World Cup reaches semi-final stage
England (Newbuildings) are the only unbeaten side after the fourth day of the North West Under 13 World Cup.
They won the heavyweight clash against Australia (Donemana) by 16 runs in the final round-robin league matches with Jack McIvor scoring 42 not out as they posted 97 for 4 – two wickets for Lucy Neely. Australian opener Adam Britton hit 33 in the reply but two wickets for Lewis Campbell and Charlie Simpson restricted them to 81 for 9.
Game of the day was at Foyle College where New Zealand (Eglinton) edged out India (Ardmore) by nine runs to seven in a Super Over after they had tied 71-runs apiece. Bobby Brolly made 36 for India, while there were three wickets for Tom McHugh (3-12) and two for Tyler Averill (2-8). Ryan Lamrock’s 31 helped the villagers tie the original game despite two wickets for Nathan Scott, and Tyler Averill held his nerve with the ball in the first super over of the tournament.
Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) beat Ireland (St Johnston) by seven wickets with Sam Haslett’s 39 not out instrumental as they chased down 98. Pratham Goud-Sana 35*, and Sayaash Kumar 28no were both in the runs for Ireland.
A fine bowling display by Zimbabwe (NW Girls) saw they overcome West Indies (Bready). Kia McCartney (4-3), and Charley Scott (3-3) were exceptional as West Indies made 30. Zimbabwe lost four wickets in the chase, with George Rough picking up two wickets.
The afternoon quarter-finals saw powerful displays by the two favourites, England and Australia.
A half century by Sam McClintock and an unbeaten 46 from Charlie Simpson saw them share a second wicket partnership of 108 as they scored 129 for 2. In West Indies’ reply the England bowlers dominated with Lewis Campbell 3-4, Sam McClintock 3-8, and Jack McIvor 2-6 all among the wickets as they were dismissed for 28 with Ben Campbell making 13.
Adam Britton of Australia was the second half centurion of the quarter-finals hitting 59 as he and Roy McGerrigle (38) shared a hundred stand against Zimbabwe. There were runs too for Lucy Neely (20*) as Australia scored 140 for 3 – Kaylee Barnard (2-13) the pick of the Zimbabwe attack. Barnard (26) and Kia McCartney (20) both batted well in the reply, but they finished 57 runs adrift on 82 for 6 – two wickets for Isaac Black and Alex Gardiner.
Sam Haslett was the afternoon’s other player to make 50 plus as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 48 runs. He hit an unbeaten 55, and with Adam Thompson (24) also batting well, they posted 115 for 2. Ben Haslett then took three wickets as New Zealand were bowled out for 67, despite an excellent 28 from opener Ryan Lamrock.
The final match between India (Ardmore) and Ireland (St Johnston) was badly rain affected, with the Irish chasing down a DLS adjusted target of 38 in 9 overs to win by eight wickets.
In Friday’s Cup semi finals, England take on Sri Lanka at Bready, while Australia and Ireland face off at Newbuildings.
In the Plate semi-finals, West Indies and New Zealand meet at Brigade, while India receive a bye into the final as a number of girls in the Zimbabwe team are away with the North West Warriors for their game against Leinster.
WORLD CUP SEMI-FINALS
England (Newbuildings) v Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) at Bready
Australia (Donemana) v Ireland (St Johnston) at Newbuildings
West Indies (Bready) v New Zealand (Eglinton) at Brigade
India (Ardmore) v Zimbabwe (NW Girls). Bye for India
DAY FOUR NW U13 WORLD CUP
At Foyle College, New Zealand (Eglinton) beat India (Ardmore) by 2 runs in Super Over
India 71/8 (Bobby Brolly 36*; Tom McHugh 3-12, Tyler Averill 2-8)
New Zealand 71/6 (Ryan Lamrock 31; Nathan Scott 2-15)
At The Rectory, England (Newbuildings) beat Australia (Donemana) by 16 runs
England 97/4 (Jack McIvor 42no, Charlie Simpson 16; Lucy Neely 2-17)
Australia 81/9 (Adam Britton 33; Lewis Campbell 2-8, Charlie Simpson 2-22)
At Newbuildings, Ireland (St Johnston) beat Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) by 7 wickets
Ireland 95/4 (Pratham Goud-Sana 35*, Sayaash Kumar 28no)
Sri Lanka 97/3 (Sam Haslett 39*)
At Magheramason, Zimbabwe (NW Girls) beat West Indies (Bready) by 6 wickets
West Indies 30 (Kia McCartney 4-3, Charley Scott 3-3)
Zimbabwe 31/4 (S MacBeth 10no; George Rough 2-8)
AFTERNOON GAMES QUARTER-FINALS
England (Newbuildings) beat West Indies (Bready) by 101 runs
England 129/2 (Sam McClintock 50no, Charlie Simpson 46no)
West Indies 28 (Ben Campbell 13; Lewis Campbell 3-4, Sam McClintock 3-8, Jack McIvor 2-6)
Australia (Donemana) beat Zimbabwe (NW Girls) by 57 runs
Australia 140/3 (Adam Britton 59, Roy McGerrigle 38, Lucy Neely 20no; Kaylee Barnard 2-13)
Zimbabwe 83/6 (Kaylee Barnard 26, Kia McCartney 20; Alex Gardiner 2-4, Isaac Black 2-10)
Ireland (St Johnston) beat India (Ardmore) by 8 wickets DLS
India 45/3 (Bobby Brolly 15)
Ireland 38/2 (Jake McKnight 13)
Ireland set revised target of 38 in 9 overs
Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen) beat New Zealand (Eglinton) by 48 runs
Sri Lanka 115/2 (Sam Haslett 55no, Adam Thompson 24)
New Zealand 67 (Ryan Lamrock 28; Ben Haslett 3-12)