THE YOUNG guns at Tenbury Cricket Club definitely have firepower.
The club’s under-40s recorded a comfortable 110-run win over the over-40s in a match at Penlu.
Aaron Morris and Ryan Morris struck half-centuries for the young guns, who piled up 250.
Despite some valiant batting, the over-40s finished with a respectable 140.
The inter-club match was the bright spot in a bleak weekend’s league programme which was washed out by the stormy weather.
Chris Giles said: “The conditions on Sunday were OK – we played through it because it was an inter-club match. Perhaps if it was a league game, it might not have taken place.”
The Morris brothers and Mason blazed their way to half-centuries before retiring as the under-40s made the most of the bowling
But Tim Coles impressed for the veterans’ side and made a smart stumping to dismiss first-team batsman Jonathan Pearson.
Bob Hughes was another former Tenbury cricketer who enjoyed his day and had travelled from Cheltenham for the match.
Chris Giles said: “We used to play past versus president’s teams but this match seemed to go down well and, hopefully, we can stage it again next season.”
Tenbury’s first team will be hoping to get their season back on track this Saturday when they travel to Bredon in Worcestershire County League Division Three.
Bredon used to play in the now defunct Three Counties League which used to involve Hereford, Lydney and Welsh clubs such as Usk and Chepstow.
Tenbury 2nd, who are being skippered this season by Ben Thompson, are at home to Kidderminster Victoria 2nd this Saturday in 2nd XI Division Four.
Chris Giles has not been able to play in the league this term because of his work commitments and is pleased to see the youngsters being given a chance.
“We made the decision to drop down an extra division because we knew our second team would have a lot of young players,” said Giles.
“Division Three might have been a bit too strong for us so we asked the league if our second team could go into Division Four.
“It should prove a good move for us and Ben Thompson has been doing well to bring on the players in what is a new-look team.
“We are always on the look-out for new players and, hopefully, there are playing new to the town who will fancy having a game.”