Saints beaten by Woodbury in under-11 game.

PUBLISHED: 10:31 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:28 10 June 2010

TOPSHAM St James under-11 hard-ball pair s team put up a brave display before going down to a more experienced Woodbury side.

TOPSHAM St James under-11 hard-ball pair's team put up a brave display before going down to a more experienced Woodbury side.

For some of the Topsham team it was their first hardball match, and, meeting such a powerful opposing team, that made it all the more difficult for the Saints!

What the inexperienced youngsters did not need was to concede as many wides as they did! There was additional charity with leg side bowling that was despatched to the boundary, and beyond as they cracked seventeen boundaries.

Aiden Pring soldiered on and, bowling a good line-and-length and picked up the only Woodbury wicket to fall.

Jimmy Goldsmith volunteered as wicket-keeper and found out that the role was significantly harder than it looked. He gamely got in the way of everything and ended up bruising the end of his finger, so Ben Haigh, who had come along to watch his mates, stepped in to finish the innings behind the sticks.

The Woodbury side contained a few quick bowlers, and they proved difficult to score against. Eight wickets were lost, mainly due to playing shots across the line, whilst looking where the ball was intended to go! However, Harry Ewin, Aiden Pring, and Tyler Little managed boundaries.

Topsham St James certainly enjoyed the experience on a lovely warm sunny morning, but Woodbury were simply just too strong in all departments.

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