U11 Cricket v Grantham Prep (H) – Wednesday 10th May 2017

Wednesday saw Grantham Prep as the opponents for our first fixture of the summer. On a sunny afternoon, Highfields, led by Charlie S, won the toss and elected to field. The bowlers started brightly, however had to to be patient for their first wicket, when it duly arrived, a second followed in successive balls, as Henry S suddenly found himself on a hat-trick. Alas, it was not to be, but a sterling effort nonetheless. However, the Grantham run rate continued to tick over as the visitors posted a healthy 278. Not to be deterred, Highfields batsmen soon hit their straps with important boundaries from Charlie S, Joe, Jack and Otis taking our tally up to 269 before  a couple of late wickets, saw Grantham sneak across the line.

Totals:

Grantham Prep 278

Highfields 267

Well played all. Special mention to Aby and Frankie who stepped in for the absent Form 5’s.