On a glorious summer day at Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club, Harpenden & Tring Park put on an outstanding display of cricket in the U10 Hardball County Final. Both teams showed a maturity well beyond their years and the standard of cricket and level of commitment was exceptional, particularly in such scorching temperatures.
Tring won the toss and elected to bowl. Despite some accomplished bowling and fielding from Tring, the Harpenden batsmen posted a score of 289/6 after some fine batting and intelligent running between the wickets.
The Tring innings was built up steadily, with smart rotation of the strike and brilliantly executed boundaries, against some very talented bowling and fielding. With 13 runs needed from the last over, the contest reached its climax, as Tring completed an exhilarating run chase to reach 293/6.
The final was so evenly matched and played in a fantastic spirit throughout. Immense credit must go to both teams for putting on such a superb display of cricket. It was great to see the boys thinking about the game and making decisions for themselves – a great advert for junior cricket.
Huge thanks to Anna Billings at Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club for hosting such a fantastic finals day.