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Friday, 23 September 2011
A successful season for Bolton School's U13 Cricket
team saw them reach the county final, where they faced Lancaster
Royal Grammar School (LRGS) on their own ground.
Having beaten Blessed Trinity in an indoor semi final due to the
inclement weather Bolton travelled to Lancaster with some
confidence. Having won the toss Bolton elected to bat and reached a
very respectable 141 for 5 from 30 overs with Lancashire opener
Chris Brownlow reaching another half century. With a wet outfield
scoring 4s was always going to be difficult.
The LRGS innings was slow and steady with both openers scoring
well but not making a great impression on the game. With LRGS
reaching 100 with eight overs to go the game was on a knife edge.
Bolton finally got a wicket in the 21st over with Rishi
Datta claiming a very well deserved wicket following a decent
spell. However, that wicket may have been the downfall for Bolton
as LRGS' new batsman took a few overs to settle before launching an
attack on the Bolton bowlers that was to prove the difference
between the two teams. With one of the openers reaching a half
century, Thomas from the home team hit an amazing 38 from 4 overs
to claim the county cup for the home team.
Whilst disappointed with the result the Bolton team showed
dignity and were congratulated by the LCC official on reaching the
final and contributing to such an excellent game. Having reached
the semi final at U12s and losing in the final at U13s the target
for next year will be to win the county cup and with a few players
developing both mentally and physically it is a realistic
The U13s Coach, Mr Hughes, said: "May I take this opportunity to
thank all the boys who have contributed and represented the school
this year in what has been another successful year."
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