The U16 season is underway as Bashley hosted Beaulieu at the BCG. Beaulieu won the toss and opted to bat first, and young openers I. Lovell and J. Lovell put on a determined display until J. Lovell was dismissed for 24. R. Critchley, J. Bennett and H. Varley helped push the final total for Beaulieu to 91 for 3.

In reply, Bashley’s openers S. Presland and J. Harris started slowly, picking off the singles and patiently waiting for the chances to find the boundary. S. Presland caught on 28 by H. Thomson, brought the Bashley Captain C. Davey to the crease to continue the task. With 2 runs required for both retirement and the match, J. Harris found the boundary to clinch the win in the 12th over, finishing 42no.

A great game, played in great spirit by both teams, and both teams fielding some younger players who can all be very proud of their performances

Bashley U16: J. Yapp, J. Harris ( WK), S. Cooper, G. Drummond, C. Davey (C)

Hannah Aldridge, Katie Harding, J. Hishon, T. Mills, S. Presland, D. Hanlon.