UNDER 9s MATCH REPORTS
Versus - Standish (Friendly)
After losing the toss & being sent out to field with only 6 players, all the Newton u9 bowlers showed great discipline with their line & length & excellent fielding, including 2 catches in the deep by Luke & Josh (+ West Indian like "Champion" celebrations) to restrict the home side to 48 runs.
After a solid opening partnership & great stroke making from Dylan (age 6) & Ellis on his 1st ever game, Newton passed the Standish score with the 2nd pair, after some big hitting from Luke & great shots & running between the wickets by Josh. This was then solidly backed up by Leah Walken & Oli (age 5) ensuring Newton only lost 3 wickets during their 16 overs & won by over 20 runs. Well done team, we were very proud of you. Nigel & Adam.
UNDER 15s MATCH REPORTS
Under 15s Match Report V Wigan
15s Carry forward winning momentum
Since Sunday the club is now 3 wins from three following this evenings stellar victory over local rivals Wigan at the Lane. Batting first captain Cartwright followed the under 13s example and batted first and despite the early loss of Humphreys, Cartwright and Hughes picked up from where they left off at the weekend and set about the repair job. The pair both fell agonisingly short of maiden 50s for the season with Daniel scoring 43 and Hughes 41 respectively. Ben Walkden and Dan Williamson picked up the pieces late on to allow Newton to post a respectable 99 for 3 from their 17 overs.
The response was all about Newtons pacemen and they didn't disappoint. Emerging talent Dan Williamson and the keeping skills of the ever improving Danny Todd set Newton up with an excellent platform. Williamson picked up 2/8 from his spell with Danny Todd taking an excellent caught behind. Nathan Hughes a man you will find hard to keep out of games at the moment moved onto 8 wickets for the season to lead the wicket taking table picking up the key wicket of Brighcliffe. Ben Walkden and Kieran Humphreys bowled tidy spells in bitterly cold conditions. Dan Cartwright bowled a tidy burst at the end in tandem with Jamie Derbyshire to close out the game and hand Newton the victory. Special mention to Sam Duxbury who took the late call and fielded excellently for the home side. This win gives Newton a much needed injection at this early stage knowing that tougher challenges are just around the corner.
Well played Rams