Stow CC juniors off to a flyer

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Stow Cricket Club juniors have gone off to a flying start, beating Downham Town in their U11, 13 and 15 games.

Stow U13’s , sponsored by F.W. Deptford Ltd, won by 54 runs after posting a first innings score of 147 with Sam Gilbert hitting a nice 40, before being bowled. Downham managed 93 for 9 in their 20 overs with two wickets each for Jack Challen, Felix Young and Zach Newton.

Stow U15’s, sponsored by Emmetts, won by 6 wickets after keeping Downham to 110 runs in their 20 overs with two wickets each for Freddie Fairey, Ben Wilcox and Jack Bishop. Pick of the batsmen for Downham was Dillon Morris with 31 runs.

Finlay Wilcox opened the batting and scored a classy 47, supported well by Alec Marshall, Kieron Knott and Thomas Bishop, before being bowled by Ben Fouracre.

Stow reached their target in the 17th over.

Stow U11’s, sponsored by J W Sargeants (Butchers), on Friday evening hosted Downham, who scored 83 for 9 from their 20 overs.

B Terry top scored for Downham with 18, the wickets coming from Arthur Wilcox (three), George Webb (two), Ruben and William Baker one apiece. Clark McCarthy looked very solid at his debut behind the stumps.

Stow were 84/5 in reply with Wilcox (17) and Harry Challen (15 no) top scoring.

Stow U13’s played Swaffham U13’s in the first round of the ECB National Cup.

Stow batted first after winning the toss and Freddie Fairey, Arthur Wilcox and Ben Wilcox all retired after reaching 30 runs each.

Stow set a target of 127 and despite not being at their best managed to win by 16 runs. Pick of the bowlers were Zach Newton andSam Gilbert, both taking two wickets. William Gilbert looked very sharp behind the stumps.

Stow U13’s beat Denver on Monday by 49 runs after it looked as if it was going to be a quick game with Denver bowling well and Stow toppling to 69 for 6.

Ben Buckley impressed on his debut for Stow and Felix Young (48 no) supported by Zach Newton (9 no) steadied the ship and a respectable 147 ensued.

The Stow bowlers upped their game with a hat-trick for Newton and wickets for Ellie Marshall, William Gilbert and Josh Farman.