There was more good news from the Northants U15 and U16 sides over the last couple days with two of the Clubs’ youngsters scoring centuries at cricket festivals around England.
Harry Broome scored his second century of the week at the U15 Linden Schools Festival at Oundle. His Northants side hit 327-5 against Glamorgan from their 50 overs with Broome (124), Bavick Palsania (70) and Sean Mulvey (62) all contributing well for the side.
In reply, Glamorgan were bowled out for 124 with Sam Harris (4-39) impressing with his left arm spin. Again, Broome (3-27) this time with the ball made an impact as Northants U15’s won by an impressive 203 runs.
In the sides second game against Somerset, Northants hit 228-8 from their 50 overs with Oliver Warwick scoring an important 102* for his side. In reply, Somerset were 223-8 in the 48th over when the rain arrived.
Meanwhile, the Northants U16 side have been in action at the Bromsgrove festival since Wednesday and finished with three wins out of three. The side defeated Warwickshire and Cheshire on the first and second day respectively before beating Huntingdonshire convincingly today. Hunts were bowled out for just 78 with Aaron Ashton taking four wickets, whilst Northants easily knocked off the runs to finish off an excellent week for the side.
Kevin Innes, Elite Performance Coach said of both sides, “it was great to see both U15 and U16 sides performing so well over the course of the week, both as individuals and as a team.”
“Harry Broome has been particularly impressive who scored his second century in the week and it is brilliant to see his hard work and natural talent come together.”
“There are some really talented young cricketers in the Club’s system which is exciting to see for everyone involved at Northants Cricket”.