Mount Kelly Cricket

Posted: 18th April 2016

Mount Kelly’s cricket season has got off to a fantastic start this weekend, with the 1st XI team winning three out of three matches in two days, and our U15s winning their match vs. Shebbear on Saturday.

The 1st XI started their cricket season on a winning note with victories over Whitchurch CC and Milton Abbey school, on tour from Dorset, in a triangular tournament on Saturday 16th April.

In the first game Whitchurch batted first and posted a very competitive 123-6 off their 20 overs. In reply a solid opening stand of 73 between Ben Grove (46) and Will Bennett (19) set the platform for a Mount Kelly win for the loss of only 2 wickets with 3 overs to spare.

In their second game against Milton Abbey, Mount Kelly progressed steadily to 115-6 off their allotted 15 overs with Ollie Allsop (28) being top scorer. An impressive bowling performance by Mount Kelly restricted Milton Abbey to 60 all out in reply with Harry Williams (4 wickets for just 8 runs ) and Ben Grove and Ollie Wood with 2 wickets each being the pick of the Mount Kelly bowlers. 

On Sunday, the two schools played a longer 30 over per side match with Mount Kelly batting first and reaching 198-7 due to aggressive hitting from Tom Rogers (77) and Harry Williams (43).  In reply Milton Abbey struggled to keep up with the required run rate and finished on 129-9 as a result of tight bowling from Ben Hancox (4 wickets for 13 runs) and Torben Taylor-May with a double wicket maiden.

Well done to our 1st XI and to our U15s for a superb start to the season.

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