County calls for town team aces

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THE town’s boys’ district cricket programme has reached the end of the league stage, with the Under 11s leading the way.

The Under 11s are through to the knockout stage after steam rolling all before it thanks to the run scorers from Burnley and excellent bowling.

The Under 11s made 182-4 against Blackpool, with Sam Molloy unbeaten on 51, before ripping through their opponents for 22.

Burnley made 184-1, with Max Dawson hitting 50 not out against Hyndburn, who were all out for 122.

They then held Blackburn to 116-8, before winning by nine wickets.

An added bonus has been the call up to the Lancashire Under 10 squad for Qasim Shah of Burnley and Thomas Halstead of Lowerhouse, pictured (s).

The Under 15s won one and lost one.

They lost to Pendle, who made 210-9, and despite Ben Gorton’s 108, the locals were all out for 203.

Against Blackburn, they restricted their opponents to 206-7, and made 208-4, with Gorton again in the runs with 93, while Matty Thornton added 64.

Despite the batting heroics the Under 15s are likely to miss out on progressing to the knockout stage because of rained off fixtures.

A silver lining has been Gorton’s call up to the Lancashire 15s B squad where he scored 26 against Wales.

The Under 13s beat Fylde, who were 71 all out, with Burnley totalling 72-2.

Against Hyndburn, Burnley held their rivals to 163-5, before hitting 165-5, as Joseph Halstead made 79.

The Under 13s are sweating on other results to see whether they can progress.

The team featured county under 13 Tom Lawson and county under 12 Joe Halstead.