Under 15s open Norfolk Tour with win at Snettisham
By Karl Quinney
Friday evening opener gets overnight tour off to a great start
Willoughby Under 15s completed a memorable season on and off-the-field when their third annual Tour took them to Norfolk.
The travelling party of players, parents, friends and club officials were based in and around Kings Lynn and Hunstanton and as well as enjoying some great hospitality and weather managed to record two victories on the field.
Snettisham v Willoughby
Snettisham 92 for 4
Willoughby 93 for 6
Willoughby won by 4 wickets
The tourists first engagement was at the beautiful village ground of Snettisham where the visitors completed a comfortable four wicket success.
In fine evening sunshine and with the village church spires overlooking play all making for a picture-postcard setting, the hosts batted first and after a decent start were pegged back to set a target of 92 for 4 off their 20 overs. With all the players getting a go with the ball, wickets went to Dan Farrow, James Andrews, Sam Middlemiss and Ed Haskell.
In reply, Willoughby got off to a shaky start losing two wickets for as many runs, but Middlemiss and Archie McMillan with a quick fire 15 steadied matters. Skipper Jake Quinney arrived at the crease in mid-order and hit a boundary-ridden top score of 29 off only 13 balls to see the visitors to within sight of the target. Callum Hanks then came in and made 16 and Middlemiss closed on 19 not out as Willoughby reached their target with just over five overs to spare.