Under 9s Hfx v Northowram Fields 13-5-18
Lightcliffe u9s 281-3 beat Northowram Fields 258-7 by 23 runs
Sunday 13th May 2018
Halifax Junior Cricket League Under 9s
Lightcliffe’s Halifax Under 9s finally got their season up and running at the third attempt with an enjoyable and successful match against neighbours Northowram, with half the side playing their first ever competitive match.
There was a dramatic start to the career of Lucas Arnot who found himself on a hat trick with only his third ever competitive delivery.
Richard Buckland took a good catch, had a fine run out and claimed a wicket, whilst there was some excellent bowling and a wicket for Alex Gillgrass (Mr Enthusiasm in the field).
Sam Stobart was not to be outdone with a fine direct hit, and new comers Zach Challis, Jacob Wood both contributed.
With the bat Buckland and partner Imad Haidry ran very positively between the wickets to get Lightcliffe off to a good start and the team made steady progress throughout the innings.
Ollie Summers hit two excellent boundaries to swing the game for the visitors and with runs in the bank, last pair Jack Cowling and Joseph Fitzgibbon blocked out the last few overs to claim a win for the team.