Nelson nail their first win of the season

Nelson CC Under Nines were ball sponsors

Nelson CC Under Nines were ball sponsors

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NELSON (Under 13) celebrated their first victory of the season with a sparkling eight-wicket win over Darwen.

Darwen found it hard to keep the scoreboard moving against a well drilled bowling attack, with James Bradley (3-10) and Matt Pettinger (2-10) doing the damage as they slumped to 82 all out.

Skipper Sam Johnson led the way for Nelson with 33 not out, and sharing a solid second wicket stand of 60 with Matt Pettinger (29).

Tim Barnes also made ten out as Nelson made it home with plenty to spare.

The Under-13 A squad experienced mixed fortunes, losing to Church and beating Nelson. Church smashed 264-5, with Zak Smith (2-10), and Tom Garner (1-4).

However, in reply, Nelson could only reach 240-4 with Tom Garner 15 not out as Church clinched victory by 24 runs.

It was a different story against Rawtwenstall, though, as Nelson posted a hard fought 23 run win.

Nelson made 264-1 then restricted Rawtenstall to 241-5 with Mason Eardley, Oliver Dinning, Tommy Davis and Zak Smith all taking wickets.

The U9 squad defeated East Lancs by 65 runs. Nelson 295-4 (Tom Garner 20*, Zakiari Naeem 19*, Oliver Dinning 19, Tommy Davis 15.

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