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Superb Mossley performance brings first win of the season!

Mossley Under 14s travelled to league leaders, Moddershall and Oulton for a mid season clash. Captain Harry Gittins lost his 6th toss in a row and the Moddershall captain chose to field. Mossley openers Lyle Galbraith and the ever present James Goodwin had a terrific opening stand of 48 runs comprising a few big blows from Goodwin and singles from Galbraith. However, a good ball from the bowler meant Goodwin could only chip the ball to mid off for a simple catch. Some superb running from Lyle (22) and the other Mossley batters meant the score at the close of the innings was a very respectable 83-8. Moddershall's leg spinner took a fantastic 3 wickets for 5 runs to keep Mossley in check.

Moddershall had racked up some good scores so far this season so although the 83 was a good total set by Mossley, it looked achievable by the confident Old Road outfit. Mossley opened the bowling with Tom Farrall, who had recently made a brilliant second team debut. He started well, bowling a telling line outside off stump. Lewis Johnstone at the other end bowled with hostility and pace and made it difficult for the Moddershall team to score. Skipper Harry Gittins made a shrewd bowling change, opting for the flighted bowling of Niamh Moss who obliterated the Moddershall top order with a spell of bowling yielding 3 wickets for 14 runs off her 4 overs.