Young talent mix it with experienced league men

CRICKETERS young and old took the field as two of the region s development sides met. Upwood thirds met Warboys seconds in a Hunts League Division Five clash on Saturday with the majority of players aged 16 or 17, some even younger and some considerably o

CRICKETERS young and old took the field as two of the region's development sides met.

Upwood thirds met Warboys seconds in a Hunts League Division Five clash on Saturday with the majority of players aged 16 or 17, some even younger and some considerably older!

Warboys won the match on a damp pitch with strike bowler Martin Croucher proving lethal as he recorded superb figures of 7-17 to restrict Upwood to 103 all out. Opener Jamie Hutchcraft showed some spirited resistance as he top scored for the hosts with 28.

Three wickets from Michael Cade and tight bowling from John Paxton and Graham Cochrane had Warboys in trouble at 67-6 but the two Martins - Avery and Croucher, put on 40 to see the visitors home.


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Upwood youth development officer Edwin Ward said: "It was a great spectacle to see so many young players alongside the older men.

"It's a great experience for them and a fantastic environment for their development.

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