The U9 team set off to Merchiston for the first match of the term. Despite only having had two training sessions and some of the team never having hit a moving ball spirits were high. The Merchiston captain put Cargilfield in to bat first and the boys started strongly. Charles and Xander opened the batting particularly well, scoring 12 runs off the first two overs. The batting continued strongly down through the pairs, James and Alexander both smashing maximums into the leg side. Cargilfield scored 92 runs off 12 overs, setting Merchiston a tough run chase. The boys continued their good form with the ball, racking up the dot balls with several boys only giving away one run. Cody finished off the bowling well, even picking up a wicket with his third ball. Some work to be done on fielding before the next fixture but well done boys!