Winds play havoc on junior cricketers

Gloucester's Riley Blanch in delivery stride during the weekend's junior cricket competition. Photo supplied
Gloucester's Riley Blanch in delivery stride during the weekend's junior cricket competition. Photo supplied

The Gloucester 10's cricket players fronted up to some trying conditions on Saturday (October 26), with the wind playing havoc with the lighter ball they use.

The 10's cricket play a modified game of cricket similar to indoor cricket where a batsman will face a set number of balls and any dismissal is minus 5 runs to their teams score.

Liam Walmsley (16) and Emma Bignell (13/1out) started strongly for their team with first time players Samantha Fraser (6/1out), Xanthe Fenning (6), Max Delsperger (5/1out) and William Wooster (8/1out) all contributing. Riley Edwards finished his teams batting with 12 runs.

In reply Chris Bolton (13) and Riley Blanch (17/1out) got the scoring underway, With Kyan Lue (8), Charlie Bignell (13), Beau Laurie (13) and Jarrod Platter (12) all contributing without being dismissed, and as a result their team ran out winners on the day.

Undoubtably the pick of the bowlers was Beau Laurie, taking 2/10 off his 2 overs, with Charlie Bignell (1/10), Kyan Lue (1/10) and Riley Edwards (1/11) also taking wickets.