Rainhill CC U15s Secure Convincing Victory Against Orrell Red Triangle CC

Rainhill 110-4 (Foulkes 40, Lawler 28; Stridgeon 2-23)
Orrell Red Triangle CC 73 all out (Stridgeon 34;  Ambage 2-6, Lawler 2-7, Morrissey 2-15)

On a sunny evening at YMCA Ground ,Orrell, Rainhill CC’s under-15 team showcased their talent and determination, emerging victorious against Orrell Red Triangle CC’s U15 Storm.
After being put in to bat first after losing the toss, Rainhill’s innings got off to a flying start with a remarkable opening partnership between Freddie Foulkes and Nathan Lawler.  The pair put on a commendable stand, with Lawler contributing 28 runs before being caught by Liam Caunce off Owen Stridgeon’s bowling.  Foulkes played some exquisite shots,  maneuvering the ball around the field. His innings was a display of class, showcasing his talent and potential.
Other notable batting contributions came from Mattie Ambage and Harry Ball, who finished not out on 13 and 10 respectively.

In response, Orrell Red Triangle CC’s U15 Storm struggled to counter Rainhill’s bowling attack, eventually being bowled out for 74 runs in 18.2 overs.
Owen Stridgeon was the top scorer for Orrell, contributing 34 runs before being dismissed by Ambage.   This provided us with the highlight of Rainhill’s fielding effort, a breathtaking one-handed diving catch from Ambage taken off his own bowling, showcasing exceptional athleticism and reflexes.
Additionally, Fin Venables made an immediate impact, claiming a wicket with his very first ball, adding to Rainhill’s dominant performance on the field. 
All of Rainhill’s bowlers displayed discipline and precision, with 8 of their bowlers claiming at least 1 wicket each.

Rainhill’s convincing victory was a testament to their collective effort and determination, reflecting the effectiveness of their training regimen.
With this win, Rainhill CC U15s look forward to their upcoming matches with confidence and optimism.

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