A damp morning preceded a fine day of cricket as Yorkshire’s Regional Programme entered Week four on Sunday.
In the U10s, East & Central entertained North Yorkshire, with the visitors batting first. North set a modest 120 all, with Harun Muneer (4-16) the pick of the bowlers. But this proved 42 too many for East & Central, who fell for 78 all out, with the wickets shared between the bowlers. West secured an impressive 50 run win at home to South. In the first innings, West reached 103-6 from their 35 overs, despite top bowling first up from South’s James Sturman (3-11). West then secure victory with a great bowling display – dismissing South for 53, with every bowler chipping in with at least one wicket!
In the U11s, North put in a dominant performance at home to West. It took West all 40 of their overs to reach 95-6 in the first innings with Lucas Arnot top scoring with a defiant 34*. North made light work of the total, knocking it off in 11 overs, for the loss of just one wicket, with openers Harry Robson (37) and Bobby Wood-Rhymer (43*) leading the way. Felix Gilliland (3-15) was in the wickets again for East & Central, against South, as South batted first and were dismissed for 84 all out. East & Central then cruised to the target, three down, in the 18th over.
In the U12s, West put on a show with the bat vs South, amassing 236-8 in the first innings from their 40 overs, with the middle order or Lewis Senior (81), Yusuf Haroon (31) and Ollie Simpson (41) all firing. The West bowlers then secured a 98-run victory, despite an impressive 42 from South’s Luke Proffitt. In the other game in the age group, East & Central were playing host to North in Beverley. The hosts set 162-7 in their 40 overs, with keeper Freddie Winter (31) and all-rounder Ashwin Krishnan (34*) both in the runs. North then fell short in the chase, reaching 133-9 at close, with Seth Watson top-scoring with 31.
In the U13s, a run-fest in at Oxenhope CC saw South claim a 27-run win over West, with 453 runs scored in the game. Tristan Alfred (30) and Albie Smith (42) set it up for South, before runs from the lower order, including 56 from James Wainwright and 46* from Enzo Campagna propelled South to 240 all out from their 45 overs. The West openers got off to a great start in the chase, with Joseph Hayes crunching a 31-ball 53 and Sahil Mukadam notching 46. But, regular wickets stemmed their progress and, despite 30 from Subhaan Ali, West would ultimately fall just short, as Ekambir Singh claimed 3-41. Elsewhere, East & Central were hosting North. E&C batted first and reached 199-9, with first innings runs from Oliver Williams (43) and Zac Lodge (30) and 3-59 from North’s Archie Welford. In reply, North were dismissed for 168 all out, despite 49 from William Fotherby and 33 from Sam Hill, as Luke Wilson claimed a crucial 3-17.
In the U14s, East & Central emerged victorious in a low-scoring thriller vs South. South batted first and were bowled out for 111, with Oliver Whyte (3-14) and Albert Taylor (3-29) both bagging 3-fers. It took East & Central 45.1 overs to chase the total down, with only two wickets remaining, with opener Alex Holt’s 32 proving the difference in the end. North ran out comfortable winners at home to West at Pannal CC. The visitors batted first and set 164 all out in the first innings, with opener Josh Winnard (37) top scoring, as Aiden Gaunt-Edwards (3-15) and William Pattison (3-37) both claimed 3 wickets each. North then cantered to victory for the loss of just one, with Joe Birks (77*) and Hector Hamill (38*) securing the victory, following opener Rollo Storey’s 34.
In the U15s, Liam Phillip’s unbeaten 100* wasn’t enoughfor East & Central to claim victory against a West. East & Central batted first and set 180-7, with Phillips batting all the way through for his hundred, as Jonah Thackeray took 3-35 for West. In the chase, opener Hamza Saeed (46) set the tone, before Daniel Marshal (53*) and Shahzaib Sayeed (53*) took West home with 10 overs and eight wickets to spare. Meanwhile, South hosted North. South batted first and reached 146 all out, with Ahmad Yahya (30) and Harry Pearson (43) the main contributors. Jake Casken (3-5) was the top bowler for North. North then claimed the win, chasing down the total in the 36th over for the loss of six, with Monty Dodsworth (76*) batting all the way through, with fellow opener Ethan Caisley also making 30, as Rafy Sharpe took 3-21 for South.
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Best batting performances
Liam Phillips – 100* – Eat & Central U15s
Lewis Senior – 81 – West U12s
Joe Birks – 77* – North U14s
Monty Dodsworth – 76* – North U15s
James Wainwright – 56 – South U13s
Best bowling performances
Harun Muneer – 4-16 – East & Central U10s
Jake Casken – 3-5 – North U15s
James Sturman – 3-11 – South U10s
Oliver Whyte – 3-14 – East & Central U14s
Aiden Gaunt-Edwards – 3-15 – North U14s
Felix Gilliland – 3-15 – East & Central U11s
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