Whalley teen shines

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Whalley skipper Richard Lamb lauded overseas amateur Hiken Shah and teenage debutant Joseph Tattersall after the weekend.

Shah hit 12 boundaries on the way to an unbeaten knock of 111 as the hosts posted a total of 227-3 at Station Road in a 68-run triumph over Cherry Tree.

Mark Fallon also culminated the innings unbeaten on 45 while Lee Kearsley added 27 to the equation. In reply, Simon Gorton shone with four wickets while Sean Duckworth contributed with three.

“Hiken batted superbly,” said Lamb. “He has played well in every game, and deserved his hundred.”

Meanwhile 13-year-old Joseph took his first wicket on his senior debut, though his special day was stained by a six-wicket loss to Ribblesdale Wanderers.

“A special mention has to go to Joseph who made his first team debut,” Lamb said. “His enthusiasm for the game was refreshing for us all, and it was great to see him bowl and take his first wicket.”