Gloucestershire Under 13 Boys v Yorkshire Under 13 Boys (at Bishopston CC), August 4 2019
Yorkshire 206-6 (45 overs)
Gloucestershire 207-6 (44.3 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 4 wickets
Gloucestershire Under 13 Boys v Somerset Under 13 Boys (at Bishopston CC), August 6 2019
Gloucestershire 107 all out (25.2 overs)
Somerset 81 all out (23.1 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 26 runs
Gloucestershire Under 13s recorded stunning back-to-back victories over Yorkshire and Somerset.
A superb team performance saw the side chase down 207 with just three balls remaining to beat Yorkshire at Bishopston.
The visitors batted first and posted 206 thanks to a century from their skipper Sabir Mahmood who held the innings together. But Glos continually chipped away with wickets at the other end as William Merrett (Lechlade) led the way with 3-35.
In response Glos started brilliantly with a 101 run opening stand between Max Richards (Winterbourne) and James Austen (Frocester) who both made 40. But a collapse saw the hosts lose four wickets for just 10 runs as they slipped from 101-0 to 111-4. With the game in the balance Cirencester ‘keeper/batsman Ottie Landale strode to the crease and proceeded to turn things back Gloucestershire’s way with a positive, busy innings. Supported by Gus Carini-Roberts (11) (Aston Ingham), Max Dunne (13) (Frocester) and Luke Hope (6*) (Great Rissington) Landale held the innings together, making 51 not out from 50 balls to take his side to victory in the final over.
The Under 13s followed up their four wicket win over Yorkshire with a 26 run victory over Somerset in a low-scoring game at Bishopston. Batting first Glos were bowled out for 107 in 25.2 overs. Morgan Barnes top scored with 25 as only four players reached double figures – including number 10 Lysander Tarrant (Bourton Vale) who made 12 not out.
Defending a low total the home side were made to wait for the first wicket as Somerset reached 56 without loss. The introduction of first change bowlers Dunne and Tarrant turned the game on its head as the pair ripped through the Somerset top order. Spinner Dunne took 4-12 in seven overs and Tarrant picked up 3-23 at the other end as Somerset crumbled from 56-0 to 81 all out. There was also a run out from Merrett and two late wickets for Freddie Sharp (2-5) (Dumbleton) as Glos secured a comfortable 26 run victory.