Manningham Mills batters Kyme Khan and Awais Hussain both batted to retirements as tonights visitors ran up a useful looking total of 117-7 off their twenty overs at a sunny Tofts Road on Monday night.
It was clear that the Saint Lawrence top four would all have to fire if the home side were to mount a realistic challenge. The U13 reply started well with the score reaching 32 before Josh Marsden fell for 8. Jack Allman
went for 9 and the contributions of Archie Scott
(22) and Curtis Hardaker
(26) looked like keeping Saint Lawrence in the game. When Archie was caught and Curtis run out the pressure mounted on the home sides middle order. Despite a positive approach Tom Ayres (8), James Pearce (3), Harrison Emmet Lee(1*) and Tom Frankland
(1*) couldn't quite find enough runs and Saint Lawrence fell 9 short against a strong Manningham side who will fancy their chances in this seasons Cup competition.
The U13s regular scorer was absent tonight after being called to the Leverson Enquiry into Press Standards to answer charges of allegedly making slanderous comments on a well known web site about senior figures associated with a famous Bradford League cricket team.