Mixed Results for the U15s
24 May 2021 - Harry Robinson
The Prem side were away to Linton Park CC, a lovely ground with an excellent wicket. Henry won the toss and elected to bat, with the side posting a formidable total of 172/2 from the 25 overs. This was especially impressive as it was a full-size ground with a very slow outfield, given recent rain. Henry led the way with a very well compiled 35 retired, Archie batted with controlled aggression, also 35 retired, whilst Monty and Milan kept the tempo going to finish 24 not out and 20 not out respectively.
In the field, whilst making the occasional mistake, The Vine lads squeezed their opposition and after losing their openers (Archie and Rohan picking up the wickets) the chase was never on. Freddie chipped in with 3 wickets (could have been 5 if not for no balls) including a brilliant caught and bowled. In the end Linton Park ended on 95/5 from their 25 overs, a well-deserved 77 run win for The Vine.
West Malling League
The West Malling side were playing their first home match of the season, this time against The Mote CC. The Vine batted first in a reduced overs match, with a good captain’s knock from Johnny (21). We ended on 85/5 from 20 overs, with Charlie G ending on 16 not out.
In response some of The Mote’s older lads got away to a flyer, chasing down the runs after 10 overs, a win by 10 wickets. On to the next one!