THE cream of Huddersfield’s Under 13 cricketers will be in action next week in the Lord’s Taverners tournament.

A squad of 14 has been chosen after a trial game against Halifax and now Huddersfield’s first match is at Barwick in Elmet on Sunday.

They are at home (playing at Almondbury Wesleyans) a week today (Tuesday, July 26) before playing at Redcar the following day.

In the trial match, Scholes’ Jack Cooper top scored with 46 as Huddersfield totalled 158-7, Matthew Lindley hitting 32 and Nathan Swift 32 not out.

Halifax reached 156-8 in reply, with skipper Tom Mighall taking three for 18 in seven excellent overs.

For the Lord’s Taverners, Yassar Imtiaz and Swift are unavailable due to Yorkshire commitments.

There’s a meeting for the squad at Shelley CC on Friday (6.30) when they will practice and talk through what’s ahead.

Squad – Tom Mighall (capt), Tom Webster (wkt), Ben Birkhead, Ed Clowes, Jack Cooper, Alex Crane, Ben Earnshaw, Joe Goddard, Nathan Jones, Daniel Jones, Bilal Ouness, Adam Rammell, Sam Senior, Matthew Lindley. Res: Steve Asquith.

In the Yorkshire Schools’ Cup semi-finals, Huddersfield are due to play the Hambleton region within the next month. Other areas have already played their matches.

In the Sellers Junior League, it’s still neck-and-neck at the top of all three Under 13 Areas with the leading three teams all winning.

The only surprise result was the easy win in Area A for Upperthong over Delph, who the previous week had caused a major shock by beating the previously-unbeaten Thongsbridge. This time they were all out for only 37.

A welcome second win of the season in Area B came for Broad Oak, who just managed to chase down the Rastrick total of 85 with James Meadows leading the way with 25 runs. For Rastrick, Chris Taylor top scored with 28.

Top performer with the ball was Billy Walsh for Paddock, who took four wickets for three runs in dismissing Upperthong B for 71. Then the home team knocked off the runs without loosing a wicket, with Seraj Sajid retiring on 26 (Will Oakley had done the same for Upperthong).

Lascelles Hall are still struggling for players. Anyone not getting a game at their own club and interested in joining them should contact Richard Armitage on 07976 275685.