Monday 12th July - Romford & Gidea Park Cricket Club
On a blustery day Campion won the toss and elected to put Redden Court into bat. This turned out to be a decisive decision as Sean Patrick Finn struck with the first ball of the day when Connor Donnelan took a high catch at mid-on. Campion were up for the game displaying excellent commitment in the field coupled with accurate throws back into the wicket keeper.
Jack Lane contributed in the 2nd over of the day. Dismissing two batsmen in three balls by clearing out middle stump and his next victim caught at square leg by Alfie Sands. After 6 over's Redden Court were 9 for 3.
The bowling change brought on Donnelan, Sands and Adam Harris. Donnelan was economical and Harris struck with his first ball. Campion were confident and set an attacking field to help Sands take 6 wickets for just 5 runs in 4 over's. Redden Court were dismissed in 13 over's scoring 26 runs.
Campion remained focused throughout the interval and captain Sam Carr delivered a motivational talk to make sure the job would be completed. This proved to be the case as openers Owain Jones (20 not out) and Matt Williams (2 not out) reached the total in 3.3 over's.
A fantastic day capped off a superb season for the team.
Campion Share Trophy In Havering Thriller - Hall Mead
Campion emerged with a share of the spoils in a thrilling Havering Cup Final played at Gidea Park and Romford Cricket Club. With a team made up of both Year 7 and 8's, Campion came back from the dead, to tie the Final against Hall Mead.
Captain Eoighan O Sullivan won the toss and asked Hall Mead to bat, and the opponents soon raced into a strong position, despite the efforts of Hazle and O Sullivan. The introduction of Bolton and Chuter into the attack paid dividends as both bowlers took a wicket in their first over.
Hall Mead were pegged back, having looked likely to make a score in excess of 150, Campion dug deep and took wickets at regular intervals, eventually ensuring the opponents ended their 20 over's on a disappointing 105. Chris Bolton starred with the ball, taking 3-13 from his 4 overs.
It was the Campion innings that brought the real drama. Campion openers Meehan and Chuter struggled to get the team off to the best start and after 3 overs Campion looked in trouble at 13-2. Hazle and Bolton steadied the ship and mixed some good backfoot shots with excellent running between the wickets.
Bolton mis-timed and drive and was caught, bringing captain O Sullivan to the crease to join Hazle, and the pair dragged their side back into the game. O Sullivan (24) was soon into his stride hitting 3 consecutive fours, whilst Hazle (22) kept the score moving with clever shot selection. With 6 overs left Campioin were strong favourites, needing 24 more runs with 7 wickets left.
Hall Mead steeped up a gear and took 6 wickets in 9 amazing deliveries, leaving Campion staring defeat in the face. With 4 over's left, final pair Cassettari and O'Callaghan needed 16 and the crowd were resigned to defeat as Hall Meads opening bowlers returned to finish the job..or so they thought!
The pair showed great intelligence, stopping the good ball and running well between the wickets, enetering the final over with 5 needed. With 2 balls left Campion needed 2 to win and scrambled a single to tie. O' Callaghan was run out off the final delivery attempting an improbable win, but the tied result was a fantastic effort from the side who have played brilliantly all year.