The U15Bs achieved a hat trick in 2 respects on Thursday, winning their 3rd match of the season (of the 3 played!) and also their 3rd back-to-back win against Whittington CC. For the previous two match reports, click here and here.
In the first match in 3 weeks, Tom Hanlon and Michael Shackleford were the backbone of a solid first innings of 137-5. A slow start included the loss of Will Priddey and Adi Muthukumar for low scores. The opener at the other end, Tom Hanlon, then paired with captain Michael Shackleford to inject some life into the passage of play, taking the score from 39-2 after 8 overs to 66-2 after 11 overs. A few more big overs were followed by Michael Shackleford being caught on 29. There were no stumbles however as Ben Carruthers hit 2 fours in his first 3 balls before being dismissed by Alfie Watson. Tom Hanlon then had to retire as per the league rules after a superb 40 with 6 boundaries. Krish Chauhan then struck 2 fours to round off a competitive performance of 137-5. For Whittington, Alfie Watson was the pick of the bowlers with 2-19.
Opening bowlers Krish and Corey Mountney were tight from the start, allowing just 14 off the first 4, including a maiden from Corey. Krish knocking over Matthew Tooley’s stumps and a few more quiet overs left the score at 24-2 after 8. Jonathan Senior then hit 3 fours before a fantastic bit of fielding, a direct hit by Josh Chagar, found Josh Butler short at the non-striker’s end. Amy Carey then picked up Jonathan’s wicket after a well-made 32 and Amber Williams and Rhea Busst got 1 and 2 scalps respectively. The sun just began to disappear as Whittington closed up shop on 76/6, Walmley winning by an emphatic 61 runs.
They next play the competitive Hammerwich CC away on Thursday followed by Aston Manor next Tuesday.