Wilsden Cricket Club Juniors in cup win glory

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Mark Humphreys

Wilsden under-17s swept to victory in their first UAJCA William Spencer Cup Final against Oxenhope. In a finals day at Haworth Cricket Club, Wilsden were represented in both matches, with the under-13s missing out to close rivals Cullingworth. But the under-17s restored Wilsden’s spirits, claiming their trophy in a very entertaining match.

Cup winners: Wilsden Cricket Club under-17s

Cup winners: Wilsden Cricket Club under-17s

Batting first, Wilsden had a fantastic start with openers, man of the match Saim Butt (49 runs) and captain Ben Whitfield, retiring not out with 50. After this pair departed, Oxenhope got back into the match and began to take wickets. A quickfire 22 by Charlie Shimmin, with partners running out, took Wilsden’s total to 149. Wilsden bowled and fielded tightly and were always in control, regularly taking key wickets. Oxenhope were dismissed for 112, with the pick of the bowlers being Charlie Shimmin with a great return of 4 for 24.

This is a fantastic result and with two league fixtures left we hope to go on to complete the double!

U13s battle bravely against local rivals

Appearing in their third UAJCA John Hindle Cup Final of the past four years, Wilsden under-13s finished runners-up against a strong Cullingworth team. Going in as underdogs, the team battled hard throughout, but came out second best on the day. Cullingworth scored a big total of 164, with Wilsden missing a number of key chances to take wickets. With our openers going cheaply, the run chase was always going to be difficult and ultimately Wilsden fell well short of the target.

Our boys did the club proud, and all credit goes to Cullingworth who put in a great team performance to retain the cup.

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The under-13 team

The under-13 team

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