Busy time for young Longparish cricketers

Andover Advertiser: Callum Giles hits a six for Longparish U13 Callum Giles hits a six for Longparish U13

Longparish U13 v Andover U13A.

Andover batted and, in overcast conditions, Brennan Bulpitt and Eddie George performed well – but wickets for Billy Keith, Oliver Wills and Bailey Sampson-Bridgen restricted them to 87-7 from 20 overs.

The reply started well with some big shots from Callum Giles and Jordan Blackmore. Anya Ahl bowled well for Andover but the match turned on an impressive innings from Longparish skipper William Samways, who confirmed his status as one to watch with a flawless unbeaten 34 that secured a seven-wicket win.

Hedge End U15 v Longparish U15.

Longparish were confident of a win having dismissed the home side for 72, Alex Brinton the pick of the attack with 4-6 from four overs.

In reply Longparish lost the early wickets of Scott Sturt and Dan Bearpark to an impressive spell by Joe Harding, setting up an exciting finish in which runs from Jamie Blackmore, Rory Kerr and Callum Giles got them to within two runs of their target.

Hamble U11 v Longparish U11.

Following two cancelled games Longparish U11 got their 2014 campaign underway with an away day to Hamble.

Ollie Oram bowled a tight spell, Harvey Randell picked up a wicket and Ben Wills and Harry Cardno took a brace each as Longparish put in an impressive display in the field.

Hamble bowled well but runs from Barney Cooper and Cardno secured a 31-run win.

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