Sully Centurions: Senior and Junior news
7:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in Sport
SULLY Centurions Cricket Club enjoyed a return friendly against last week's opponents, Miskin Manor, and chalked up another big victory.
Sully batted first and Nathan Baker soon set out his stall, finding the boundary regularly. Although losing opening partner Lloyd Bruce for five, with the score on eight, he then took the total along to 56 with Alex Langrish, who was trapped lbw by Newbury for eight.
Shae Ellis lasted longer, though, and the pair enjoyed a hugely successful third-wicket partnership of 157 before Ellis was the first of three run outs, going for a very good 56.
David Goodway (seven) was also run out and Baker's marvellous innings finally came to an end when he was bowled by Giles for152 with the score on 241. The innings contained seven 6s and 12 boundaries.
Adam Sylvester (seven) completed the trio of run outs, with Iuean Ridout (one) Emma Davies (three not out) and David Sylvester (nought not out) completing the Centurions' innings, which closed on 261 for eight after 40 overs.
After tea Davies and Ridout opened the bowling but the Miskin openers took the score along to 86 before the first wicket fell - Owen being lbw to Goodway for 35. Captain for day Ben Callow bagged the first of his two wickets when he had Giles caught by Terry Williams for 47 with the score on 113.
Callow also took the next wicket - Thomas for 24 - courtesy of a catch by Langrish to leave the scoreboard on 124 for three in the 27th over. The game was looking interesting at this stage but a combination of six accurate overs from Williams (0-17) and the introduction of Ellis changed the contest completely.
Ellis totally demolished the opposition with the remarkable figures of five for 12 off six overs as Miskin finished on 197 for eight. All in all, this was an enjoyable game of cricket in which everyone played their part.
SULLY CENTURIONS: 261-8 MISKIN MANOR: 197/8
* This Sunday Centurions have a home friendly against Cardiff Cavaliers – 1.30pm start. Can all players let David Sylvester know of their availability.
The weather played havoc with the club’s junior fixture list in this season’s Cardiff and Vale League.
It was probably the worst season weather wise for a number of years and made it difficult to build any momentum as match after match was rained off.
Despite this, the club’s three sides - Under-11, 13 and 15 - all finished third in their respective divisions, just missing out on the top two finish required to make it into the League Finals Day.
A number of the club’s juniors were selected to play representative cricket during the season for the Cardiff and the Vale regional squad and Wales. Adam Sylvester, Harri Edwards and Emma Davies were selected for Wales in their respective age groups, while Tomos Edwards, Alex Langrish, Joe Hayer and Aron Arthur represented their region.
Congratulations and well done to all of them. In between the wind and the rain, there were encouraging and positive signs for the club from the number of junior players who made the step up to senior cricket. They all acquitted themselves very well at that level and showed great promise for the future.
If anyone is interested in playing for the juniors at Sully Centurions Cricket Club, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org