Raby Castle ease to nine-wicket win against dale rivals Evenwood
ON Wednesday night, Raby Castle U13s ran out winners against local rivals Evenwood by nine wickets to record their first win of the season
Raby made one change from the previous week’s team with Arron Hutchinson making his debut.
Raby won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Evenwood openers Blake Milroy (19) and Joseph Elstob (4) put on ten for the first wicket before Elstob was bowled by Beth Poole.
Against some accurate Raby bowling only J Hargraves (14) offered any real resistance and the Evenwood innings faltered to 63-8 off their 20 overs.
The pick of the Raby bowlers was Finlay Kirkup with a wicket for just two runs off his two overs
The other wicket takers were William Poole (2-8), Noah Hoyle (1-3) and Beth Poole, Arron Hutchinson and Ralph Hoskyns-Abrahall all finished with (1-6) off their two overs
In reply Raby’s innings started well with Reuben Gillhespy and Reilly Milner putting on 28 for the first wicket before Gillhespy (12) was bowled by Alfie Cummins (1-7).
Ralph Hoskyns-Abrahall hit a quick 13 and Raby reached their target in the 13th over for the loss of only one wicket.
Reilly Milner was Raby’s man of the match for his 18 not out with debutant Arron Hutchinson taking the fielding award.
Tonight, Wednesday, Raby are at away at Brandon the match starts at 6pm.
Barnard Castle Juniors
JUNIOR cricket at Barney is now in full swing and the club is delighted to welcome new coaches.
The U13s, coached by Jonathan Milroy, were in action at Darlington on Friday. The U11s, with Ian Rutherford coaching, had a match against Newton Aycliffe on Sunday which they lost by a net score of 38 runs.
The U15s, looked after by Piers Burgess, had their match at Newton Aycliffe cut short by rain but Johnny Burgess took two wickets and was 18no when it was called off.
The junior part of this short season is extremely important to the club and the advent of new coaches to help dozens of keen youngsters will be crucial both to their interest and development.