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Bideford Under 13s off to a Stormer!
On a rather grey and bleak Wednesday evening, the first game of the season saw the Bideford lads (and lass) trek off to the distant parts of Sandford in the ECB U13 cup. Due to the drizzle and generally damp conditions play was reduced to 16 overs a side and the Bideford pair of Karne and Jack Ford opened to some tight home team bowling. Solid defence, patience and the occasional hefty blow allowed Bideford to get off to a solid start. Before too long, Karne reached 34 before holing out in pursuit of quick runs; whilst Jack ended on 23 no with able support from Aaron (11no) as a challenging total of 105 was posted.
Skipper Rose opened the attack with some good pace down the slope and all the Bideford bowlers made good contributions with some super fielding from the whole team. The spin of new signing Jack Pomeroy (3-0-6-2) sparked a tumble of wickets with good spells from Ben Seaman (3-0-16-2) and Joseph (1-0-1-1). Sandford could muster only 88 for 8 so Bideford made the long trip home in good spirits for the next round.
Karne Elphick 36, Jack Ford 23no, Aaron Hastie 11no. Bideford total 105 for 1 off 16 overs
Jack Pomeroy 3 overs 2 for 6, Ben Seaman 3 overs 2 for 16, Aaron Hastie 2 overs 2 for 9 Joseph Stevens 1 over 1 for 1. Sandford 87 for 8