BOURNE Cricket Club is celebrating the selection of several of its junior players to county and district sides.
Brothers Sam and Joe Evison have been selected to represent Lincolnshire: Sam at U13 level and Joe with the U11 side.
Sam, who has previously represented the county at U111 and U12 level, is an opening batsman and off-spinner and was the leading wicket-taker for Lincolnshire U12s last season. He received the Bowler of the Year award at the Lincolnshire Cricket Board’s pre-season awards evening in Lincoln.
Younger brother Joe has featured prominently in the U10s’ first three matches of the season; victories against Derbyshire and Norfolk, and a winning draw against Suffolk.
Evison top-scored for Lincolnshire with 38 not out against Norfolk at the Abbey Lawn as Lincolnshire reached 155 for 8 wickets from 40 overs. He then opened the bowling and took two wickets for 11 as Norfolk were bowled out for 95 in 32 overs.
After a long trip to Ipswich to play Suffolk, Lincolnshire won the toss and chose to bat. But they were soon in trouble at 10 for 4 wickets.
Evison then helped captain Jonathan Law (Caythorpe CC) to steady the ship with an innings of 28 not out. Law scored 44 as Lincolnshire made 138 for 8 from their 35 overs. Suffolk ended at 124 for 9 with Evison taking 1 wicket for 13 from 6 overs as the match ended a draw.
Lincolnshire bowled Derbyshire out for 97 in just 24.4 overs at Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln. Evison took 1 wicket for 9 and Market Deeping leg-spinner Bradley Gay took 2 for 17 runs. Lincolnshire reached their target for the loss of six wickets with Evison unbeaten on six at the end.
Six boys from Bourne’s U10 squad have been selected to represent the South Lincolnshire District.
The lads attended two Saturday morning sessions of coaching and assessment under the watchful eye of the district coaches before teams were selected for a half term cricket week at Boston.
All six, Alex Cunnington, Will Robinson, Tommy Richardson, Ben O’Boyle, Charlie Titcombe and Harry Tidswell, were selected to play in a series of matches against the other four districts and the boys made a real name for themselves. They recorded victories against the North, North East and the East but lost out to a strong Lincoln team in the penultimate over of the match to finish second overall - fine form to carry into a series of home and away fixtures over the coming weeks.