Cricket update

Fulneck vs Woodhouse Grove

Tom Moss won the toss and elected to bat on a glorious summer’s afternoon. Both Tom Moss and James Crossley got the innings off to a great start.

James was dismissed with an excellent delivery that clipped the top of off stump. An outstanding 38 run partnership in the middle order between Tom Moss and Sammy Dyson enabled Fulneck to accumulate an impressive and season’s best total of 111 for 6 off their allocated 20 overs.

Fulneck were keen to keep Woodhouse on the back foot and applied early pressure when Tom Moss bowled an excellent delivery to dismiss their opening batsman.

Another wicket in the 6th over from Sammy Dyson slowed the scoring rate down but Woodhouse continued to score runs to nudge closer to Fulneck’s total, with their number three batsman scoring a very well-deserved half century. Unfortunately on this occasion the game ended in defeat, but the boys take the positives forward into their next match.

Man of the match goes to Tom Moss for an outstand-ing batting performance of 45 runs.

Cricket 6-a-side Tournament

On a warm and sunny day, Fulneck participated at the U13s 6-a-side cricket tournament at Silcoates School.

Fulneck were drawn in a tough group and the boys battled hard and played some excellent cricket in their first few games. During the first game, Tom Moss opened the batting with a quickfire score of 20 runs as Fulneck were narrowly defeated by QEGs Wakefield. Fulneck fought hard, but were narrowly defeated in their games against Birkdale and Hill House.

After a tough few games, Fulneck’s final fixture of the tournament started with a bang as Andreas Kryiacou quickly reacted and ran out the first batsman after just four balls.

Fulneck applied as much pressure as they could in the field and kept Ashville to just 49 runs off their allocated 5 overs.
Fulneck started well but lost the early wicket of Tom Moss. This provided other boys in the team with the opportunity to step up and lead the way. A good innings from James Crossley and contributions from all players allowed Fulneck to edge closer to victory.

However, a tight final over from Ashville restricted Fulneck and the game was narrowly lost.

Our next cricket fixture is on Saturday 17th June, when Fulneck host Silcoates School in an U15s cricket fixture.

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