Junior cricket

Under 16s

Wingham U16s v Great Lakes at South Street (one day)

AFTER travelling to Tuncurry, Wingham lost the toss and were sent into bat on a soft pitch. 

Openers Fletcher Lewis and Ryan Morris got Wingham off to a good start and after six overs were 1/19 with Lewis bowled for nine. 

Mitch Niven was bowled for four and Josh Essery for six LBW with the score at 3/45 after 13 overs. 

Ryan was looking good before he was caught for 22. 

Things only got worse with Jesse Newman on three, Corey Armstrong on one, Ryan Poulton on four and Cooper Lewis on six all out. 

Reid Brown added a valuable 16 runs as did Shane Manny not out for two. 

After 23 overs they were all out for 83 runs. After a 10 minute break and some positive words from captain Ryan Morris things did start well. After four overs with bowling tight from Fletcher Lewis and Josh Essery, Great Lakes were 0/10. 

That was the only good news as the fielding with dropped catches and lazy efforts helped Great Lakes put on easy runs. Loose bowling, 10 extras and only one catch to Ryan Morris off Shane Manny's bowling gave Great Lakes an easy win. 

After 1/88 in the 18th over it was all over - Shane Manny 1/12 off two overs. 

A more positive team effort next week and maybe fielding practice will help secure a much needed win.

Under 12s

LAUDERS Real Estate under 12 bounced straight into some good form on a fast dry Central Park surface on Saturday morning in their two day game against Great Lakes.

Wingham won the toss and elected to bowl first. 

All 11 Wingham bowlers used returned fine figures, being the result of good line and length bowling.

The ground fielding and in particular the backing up of incoming throws was the best of the season so far and all fielders must be congratulated.

Clancy Johnston did a fabulous job behind the stumps and not one bye was let through. 

A faultless display of catching produced six catches from six chances with Hayden Essery leading the way with four catches, Hudson Bird one and Blake Thompson one. Leading wicket takers were: James Creighton opened the bowling and took 2/ 5 runs from his four overs, at first change Cooper Staff 2/8 from four overs, Nathan Gutterson 1/2, Hudson 1/2, Danny Bisby 1/4, Blake 1/5 and Josh McTaggart 1/12.

Great Lakes were bowled out for 84 runs in the 28th over. 

With about one and a half hours remaining in the morning's play, it was Wingham's turn at the crease and the runs came thick and fast. And as the batsmen completed their agreed overs at the crease they were retired.

At the end of play on day one, Wingham had batted for 21 overs and compiled 201 runs without losing a wicket - Hayden 52 retired, Nathan 35 retired, Hudson 50 retired and Josh 21 not out.

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