Wetherby League U13s victorious
By Raymond Budd
2018 Season Opener
Barwick CC U13s (WJCL) began the 2018 campaign with a victory against Great Preston U13s. On a low scoring pitch having won the toss Barwick elected to bowl first with opening bowlers Alfie McMillan and Jack Rogers keeping the run rate to 4 rpo (for 1 wicket) in the first 6 overs. Eva Jenkins and Jake Rogers stepped in for the next spell taking 4 wickets (2 maidens) and putting the GP boys under pressure. Some excellent bowling from Ben Aston in particular, supported by Max Budd kept the run rate down until the 19th & 20th over where Alfie and Jack finished the innings.
Great Preston finished on 75/5, leaving Barwick needing 76 for the win.
Eva Jenkins and Jake Rogers opened the batting, with Jake (0) on the wrong end of a dismissal having been run put by a direct hit from near the boundary. Alfie McMillan then came in retiring in 31* and putting Barwick firmly in the driving seat. Harrison Birch stepped in to keep the scoreboard ticking util Eva was clean bowled (15). Max Budd arrived in the 11th over hitting a boundary from a no ball to put Barwick with sight of the target figure. Harrison & Max then saw the game out with Barwick hitting 76 runs for 2 in the 13th over.
A low scoring pitch on a lovely night gave Barwick a season opening victory.
Final Score - Barwick 76/2 (13.1) vs Gt Preston 75/5 (20.0)
Notable bowling performances -
Ben Aston - 4 overs for 11 runs
Alfie McMillan - 4 overs 11 runs 1 wicket
Eva Jenkins - 4 overs 3 runs 2 wickets
Notable batting performances -
Alfie McMillan 31* (ret)
Eva Jenkins 15
Harrison Birch 4*
Max Budd 6*
Kai Watson (GP) - 15*