Milton Lynch forced to forfeit
During the match, the umpires had to change from playing with a five-and-a half-ounce ball, which is normally used at a senior level to the original four-and three-quarter ounce ball. This decision did not satisfy the Milton Lynch officials who ordered their batsmen from the crease to the edge of the boundary causing a delay in play.
the mistake and restart the innings. That didn’t happen. They continued to play with the ball as normal until the game finished. It is the way it was dealt with that we took issue with,” Bentham added.
He said the incident involving the game ball was one that should never have occurred at the junior level.
“This should not happen in primary school cricket. There is no need for it. I have no problem losing a game, beat me . . . on the cricket field or football field. I had to stand up for the children.”
Bayley’s will now play Eden Lodge in today’s second final at Briar Hall for the last remaining spot in the finals after Good Shepherd Primary cruised to an eight-wicket victory over last year’s losing finalists Reynold Weekes Primary at Lears yesterday.