Good week for Nelson young cricketers

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Nelson Under 9s enjoyed two wins from three games.

Against Church, their opponents totalled 264-8, with wickets for Zak Smith (2-10_, Tom Garner (1-4) and Caleb Lister.

In reply, Nelson fell 24 runs short, with Garner 15 not out.

Nelson then beat Rawtenstall by 23 runs, after totalling 264-1, with Adam Beattie unbeaten on 10. There were wickets for Mason Eardley, Oliver Dinning, Tommy Davis and Smith.

Nelson rounded off with a 65-run win over East Lancs, with runs for Garner (20 notout), Zakiari Naeem (19 not out), Dinning (19) and Davis (15). Anna Pettinger took 2-18.

Nelson Under 15s lost to Longridge by 49 runs, despite four catches from George Graham, and 10 runs from Sam Johnson. However, they had an eight-wicket win over Darwen - their first of the season. Darwen were restricted to 82 as Jack Bradley (3-10), Matt Pettinger (2-10), Graham and James Randall took wickets., with runs from Johnson (33 not out) and Matt Pettinger (29).