Hunts youngsters hit winning form in style

The Hunts Under 11 cricket team.

The Hunts Under 11 cricket team. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdonshire Under 11s are celebrating two triumphs in the space of just five days.

The local lads delivered a 10-wicket drubbing to Bedfordshire before following up with a 43-run success at Essex.

Ethan Rice set the tone for the destruction of Beds by taking a wicket with the first ball of the match. Jack Brumfield then took four wickets in the space of 12 balls on his way to figures of 4-7 before spinners Rohan Kundaje (3-5) and Olly Jefferies (2-1) got in on the act to skittle Beds for 48.

Will Paul (26no) and Hashim Hussain (16no) guided Hunts to victory without losing a wicket.

Due to Essex being a first-class county, Hunts lined up against their Under 10 team in the hope of creating an even contest.

Hunts batted well on a damp wicket to reach 152-6 with skipper Jefferies and Brumfield top-scoring with knocks of 22.

And they always looked in control with the ball as Abassi (2-5), Kundaje (2-8) and Brumfield (2-9) impressed.

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Hunts had suffered narrow defeats in their two previous games - going down by nine runs against Buckinghamshire and 23 runs against Cambridgeshire.

Abassi hit 32 in the latter game.