There now fol­lows pe­riod of in­tense self dis­cov­ery

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ond hun­dred of the sea­son on Satur­day. What is im­pres­sive is Yates’ con­tin­u­ing hunger for runs, 435 of them so far with 15 op­por­tu­ni­ties to add to that tally.

Against Burscough, Yates helped his side re­cover from the early loss of Isaac Lea and Adam Phillips by adding 47 for Daniels, who was deputis­ing for Andy Warhurst, bowled par­tic­u­larly well and de­served his maiden first-team scalps.

Five of the other wick­ets were taken by Gary Keedy, whose high stan­dards and un­sleep­ing de­ter­mi­na­tion to give off his best are ex­am­ples to every crick­eter for­tu­nate enough to play along­side him. Keedy, it should be re­mem­bered, has played for Eng­land Lions; with a half a tea­spoon more luck he would have played Test cricket.

But at School Lane he con­tented him­self with bowl­ing out Burscough, a job he com­pleted when he had an­other ad­mirable crick­eter, Alan Mur­ray, stumped for 51.

A lit­tle ear­lier Keedy’s model ap­proach per­haps rubbed off on Firth, whose bril­liant slip catch off Chris Cunn in­g­ham re­moved Daniel Unsworth. “It was an ab­so­lute worldy,” said Firth’s cap­tain.

S&B’s sec­ond team also bagged 25 points on Satur­day when they com­fort­ably over­came North­ern by nine wick­ets at Trafal­gar Road.

Craig Todd took 4-44 and Adam Gal­ley 3-15 as the vis­i­tors were dis­missed for just 124 in 34.3 overs. The lim­i­ta­tions of that tar­get were bru­tally ex­posed by Josh Hine, who hit 65 off 28 balls with nine fours and four sixes.

Adam Bur­ton con­tin­ued the as­sault by mak­ing a rapid 32 and opener Dave As­ton was un­beaten 27 when the vic­tory was se­cured.

An­gus Mathe­son

S&B un­der-15s in ac­tion against Burscough

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