A round-up of match reports from Gloucestershire’s junior performance squads for the week ending May 12.
Gloucestershire U17 Boys v Warwickshire U17 Boys (at Cheltenham College), May 12, 2019
Warwickshire 151 all out (45 overs)
Gloucestershire 152-9 (47.5 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 1 wicket
Gloucestershire Under 17s held their nerve to beat Warwickshire in a low-scoring but closely thought encounter at Cheltenham College.
Chasing a modest 152 for victory, the home side needed a stubborn 32 not out from 92 balls from Frocester’s Ewan Gegg to hold the innings together and get them over the line with one wicket to spare. Gegg came to the crease with his team having slipped from 52-1 – after to a breezy 26 from captain Daz Ahmed (Bishopston) – to 65-4. And the situation got worse as two more quick wickets saw Glos go six down with more than half of their target remaining. Gegg and Charlie Slade (14) (Chippenham) helped their side rally before Slade was dismissed with the score on 92. Bedminster’s Adam Hares (20) showed stubborn resistance to turn things around, sharing in a 50 run with partnership with Gegg that was to prove pivotal. When Hares fell, followed by Cyrus Shafi (Bristol YMCA) without adding to the score, Glos still needed 10 runs for victory and the tension was high. But Gegg kept his cool to seal the victory with 13 balls to spare.
Earlier three run outs –including two for Hares – contributed to Warwickshire’s downfall with the bat. There were also wickets for seamers Hares (1-28), Alex Haynes (2-19) (Cirencester) and Ahmed (2-15) and one each for spinners Alex Russell (Frocester) and Max Shepherd (Bourton Vale).
Gloucestershire U15 Boys v Warwickshire U15 Boys (at Stratford-Upon-Avon CC), May 12, 2019
Gloucestershire 129 all out (33.3 overs)
Warwickshire 130-7 (48.5 overs)
Warwickshire won by 3 wickets
Gloucestershire Under 15s fell to a three wicket defeat to Warwickshire at Stratford-Upon-Avon CC.
Batting first Glos started well, reaching 28 without loss before Praneel Choughule (Thornbury) was run out for 18. But after recovering from 30-2 to 72-3 a second run out – Stan Brown (13) (Cheltenham) – sparked a middle order collapse that saw four wickets full for 11 runs. 29 from 26 balls from Joe Durie (Old Bristolians Westbury) gave Glos some hope of posting a competitive total but they were eventually all out for 129.
In reply left arm spinner Ryan Kilmister (Dumbleton), opened the bowling and gave Glos hope, taking two early wickets in a miserly spell of 2-13 from 10. Three run outs and a wicket each for Choughule (1-28) and Brown (1-30) kept Glos in the match at 82-7. But an eighth wicket stand of 46 from Vidhan Iyer (38*) and Dinuk De Siva (19*) ended hopes of an away victory, as Warwickshire reached their target with just seven balls left.
The previous week the Under 15s beat Millfield School by 119 runs. George Driver-Dickerson (73 from 66 balls) (Frampton-On-Severn) and Brown (51) top scored as Glos posted a total of 280-9 from their 45 overs. In reply Rhys Price (3-19)(Thornbury), Will Hope (3-25) (Great Rissington) and Kilmister (3-38) took three wickets apiece to bowl the hosts out for 161 in 37 overs. Scorecard
Gloucestershire U13 Girls Development v Worcestershire U13 Girls Development (at Old Swinford CC), May 12, 2019
Worcestershire 114-6 (20 overs)
Gloucestershire 75-8 (20 overs)
Worcestershire won by 39 runs
Gloucestershire 47 all out (14 overs)
Worcestershire 49-0 (9.4 overs)
Worcestershire won by 10 wickets
Gloucestershire Under 13 Girls Development squad suffered two defeats in their double-header v Worcestershire.
But there were a number of excellent individual performances with both bat and ball. In the first match, Anna Fitzgerald (Bristol YMCA) took 2-6 and there was one apiece for her club mates Abigail Woodworth (1-23), Sophie Granville-George (1-11) and Charlton Kings’ Issy Huggett (1-16) as Worcestershire made 114-6 from their 20 overs. In reply Lauren Luxton (Charlton Kings) topscored with a patient 13 from 46 balls.