GCF T20 final glory for Hatherley & Reddings U16s

HATHERLEY & Reddings saw off Rockhampton and then Golden Hill to clinch the GCF’s U16 T20 Performance title on finals day at Chipping Sodbury.

Harrison Tegg (54 retired) and Henry Bloomfield (49) powered Hatherley to an imposing 224-6 in the semi-final against Rockhampton who were then pegged back to 127-7 by Joe Tutty (3-14 from four).

It also appeared that the final was going to be mainly one-way traffic after Golden Hill were dismissed for just 70, Isaac Ewles (3-10) and Tutty (3-13) inflicting the damage.

But after an assured start with Henry Driver-Dickerson hitting 17, Hatherly folded from 36-1 to 46-6 and there was plenty of relief when a nervous three-wicket victory was eventually secured in the 15th over.

Carsons & Mangotsfield, pictured above, defeated Frenchay by 22 runs to retain the U16 T20 Development trophy.

Openers Harry Ravenscroft (52) and captain Matt Clatworthy (42) gave Carsons a turbo-charged start while Dan Lenton then hit 28 to help his side reach 155-4, Mohsin Asif Choudhry the pick of the attack with 0-13 from four while Ashwin Jayan claimed 2-27.

Jamal Khawaja (40 from 26) held the Frenchay reply together while there was also a late 25 from Jack Evans, but Carsons took charge through Lenton (3-32) and Mani Ponting (2-7 from three) to clinch the honours for a second successive summer.

New dates have now been announced to complete the U19 BOM It Solutions tournaments.

Frenchay will host the Development final against Carsons & Mangotsfield on Sunday (2.30pm).

And the Performance finals day has been rescheduled to take place at Hawkesbury Upton on September 10.

Dumbleton will face Thornbury at 10.30am with the winners meeting Painswick in the final at around 2pm.

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