Manningham Mills v Northowram Fields CC Under 15's (Bradford) on Sun 04 May 2008 at 10.00
Northowram Fields CC Won by 107 runs (2pts)

Match report Having failed to win a match in their first season, the under 15s needed only one match to break their duck in 2008.
Hosts Manningham Mills had only nine men but our players' hard work in the nets over the winter paid rich dividends in a 107-run romp.

The platform for success was laid in the first half dozen overs of a rain-threatened contest. Mills' opening bowlers - one razor sharp and the other remarkably consistent for his age - had the capacity to go through a lesser batting order like a dose of salts.

However, Josh Norcliffe (30) and Ben Grech (23) saw them off with a tremendous opening partnership which featured rock solid defence and good shot selection.

The loss of three quick wickets - the luckless Sam Gleeson was run out by a direct hit to the bowler's end - got Mills in the game but Lewis Forsythe (44 no) and Kieren Rodger (29 no) then put together a tremendous stand.

Kieren - eligible for the under 11s remember - blossomed after a circumspect start while the uninhibited Lewis played shots from the word go and showed a great capacity to put away the loose delivery.

A total of 153 for three was simply unbelievable, particularly when you remember that it took us most of last season to reach 50 in a game.

There were a few problems with the field setting in the second half (coach's fault) but eight bowlers got a chance and generally did very well while Sam Minchella gave a great performance behind the sticks and was rewarded with four victims.

The home skipper was caught behind off Sam Gleeson in the first over and although a few lusty blows followed, Mills folded to 46 all out.

Isaac James joined the professional ranks with a two-wicket payout from grandad David and skipper Ben Grech polished off the home side with two wickets in three balls.

All in all a very satisfactory start but feet on the ground boys - much tougher tests will lie ahead!

Northowram Fields CC Under 15's (Bradford) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Josh Norcliffe Bowled  30
Ben Grech Bowled  23
Sam Gleeson Run out  1 1
Lewis Forsythe Not Out  44
Kieran Rodger Not Out  29
Sam Minchella   2 2
Isaac James  
Lloyd Moore  
Ryan Thacker  
David Ryding  
Ashley Webb  

Manningham Mills Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Manningham Mills Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
46 (0.0 overs)

Northowram Fields CC Under 15's (Bradford) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Gleeson2.01212.001.00
Lloyd Moore2.002000.0010.00
Lewis Forsythe2.01616.003.00
Kieran Rodger2.00212.001.00
Josh Norcliffe2.01212.001.00
Isaac James2.01924.504.50
David Ryding1.00500.005.00
Ben Grech0.40120.501.50