Bideford CC’s young guns clinch cup

16:00 26 June 2014

Bideford CC's U12s clinched the Graham Harris cup with victory over West Buckland. PHOTO: Mark Overton

Bideford CC's U12s clinched the Graham Harris cup with victory over West Buckland. PHOTO: Mark Overton

Archant

U12s beat West Buckland counterparts to claim Graham Harris Cup

BIDEFORD U12s are the Graham Harris Cup champions after a convincing final win over West Buckland School.

Bideford have enjoyed remarkable success in this competition in the past, winning it in 2011 and 2012 and finishing as runners-up in 2010 and 2013.

Batting first on a beautiful evening at Instow, Bideford posted a daunting 103 for five off their 20 overs, despite some tidy bowling from the West Buckland attack.

Matt Parkhouse played a decisive innings for Bideford, retiring on 25 not out after smashing a towering six over midwicket.

He was well supported by captain Ollie Hannam, who added 18 with the bat. Jack Ford and Rose Ball also reached double figures.

Ball then ripped into the West Buckland top order, as two wickets in her second over left them reeling at 5-2 off three overs.

Nine-year-old Cameron Ford batted well for Buckland, racking up 12 at the top of the innings.

Bideford’s bowling unit kept it tight throughout, limiting Buckland’s reply to 73-6 – 30 runs short of their target.

After the match, captain Ollie Hannam received the cup and all of the players collected their winners medals on a fine day for local cricket.

Bideford’s colts section has thrived in recent years, with a great deal of success in each of the North Devon youth leagues. Traniing with the club takes place every Wednesday at 6pm at Westward Ho!

16 of the players involved have represented North Devon at district level, with eight clubs in the local area all looking for new talent.

For more information on finding your local club, contact mark@bideford.net.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 14:30

Carol Anne Diamonds and Titans were both in action in South West Regional League One

Read more
Wed, 13:24

There were wins for Appledore and Torridgeside in the South West Peninsula League at the weekend. Here’s this week’s round-up

Read more
Wed, 09:50

Barnstaple suffered a third consecutive 1-0 defeat in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West on Tuesday night

Read more
Wed, 08:00

Tickets for the event go on sale on tomorrow (Thursday)

Read more
Tue, 19:00

North Devon league football was back in action this weekend. Here’s this week’s round-up.

Read more
Tue, 18:00

A late try from Richie Norman sealed a 12-5 victory for Bideford against Okehampton in the Tribute South West One West on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 16:30

Barry Yeo’s side lost 1-0 to the Bristol side in Division One South and West on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 16:04

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more
Tue, 16:00

Barum picked up a bonus point win in the National League Two South at Pottington on Saturday

Read more
Tue, 15:24

Langford beat Sam Sheedy by way of a split decision at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Saturday night

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications