Youth cricket - Fortunes on the up for Royston

PUBLISHED: 12:32 26 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

DESPITE starting with only eight players, Royston seconds overpowered a young Sawston side to record their second victory in two weeks. The win lifted Royston off the bottom of the Cambridgeshire Cricket Association s Junior League Division 3. The patter

DESPITE starting with only eight players, Royston seconds overpowered a young Sawston side to record their second victory in two weeks.

The win lifted Royston off the bottom of the Cambridgeshire Cricket Association's Junior League Division 3.

The pattern was set early on with 15-year-old Mark Harper's opening spell of 5-1-8-1 and Ben Watson's 5-2-7-0 restricting Sawston to less than two runs per over.

Paul Harris (10-1-26-3) and Craig Jackson (7-0-18-3) then cashed in as Sawston struggled. The visitors finished on 93 all out - a score that never troubled the Royston batsmen.

Despite Sawston taking an early wicket, Royston captain Dave Isherwood (36) and John Bason (26) who added 52 for the second wicket, quickly took the game away from Sawston's grasp.

Ben Warren then smashed 20 off just 15 balls to kill the game for Royston, with Sawston's young quartet of Norrie, Champress, A Bradford unable to make a breakthrough.

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