Eaton Socon youngsters impress

Olly Jeffries scored 83 as Eaton Socon beat Lakenheath in the National Village Cup

Olly Jeffries scored 83 as Eaton Socon beat Lakenheath in the National Village Cup - Credit: Archant

Eaton Socon’s youngsters took centre stage with impressive performances at the weekend.

The 14-year-old Jacob Watling claimed a maiden five-wicket haul as the second team took on Waresley at home on Saturday, holding them to 180-9.

Watling finished with impressive figures of 5-20 before the heavens opened and the game was drawn.

Sunday saw Eaton Socon take on Lakenheath in the National Village Cup and 16-year-old Olly Jeffries hit 83 off 69 balls to set up a 48-run victory.

Jeffries followed his batting heroics with 3-14, as Roan Haarhoff claimed 3-22, to send Eaton through to the next round this coming Sunday, when they visit Worlington.


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The club’s juniors started their league competition last Thursday as the under-15s eased to a convincing nine-wicket home win against Upwood after Luke Ashwell claimed three wickets without conceding a run.

The first team saw their fixture pushed back until August Bank Holiday after a Covid scare for scheduled opponents St Giles.

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They are due to play host to Cambridge this Saturday.

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