Isle of Man U13s Take Part in North West Ireland Tournament
The Isle of Man U13s travelled to North West Ireland to take part in the North West Cricket Union U13 World Cup tournament between the 31st July and 4th August. The North West Ireland cricket clubs were assigned countries with the Isle of Man playing as themselves.
The first day saw a win against New Zealand (Eglinton CC) in a four over game due to the heavy rain with the boys enjoying the afternoon off in the Best Western pool. Tuesday had the Isle of Man based at Newbuildings CC for the day with games against Canada (Coleraine CC) and Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen CC). Day two saw two wins for the U13s with retirements for Samson Curtis, Zack Heunis and Sam Morris.
Wednesday had the U13s against the West Indies (Bready CC) in the morning at Glendermott CC and Australia (Donemana CC) in the afternoon at Bready CC. The morning game was the best performance of the week for the U13s with the IOM bowlers bowling excellent areas restricting the boundaries for the West Indies. This was backed up by some committed fielding. The pick of the bowlers was Kai Crookall 1-12 and the West Indies finishing on 76 for 2. The West Indies started well with the ball and took two early wickets. However, a second wicket partnership of 50 between Ollie Quinn and Dylan Howard with Ollie run out for a hard hatting 18 took the game away from the West Indies. A cameo of 12 not out from Zack Heunis and Dylan hitting a slog sweep for 6 to win the game for the IOM with 2 overs to go with Dylan finishing on an excellent 39 not out. In the afternoon the U13s bowled first against Australia in the afternoon and after an early wicket for Samson Curtis a hard hitting Australia side get off to a flyer. Adi Malikireddy bowled well in the middle overs but Australia continued to punish anything short and hit powerfully anything over pitched. Australia finishing on an excellent 106 with two retirements. In response the top order didn't really get going. Sam Morris at number 6 batted well but we were never up with the required rate and finished on 68 for 9.
In the last of the group stage fixtures on Thursday the Isle of Man came up against Ireland (St Johnston CC) in a 16-over a side game. Kai Crookall was the top scorer with 31 along with Ollie Quinn 21, Sam Morris 26, Samson Curtis 17 and Zack Heunis hitting two 4s to finish the innings off. The IOM finishing on 120 for 7. In reply Ireland started positively and were up with the rate but Kai with a direct hit run out and then a wicket halted the Irish. Two late wickets from Samson and Niall Howland saw Ireland finish on 95 for 5. This was a really good game of cricket with Ireland and the IOM both on top at different periods of the game. The IOM finished second in the group and this meant that we were on the move to Glendermott CC to play Sri Lanka (Bonds Glen CC). Batting first the IOM batted very positively with Theo Kiernan 21 but Ollie Quinn scored a terrific unbeaten 100 not out off 30 balls, in an innings where he middled everything. In response Sri Lanka kept going throughout the innings and finished 55 for 8. With Aarav Arun and Samson Curtis taking 2 wickets each.
The Friday morning saw the U13s play Australia (Donemana CC) at Bready CC on the first team international pitch in the "World Cup" semi finals. The IOM lost the toss and were put in to bat and unfortunately kept on losing wickets against a strong bowling and fielding side and were eventually bowled out for 41. In reply the IOM worked hard in the field and managed to pick up the one wicket an excellent catch by Freddie Hatton.
Congratulations to Australia who were an excellent side who went on to win the final in the afternoon versus the West Indies (Bready CC). It was a great week of cricket for the players with lots of good performances over the week and the opportunity to play at lots of different grounds and against different opposition. A massive thank you to the North West Cricket Union for having us in the U13 World Cup. The players, coaches and parents really enjoyed themselves and were made to feel really welcome by everyone. A huge thanks to all the clubs for their incredible efforts to get the games on in such difficult weather conditions.
U13 Squad 2022/2023
Congratulations to the following players selected for the Isle of Man Cricket Association U13 squad for the 2022/2023 season:
The U13 squad will train once a week before Christmas and twice a week after Christmas. The squad will continue to train over the summer alongside a number of Super 2s fixtures as well as a festival in Northern Ireland in August.
U13 Squad 2021/2021
The Isle of Man U13 squad for 2021/2022 is as follows:
Group 1 Samson Curtis Dylan Howard (wk) Niall Howland Adi Malikireddy Rohan Neel James Osbourn Ollie Quinn Rocco Spencer Joel Williams Ethan Watt Thomas Wray
Group 2 James Ashley Charlie Christian Kai Crookall Isabella Gunnion Breeshey Howard James Kemp Fergus Kerwick (wk) Theo Kiernan Sam Morris William Osbourn Lucas Roome Sam Shorthouse Ziyad Hassan Hameed Sulthan
The U13 squad (Group one and two) will train once a week before Christmas and twice a week after Christmas. The squad will continue to train over the summer alongside a number of Super 2s fixtures.
