Harry Senior scores century for Gloucestershire U-15’s

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Gloucestershire Under 15 Boys v Millfield School Under 15 (at Millfield School) May 15


Millfield U15 224 all out (42.2 overs)

Gloucestershire U15 225-9 (43.4 overs)

Gloucestershire won by 1 wicket


Gloucestershire U15 captain, Harry Senior (pictured below) (Dymock), hit his maiden county century in a tense one wicket win over Millfield School.

Harry Senior in action vs Millfield


The powerful right hander made 102 off just 87 balls as his side chased down the 225 needed for victory with eight balls to spare.

Even with Senior’s hundred, the visitors still needed a gutsy last wicket stand of 26 from Harvey Jupp (14 not out) (Poulton) and (Jack Edwards (6 not out) (Bristol YMCA) to see them home.

Having lost the toss, Gloucestershire opening bowler Jack Clement (Hatherly & Reddings) took an early wicket, when Millfield’s Will Owen edged behind for Ali Pearce (Colwall) to take a comfortable catch.

10-1 soon became 14-2 as Clement’s new ball partner Jack Worgan (Forest Exiles) had Harry Wassell caught by George Paterson (Brislington) at square leg in the fourth over.

Worgan struck again to make it 31-3 but a counter-attacking 21 from 20 balls from Sam Young threatened to change the momentum of the game.

But Young was superbly caught behind by Pearce from a Jacob Reeves (Brislington) delivery that jagged away.  Opener Stuart Rushmere (17) was then trapped LBW by Jonnie Gunn (Poulton) to leave the home side in trouble on 60-5.

This brought big hitters Julius Sumerauer and Marcus Critchley together and they began to look as though they were taking the game away from Gloucestershire. Punishing the bad ball and running well between the wickets, the pair put on 122 before Critchley (42) was bowled in the first over after lunch by Clement.

Wickets then tumbled on a regular basis with Sumerauer left stRanded on 101 not out as his side were bowled out for 224.

Clement finished with 3-39, Worgan took 3-27 and Reeves and Gunn also claimed two victims each.

Things did not get off to a good start for Gloucestershire, as they lost opener Pearce in the first over without scoring.

Skipper Senior came to the crease to help Paterson build a solid foundation. When Paterson was caught on 27 Gloucestershire were on 42-2 from 8 overs.

Reeves and Senior put on 50 before the tea break broke the concentration and Reeves was out straight afterwards for 11.

Senior provided the backbone of the Gloucestershire innings, hitting nine 4s and six 6s, in a knock that left the fielders reduced to spectators as the ball continually sailed over their heads.

At the other end plenty of players made starts but with no one able to go on, the pressure began to mount.

With 35 still needed Senior was caught on the boundary. This sparked a mini collapse with a further three wickets falling for just nine runs.

But with 26 needed, the last wicket pair of Jupp and the injured Edwards made a match winning partnership of 26 to ensure Gloucestershire started the season with a win.

Glos manager, Chris Germaine said:  “It was a fantastic game of cricket, played in the right spirit.  The result could have gone either way.  Harry Senior played a fantastic innings and this built on the 75 he scored in the recent trial game.  We have improvements to make and will hard to build on our successes and eradicate the small mistakes in order to make us a great team.”




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