Buckle hits half-century but Hunts boys fall to Northants defeat

George Buckle of Hunts Cricket U13 boys

George Buckle hit 58 not out for Hunts Cricket U13 boys wasn't enough in their match with Northants. - Credit: HUNTS CRICKET

A fine half-century from George Buckle  wasn't enough as Hunts Cricket's U13 side fell to defeat against Northants.

Played at Corby, the hosts won the toss in the 40-over game and made 221-8 although there was still plenty to please the Huntingdonshire players and staff with the bowling.

Sam Andrew's eight over yielded 2-37 while Tobias Snape gave himself a chance of a hat-trick as he took 2-24 in his eight overs.

Buckle then showed his ability with the bat and he had good support for a time from Elliot Rattcliff, who managed 15.

However, they were always behind the run-rate and despite still have five wickets in hand, Buckle and Hunts eventually ran out of overs, finishing on 161-5.

Huntingdonshire women also suffered a defeat, going down by 243 runs at home to Hertfordshire in the East of England Women's County Championship.

The visitors to Ramsey batted first and made 342-7, Sophie Lawrence and Fiona Plumb getting three wickets each, but Katherine Speed's 23 was the top score in the reply for Hunts.