After the disappointment of losing the U14 county cricket final, the Oakmeeds team had a chance to make amends against Oathall in the Mid Sussex Schools District Final held at Burgess Hill Cricket Club on Thursday 14th July.
‘Bouncebackability’ was Mr Vincent’s order of the day and to that extent the year 9 boys served up a sumptuous meal. Having won the toss, Captain Joe Hartley put Oakmeeds into bat. After a sluggish start, Max Seaton batting at no. 2 carried on his recent good form with a steady 38 runs accompanied along the way by Joe Hartley with a punchy 44 runs. Oakmeeds finished with a big total of 133 runs and went to tea in buoyant mood.
Oathall started their batting in equally sluggish form and the game seemed destined for an unexciting finish and a comfortable Oakmeeds victory. However The Oathall no.4 batsmen ‘Leon’ proved to be a game changer with a string of big hits, which propelled Oathall’s score and made for a very competitive match.
With one ball remaining Oathall needed a 6, but George Mercer already having bagged 4 wickets was in scintillating form and denied the opponents at the end, leaving Oakmeeds triumphant as the 2-time winners of this Trophy.
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