Snowball steers Scarborough under-16s to cup final glory

Junior cricket
Junior cricket

David Snowball was the all-round hero as Scarborough under-16s beat Pickering in the Greenwood Hire Derwent Valley Junior KO Cup final.

Scarborough won the toss in the Pavilion Cup final at Flixton and elected to bat first with Snowball getting the innings off to an excellent start retiring on 30. When Snowball retired Tom Pratt hit 24 and Kieran Rutter added 26 as they moved the score onto 101 for 3 after 15 overs.

At this stage Pickering were still in a position where the runs could be chased down, which was mainly due to tight bowling from James Boyes and Tom Dawson, but a quickfire 30 retired (off 13 balls) from Arthur Ashton took the final score to 151-7 which proved to be a total too difficult for Pickering to chase down.

Pickering in reply were soon in trouble being reduced to 2-2 after two overs with Snowball taking both wickets.

Pikes batsmen Max Harland, 30 retired, and Boyes, 19, gave the innings some impetus but Snowball, with a further two wickets, finishing with figures of 4-21, and Tom Power 2-20 reduced Pickering to 70-7 from which they never recovered, with the innings closing on 85-9.

Flixton CC were thanked for the use of their ground for the final, along with umpires Bernard Goulding and Mark Welford and a special thank you was extended to league sponsors Greenwood Hire for their continued support.

The man of the match award, adjudicated by the umpires, was awarded to Snowball for his excellent all-round performance.

Scarborough 151-7 (David Snowball 30 ret, Tom Pratt 24, Kieran Rutter 26, Arthur Aston 30 ret, James Boyes 1-22, Tom Dawson 1-20, Luke Shepherd 1-23) beat Pickering 85-9 (Max Harland 30 ret, James Boyes 19, David Snowball 4-21, Tom Power 2-20, Miles I'Anson 1-9) by 66 runs.