Mount young guns progress in knockouts

Greenmount Under-15s stormed into the final of the Lancashire League Junior Cup last night (Tuesday) with an emphatic win at Lowerhouse.

The lads will meet either Clitheroe or Longridge next week, date and venue to be finalised.

Batting first they had to overcome a tough start losing Max Birtwistle and Rupert Hallows cheaply, however Ed Dickinson continued his recent run of form with an excellent unbeaten fifty which was the cornerstone of the innings.

Ed Wackrill demonstrated his batting capability once again with a useful 20 and the innings was finished off with a breezy 14 not out from Noah Birtwistle.

Ed Dickinson

In truth, Lowerhouse were blown away at the start of their reply by excellent quick bowling from Max and Ed, from which they never recovered.

Once again the wily leg spin of Ewan Malone and accurate off-spin of Ed Dickinson and Noah kept things tight in the middle overs, Ewan finishing with 2-10 from his three overs.

Meanwhile the under 13s face a challenging semi final away at Rochdale this Friday having marched through the quarter final against Great Harwood on Monday.

The Mount lads played an aggressive and entertaining brand of cricket smashing their way to an uninhibited 200 from their 20 overs, Rupert Hallows setting the tone and matched by captain Noah Birtwistle, Ben Clarke and Ed Wackrill, all retiring on 30 made in entertaining and swashbuckling fashion.

The Great Harwood reply offered some resistance but the game was won by 101 runs with some good bowling from the Greenmount younger lads James Herbert and Jake Riley who looked very comfortable playing in a higher age group.  

For those of you who want to see more of the junior journey why not have a peek at our Instagram page HERE where you will see snippets of action from the lads.

Thanks to Nigel Hallows for creating a fantastic record of memories so far this season, it has been a welcome change from the gloomy rain affected weekends!

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