Shropshire Under 13s in victory over Derbyshire

An 82-run third wicket partnership between Oscar Cooke and Henry Walker helped steer Shropshire Under 13s to victory over Derbyshire at Morton Colliery CC.

Shropshire Under 13s Boys. Photo: Brian Clarke, Kidz In Sport.
Shropshire Under 13s Boys. Photo: Brian Clarke, Kidz In Sport.

The hosts won the toss and batted first, and finished their 40 overs on 169-6 with Josh McDonald leading the Shropshire attack with 3-26.

In reply, Shropshire lost a couple of early wickets before Cooke (63) and Walker (40) came together to steer their side to 134 before the third wicket fell.

Despite a late wobble, Shropshire claimed the victory when they reached 170-6 in the 32nd over.

Shropshire’s Under 15s continued their fine form with victory over Bedfordshire in group 2B of the County Cup.

The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first and finished their 50 overs on 224-8 with Will Lewin taking 3-37.

In the reply, there were contributions all the way down the order from the Shropshire batsmen with Adithya Manigandan hitting 66, Viv John 56, Tom Saji 20 and skipper Lewin 21 as the target was reached for the loss of five wickets with eight overs to spare.

The Under 13 girls came up just short of their victory target when they took on Warwickshire at Barnt Green CC.

Batting first, the hosts finished their 35 overs on 158-9 with Rose Farquharson claiming 2-19 and Amy Griffiths 2-10. In the reply, skipper Griffiths finished unbeaten on 48 as Shropshire made 138-8.

The Women’s XI finished their T20 campaign with two defeats against Cumbria and Staffordshire, but good experience gained from a young side.

There was a brilliant bowling performance from Ralph Cornwell as Shropshire Under 11s took on Worcestershire in two T20 games.

He took 5-15 from his four overs as Worcestershire made 108-9 batting first. In the reply, Harrison Vaughan hit an unbeaten 28 but Shropshire were dismissed for 46.

In the second game, Shropshire batted first and finished their 20 overs on 76-5. In reply, Matthew Morris took 3-15 as Worcestershire reached their target for the loss of four wickets.

Worcestershire Under 14 Boys finished on 242-5 from their 50 overs against Shropshire at Albrighton CC, with wickets for Aaqil Mohideen, Hashim Rabi Ahmed and Luke Bahia. In reply Shropshire slumped to 95 all out with only Matthew Kenvyn (21) and Bahia (26) reaching double figures.

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