Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Yorkshire's youngsters claim silverware
The Yorkshire Under-15s have led the way this season claiming trophies galore as their season ended in style... The Under-15s had a fine victory in their final. On the way to success they had beaten Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland before defeating Warwickshire by 90 runs at the Quarter-Final stage.
The Yorkshire Under-15s have led the way this season claiming trophies galore as their season ended in style...
The Under-15s had a fine victory in their final. On the way to success they had beaten Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland before defeating Warwickshire by 90 runs at the Quarter-Final stage.
Under-15 - ECB County Cup Semi-Final
Yorkshire U15s v Wiltshire U15s at Oakham School
Wiltshire 139-9 in 50 overs (H Peterson 3-25, E Edwards 3-28)
Yorkshire 142-1 in 27.1 overs (I Amjad 63*, T Kohler-Cadmore 50*)
Yorkshire won by 9 wickets
A rather one-sided semi-final saw Yorkshire comfortably through to the final of the ECB County Cup. Wiltshire elected to bat first but found life difficult against accurate bowling of pacemen, Coad and Peterson. They faired no better against Edwards and half the side were back in the pavilion with only 41 on the board.
A half century stand for the sixth wicket gave Wiltshire some respectability but the return of the opening attack accounted for the tail and presented Yorkshire with an easy victory target.
Despite the loss of Ross in the second over, Kohler-Cadmore and Amjad both scored half centuries in sharing a century stand to see Yorkshire through to another final.
Under-15 - ECB County Cup Final
Yorkshire U15s v Lancashire U15s at Oakham School
Yorkshire 200-6 in 45 overs (J Leaning 77*, I Amjad 44)
Lancashire 65 all out in 28.1 overs (G Ross 4-14)
Yorkshire won by 135 runs
On paper this ought to have been a classic given the fact that eleven players on both sides had represented the North of England at the recent ESCA Bunbury Festival in Surrey. It turned out to be a classic for totally different reasons as the margin of victory was surprising. Yorkshire's all round cricket on the day was excellent as Lancashire's was poor.
Rain delayed the start until 1.30pm but having won the toss it was decided to bat first and get the pressure on the opposition particularly as the pitch had been played on the day before. Despite a quick start the pitch did gradually get slower and the batsmen found difficulty in timing the ball. Amjad and Leaning however batted sensibly after the loss of the openers and put on 98 for the third wicket. Amazingly only four boundaries and a six were hit in this period. The running between the wickets was excellent and the momentum was maintained to good effect. A score of 200 was good but it did not foretell the events which were to unfold.
Coad took a wicket in his second over courtesy of a brilliant one-handed catch behind by Chadwick. This set the scene for the rest of the innings. The opposition were under pressure with good fielding, bowling and all catches presented were taken. Wickets fell at regular intervals as spinners Ross and Booth tightened the grip on the game. The aforementioned bowled an excellent spell and thoroughly deserved his four wicket haul. Chadwick completed the victory with another fine catch behind the stumps to round off an excellent season.
NORTH OF ENGLAND SCHOOLS UNDER-15s
Five boys from the Yorkshire Under-15 side - Jonathan Booth, Jack Leaning, Henry Chadwick, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Hugo Petersen represented the North of England at the ECB / ESCA Bunbury Festival held at Charterhouse School in Surrey. They helped the North side to victory in the Festival winning games against the Midlands, London and South-east and the South and West.
As a result of this Jack Leaning was selected for the England Schools Under-15 side which spent a weeks training at Loughborough at the beginning of August.
AND THERE WAS MORE SCHOOLS SUCCESS
The Under-13s achieved success in the ECB County Cup competition. Despite the loss of a day to damp weather it was agreed that the winners of both Semi-Finals would share the trophy. Yorkshire beat Middlesex by 8 wickets to take the honours along with Northants who beat Surrey in the other Semi-Final.
The Under-14s side were not so fortunate. In their Semi-Final they dismissed Surrey for 78 and were 25-1 from 8 overs when rain caused the abandonment of the game. On this occasion the match was decided on a bowl out and they sadly lost this 5-1. Remarkably Surrey won the competition beating Hampshire in a rain shortened game.
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