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Cricket round-up: Strong performance from U13A side in Calday Grange win

Cricket round-up: Strong performance from U13A side in Calday Grange win

U13A vs Calday Grange Grammar School:

Rydal Penrhos produced a great performance against Calday Grange Grammar school, showing talent with the bat, ball and in the field.

Rydal Penrhos batted first and George Watkins (37) and Freddie James (8) started brilliantly with a partnership of 39 against some very good bowling.

The order continued to score runs at a good rate, with very good running between the wickets and hitting regular boundaries. There was a great batting performance shown by Arran who scored 28 and hit three boundaries.

The talented young squad also bowled extremely well with all players getting a chance to bowl.

All players showed great skill and accuracy and they were able to bowl Calday out in the final over.

Highlights from Gabe Speakman taking two wickets in his first over, James Gilman only being hit for five runs in two overs and Laurence Richardson taking three wickets.

It was a great performance which great energy and enjoyment shown throughout the game.

First XI vs Wirral Grammar School:

Loose fielding and erratic bowling left the hosts on a healthy total of 150 - 9 after their opening innings. In reply we could only manage 120 resulting in a 30 run win for Wirral.

More willingness to take singles when they are "on" would have won us the match and these decisions need to be made much earlier in the match.

Owen Reilly scoring 50 was the highlight as well as Jack Jones’ hat-trick of wickets.

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