Yorkshire youngsters make most of ‘lucky’ South Kirkby ground to beat Warwickshire

TYKES TRIUMPH: South Kirkby's Adam Rollin was one of a number of young local cricketers turning out for Yorkshire U15s at Millars Walk on Sunday

TYKES TRIUMPH: South Kirkby's Adam Rollin was one of a number of young local cricketers turning out for Yorkshire U15s at Millars Walk on Sunday

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SOUTH Kirkby continued to be a lucky venue for Yorkshire on Sunday with the White Rose gaining a 46-run victory over Warwickshire in an under-15s Schools B cricket match.

It was the 12th consecutive time that South Kirkby has hosted a county game, and there was added interest as four of the squad were locals, Adam Rollin and Max Heritage being from the host club, James Horbury coming from Ackworth, and Jake John from Hooton Pagnell.

The sides were introduced to the Mayor and Mayoress of South Elmsall, Coun and Mrs Robert and Nancy Brown, and Coun Pat Evans, of South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council.

The White Rose side was under the managership of Bob Wincer and Peter Hepworth.

Despite having to reshuffle slightly, Yorkshire rattled up 237-8 off their 50 overs, with Rollin (18) and Heritage (11) being unbeaten at the end.

Although the home pair failed to get any wickets, they bowled tightly, with Heritage also excelling in the field, and Warwickshire were dismissed for 191.

A stalwart of the Yorkshire Schools Cricket Association, Dr Bernard Knowles warmly thanked South Kirkby for their excellent facilities and hospitality, and was delighted that a crowd of around 150 had enjoyed the game.

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