Christleton U11 (66/4) beat Barnton U11 (60/10) by 6 runs

Winning start for to 2017 Christleton U11s in what turned out to be a much tighter match than we all thought!
Christleton batted first, and made steady progress to 40 off 16 overs before a last minute burst from Thomas Duffy took us up to 66 off our 20 overs.
The Christleton attack then tore into the Barnton top order, with 9 wickets falling in the first 8 overs to leave them teetering at 25/9. Special mention to Freddie Heyland for his triple wicket maiden.

Game over we all thought….not so!

The Barnton batters steadied the ship, before their final pair launched an assault on our bowlers, to the extent that with 7 balls left they only needed 5 runs to win. Up stepped Owen Jones, taking a wicket with his final ball to swing the balance back in our favour, and Freddie Heyland closed out the game by taking his 4th wicket in the final over.

Good contributions from everyone in the field – well done!