NW Under-13 World Cup Day 3
There was something of a mixed bag of weather on Wednesday that meant all of the morning fixtures in the North West under-13 World Cup were washed out while the afternoon matches went ahead in glorious sunshine. Despite the disruption there was no change at the top of the table as England (Newbuildings) and Australia (Donemana) both posted comfortable wins to extend their unbeaten runs in the competition.
England remain top on runs aggregate after they posted 99-6 in their 16 overs against Zimbabwe (NW girls). Charlie Simpson made 32, Bobby Stott 21 and Jack McIvor 18* while Kia McCartney was best with the ball claiming 2-23.
The Coleraine teenager also batted really well to make 28 not out in the reply and Lucy Carmichael added 17 as the girls fought hard to finish on a spirited 68-2.
Australia kept up the pressure on the leaders with a resounding win over the West Indies (Bready). George Rough made 18 and Mansi Bhavsar 15* as the Windies set a target of 84-5, but the in-form Aussies made light work of that.
Adam Britton retired having made 35 while Jacob Cloughton 18* and Roy McGerrigle 11* finished the job in style to hand their side the points. The top two will now meet at the Rectory tomorrow morning (Thursday) in what could well be the game of the tournament.
Elsewhere, India (Ardmore) moved into third place with a win over St Johnston (Ireland) in a cracking finish. Bobby Brolly again top scored for India as he made 26 in a total of 71-8 while Morne Barnard (2-6) and Pratham Goud (2-11) were both excellent for the Irish side with the ball.
Pratham also top scored with the bat making 19 not out, however Nathan Scott (2-11) and Shane King (2-12) kept things tight as India just about held on- Ireland’s reply coming up just 8 runs short.
The final game was also quite close despite being the lowest-scoring contest of the day. Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) could only make 35 as they batted first- Sam Haslett doing best with the bat as he made 13. Ryan Lamrock (4-7) and Tom McHugh (2-7) did most of the damage for New Zealand.
The villagers struggled a touch themselves though and lost 6 wickets on their way to the win. Adam Murray top scored with 7 not out as Harvey Laird (2-4) and Sam Haslett (2-15) fought hard to the end.
Players and supporters will be hoping for a better start tomorrow morning as the competition heads towards the finish line.
England (Newbuildings) beat Zimbabwe (NW Girls) by 31 runs
England 99-6 (16 overs; Charlie Simpson 32, Bobby Stott 21, Jack McIvor 18*, Kia McCartney 2-23)
Zimbabwe 68-2 (16 overs; Kia McCartney 28*, Lucy Carmichael 17)
Australia (Donemana) beat West Indies (Bready) by 10 wickets
West Indies 84-5 (16 overs; George Rough 18, Mansi Bhavsar 15*)
Australia 85-0 (13 overs; Adam Britton (retired) 35, Jacob Cloughton 18*, Roy McGerrigle 11*)
New Zealand (Eglinton) beat Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) by 4 wickets
Sri Lanka 35 all out (10.5 overs; Sam Haslett 13, Ryan Lamrock 4-7, Tom McHugh 2-7)
New Zealand 36-6 (12 overs; Adam Murray 7*, Harvey Laird 2-4, Sam Haslett 2-17)
India (Ardmore) beat Ireland (St Johnston) by 8 runs
India 71-8 (16 overs; Bobby Brolly 26, Morne Barnard 2-6, Pratham Goud 2-11)
Ireland 63-8 (16 overs; Pratham Goud 19*, Nathan Scott 2-11, Shane King 2-12)
- England 16 points +136 runs
- Australia 16 points +55 runs
- India 10 points +26 runs
- Ireland 7 points +22 runs
- New Zealand 7 points -51 runs
- Sri Lanka 7 points -56 runs
- Zimbabwe 4 points -81 runs
- West Indies 1 points -51 runs