Two Gloucestershire youth sides dreaming of Lord’s finals

POULTON face a huge home date on Sunday (2pm) against Wessex Warriors for a place in the last 16 of the Vitality U13 Club T20 which concludes with a final at Lord’s in September.

The Warriors, who are the Wiltshire champions, overcame Somerset qualifiers Bath by 35 runs.

Poulton, who had a bye in the first national round, became Gloucestershire champions with a four-wicket triumph against Frocester, at Cirencester.

HATHERLEY & Reddings moved a step closer towards a dream day out at Lord’s with a 73-run home victory against Wormelow in the first national round of the ECB’s Vitality U15 Club T20.

An 87-run opening partnership between Harrison Tegg (51 retired, off 29) and Noah Bennett, who went on to reach 49, gave the Gloucestershire champions a perfect start while Alex Twinning then cracked 40 from 18 to take their side to an imposing 206-3.

Wormelow, in reply, were then pegged back to 133-7 by George Collingwood (2-15) and Luke Ashenhurst (2-23).

Next up for Hatherley is a trip to the Welsh champions in the last 32 on July 16.

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