U13 Northern Counties Cup 2018
Lancashire 140-9 beat Yorkshire 21ao
Staffordshire U13 106 ao (Leo Diffey 3-8) lost to Yorkshire U13 108-5 (Alex Cree 58*)
On Wednesday, Yorkshire U13’s hosted Staffordshire U13’s at a sun drenched Castleford CC.
Winning the toss, Staffordshire elected to bat first on a good looking wicket which looked like it would offer the spinners plenty of assistance. However, from the moment the first ball was bowled, Yorkshire took control of the game with their most disciplined performance of the season so far. All the bowlers bowled with improved accuracy which was well supported by a more clinical fielding performance. Leo Diffey 3-8 was the pick of the bowlers but everybody showed an improvement in executing their skills resulting in Staffordshire scrapping to 106 ao in 40.2 overs.
After the interval, Alex Cree took control of Yorkshire’s reply with a solid 58* in 99 balls. Sam Spenceley (15), Diffey (13) and Lachlan Doidge (14*) all chipped in and supported Cree as Yorkshire romped home with 12.4 overs to spare and kept their hopes alive of reaching the Northern Counties Cup final in late August.
Many thanks to the officials on the day and Castleford CC for the use of their ground and hospitality.
Yorkshire U13’s now go on a short tour to our capital city next week where they will play Kent and Essex in different formats of the game.
5.7.18 Notts beat Leics by 8 wkts.
Leics 224-6 45 overs Will Begy 70
Notts 225-2 32.3 overs Martin Khadoo 83
Scores for Warwickshire v Leicestershire. Leicestershire 139-5
Leicestershire v Cumbria
Cumbria 63 all out
U13 Northern Counties Cup Fixtures 2018
Wednesday 23rd May Cheshire v Nottinghamshire
Tuesday 29th May Staffordshire v Warwickshire
Thursday 31st May Cumbria v Cheshire
Thursday 7th June Cumbria v Lancashire
Thursday 7th June Leicestershire v Staffordshire
Sunday 10th June Cumbria v Staffordshire
Thursday 14th June Lancashire v Cheshire
Thursday 14th June Staffordshire v Nottinghamshire
Thursday 14th June Warwickshire v Leicestershire
Wednesday 20th June Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire
Thursday 21st June Yorkshire v Leicestershire
Sunday 24th June Yorkshire v Cumbria
Wednesday 27th June Nottinghamshire v Lancashire
Sunday 1st July Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire
Wednesday 4 July Lancashire v Staffordshire
Thursday 5th July Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thursday 12th July Staffordshire v Cheshire
Thursday 12th July Lancashire v Leicestershire
Monday 16th July Lancashire v Yorkshire
Tuesday 17th July Warwickshire v Cumbria
Wednesday 18th July Leicestershire v Cumbria
Thursday 19th July Cheshire v Warwickshire
Sunday 22nd July Yorkshire v Cheshire
Wednesday 25th July Yorkshire v Staffordshire
Wednesday 25th July Cheshire v Leicestershire
Sunday 12th August Nottinghamshire v Cumbria
Tuesday 14th August Warwickshire v Yorkshire
Thursday 16 August Warwickshire v Lancash