the way the team competed.
The following day, the U10s played Stortford away in another top of the table clash, and wow, what a match it was.
It was quickly apparent that Stortford had a very strong pace attack with genuine pace and skill.
The solid start from Oli and skipper for the day, Toby, did really well for the team with Henry and Lottie continuing the good work.
A special mention to Felix and Archie who prevented a loss of wickets against some of the fastest bowling we’ve seen this year.
Genuine courage and determination to give their all to the team.
Liam and Reggie were magnificent scoring freely in a bid to give Braughing something to bowl at.
Charlie and Seb continued to positive running and BCC did well to post a competitive score.
The team were up against it at half time but the support and encouragement they showed for each other meant they fought from the first ball to the last.
Tremendous bowling by Toby and Oli picking up wickets and a series of run outs, notably by Lottie, combined with good skills bowling but all made it a very close finish with a narrow victory for the opposition.
The team should all be so proud of themselves and each of them could have been player of the match which went jointly to Lottie for her multiple run outs and Felix for such tenacity after picking up a few bruises fighting for the team.
Well done all, great job and thanks for all the fantastic support from the parents.