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LCB U16s One Day Festival - Day One

Summary of Day One.

GROUP 1: Greater Manchester East (GME) v Lancashire South East (LSE): Urmston CC.

With the weather at a breezy 32 degrees, GM East won the toss and opted to bat on what was a typical Urmston CC road!
Lancs SE made the most of the new ball and tight fielding ensured GM East had to work hard early doors for their runs after being 36-3 from 11 overs.
Partnerships of 63 (Tom Partridge 33 & Kelton Aughey 33) and 59 between (Ben Pearson 18 & Ben Thulborn) resulted in a steadying of the ship,
as runs became easier to come by. Ben Thulborn top scored with 66, being ably assisted with some great stroke play by Liam Grey (33) with 83 runs being added in the last 10 overs.
Lancs SE innings began in very similar fashion to the first innings, 36/2 from 10 overs. However with a change of bowling, LSE lost 4 wickets
for 19 runs putting them very much on the back foot. Wickets then fell regularly resulting in Lancs SE being all out in the 33rd over for 149. GM East winning the game comfortably by 119 runs.

Greater Manchester West (GMW) v Lancashire North West (LNW):  Stretford CC

GMW soon took immediate advantage of being inserted as the Morris left hand/right hand combo produced an 88 run first wicket partnership; Dominic (45) all power and strength, Matthew (44) more guile and touch. The introduction of leg spinner, Jake Smith, temporarily halted GMW’s progress; however Captain Brad Yates and Dan Hewitt quickly regained the initiative to plunder a run-a-ball 105 3rd wicket partnership. Brad (77) perished going for one big hit too many leaving Dan to continue the onslaught as balls disappeared to all parts of Stretford.   

Dan Hewitt 80*, Brad Yates 77, Dominic Morris 45, Matthew Morris 44. Of note for LNW was Jake Smith who finished with figures of 13-1-37-2

Lancashire’s reply to GMW’s target was derailed early as Joe Ducker took three quick wickets with a devastating spell of left arm swing bowling to leave the chase at 12 for 3. When Tom Jones and Will Shuttleworth then chipped in the game was very much in the lap of the Mancunians at 45 for 5. Lancashire then opted for batting practice and Tom Parkinson and Josh Bourne patiently compiled half centuries as the game ambled towards its inevitable conclusion. 

Greater Manchester West ran out comfortable winners by 93 runs.  

 

Table after Round 1

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Points

Net Run Rate

Greater Manchester East

1

1

0

2

+0.397

Greater Manchester West

1

1

0

2

+0.313

Lancashire North West

1

0

1

0

-0.313

Lancashire South East

1

0

1

0

- 0.397

 

GROUP 2:

Merseyside v Lancashire South West at Middleton CC

Merseyside won the toss and elected to bat, posting 231 all out off 48.1 overs. Highlights: of the Merseyside innings were J. Dotters 51, J Robbins 53, A Russell 3-40 and N Modessa 3-43. In reply Lancashire South West scored 232-7 off 50 overs, highlights being: N Modessa 74*, J Seward 52. Lancashire South West won.

Greater Manchester South (GMS) v Lancashire North East (LNE) at Clifton CC

On a very warm and hot sunny day in Manchester at Clifton Cricket Club, Greater Manchester South won the toss and put Lancashire North East into bat.

The first wicket didn’t fall until the 12th over as K. Grimshaw was bowled by F. Hassan after scoring 15 runs. At the first drinks break, in the 17th over, Lancaster North East were at 61-1. Shortly after drinks, B. Gorton who was hitting the ball well made his half century. At the second drinks break in 34th over, Lancaster North East were well placed at 138-2 with Gorton set for a well deserved century. Then shortly after in the 35th over, with the batting power play taken, B. Gorton’s innings of 92 came to an end after he tired in the heat and was stumped by wicket-keeper Kershaw from F. Shafiq’s bowling. In the last over Lancashire North East were all out for a total of 212 with D. Stewart scoring 31 off 22 balls and M. Spencer scoring a useful 28. C. Turner with 3-34 and F. Shafiq with 3-26 were the pick of the Manchester bowlers.

It wasn’t a great start for the Greater Manchester South side as they lost C. Turner early on to a great catch from K. Grimshaw from M. Thornton's bowling. At the first drinks break the Manchester side had rebuilt with some clever batting combining hard hitting and placing the ball into gaps and were 77-1. In the 26th over both M. Downes (53) and C. Laker (80) scored half centuries with two great batting performances.

M. Downes was then out in the 27th over after being caught off the bowling of J. Bristol. At the second drinks break, Manchester Greater South was ahead of the game at 152-3 and was set for victory. J. Bristol had a great spell of bowling and picked up 5 wickets for 37 runs from his 9 overs, but this wasn’t enough as Manchester Greater South went on and won the game with 6 overs to spare.

 

Table after Round 1

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Points

Net Run Rate

Greater Manchester South

1

1

0

2

+0.169

Lancashire South West

1

1

0

2

+ 0.03

Merseyside

1

0

1

0

-0.03

Lancashire North East

1

0

1

0

-0.169

 

Shaun Anders (Competitions Officer)

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