Linton’s youngsters keep up great form

PUBLISHED: 17:34 28 June 2007 | UPDATED: 21:43 29 May 2010

Linton under 10s kept up their fine form against Cambridge Granta. Picture: SUBMITTED

Linton under 10s kept up their fine form against Cambridge Granta. Picture: SUBMITTED

On an overcast windy evening, Linton under 10s secured their fourth consecutive victory with Cambridge Granta being this week s victims. Winning the toss, Linton chose to bat first and with three telling contributions from Noah Wright (13), Peter Gordon

On an overcast windy evening, Linton under 10s secured their fourth consecutive victory with Cambridge Granta being this week's victims.

Winning the toss, Linton chose to bat first and with three telling contributions from Noah Wright (13), Peter Gordon (14) and Will Gardner (13), at the start, middle and end of the innings, they posted a challenging total of 290-4.

In reply, Cambridge Granta struggled to make early inroads into the Linton bowling attack. In the sixth over the match swung decisively in Linton's way when Oliver Barnes took three wickets in one over.

Thereafter, the Linton team was in control and despite a late flurry of runs in the final two overs, Granta fell short of the target and Linton won convincingly by 56 runs.

Thaxted under 15s slipped to a heavy defeat against Great Chesterford in the

Bardfield League.

Great Chesterford put Thaxted into bat after winning the toss and this proved a good decision as Chesterford's bowlers whittled Thaxted out to a disappointing 69, with only Andrew Yeldham making double figures.

Bowling had to be tight to keep Thaxted in the game, however after numerous wides the winning total was easily reached with the loss of only three wickets.

Great Notley under 13s put in a good performance to defeat Mistley by 19 runs

Visiting skipper Alex Cromie lost the toss and Great Notley were put into bat.

With the score on 11 in the third over, Oli Morris (3), fell to a catch at cover from the bowling of Knight. Josh Newman joined Cromie at the crease and the pair built a steady stand.

In the 13th over, with the total on 57-1, Newman (18), offered a simple return catch to Shewering. Next man Adam Cowan (1), followed soon after when he was bowled by Harris and, when Ben Geall (0), was dismissed in like fashion in the same over, Great Notley had stumbled to 61-4 after 14 overs.

Cromie was batting very solidly, but when Niall Wishart (1), was run out and Rob Troster (4), was caught it looked unlikely

the visitors would post a competitive total.

However, in the remaining three overs Mark Freeman (9 no), provided able support to skipper Cromie (42 no), steering Great Notley to a closing score of 96-6.

In reply, Mistley immediately showed attacking intent and by the third over had moved the score to 13 when Troster had Parkes (5), well caught by Newman.

The scoring rate was dropping steadily and, by the time of the 10th over, when Morris removed Page (10), to a catch by Cowan, the score had advanced to just 38-2.

Four balls later and with no addition to the score, Hood (6), was bowled off his pads by Newman and in the next over, Shewering (3), fell to a stunning catch by Nathan Goodey.

The wickets continued to tumble, with Newman dismissing Day (0), thanks to a catch by Baldock and then Barnes (7), seeing his stumps disturbed by Morris.

When the promising Knight (2), was bowled by Newman, Great Notley looked home and dry.

A late flourish from the tail restored some feint hope for Mistley, but after Cromie bowled Garrod (11), the result was left in no doubt.

Feeney (9 no) and Bowley (0 no), were there at the close of Mistley's innings that finished on 77-8.

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