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Rushwick vs BGCC under 10s - 26th June 2012

Barnards Green Under 10's faced their toughest game of the season when they travelled to Rushwick on Tuesday and in a close encounter they came away victorious by 11 runs.  batting first, the Green got off to a shaky start with Phil banks being run out in the first over, and then being bowled by the impressive Alex Lowe, but with partner Josh Dickenson (10) who played a superb cover drive for 4 in an accomplished innings, the pair took the score to 214.  Oliver Hallion and Zak Shervington then batted sensibly until Zak was run out in their final over reducing the score to 217.  Eleanor Niel then showed that bowling straight really does work as she picked up three wickets in one over including an excellent catch by Henry Seeley.  John Hume and George Blannin recovered their innings to bring the score back to 217 and then final pair Seb Trevellyan and Issac Oakley batted sensibly to take the score to 236 with Issac playing the lead role with some fine shots in his 10.  Rushwicks bowlers and fielders stuck to their task and all showed great promise for the future.

In response Rushwicks first pair of Alex Lowe and Sam Davies played cautiously against some accurate Green bowling and took the score to 208 after their four overs.  Second pair Eleanor Niel and Henry Seeley started well but when Henry hit the ball to backward point and set off for a run, he picked the wrong fielder in Josh Dickenson who hit from a direct throw to run Eleanor out, but the pair recovered to take the score to 218 after 8 overs with the game evenly poised. With Rushwick one player light, Niall Southwick batted all four of his overs picking up 15 useful runs leaving final pair Charlie and Alec Francis to score 4 off the final four overs. Young spin wizard Josh Dickenson proved too good for Alec with his array of leg spin, googlies and slidders and bowled him off the last ball of the over.  Three runs were taken off the next over and then Issac Oakley picked up a useful wicket bowling Charlie.  This left 8 required off the final over with 8 year old seamer Oliver Hallion to bowl and when he bowled Charlie with his first and last balls of the over, the Green had won an excellent encounter between two evenly matched teams by 11 runs to retain their unbeaten run and stretch their lead at the top of the table.