Walton finished the season on a high with an emphatic 47-run victory over the Otters thanks to their best batting display of the season.
East Molesey won the toss and elected to field. Opening pair Ben and Joseph wasted no time showing their intent with a 4 off the first ball and giving Walton a solid start at 247/1 from their 5 overs. Rory and Henry pushed the score steadily on to 268/1 before William and Sam pressed on to 302/2 thanks to a late flurry from William hitting 4 boundaries from his last 8 balls faced. Final pair, Nathan and Josh showed great judgement and shot selection to secure a total of 362/3. The manager’s favourite moments were 3 boundaries from offside drives - all that work in training finally paid off!
Another excellent start in the field saw East Molesey struggle to 208/3 after 5 overs. The weather progressively deteriorated from there and conditions made for an uncharacteristicalky sloppy fielding display with a wet ball and cold hands resulting in wides, misfields and overthrows. Despite the conditions and some positive batting from the final pair, East Molesey were always struggling to meet the target and finished their 20 overs with a commendable 317/4 which might have been good enough to win another game.
A well deserved victory to end the season for this team who have worked very hard all summer to learn and improve. They have really gelled as a team as the season has progressed and the support and communication during matches is great to see. A joint 5th place finish has been hard-earned and I hope the players are very proud of their achievements - I know I am.
East Molesey CC - Under 8 Otters won the toss and elected to field
Walton on Thames CC - Under 8 batting
for 3 wickets 20 overs
East Molesey CC - Under 8 Otters batting
for 4 wickets 20 overs
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.