MATCH REPORT: YC College v Yorkshire U15
On Wednesday 13th June, the Yorkshire Cricket College played Yorkshire under 15 development squad at New Rover. An intriguing match up, especially as the college were missing some key players. Nevertheless, through some explosive batting YCC ran out comfortable 7 wicket winners.
Yorkshire under 15’s batted first on a good looking pitch for batting. Opening the bowling, James took care of Harland and Elstone, reducing them to 29 for 2. A counter attack was launched by Welsh (75) and Slator (50) who put on 113 for the third wicket, taking the score to 142 before Jonny removed Welsh.
With a new batter at the crease, YCC continued to take wickets; Boeta and Oli chipping in with 2 and 1 victim respectively. However, it was James who was the main protagonist, taking the first 5 wicket haul for the Yorkshire Cricket College, conceding a miserly 34 runs off his 9 overs.
Yorkshire under 15’s ended their innings with a competitive 241 for 9, however that score was helped by 39 extras including 23 wides; something that head coach, David Foster will no doubt be working on with his bowling unit.
Opening the batting, Will P and Boeta took to the crease. Will was dismissed by a beauty from Smith without scoring. The opening attack kept it tight, ensuring bad balls were at a premium, keeping the in form Boeta relatively quiet and was run-out in the 7th over.
However, new batsman Oli together with Harrison the score board kept ticking over and batting looked to become increasingly comfortable. Going well, and with the score on 77, Harrison was out; caught by Welsh off the bowling of Ward.
Buoyed by another wicket, the under 15’s were well in the match. Jonny was the new batsman and, together with Oli began to score freely. As the pair settled into their innings, finding boundaries and running well, testing the resilience of their younger opposition.
As the 100 partnership was achieved in the 32nd over, YCC knew they were on top and continued the onslaught. Jonny in particular was in devastating form with Oli playing his best knock wearing the white rose.
With just a few runs required, Jonny caressed the ball for his 21st boundary of the innings to reach his century; another first from the college and achieved in just 91 deliveries to see the Yorkshire Cricket College defeat Yorkshire under 15 development squad by 7 wickets.
A great result and superb run chase, the 2 teams will battle it out again on the 19th June at new Rover cricket ground.