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Cricket 3rd Team - Match centre

Southport & Birkdale CC - 3rd XI
Alder CC - 4th XI
Sun 22 Apr 13:45 - Liverpool and District Cricket Competition - 3rd XI (Sunday) First Division (North West) sponsored by Liverpool Gin Start time 13:45

Opening Day Defeat but Youngsters Shine

A fine century from Alder's youngster Naylor won the game but S&B's young guns show that our plan for the 3rds will surely pay off.

Alan Green's 3rd team couldn't force a win on the opening weekend, but the revitalised 3rd team started as it means to go on, with an attacking outlook and a willingness to give our promising juniors every opportunity.

Batting first, openers Ed Baybutt and Callum Scott delivered the steady start that the captain had requested, although both were to lose their wickets as they looked to accelerate. The remainder of the innings was dominated by a fine knock by U15 Sam Regan, hitting 65 of 89 balls. His total would surely have been worth more had the outfield been quicker.

Green declared on 45 overs to set a sporting total for Alder to go for after tea.

the 3rds bowling challenge suffered an early blow as Regan had to be removed from the attack for unfortunately bowling two head hight balls (the increasing cold in the late afternoon possibly a factor here).

This meant that the returning Pip Sumner had to return to bowling duties much earlier than planned (and for much longer) and also that the youngsters had to face some real responsibilities rather than ease their way into senior cricket.

U15 Tobias Lea already has some 3rd team experience and picked up two early wickets, whilst U13 players Thomas Crew and Matthew Hennessy provided a really encouraging start, as both showed maturity and control on their debuts. Both were somewhat unfortunate not to see a return for their efforts.

Despite the loss of early wickets, Alder's Liam Naylor was an assured presence, and once he was paired with Keogh, they calmly plotted a course to victory. On reflection, S&B's depleted attack did well to take the game into the last hour.

Despite the loss, the game showed that supporters of the third team can look forward to some entertaining Sundays ahead, whilst also getting a feeling that the long-term future of the club is being well nurtured.

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Scorecard

Southport & Birkdale CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Southport & Birkdale CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ed Baybutt
lb. C Newall
9
57
0
0
15.8
Callum Scott
ct. J Kelly, b. J O'Rourke
10
43
0
0
23.3
Sam Regan
Not Out
65
89
3
0
73.0
Josh Hine
ct. P Naylor, b. C Newall
27
32
3
1
84.4
Simon Pearce
b. L Naylor
5
20
0
0
25.0
Tobias Lea
b. C Newall
2
8
0
0
25.0
Jamie Sumner
Not Out
14
25
0
0
56.0
Alan Green
 
 
John Bennett
 
 
Matthew Hennessy
 
 
Thomas Crew
 
 
Extras
4w, 6b, 4nb
14
Total
for 5 wickets 45 overs
146

Alder CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Liam Naylor
14
1
33
1
2.4
4nb
Harry Moore
8
1
23
0
2.9
1w
Joseph O'Rourke
9
0
22
1
2.4
3w
Callum Newall
11
1
50
3
4.5
Alasdair Keogh
3
0
12
0
4.0

Alder CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Stephen Foulkes
ct. C Scott, b. T Lea
6
14
0
0
42.9
Liam Naylor
Not Out
104
112
5
0
92.9
John Scott
b. T Lea
3
20
0
0
15.0
Jamie Kelly
b. J Sumner
4
21
0
0
19.0
Michael Moore
lb. J Sumner
0
3
0
0
0.0
Alasdair Keogh
Not Out
20
74
0
0
27.0
Philip Naylor
 
 
Harry Moore
 
 
Andrew Jones
 
 
Callum Newall
 
 
Joseph O'Rourke
 
 
Extras
1w, 1b, 8nb
10
Total
for 4 wickets 39.1 overs
147

Southport & Birkdale CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tobias Lea
10
1
29
2
2.9
1w
Josh Hine
0.3
0
6
0
 
Sam Regan
0.3
0
7
0
 
4nb
Jamie Sumner
14.1
2
41
2
2.9
2nb
Thomas Crew
8
0
33
0
4.1
Matthew Hennessy
4
0
19
0
4.8
2nb
John Bennett
2
0
11
0
5.5

Team selection

League round up

Other 3rd XI (Sunday) First Division (North West) sponsored by Liverpool Gin results

Southport Trinity CC - 3rd XI
115
116/1
Orrell Red Triangle CC - 3rd XI SU

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# Team Pts
1. Orrell Red Triangle CC - 3rd XI SU 230
2. Alder CC - 4th XI 225
3. Southport & Birkdale CC - 3rd XI 214
4. Southport Trinity CC - 3rd XI 150
5. Fleetwood Hesketh CC - 3rd XI 135
6. Hightown St Marys CC - 3rd XI (DS) 109
7. Formby CC - 4th XI 89

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