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Clare Mount County Runners Up as Cricket (almost!) Comes Home

We travelled to Warrington for the Annual County Tournament. The squad of Reeve (captain), Kierran, Dennis, Philip, George, Sam, John and Lewis were drawn in a tough group with Hebden Green, Oaklands and Springfield 

 

The first game saw Clare Mount buck the usual trend and start strongly with a comfortable 11 run win over Hebden Green. Our second game was against Oaklands and saw John star with the bat with a passable impression of Chris Gayle smashing the ball to all parts, ably supported by Dennis and the elegant Goweresque batting of Sam. The boys prevailed by 30 runs in good style.

Our final game was against a more senior side from Springfield and their coach who had them drilled to be ultra competitive. In a shortened game we went down by 11 runs with Kierran and Lewis steady performers in this game and George and Philip showing their true cricket values by fielding for the opposition when they were short.

 

We won our group and time constraints meant that the county champions were decided from the group records rather than a final and so we were denied a shoot out with the other group winners, instead participating in a thrilling tied exhibition game at the end of the afternoon 

 

As you will see from the photos, the boys thoroughly enjoyed their day and it is my honour to be their manager. Reeve was an excellent captain on the day and is a shining example to the younger players. Thanks to all who have helped this year and special thanks to Mrs Manifold who drove the bus for us.

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