Uxbridge U11s 108-3
Great Baddow 106-8
Uxbridge won by two runs
GEORGE Webb narrowly missed out on claiming his half-century as Uxbridge squeezed past Great Baddow at the weekend.
Webb produced some thumping boundaries to reach an unbeaten 45 and fire Uxbridge to a nerve-jangling two run victory.
Uxbridge won the toss and opted to bat, openers Shivam Vassan and Tunveer Mangat getting their side off to a slow but steady start before Vassan retired hurt.
Webb stepped in confidently at number three and soon got the scoreboard ticking with four glorious boundaries, mainly leg side, in partnership with Mangat.
The duo looked good with quick twos and singles and Uxbridge had reached 48 off 10 overs when Tunney was eventually caught out.
Munraj Mangat replaced his twin brother and he teamed up with Webb to increase the total towards the 100 mark before the former was bowled out.
And a late contribution from Qaiss Raja (9) saw Uxbridge record a respectable total of 108-3 inside their 20 overs.
GBCC got off to a flyer with their openers scoring quickly and hitting everything Uxbridge threw at them with power and intent.
But the first breakthrough came from George Williams who took the opening wicket to shift the momentum back in Uxbridge’s favour.
Webb was exceptional behind the stumps, taking a superb diving catch off Raja’s bowling that went looping to his right before Williams followed suit.
GBCC were still favourites at 92-4 after 16 overs, needing only 16 off their last 24 balls, but Uxbridge’s attack had other ideas.
Raja claimed his second wicket of the game and Oscar Khan kept his calm nerve to produce fireworks in the final over by claiming two match-winning wickets.