Castle juniors finish with victory

PUBLISHED: 09:22 29 July 2016

Weston's Holly McLauglin.

Weston's Holly McLauglin.

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Uphill Castle Under-11s finished the season with a victory over Bedminster Griffins.

Uphill Castle Under-11s won their last league match at home to Bedminster Griffins.

Batting first, Uphill made 270-4 (Barrington) with skipper Neve Kennedy top-scoring with 18 not out, ably supported by Myles Bliss (12*) and Adam Williams (8*).

In the field, Kennedy took 2-12, with Charlie Huke taking 1-5 and a useful catch. Other wicket-takers were Marcus Williams (1-3), Charlie Beal (1-9) and Myles Bliss (1-5) as the visitors closed on 255-6.

Charlie Huke was Uphill’s player of the match for his all-round performance.

Weston Under-11 girls travelled to Portishead and were invited Weston to bat first.

Weston started strongly and looked to preserve their wickets and scored well, with runs for Amelia Bullock, Bonnie Gready and Aimee Davidson.

Alana Burstow and Vicky Lawrence came to the crease and played some good looking shots, while Brenna Bayfield kept up her good form.

The final pair of Bobbie-Lee Kingston and captain Holly McLaughlin pushed the score up to 288-3, Holly celebrated scoring over 100 runs this season.

After drinks, Portishead started their innings well, but always behind the required rate, two excellent run-out by Bonnie Gready and two catches behind the stumps for Vicky Lawrence put the result beyond doubt.

There were wickets for Vicky, Bobbie-Lee, Holly (2) and Brenna (2), with Amelia Bullock backing up her lightning display in the field with two overs without a single wide.

There were maiden overs for Aimee, Alana and Holly which restricted the home team score to 239-6 from their 20 overs, as Weston finished with their best league finish of six wins from 10 matches.

Forte Financial star player of the day was Amelia Bullock.


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