CRICKET: Luke proves to be a cool hand in a scorching county clash

Hunts Under 11s are, back row, left to right, Matthew Slack (coach), Jacob Watling, Jack Haynes, Jai

Hunts Under 11s are, back row, left to right, Matthew Slack (coach), Jacob Watling, Jack Haynes, Jairus Charles, Callum Daws, Ryan Fowler, Mark Austin, Stan Weir, Dan Robinson (coach), front row, Max Jordison, Noah Smith, Divyeash Vaseeharan, Oliver Parncutt, Luke Ashwell and Jack Hodgson. - Credit: Archant

Luke Ashwell really did feel at home when starring for Hunts Under 11s last Wednesday.

Ashwell produced a stunning spell of bowling to claim 5-8 as the local lads beat Bedfordshire by two wickets at Eaton Socon – the venue where he plays his club cricket - in sweltering conditions.

Jairus Charles and Divyeash Vaseeharan took two wickets apiece as Bedfordshire were dismissed for just 85, but Hunts didn’t find it easy to pass that tally. Vaseeharan top-scored with 20.

It was a different story at Under 10 level, where Hunts went down to Beds by five wickets last Sunday. That was despite a half-century from Harry Gilman, who’s fine 53 provided more than half of Hunts’ total of 103.

Michael Speed top-scored with 40 as Hunts Under 17s came up 60 runs short against Cambs last Sunday.


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Josh Smith (3-31) and James Taylor (3-34) helped restrict Cambs to 233-9, but Hunts could only muster 173 in reply.

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