Clitheroe Cobras’ cup triumph

Clitheroe Cobras Under 11s
Clitheroe Cobras Under 11s

A DOMINANT performance saw Clitheroe Cobra Under 11s lift the Arthur Shaw KO Cup at the expense of Cherry Tree.

In front of a large contingent of spectators at Chatburn Road, Cherry Tree won the toss, batted first and set about the job of smashing the Clitheroe bowlers.

Clitheroe Cobras Under 11s

Clitheroe Cobras Under 11s

However, the harder the batsmen tried to hit, the more the wickets fell. Daniel Kellington (4-6), Matthew Neilson (3-9), Kian Farnworth (2-3) and Jonathan Richardson (2-20) were superbly supported by some wonderful catching and two run outs.

In reply, Clitheroe, rapidly and proficiently, batted Cherry Tree out of the game with Jonathan Richardson (26) and Matthew Neilson (21) leading the way to a 62-run victory.

Clitheroe Cobras will now represent the Ribblesdlae League in the county section of the competition, hoping to reach the final like their Under 15s have done this season.