U15s experience highs and lows in two games

Alnmouth & Lesbury U15s

IT was mixed fortunes for Alnmouth and Lesbury U15s in their games this week.

Last Thursday, they travelled to Bedlington in the second round of the ECB Cup and having been put into bat they quickly found themselves five down for 19.

However, an undefeated eighth wicket partnership of 47 between John Briggs and Brad Little enabled the team to post 79 to give them an outside chance.

Briggs top-scored with 30 not out.

The Alnmouth bowlers then set about their task and all bowled with good accuracy and, with four overs to go, Bedlington were favourites requiring just 13 to win with five wickets remaining.

However, Alex Robson and Will Young had other ideas and bowled the final four overs for just seven runs to see Alnmouth home to victory by five runs.

Young finished with 2-8 and Robson 2-11 from their four overs.

This victory means that Alnmouth now play a quarter-final tie against Benwell Hill.

On Monday, the U15s returned to league action and travelled to Tynemouth and were well-beaten by a better all-round team.

Tynemouth scored an impressive 151-4 from their 20 overs, with only Edward Brunton keeping the batsmen in check, taking 2-23 in his five overs.

Alnmouth’s batsmen were always behind the run rate, although Johnny Ridley, who hit 50 not out and retired for the second week running, did at least take on the Tynemouth bowling attack and spread out the fielders.

Alnmouth eventually closed on 86-9, some 65 runs adrift.