|Accrington Cricket Club|
The Under 15’s have won their league. Having played 9, they won 8 and lost 1, with 1 game lost to the weather.
The first game of the season was away to Longridge with Accrington winning by 3 runs. Batting first Accrington scored 92-7 from their 20 overs with solid batting from Sam Tattersall, Aroon Mahmood and Ryan Pearson. In reply Longridge scored 89-7 with Jacob Clarke taking 3-11.
2 nd game saw us take on Lowerhouse at home. The visitors batted first and were contained by good field settings and tight bowling to 76-8, Jacob Johnson taking 3-6.
Accrington needed only 9 overs to knock off the runs with Jacob Johnson scoring 35 and Bryn Hargreaves 29no.
Next up was Salesbury away. The home team batted first and made a solid 92 all out. Ben Brierley bowling well to take 5-14. In reply the Accrington openers Jacob and JJ put on 80 for the first wicket, JJ retiring on 53 and Jacob a patient 23 not out with Bryn 9 not out. Accrington winning by 10 wickets.
Rishton away was our 4 th game of the season. Accrington batted first and scored a mammoth 135 for 2. Bryn Hargreaves scored 23, Sam Tattersall 47 and Jacob Clarke scored 50 and retired. Rishton replied with 65 all out with the bowling being shared around.
The first league defeat came at home to Longridge, chasing 80 to win Accrington reached 78-5 but ran out of overs, Sam Tattersall scoring an excellent 32 before being run out.
Accrington got back on track with a close win at Church. We batted first and made 82 all out thanks to 18 extras and Jacobs 17 and JJ’s 15. The game looked to be slipping away but excellent bowling and fielding in the last half of the Church’s innings meant another victory by 9 runs. Ben Brierley taking 4-11.
In the return fixture Accrington’s good form continued with a 29 run victory. Batting first we scored 126-2 with Bryn Hargreaves scoring 51 and retiring, Jacob 25 and JJ a 16 ball 41n.o. In reply Church reached 97-4 with a good all round bowling and fielding display.
Rishton at home was next up, the visitors batted first and were contained to 51-9 from 16 overs with Raz Pearson taking 5-3. In reply Jacob 18 no and Bryn 17 no saw the team home.
Salesbury at home turned out to be the last game of the season, we batted first and scored 109-3 with JJ scoring 22 and Sam 41 no and Pete (Pistol) Hoskin 11 no.
The Accrington bowlers reduced Salesbury to 45 all out with Jacob Clarke taking 5-13.
The game versus Lowerhouse away could not be played due to the weather.
A fantastic season by the lads all of who contributed with the bat and bowl and in the field, they played the game in the right spirit and always with a smile on their face.
Such is the nature of Under 15 cricket that not everybody will always get a bat and bowl every game, but when required they all contributed and played their part.
The team consisted of Sam Tattersall (captain) Bryn Hargreaves, Jacob Johnson, Jacob Clarke, Barnaby Johnson, Ryan Pearson, Akash Mahmood, Aroon Mahmood, James Entwistle, Ben Brierley, Pete Hoskin, Dylan Cunningham, Connor Tattersall, Liam Smalley, Dan Armstrong, Brad Juliff, Joe Miller and Ryan Mason.
Team averages will appear online after presentation night.