Whaley are crowned champs after nail-biter

CHAMPIONS: Whaley Bridge U11s. Photo contributed.
CHAMPIONS: Whaley Bridge U11s. Photo contributed.

WHALEY Bridge Under-11s were crowned league champions after a nail-biting finish against local rivals Hayfield.

Whaley batted first and scored a very creditable 197 against some good bowling.

Hayfield’s reply got off to a good start, but yet again some good bowling brought their innings to an end on 177.

Greig Wright, Performance Officer for Derbyshire Cricket Board, commented that both teams’ commitment to Derbyshire’s Chance to Shine Programme was starting to reap the benefits.