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Brockhampton's Harry Children puts visiting Colwall in a spin
7:30am Saturday 14th July 2012 in Sport
BROCKHAMPTON’S Harry Children put visiting Colwall in a spin in the GB Liners Marches League Division Three.
The young leg-spinner bagged 4-25 from nine overs to lead promotion-chasing Brockhampton 3rd to a 99-run home win.
“Harry is a talented youngster that has really come on with his cricket,” said Brockhampton skipper Steve Jennings.
“He took wickets at vital times that put the opposition in deep trouble,” Jennings added. “Our young wicketkeeper Charlie Scott, had a good game too and made two stumpings including a smart piece of work down the legside to dismiss Sam Pritchard.”
Brockhampton’s committee members and players had worked hard to put on Saturday’s match.
Opening batsmen Graham Parker (36) and Sam Charles (45) starred as Brockhampton made 187- 9 from their 45 overs.
Adam Hewlett (4-8 from 12 overs) then rocked Colwall’s batsmen before Children finished them off.
Jennings said: “I asked Colwall’s skipper at the end of the game if it was the conditions that saw his team struggle with the bat but he said it was our decent bowling.
“Some people might think we played the game through desperation but, after tending to the ground from half-past-seven in the morning, the pitch was playable.
“Luckily, there were no intervals throughout the match, just a bit of rain at the end when they had one wicket left but we played on and finished it off.”
Brockhampton are second in the table and travel to lowly Presteigne this Saturday.
“They have struggled to play games this season but, in the opener, they defeated us,” said Jennings.
“We are in a good position and we need to build on our average points-per-game. But at the moment, it’s all about getting a game on.”
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