On a hot and windy day the Chargers travelled to Chiddingfold to play the top I’Anson Group B league team, the Rubies.

Grayshott won the toss and opted to batt first with Charlie B and Nicky T earning a respectable 18 runs. Becca and Amy were up next with a thrilling dive by Edwards to avoid the first wicket from a run out; finishing on joint score of 14. Next came Al and Cath with an action packed 4 overs including a 6 by Rose, a couple of 4’s but also the fall of the only 2 wickets of the match for the Chargers; finishing on a joint score 26. Up last were Trace and Sonia, scoring a fantastic 28 runs, leaving Chid needing 293 to win.

After a short much needed drinks break in the shade, the Rubies came in to bat, with Charlie bowling first; setting the standard with an epic catch was Nicky T on the first ball of the second half o0f the over. Low scoring overs followed, with a further 5 wickets falling in the 6th, 8th and 12th overs.

In a thrilling final 4 overs with 45 runs needed by the Rubies, Grayshott held their own with Sonia taking a wicket to bring it down to the last over. Charlie B stepped up to bowl the last over, with 20 needed by the opposition. However the Chargers stood strong with some solid bowling and fielding to win the match by 10 runs. What an epic battle!

A delicious post match tea was provided by Chiddingfold sponsors The Crown and the Chargers went home with full stomachs, smiley faces and a victory. What a team! Huge thanks to the Rubies for a brilliant afternoon of cricket and a match tea that has spoilt us for the rest of the season!

Chargers team, L_R: Charlie B, Amy, Trace, Sonia, Nicky T, Becca, Cath, Al.