George boosts Royston Colts

PUBLISHED: 19:08 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:48 11 May 2010

LORCAN George helped Royston Colts under-13s to a narrow win over rivals Saffron Walden. Royston set the visitors a challenging target of 270 to win, despite losing James May first ball. However, some good batting by Max Ayliffe, Ryan Judge and George h

LORCAN George helped Royston Colts under-13s to a narrow win over rivals Saffron Walden.

Royston set the visitors a challenging target of 270 to win, despite losing James May first ball.

However, some good batting by Max Ayliffe, Ryan Judge and George helped to keep the score moving.

In reply, Saffron Walden lost three wickets in their first over with a magnificent run out by Ben Seabrook with a direct hit from mid on and two wickets from George.

Saffron Walden recovered well until another good over by George yielded two more wickets. However, the visitors dug deep and needed only five runs to secure the victory.

But Royston had other ideas, as Ben Seabrook bowled an impressive last over, taking three wickets, to see Royston home.

As a result Royston now sit second in the league and remain unbeaten.

Royston under-15s recorded their fourth consecutive away win, to see off Babraham.

Put in to bat, Rory Harper delivered yet another solid batting performance for his 29, before being bowled trying to push the score along.

Some excellent bowling from Sam Dew in particular meant that Royston had to work hard for their runs and useful contributions from Callum Bacon, John Brain and a late flourish from Toby Fynn meant that they eventually finished on 122 for 9 off their 20 overs.

Babraham's opening partnership started well and the Royston opening bowlers struggled to take wickets.

Runs however, became increasingly hard to come by for the Babraham batsmen as they struggled to keep up with the required run rate.

The quality of the Royston bowling, including an excellent debut over from Max Liddel meant that Babraham finished narrowly short of the Royston total.

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