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Olicanian U13's clinch Airedale Junior League Cup

The Olicanian CC Under 13’s celebrate their 24-run victory over New Rover

Olicanian Cricket Club’s Under 13’s team clinched the Airedale Junior League Cup, beating Leeds-based New Rover in a tense final played at Denton Road, Ilkley.

Amid gloomy and breezy conditions, Olicanian batted first and made 87 for 6 in their 20 overs, a score which many thought might be vulnerable against a New Rover side which has dominated its section of the U13’s league this season.

An accurate bowling performance and some excellent fielding meant that the visitors never really mounted a serious assault on the Olicanian total and, at the end of their innings, they had made 63 for 8 off their 20 overs, giving the home side victory by 24-runs.

Olicanian opening bowler Ewan Stirling was named man-of-the-match after his four overs went for just three runs and brought four wickets.


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