Royal London Cup - 29 August 2021
Gloucestershire won by 1 wicket
Venue: Ottery St Mary CC
Devon vs Gloucestershire U15's County Age Group (Royal London Cup)
Our U15’s CAG side travelled away to Devon to continue their ECB County Cup campaign at Ottery St Mary CC. The home side won the toss and elected to bat first in the depths of the South West.
Proceedings got off to a great start for Gloucestershire as Ben Rivers (1 for 5) and Oliver Pearson (2 for 19) both made initial breakthroughs to leave Devon reeling at 25 for 3. Number 3 Devon batsman Finley Hill (40 off 71) played the anchor role as he held the home sides innings together. However, Lysander Tarrant (4 for 28) kept taking wickets at regular wickets as Devon’s middle to late order couldn’t get going as they were eventually all out for 140 inside 42 overs.
In reply, Gloucestershire couldn’t quite get off to the start they would have hoped as Finley Hill bowled with great pace and accuracy to restrict our top order. Skipper Max Dunne (37 off 57) and James Austen (31 off 53) had a valuable partnership of 63 which saw them take the total to 123 for 6. With Finley Hill (6 for 23) still chipping away, this meant William Merrett and Jacob Stevenson batted with calm heads to see Gloucestershire over the line at 144 for 9 in 37.5 overs for a 1 wicket win.
Thanks to Devon for a brilliant fixture which was closely competitive throughout and for Ottery St Mary CC for hosting us.
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