Quarter-final showdowns for Budleigh’s young cricketers
- Credit: Kirsty Robinson
The U14 team at Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club beat Woodbury away by 46 runs, taking them through to the U14 Cup semi-finals.
During their batting innings, Budleigh batted very well, with Max Jasper scoring 41 retired, Ollie Batson scoring 40 retired and Ryan Harris-Cotton smashing 22 off 10 balls.
The bowling attack was equally impressive, as Jack Larmour took four wickets, Nate James two, Fin Shipton and Ollie Roper both took one, while Josie Larmour and Ryan Harris-Cotton both limited their opponents’ score considerably.
Hattie Real and Ollie Roper also took great catches, helping Budleigh progress to the semi-finals to play Sidmouth.
The U13 team played their cup quarter final match against Clyst St George. After losing the toss, Budleigh were made to bat first, and scored 149 for 7 off 20 overs.
Otto Salih scored 30, Max Jasper 28 and Rory MacDonald 27. During their bowling innings, Budleigh limited the opposition’s score to 100 for 8, with Jack Larmour taking two wickets for just 11 runs, and George Stone also taking two for just 15 runs.
Both teams were also involved in league action. The U14 team beat Exmouth at home, scoring 109 on a slow pitch in their 20 over batting innings.
Captain Nate James achieved Budleigh’s top batting score of 30, and Ollie Roper and Ryan Harris-Cotton each scored a quickfire 14 and 10 respectively.
Hattie Real and Ryan Harris-Cotton both managed two wickets, and Fin Shipton took a wicket and bowled a maiden. The tight fielding, including catches from Hattie Real, Yasmin Levi, Max Jasper and Ollie Roper, restricted the opposition to just 53 runs from 20 overs.
Meanwhile, the BSCC U13s played their fifth match of the season away to Sidmouth. They lost the toss and were made to field first, restricting Sidmouth to 59 for 3 off 20 overs. In reply, Budleigh achieved this total in just 12.3 overs, conceding just three wickets, with Rory MacDonald getting the top score of 13.
Thanks to our sponsors Clip ‘n’ Climb and Ocean Physio and Rehab, thanks to the coaches for umpiring the junior matches and thanks as always to Ray Dawson for taking care of the pitch.