Droylsden Cricket Club Win Under 9’s Festival
Monday 18th July 2016 15:58 Droylsden Sports Posted by Mark Phillip

Droylsden Cricket Club were crowned winners of the second annual Under 9’s cricket festival held at Droylsden Cricket Club yesterday.

Six teams competed at Oakfield in a competition supported by the Greater Manchester Cricket League.

Denton CC, Dukinfield CC, Greenmount CC and Stand CC joined 2 teams from Droylsden CC in competing for the trophy.

After the group stages had been completed, Droylsden (B) played Denton in the 5th place play off, with Denton winning a close game by just 3 runs.

Stand defeated Dukinfield in the 3rd place play off, and Droylsden (A) and Greenmount, the only 2 undefeated teams contested the final.

Droylsden batted first and had only scored 1 run after the first pair.
The next pair, which included player of the final Alfie Curran, scored 37 in the next 3 overs without losing a wicket, and the last Droylsden pair scored 26 to take the score to 264.

Greenmount started in almost identical fashion to Droylsden and scored just 4 runs from the first 3 overs.

The next pair scored more readily and increased the total to 26. Some fantastic bowling to the last pair restricted the visitors to just 16 runs in the last 3 overs, giving Droylsden victory by 22 runs.

Visiting Greenmount coach Nigel Franklin nominated Droylsden captain Joe Schofield as the Player of the Tournament.

Rob Tipping, Droylsden Cricket Club said: “We would like to thank all the players, parents and coaches from all the clubs who made the day a success. There was some fantastic cricket played and all the players behaved impeccably throughout the day.”