Lancs U15s Overcome Notts
Lancashire Under 15s battled well to overcome Nottinghamshire on Sunday 29 June.
On arriving at Worksop School we were met by steady rain and had to wait whilst the weather cleared. However, all was well by the time the start was due and Lancashire won the toss putting Notts into bat on a slightly damp wicket.
The Lancashire bowlers made a good start removing three of the Notts best batsmen in the first half an hour. Notts were 34 for 3 and struggling to get going against the excellent bowling of Cameron Smith and James Park-Johnson. Both bowlers ended the innings with identical figures of 10 overs 2 for 30. Sam Oldham and Ben Milnes also bowled well.
Notts could have been bowled out for a low total but they were saved by Liam Patterson-White who scored 98.
Notts ended on 212 for 8 off their 50 overs.
The start of Lancashire’s innings saw some talented fast bowling from the two Notts left arm seamers. However, the opening pair of Billington and Cornall (50) played really well to see off the new ball and set up the innings for the later batsmen.
At one time Lancashire were going well on 102 for 2 but then lost two wickets. However, captain Sam Oldham, once again held his nerve and was steering the side to victory or so it seemed! Lancashire's nerves were then tested by the fact that they were suddenly running out of overs having seemingly had the game won. Nathan Jones was not phased however, as he marched to the crease and calmly scored a quick 15 to get Lancashire across the line.
Lancashire 213 off 49.3 overs.