cumbria u17s

Posted 25th November 2013 

County U17s Squad Trials - to be held at St Bees School (5th & 19th Jan) and Furness College (12th & 26th Jan) 10am-2pm

Cost of Trials is £24 Closing date for payment 20 December 2014. 

For more details or to book online click on St Bees School or Furness College


The annual challenge match between Cumbria U17s v XL Club (North West) was played at Keswick CC.

Team selection for the U17s proved very difficult with 17 of the 24 players who attended winter nets sessions being unavailable owing to exams.

However it give the opportunity for some of the fringe players to show what they were capable of.  XL Club won the toss and elected to bat in variable weather conditions bright then dull, warm then cold.  U17s took the opportunity to use 7 bowlers while Dave Stubbings dominated the XL Club batting scoring an excellent 71.  He was ably supported by Steve Dalby 28. 

XL Club had reached 140-8 after their allotted 40 overs and the main wicket takers were Liam Curwen 3-9 and Jack Cumberbatch 2-32.

In previous matches between the 2 sides the scourge of Cumbrian batsmen has been the veteran ex Professional Keith Roscoe (Rawtenstall) who has taken over 1,100 Lancashire League wickets and that proved to be the case once again.

Cumbrian innings closing in the 40th over at 123 with good contributions from James Rogers 32, Chris Savage 24 and Jordan Hughes 19.

Roscoe returning the outstanding figures of 17.1-2-41-9.  Facing a bowler of Roscoe's ability and experience is a good learning curve for the young batsmen.

U17s next match is against the also experienced and talented MCC at Netherfield CC on Friday 4 June