Robison guides Topsham St James Under-12s past 100.

PUBLISHED: 09:56 23 June 2010

Wickets falling in a youth cricket match

Wickets falling in a youth cricket match


TOPSHAM St James defeated Kenn in an under-12 game to seal a second win of the season, writes Malcolm Shepherd.

Batting first, the Saints closed on 120-8.

Openers Charlie Goodfellow and Alex Davison put on 13 before the latter was bowled. Goodfellow sparkled in the sunshine, hitting five 4s in his knock of 27, the side’s highest single contribution.

Jim Shepherd was yorked for two and this brought debutant Martin Porter to the wicket. The new lad and Goodfellow rattled along, Potter hitting two boundaries on the way to an excellent 20.

Goodfellow was eventually dismissed, trapped leg before and he was followed back to the pavilion by Martin when he was bowled. The sides top run getter this term, Cameron Robison was next in and he saw the total into three figures with an unbeaten 22.

Of the other batsmen, Oliver Anthony, Henry Webster, Sam Thomas and Ryan Darke all hit some firm blows.

In reply, Kenn’s openers reached 41 before Inder Singh was rewarded with a deserved wicket. The breakthrough having been made, man-of-the-match Charlie Goodfellow then swept through the middle order with an astonishing triple-wicket maiden.

Tom Sage also bowled a wicket maiden and ended with figures of 2 for 4 off four overs.

Any hopes Kenn had finally disappeared when Jim Shepherd caught their opener off is own bowling. Ryan Darke and Cameron Robison snaffled late wickets as Topsham eased to a comfortable win with Kenn closing on 81-9.

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