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Season starts on a good note with resounding win for U15s

The cricket spikes had been dug out, the whites neatly folded and waiting to go and the
square mowed to perfection. The start of a new season is always exciting and especially
when we get to play at the main John Findlay Ground on Eldon Drive, somewhere that our
team seldom gets to play. And Walmley made the opportunity count: after restricting the
visiting Alrewas to just 74 in an 18-over game, Tom Hanlon got the job done with a dazzling
41, putting 5 points on the board.

The sun was shining over the pitch as Josh Chagar picked up the first wicket, Tom Mcholl
strangled down the leg side followed by Adi Muthukumar picked up the next one in a wicket
maiden. From the other end, left-arm chinaman leggie Amy Carey snaffled up back-to-back
wickets, both caught and also broke one of Alrewas’ players’ bat by the handle, a rather
comical occurrence. Harry Mallender and S Bradley then strung a partnership together,
trying to get Alrewas to a decent total. Rhea Busst broke the partnership, dismissing S
Bradley for 20 and the next batsman for 2. Ellie Philips also fetched her first wicket and Adi
picked up the final wicket in the penultimate over, Alrewas drawing the line at 74-8, not as
many as they would have liked.

Will Priddey, playing for the first time in 2 years, made a good start of 13 before being
bowled by Maxwell Orton. That’s when Tom got into it, picking up exactly where he left off
last season. In an excellent 41, he struck 7 fours and 1 six straight into the car park before
retiring in accordance with the league rules. Milly Freeman finished it off with a four as
Walmley chased the runs down with 5 overs and 2 balls to spare.

The U15Bs have their next fixture in the Burton League next Thursday, away against
Dunstall CC.

Find the scorecard here – https://walmley.play-cricket.com/website/results/4819057
Summary: Alrewas CC 74-8 (Mallender 21, Adi Muthukumar 2-1, Amy Carey 2-15) lose to
Walmley CC 95-4 (Tom Hanlon 41, Will Priddey 13, A Mccon 1-9) by 7 wickets
By Aditya Muthukumar, U15B

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