Solid performances by under-15 Girls and Boys teams

It was the turn of the under-15’s this week as both the Boys and Girls teams were in Belfast for the next round of Cricket Ireland’s Youth Interprovincial series.

Unfortunately, the weather was to play a major part, although the boys got off to a flying start in their 50-over game against Munster on Monday.

The Reds made 99-6 in their reduced 30 overs with Lewis Campbell (3-12) starring with the ball for the North West.

Skipper Samuel Haslett scored 36 not out and Bobby Brolly 29 as their side started with an 8-wicket win.

The rain ruined any chance of play on Tuesday with the girls two matches against Leinster 1 and Leinster 2, and the boys match with Cricket Leinster all abandoned.

The girls did get to play on Wednesday; losing by 4 wickets to Leinster 1- Mansi Bhavsar top scoring with 13 in a total of 74.

The Dublin side didn’t find conditions easy either however; Jessica Cooke with 3-14 and Amy Young 2-12 as the young Warriors went down fighting.

Jessica picked up another 2 wickets against Leinster 2 in the second game as the southerners made 101-6 and Mansi also top scored again with 13, but the girls came up narrowly short on 93 all out.

Thursday saw the narrowest of defeats in the girls’ final match as Leinster 1 made 94-3 in their 20 overs.

An excellent effort from the North West girls in reply saw Hannah Skinner make 24 not out and Millie Spence 23 but the innings close just 2 runs short against a top quality team.

The boys finished on a high note too- chasing Munster’s 118, Bobby Brolly retired on 43 and James Smallwoods on 40 to win by 8 wickets.

Pratham Goud (3-18) and Swarnim Jha (2-9) bowled superbly to help set up the win.


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