DCB Friendly Youth League 2010 Underway

Mon, Jun 21, 2010 5:36 PM

The Reinaue ground at Bonn recently saw the inaugural game of the DCB's Friendly U15 Youth League, when the Reinaue All -Whites team from Bonn took on St. George's School, Cologne. At the end of the Tw/20 game, the home team ran out winners by 29 runs: Bonn 97 for 4 off 20 overs, St George's, Cologne 68 for 8 in its 20 overs.

St George's won the toss and elected to field. Bonn scored steadily with Joshua Newton, coming in at 3, top-scoring with 23 runs. Daniel Newton contributed a useful 14 runs not out. Of the Cologne bowlers, Lloen Fernandez had figures of 4-0-5-1 and Matthew McElhenny 4-0-7-1.

The early Cologne batsman found scoring difficult against some impressive bowling from Daniel Newton 4-0-5-4 and Joshua Newton 4-0-4-1. Only with the entry of Matthew McElhenny into the game at 5 down did St Georges begin to push for the runs. He top scored with 16, ably abetted by Maximilian Neubauer, not out on 12. When St George's ran out of overs, with batsmen in hand, they were 29 runs short.

Thanks go to the organisers, Raymond Coory, Rosemary Hewitt, Chris Newton and Richard Burns, the latter two standing as the two umpires. The new league is a welcome addition to the DCB-NRWCU youth development programme.

The teams:
Rheinaue All-Whites: Daniel Newton, Joshua Newton, Jaimie Plunkett, Samuel Hewitt, Sam Skubala, Nick O'Neill, Wee Liang Tan. Carlos Martinez, Kiran Dwivedi, Sophie Dobbie

St George's School, Cologne: Maximiliam Neubauer, Lloen Fernandez, Marcus Noak, Mirza Tamer, Robin Watson, Derek Watson Joshua Spuetz, Ignatius Park, Joshoa Kostaedt, Rohan Agarwai, Matthew McElhenny

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