All-rounder plays key role as Meakins win Under-13s encounter



Yumeth Athauda’s star turn with bat and ball earned Meakins victory at Nantwich in their Under-13s Section Y encounter.

Athauda showed prowess with the ball  first of all, taking 6-19 to help to dismiss the young Dabbers for 142.

Jacob Holt (29), Jackson Bentley (25) and Ethan McGregor (23) made the  most progress with the bat.

Athauda then made 50 – as did Lexie Cantrill – to secure a six-wicket victory for Meakins. Oliver Howell took two wickets.

Newcastle & Hartshill piled on the runs in their home win against Woore.

Castle amassed an eye-watering 233-4 with Joe Thorne and Harris Abassi both completing half-centuries.

Vinnie Purcell weighed in with 44 not out and there was 36 from Tom Brown for the Castle contingent to cheer.

Sam Waller (34) batted impressively in the run chase, but Guy Bridgett’s 4-8 and double strikes from Rohan Vallabhaneni and Arjun Vengalil left Woore all out for 67.

Porthill Park were another side in prime form with the bat as they won by eight wickets at home against Audley.

Set 168 for victory, Ryan Nolan (52) and Niall Redman (32no) completed the victory charge for the hosts.

Audley had earlier been bowled out for 167, in which Finley Beswick made 39 and Billy Jones scored 26.

Arjun Annamalai added 23, while the bowling plaudits went to Toby Davies, who finished with figures of 4-8..

· IN Under-13s Section Z, Barlaston made home advantage count to defeat Whitmore.

Barlaston held all the aces from the moment they put 194-3 on the board.

Their innings was dominated by a trio of fine displays as Charlie Fisher made 50, Wilson Roe struck 49 and Jacob Brotherton helped himself to 43.

Ruben Brammer’s 33 was the highlight of the Whitmore response, but two wickets apiece from Ethan Squire, Oliver Suen and Ben Sharp sent Whitmore sliding to 86 all out.

Little Stoke won on their journey to Hem Heath.

Seth Jones and Oliver Main scored 50 and 49 not out respectively to set firm foundations for Little Stoke’s progress to 188-6.

Ben Topley’s battling 35 not out was the top contribution to Hem Heath’s reply, but Euan Irving claimed 3-14, plus doubles from Rory Wood and Joseph Evans, which left the hosts all out for 69.

Moddershall & Oulton had the better of their home draw with Stone SP.

Joe Hawkins and Liam Shone made 51 apiece in the Modd youngsters’ 181-5.

Stone SP fought valiantly after the interval, though, and closed on 88-7 thanks to Conor Shrehorn’s 25 not out.

· LEEK pocketed the points from their Under-13s Section X clash at home against Ashcombe Park.

Oliver Yates’ unbeaten 48 guided Leek to 166-9, despite Tom Finney taking 3-12.

Ashcombe Park couldn’t find a sizeable contribution in reply and although Louis Byrne and Ben Mellor both made 19, they were dismissed for 116.

Jack Bowcock’s 3-20 was the bowling highlight, and there were two wickets for Oliver Smith.

Cheadle won their encounter with neighbours Checkley.

Sam Cliffe (31), Archie Pyatt (24) and Alfie Bonehill (21) teamed up to good effect in Cheadle’s 131-5. Toby Clark and Jack Farrington both scooped two victims.

Jack Ashton struck 19 in reply, but Lucy Smith’s 3-5 was key to Checkley being bowled out for 86.

The runs flowed in the draw between Knypersley and Endon.

Jack Muni’s 51 and 50 from Lewis Townsend helped Knypersley to post 172-2.

Endon impressed with the bat themselves, though, and Elliot Simcock’s 52, allied to 32 from Archie Bunn, left them on 140-2 at the close.

· IN the Under-18s Division, Bignall End had few issues in sealing the points at Hem Heath.

Tom Griffiths’ 54, which featured seven fours, plus 31 from Matt Kenvyn, helped Bignall End to 152-5.

Khaled Ullah, who had taken two wickets along with Danny Sanders, then made 33 for Hem Heath, but his side were dismissed for 56.

That was down to an excellent spell from William Devey, who claimed 3-4, and two wickets from Ahsam Zaroof.

Porthill Park were eight-wicket winners at Stone SP.

Three wickets apiece from Kyle Tideswell (3-15) and Nathan Stubbs (3-23) left Stone SP defending 123-9.

Jack Batchelor (39) and Henry Mountford (20) made the most progress with the bat.

However, Porthill Park eased to victory as Thomas Longworth struck nine fours in his 60 not out and James Cope lent valuable support with 34.

Longton also had a good day as they defeated Meakins by 10 wickets.

· LITTLE Stoke beat Porthill Park in the Under-13s eight-a-side  league.

Luke Green’s 3-9 restricted Little Stoke to 60 all out, but Sophie Beech replied with two wickets as Porthill Park were bowled out for 47.

Bagnall Norton impressed in their win at Bignall End.

Bignall End made 86-4 from their 20 overs, which featured 33 from Ollie Challinor and 29 from George Clay.

Bradley Morris and R Bateman then made 28 apiece to see Bagnall Norton to their target for the loss of one wicket.

Leycett won at home against Alsager.

Jaden Malkin’s unbeaten 21 was the star batting effort in Leycett’s 97-5. Henry Naughton took two wickets. Alsager worked hard in reply, but Finley Cookson (3-7) and two wickets from Sam Barlow ensured they were bowled out for 53.

Stone SP and Wood Lane drew their match. Will Weaver (36no) and Grace Cox (25) helped Stone SP to 130-4, despite Jamie Fone’s two scalps.

Wood Lane replied with 103-4 as Alfie Campbell-Wilson and Noah Davies made 36 and 28 not out respectively.





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