Cricket: Under-15s get off to great start

HORNDON U15 finally got their 2012 campaign under way against Basildon in the Peters Cup first round on Monday evening.

Having won the toss Horndon elected to put Basildon into bat. Excellent bowling from all the Horndon bowlers restricted Basildon to just 73-3 from their 20 overs with Luke Smith, Dan Stone and Alex Kojczyk all claiming a wicket.

In reply openers Owain Jones (10) and Fred Kirk (9) got off to a steady start before Jones was dismissed with the score on 31. Incoming batsman Aidan Mason picked up the pace to score an unbeaten 29 to see Horndon home for an eight wicket win in the sixteenth over. The other not out batsman was Sam Jeyes.

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