Edley takes average over 100 as the Under-13s go nap

Improving Rastrick Under-15s came out on top in a low scoring contest at Birkby Rose Hill.

After losing the toss, Rastrick were asked to bat first on a damp track.

Opener Seth Hions departed early but Liam Senior and Nathan Shaw soon got some momentum taking the score to 35 in good time before both batsmen departed for 13.

Rastrick found it tough going afterwards on a difficult track and crawled their way to 65-4 after 20 overs, largely thanks to a battling 23 from Amir Khan.

Defending such a small total was going to be difficult, even allowing for the difficult conditions, but they got a perfect start with early wickets for Liam Senior and Jasraj Sangha.

Wickets fell regularly and Rastrick fielded well to keep the run rate down.

There were also wickets for Nathan Shaw and Eddie Uttley but the highlight in the field was a stunning direct hit from George Davies to claim a crucial wicket.

With the run rate climbing, Rastrick were helped by further wickets for Sam Sangha and George Davies.

With 20 required off Amir Khan’s final over, the result was a formality as Rastrick triumphed by eight runs to send them climbing up the table.

Rastrick Under-13s continued their excellent form with a fifth successive league victory over Edgerton & Dalton to maintain their impressive unbeaten record.

After losing the toss, Rastrick were asked to field first and they bowled economically in the early exchanges without making a breakthrough.

With Edgerton & Dalton making steady progress, Rastrick finally broke through with an excellent run out as Jemima Wood hit the stumps with a throw from the boundary edge.

Rastrick soon struck again with another run out by William Osborne, who then took a wicket courtesy of a catch from wicketkeeper Sean Edley, who is the latest fine gloveman coming off the Edley production line.

Edgerton & Dalton finished on a competitive total off 86-5.

In reply, Rastrick got off to a terrible start as they lost both prolific opener Sam Shaw and Max Swann in the first over.

However, there followed an excellent partnership involving Louis Wood and Sean Edley which saw both youngsters reach 27 retired.

Edley’s knock took his season’s average to over 100.

Running well between the wickets and putting the bad ball away, their 50 partnership came in just six overs, setting up Rastrick for an easy victory.

Sam Sangha made 18 not out) finished off the job with William Osborne, who was two not out, as victory was achieved with just two wickets down and a full 11 overs remaining.