Olpin smashes it around the park for U17 victory

South Norfolk Community League. 8-a-side. 16 overs (reduced to 15 per side due to weather)

Garboldisham U17s 131 for 2 v Diss U17s 101 for 3

6 May 2015

On a cold, wet and windy Wednesday evening. Garboldisham Under 17 team faced Diss in their first game of the new season. Captain Callum Olpin lost the toss and Garby were put into bat. After a quiet start the opening pair of Toby Culling and Callum Olpin soon clocked up the runs before Culling was caught for 12 off the bowling of Ross Eddue. Luke Hollend was next in and next out, departing for 10 after being bowled by Heaton. Joe Baker batted well and together with Olpin they pushed the Garby score up to 131 for 2 with Olpin finishing up with an impressive opening knock of 75 not out.

In reply Diss started well with some good stroke play but were pegged back when Owen Blakely was caught lbw by Oscar Lane. Young and Eddue then batted well to bring the score to 70 before Tommy Ling bowled Eddue. Young battled on with some fine shots to the boundary before eventually being caught behind off the bowling of Culling. Browne and Hunt tried to reach Garby’s total within the final few overs but failed to do so and Diss finished on 101 for 3.

Thank you to Diss for a good and enjoyable game in miserable weather. Bring on the sunshine!

Thomas Ling

Photo: l-r back. Oscar Rushen, Tom Ling, Callum Olpin (capt), Joe Baker, Luke Holland

l-r front. Toby Culling, Angus Pringle, Findlay Penrose