Spitfires show great potential with opening day win

Bourne Spitfires U11 CC. Alfie Bennett, Henry Brewster, Ollie Buckley, Will Chandler, Ollie Henson, Dylan Taylor, Ralph Taylor, Louis Vegete
Bourne Spitfires U11 CC. Alfie Bennett, Henry Brewster, Ollie Buckley, Will Chandler, Ollie Henson, Dylan Taylor, Ralph Taylor, Louis Vegete

Bourne Cricket Club’s junior season got off to a great start when the Spitfires (effectively the U10s) came away with a 66 run win from Uffington.

Playing an eight-a-side game with batsmen batting in pairs for four overs each, the Spitfires’ victory was richly deserved.

All eight players contributed and the team showed excellent spirit and enthusiasm in the field to support the bowlers.

Ollie Henson and Will Chandler set the scene with 40 undefeated runs.

Henry Brewster added to the total in more circumspect style but Dylan Taylor found the boundary twice to restore momentum.

Louis Vegete then finished the innings in style to close on 104 for the loss of just three wickets and a net score of 189.

Each Bourne player had two overs with Ollie Buckley, Alfie Bennett, Ralph Taylor and Olliie Henson each claiming two wickets in their two overs.

Dylan Taylor and Louis Vegate took one each as Uffington’s 73 runs cost them 10 wickets for a net 123.

Bourne: Alfie Bennett, Henry Brewster, Ollie Buckley, Will Chandler, Ollie Henson, Dylan Taylor, Ralph Taylor; Louis Vegete: