Strong start for the youngsters

This weekend gave the lads in the First Team a chance to blow off the old cobwebs, with a strong squad of 13 players on each day.

The First Team beat Blackpool on Saturday and fell short to St Annes on the Sunday.

Highlights were two half centuries in a welcome return for Jonny Whitehead.

Scorecards can be accessed below:

vs Blackpool

vs St Annes

Please note, as some players bowled but didn’t bat, these aren’t 100% accurate as you can’t really play with 13 players – or at least the scorecard doesn’t like it.

In the first league games of the season for the Third and Fourth Elevens, we had 2 great wins.

The Third Team beat Crompton on Saturday with Declan Stansfield making 50 in our 181 for 6 off the 40 overs. We bowled them out for 166 in reply with wickets split evenly. Full scorecard here

The Fourth Team won their inaugural game against Middleton, again with some youngsters starring. Henri Cottam made 70 with new skipper Phil Metcalfe adding 45 making 212 for 6 off our 40 overs. In a close finish, Middleton came up short only making 203 for 4 off their 40. Full scorecard here