Padiham U14s reach semis

Liam Simm hit 105
Liam Simm hit 105

Padiham Under 14s youth team have reached the semi finals of the cup after beating Cherry Tree convincingly last week.

Thirteen-year-old Liam Simm top scored with a cracking 105, a significant achievement in youth cricket given players usually have to retire at 30.

The last player to achieve this feat was Vishal Tripathi more than 10 years ago.

Padiham scored 152/1 from their 20 overs before restricting Cherry Tree to 57/9 from theirs.

Brad Ditch was also among the runs, scoring 40 while Lewis Swift was in formidable form with the ball, taking three wickets.

They play Read in the semi finals tomorrow.