Braw Lads hold on

THE Gala youngsters maintained their Under-13 League challenge with a comfortable 51-run win at Manderston last week.

Batting first, Ryan Legge continued his good recent form with a fluent 31 before retiring, while captain for the evening Robbie Irvine and Elliot Mitchell also chipped in with 13 and 20.

The inexperienced Gala lower order struggled against the pace of Sim, though, as the Manderston skipper returned to blast away the tail with three quick wickets as Gala were bowled out in the final over for 100.

Legge was also on form with the ball, picking up two wickets, and along with Rory Brand, putting the home side on the back foot from the start.

Gala were able to use eight bowlers as Manderston reached 49 for 6 off their 20 overs.

Gala

R. Irvine, c D. Richards b Murray 18

R. Brand, b D. Richards 1

R. Legge, retired 31

J. Mundell, c Tulley b R. Miller 4

E. Mitchell, st Smith b M. Richards 20

A. Hastings, b M. Richards 2

A. Crooks, c Possil b J. Miller 6

A. Hume, b Sim 0

J. Crooks, b Sim 0

F. Hastings, b Sim 1

H. Brand, not out 0

Extras 22

Total for 9 wickets 100

Manderston

P. Smith, b Legge 2

A. Tulley, retired 13

D. Sim, c Legge b Mitchell 3

D. Richards, c Legge b J. Crooks 7

J. O’Reilly, b Legge 4

G. Murray, run out 0

J. Possil, c & b Hume 0

R. Miller, not out 2

A. Gardener, not out 2

Extras 16

Total for 6 wickets 49