Dis­ap­point­ing to­tal leads to loss

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

GLOUCES­TER­SHIRE Un­der 14 boys suf­fered a three wicket de­feat to Ox­ford­shire af­ter be­ing bowled out for 137.

Glos started well, reach­ing 38-0 in six overs thanks to Sam Brooks (22) (Bris­tol YMCA) and Jack Stud­ley (14) but both fell in quick suc­ces­sion

Ahmed Syed (29) (Thorn­bury) and Soban Ir­fan (13) (Dow­nend) dug in and re­paired some of the dam­age then Char­lie Brook (19) (Cirences­ter) and Toby Rice (19) (Lod­way) re­stored some calm as be­fore a flurry of late wick­ets saw Glos bowled out for a below par 137 in the 42nd over.

In re­ply Ahmed Tabraiz (1-18 from 10 overs) (Pak Bris­to­lians) and Brook (1-41) struck early to give their side hope.

Glos con­tin­ued to chip away with wick­ets at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals. Char­lie Al­lan (2-23) (Thorn­bury) was im­pres­sive and there were also wick­ets for Ir­fan (1-11) and Syed (1-14).

With seven wick­ets down and more than 30 needed the game was in the bal­ance but Oxon held their nerve thanks to 36 not out from Char­lie Turner.

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