U13 Squad 2020/2021
The U13 squad for 2020/2021 is as follows: Thomas Ackron Joseph Barker Sam Burrows Samson Curtis Kyle Gunnion Jacob Harding Dylan Howard (wk) Theo Kiernan Ben Leinwand (wk) Advaith (Adi) Malikireddy James Osbourn William Osbourn Joe Page Oliver Quinn Cameron Roome Jared Shepherd (wk) Ryder Spencer Hugh Tummon Matthew Weston Joel Williams Oli Poole-Wilson Will Wiseman
The U13 squad will train once a week before Christmas and twice a week after Christmas. The squad will continue to train over the summer alongside a number of Super 2s fixtures.
U13 Guernsey Festival
The U13s took a 21 player squad to play against Guernsey in four T20 matches and they enjoyed two T20 wins at College Fields on their opening day of the festival. In the first game they bowled Guernsey out for 101 with Ollie Quinn taking 3 wickets for 15 and Samson Curtis, Sam Burrows, Oli Poole-Wilson, Joel Williams and Will Wiseman each picking up a wicket each. In reply, the IOM eclipsed the Guernsey score for the loss of 4 wickets with Cameron Roome top scoring with 50 of 39 balls, well supported by Thomas Ackron (24).
In the second game the IOM batted first making 137 for 3 with Lucy Barnett scoring 62 and supported by Tom Ward (22) and Ben Leinwand (20) The IOM then restricted Guernsey to 111 for 9 with Will Wiseman taking 4 wickets for 8 runs including a hat trick, Elliott Butler 2-23, Sam Perry the very economical 1-8 and Lucas Stennett also picked up a wicket. There was also some tidy keeping over the day from both Dylan Howard and Jared Shepherd who took two very quick stumpings.
On the second day of their festival honours were shared between the Isle of Man and Guernsey. The first match saw the IOM bowl Guernsey out for 64 in a reduced 15 over match with some excellent bowling figures Oli Poole-Wilson 2 for 15, Joel Williams 2 for 5, High Tummon 1-9, Kyle Gunnion 1-6, Adi Malikireddy 1-13 and Samson Curtis 1-1. Openers Jared Shepherd (30) and Thomas Ackron (25) passed the Guernsey score in 7 overs for a 10 wicket win.
In the final game of the U13 tour, the IOM scored 109 for 8 in a reduced 18 overs match. Lucy Barnett top scored again with 51 but Guernsey came back strongly with a 4th wicket partnership of 75 to win the game with 4 balls to go. Ryder Spencer was the pick of the bowlers with 1-13 and Sam Burrows, Sam Perry and Will Wiseman each picking up a wicket. Will Wiseman finishing with 6 wickets in his three games.
An excellent festival of cricket for the U13s with some brilliant team and individual performances with much improved fielding particularly on the first day.
Thanks to Guernsey Sport Photography and Robyn Ackron Photography for the excellent photographs.
U13 Skill Set Groups 2019-2020
Skill Set Group 1 (Bowlers) Sam Burrows Elliott Butler Samson Curtis Advaith Malikireddy Sam Perry Oli Poole-Wilson Oliver Quinn Lucas Stennett Hugh Tummon Matthew Weston William Wiseman Joel Williams
Skill Set Group 2 (Batters) Thomas Ackron Lucy Barnett Kyle Gunnion Ethan Hawley Dylan Howard Theo Kiernan Ian Larson Ben Leinwand Cameron Roome Jared Shepherd Ryder Spencer Tom Ward
Isle of Man U13 Squad 2018-2019
The Isle of Man U13 squad for 2018-19 was as follows -
Layton Ballard Nathan Brew Cavan Burden Juan Domingo Jerad Griffin Theo Helfrich Joe Humphrey Dollin Jansen Daniel Martin Josh Maurel Lucas Mikan David Sargent Magnus Taggart Henry Telford Nathan Williams
U13s Bromsgrove Festival
The U13s were at the Bromsgrove festival from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th August due to play three 40 over fixtures.
Monday 12th August saw the U13s play Lincolnshire u13s Nathan Williams lost the toss and the Isle of Man were asked to bat. The U13s were 90 all out which was largely based on an excellent 51 not out including 7 4s from Dollin Jansen. In reply Lincolnshire knocked in off in 20 overs with Dollin 1-15 and Nathan 2-21.
Tuesday 13th August brought Wiltshire U13s with Nathan winning the toss and choosing to bowl first. An excellent opening spell from Dollin and Layton Ballard restricted Wiltshire to 21-5 and after 15 overs the U13s looked on top. But a 100 7th wicket partnership saw Wiltshire finish on 212 for 9 wickets with Dollin 3-19, Layton 2-36 and Nathan and Juan Domingo taking one wicket each with 2 run outs for Joe Humphrey. The Isle of Man in response were 101 all out with Dollin again a very mature 46 not out with 7 4s but unfortunately the only person who was able to stick with him was Magnus Taggart who put on 40 for the 7th wicket.
Unfortunately the final days game against Pembrokeshire U14s was abandoned due to torrential rain and the U13s played indoor cricket instead.