Whaley juniors seal trophy win at DCCL Finals day

Whaley Bridge CC under-15s
Whaley Bridge CC under-15s

Whaley Bridge CC’s production line of talent showed it is in rude health after the club’s under-15s triumphed at the DCCL Junior Finals Day at Dinting.

In the first semi-final Whaley Bridge dismissed Mottram for just 59 and lost just three wickets in reaching their target to ensure a safe passage through to the final.

The second semi-final saw Hawk Green post 79 which their opponents Hadfield fell agonisingly short of, on 75.

In the final itself Whaley were invited to bat first.

Glover and McIlveen got off to a steady start, but the latter was bowled by the impressive Hawk Green captain for just two.

Madden then came in and kept the momentum of the innings going, as he and Glover mixed quick singles with power hitting.

With five overs to go Madden was caught for 25, followed shortly afterwards by the departure of Glover who retired on 30.

Holden was the youngest Whaley player on show, but he played with great maturity.

Kitchen didn’t stay long, but he hit two huge sixes as the Hawk Green fielders struggled in the heat.

Whaley soon passed 100 and eventually finished on 115-4, with Holden unbeaten on 26.

It was a challenging total, but one which Hawk Green set about with confidence.

Stringer and Needham found the boundaries regularly and the score was already on 48 with just eight overs gone.

Madden then made a fantastic running catch to kickstart the Whaley bowlers into action.

Wickets were soon falling quickly and in the end Whaley sealed success by a comfortable 33-run margin.