Youth cricket round-up: Birch’s wickets help Chatteris Under-14s make perfect start

YOUNG bowler Liam Birch recorded incredible figures of four wickets for just six runs as Chatteris Under-15s got their league season off to a flying start.

Birch’s haul saw Cambourne struggle to 89-6 in the Cambridgeshire Youth League.

A fantastic opening partnership between Connor Morton (27) and Karl Anderson (18 not out) helped Chatteris to a comfortable nine-wicket victory with six overs to spare.

• WISBECH Under-14s smashed Stow Under-14s by 86 runs thanks to a stunning half century from Brodie Ellis.

Batting at number 7, Ellis hit Wisbech out of trouble and after a great partnership with Pat Reeve (36 not out) the youngsters reached an impressive 160-7 off their 20 overs. Harry Clarke led the way with two wickets as Stow limped to 74-5 in reply.

• MITCHELL Smith took three wickets for two runs to help Wisbech Under-11s dismiss Chatteris Under-11s for just 52.

Fraser Brown (13 not out) and Rhys Howell (10) saw Wisbech to a comfortable five-wicket victory.

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• LAWRENCE Twell guided Wisbech Under-16s to a seven-wicket win over Downham Under-16s.

The youngster hit 29 to see Wisbech home after Danny Emmington, Brodie Ellis, Harry Johnson and Harrison Smith had taken two wickets apiece to restrict Downham to 97-9.

• FERGUS Brown’s captain’s knock of 36 not out was not enough to see Wisbech Under-15s beat Littleport Under-15s.

Littleport chased Wisbech’s total of 117 for the loss of just two wickets, with Max Thomas and Tyler Moore the only bowlers to strike.

• CAPTAIN William Jupp scored 21 to help Wisbech Under-12s beat Downham Under-12s.

Tom Clayborn took 3-5 as Downham posted 62-6 but Jupp’s knock saw Wisbech ease home.