First team Fall Just Short in the First Round of the Digman Trophy

Wallasey 259-4 (Withe 64, Ullah 2-35)
Rainhill 93-3 (McKeown 31; Keogh 1-23)
D/L Revised Target 108 from 20.2 overs


Rainhill’s first team fell 9 runs short in the first round of the Digman trophy, in a game away to Wallasey that was affected by heavy rain.
Winning the toss and batting, Wallasey made a good start, putting on 109 for the first wicket. Rainhill struggled to contain the Wallasey opening pair as they scored freely up until a combination of Saeed Ullah (2-35) and Darren Tyms (1-36) managed to squeeze Wallasey’s run rate during the middle overs.

Playing his first game of the season for the 1 st team, after putting in some great performances for the club’s academy side, Nathan Lawler put his hand up to bowl during the final 12 overs, showing great character, he returned figures of 6-0-28-0.
First team captain Jamie Harrison stating, “Nathan showed a lot of courage to put his hand up to bowl in a period of the game where the Wallasey batters had some momentum, I was really impressed with how he bowled.

Wallasey finished with a strong total of 259/4 from their 45 overs.
Rainhill where missing many of their usual top order, therefore, a re-arrange in batting line up was needed. Stepping up the order against an established Wallasey bowling line up, Rob Mckeown (31), Saeed Ullah (23) and Sam Williamson (23*) all managed to make starts. Although unfortunately, a combination of losing 3 wickets and persistent heavy rain during Rainhill’s innings, Rainhill fell just short of the revised target of 108 when the heavens finally opened, Managing a score of 93-3.
It was a positive performance from a team missing many first team regular players.
Skipper Jamie Harrison was impressed not only with the Rainhill 2nd team players who was involved but also the application and character of two of Rainhill’s up and coming juniors, Nathan Lawler and Finn Millar, who showed great promise.