Lancashire Under 10 (Boys) - Season 2013
The following group of players have been selected for the coming season:
Daniel Barber (St. Bede’s RC & Euxton CC)
Lewis Barnes (Rudston PS & Liverpool CC)
Harry Caton (Feniscowles CPS & Feniscowles CC)
JJ Fielding (Christ Church PS & Ramsbottom CC)
Thomas Gunshorn (St. Joseph’s PS & Leigh CC)
Oliver Lombard (Manor Road PS & Chorley CC)
Subhaan Mahmood (Birchfields PS & Whalley Range CC)
Max Perry (Plodder Lane CP & Farnworth CC)
Samuel Rhodes (Christ Church PS & Walshaw CC)
Alex Selby (Hulme GS & Delph CC)
Arav Shetty (Abbotsford Prep. & Urmston CC)
Harry Singh (Balderstone St. Leonard's CE & East Lancs CC)
Evan Williams (Greenmount CP & Greenmount CC)
Daniel Wilson (Catforth CC & Longridge CC)
Tuesday 11 June v YORKSHIRE at RAINFORD CC
YORKSHIRE 106 (Lombard 4-13)
LANCASHIRE 75 (Williams 31)
Yorkshire won by 32 runs
As always matches against Yorkshire at any of our age groups are testing. In this first game of their season the Under 10’s came up against a Yorkshire team which provided a tough introduction to county age group cricket. Lancashire did well to restrict their opponents to 107 of their 40 overs. Oliver Lombard was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 13, all bowled. The Yorkshire opening bowlers were very pacy indeed for their age and the Lancashire batsmen struggled. Evan Williams was the only Lancashire batsman to reach double figures scoring a brisk 31 out of a final total of 75.
Thursday 20 June v YORKSHIRE at Methley CC
YORKSHIRE 173 for 2
Yorkshire won by 61 runs
The Yorkshire batsmen posted a formidable total in their 40 overs. The Lancashire reply never really got going against some tight Yorkshire bowling with just 29 runs coming from 23 overs. A burst of scoring near the end made the final total a little more respectable.
Games against Yorkshire teams are always demanding. The team will now have a couple of games against potentially less strong counties before heading off to Taunton.
Tuesday 2 July v WARWICKSHIRE at BURSCOUGH CC
WARWICKSHIRE 123 FOR 8 (Gunshorn 3-25)
LANCASHIRE 7 for 0
Tuesday 9 July v STAFFORDSHIRE at FULWOOD & BROUGHTON CC
STAFFORDSHIRE 123 (Wilson 3-23)
LANCASHIRE 124 for 9 (Mahmood 3-23)
Lancashire won by 1 wkt
Lancashire dismissed Staffordshire for 123 with some good bowling and fielding. Daniel Wilson was the main wicket taker with 3. The Lancashire reply moved along well with Subhaan Mahmood top scoring with 46. At 105 for 3 the Under 10’s looked like achieving their first victory. With the score at 119 for 9 this looked unlikely but the final pair of Harry Caton and Lewis Barnes saw Lancashire home to a win.
UNDER 10 COUNTY FESTIVAL at KINGS COLLEGE, TAUNTON
Saturday 20 July v BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 108 (Selby 4-12)
LANCASHIRE 111 for 4
Lancashire won by 6 wkts
A good opening day victory with 13 overs to spare. Good bowling by Alex Selby in particular aided by very good catching.
Sunday 21 July v DEVON
DEVON 165 (Williams 3-13)
LANCASHIRE 166 for 7 (Shetty 41 Mahmood 32)
Lancashire won by 3 wkts
This victory was completed on the 5th ball of the last over. The Lancashire response to the Devon total began slowly and 70 runs were needed off the last ten with 13 off the final over. Last over: 4 by Max Perry, then a 1, followed by 4 from Harry Singh, then he was bowled. In came Harry Caton. First ball was a great shot to leg side for 4. Match won.
Monday 22 July v SURREY
LANCASHIRE 154-8 (Mahmood 51*)
At the start of this game Surrey knew that the needed at least a winning draw plus plenty of bonus points to win the Festival. This game produced great excitement not just for the players but also the officials. Our reply to a massive Surry total began badly being 20 for 4 in next to no time. The bowler responsible also removed two of our players as retired hurt. The general view was that if Lancashire scored more than 150 and only lost 8 wickets that they would win the Festival. Surrey’s calculations were a little different but in the end the organiser ruled that by hanging on to 154 for 8 that indeed Lancashire were the Festival winners. A word of praise for the two retirees, JJ and Harry for returning to the battle. Subhaan Mahmood completed the Festival with a total of 107 runs and the first ever 50 for an Under 10.
UNDER 10 INTER-COUNTY FESTIVAL 2013
WINNERS - LANCASHIRE