Mixed season for Scotland U15s

04 Aug

Royal London ECB under 15 County Cup

Scotland v Derbyshire at Nunholm on Sunday 31st July 2016

With two top order batsmen missing Scotland needed a solid start to ensure the posting of a decent total in excellent batting conditions at well-manicured Nunholm. These hopes were severely dented when captain Angus Guy was adjudged caught behind for 11 runs. What followed was a totally inept display from the young Scots which saw them succumb to an average Derbyshire attack to the tune of 80 runs in 37 overs.

Lazy running, a lack of intent & poor shot selection littered the innings. Shannon (2 for 5) and Buffin (4 for 22) were the pick of the visitor’s attack although it has to be conceded that the low total owed more to batting inadequacies than any menace from the attack.

Derbyshire captain, Priestly, possibly still smarting from the second ball duck he suffered in Derbyshire five day before, showed what a good bat he is with smooth drives & aggressive running. He scored 67 runs out of a total of 83 in 15 overs and missed no opportunities to score when the Scots bowling drifted onto middle and leg.  

 Royal London ECB under 15 County Cup

Scotland v Northumberland at Myerside on Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Scotland ended their ECB Trophy campaign with a convincing win over a young Northumberland side. Conditions were surprisingly good at the toss considering the inclement weather circling Edinburgh and Northumberland elected to bat on winning the toss.

The visiting batting line up lacked depth and could ill afford the dangerous Donrathy being bowled for 19 by a penetrative break back delivered by Kiss Sajjad. Also scoring 19, Anderson was brilliantly caught By Tom Bradburn at point off the bowling of Jawad Khan & from there the hapless Northumbrians could muster no resistance.

Feature of the innings was a devastating spell of left arm spin by 13 year old Charlie Peet who immediately settled into a good rhythm to deliver 6.3 accurate overs yielding 5 wickets for only nine runs.

Charlie was well supported in the field with 5 catches taken in the innings with none dropped.

Chasing 72, Tom Bradburn & Uzzair Shah, after surviving a chance each, knocked off the runs in entertaining fashion. Uzzair hit 6 fours and one six while his partner struck 5 fours allowing the hosts to cruise to the target in 13 overs.

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