Isle of Man U15s Debut in the North West Ireland Hundred Competition
The Isle of Man U15s travelled to North West Ireland to take part in the North West Cricket Union U15 Hundred tournament between the 23rd and 25th August. The North West Ireland cricket clubs were assigned Hundred teams with the Isle of Man playing as themselves.
Day One The morning game saw the IOM take on Donemana at Donemana CC. Captain Cameron Roome won the toss and chose to bowl. Regular wickets kept the Donemana batters under pressure seeing them all out for 76. All the bowlers contributed with Kyle Gunnion bowling a miserly 20 balls as well as taking a fantastic catch at point. Hugh Tummon and Ryder Spencer bowling with good pace and picking up wickets. In reply the U15s knocked the score off for the loss of 2 wickets with Garv Arya 14, James Osbourn not out 26 and Joel 24.
The afternoon fixture saw us move to the incredibly picturesque Bonds Glen CC. Cameron again won the toss and chose to bat first against Bonds Glen Bears. The IOM got off to a steady start with James 13 and Joel 21 with some accurate bowling from Bonds Glen. At 70 balls and the score on 85 the game was evenly poised but excellent acceleration in last 30 balls from Jared Shepherd 50 retired not out, Jacob Harding 24 not out and Ryder Spencer 15 not out saw the U15s finish on 150 for 6. Rain in the latter balls and in the interval saw DLS come into play with the score reduced to 120 from 75 balls. The Bonds Glen batters started positively utilising the shorter boundary well and at the midway point it was very tight. However, some tight bowling from Jacob, Ryder and Will saw Bonds Glen restricted to 99-2 with an excellent 52 not out from Samuel Haslett. The wicket takers were Kyle and Jake Turner.
Day Two Game three saw the IOM play Newbuildings Spirit. Batting first the IOM started steadily and at 50 balls and on 60 runs the U15s were evenly placed with James and Thomas both making 21. The second 50 balls again saw the IOM accelerate excellently with Jared 50 retired not out and Jake Turner 28 not out, finally finishing on 170 for 5. With continual heavy showers the second innings was reduced to 85 balls. The bowlers continued to bowl tightly to restrict Newbuildings to 80-2 with Hugh conceding only 5 runs off his 10 balls, Ryder 6 runs from his 15 balls and Will 1 wicket for 13 runs.
The afternoon saw the IOM U15s play the Mason Rockets aka Bready CC the other unbeaten side in the group. Hugh Tummon bowled an excellent opening 15 balls picking up an early wicket and at 50 balls and Bready on 45 runs the U15s were well placed. However, an excellent 50 retired not out from Jonathan Orr and 43 not out from Suyesh Kumar enabled Bready to accelerate to 130 for 3 wickets. Jacob Harding an excellent 20 balls, 1 wicket for 14 runs. In reply the U15s started well with Cameron a positive 17 and James 21. The IOM continued to stay at around the required rate but kept on losing wickets keeping the game very tense throughout. Will Osbourn batted well in the middle period eventually out for 18 runs. There was another rain break with 10 balls remaining and Jacob and Joel together needing 16 runs to win. A boundary and some good running saw the U15s need 8 to win in the final set of 5. Unfortunately Joel was bowled needing 7 runs off 4 balls with Jacob Harding finishing on 25 not out.
Day Three After finishing third in the group the IOM were drawn against the Bonds Glen Bears at Bonds Glen CC. After arriving at Bonds Glen CC and finding the ground saturated after heavy overnight rain we were quickly moved to Bready CC. The games were then reduced to 60 balls to fit in the two semi finals and final on the one pitch.
After the first semi final had finished the IOM batted first and continued to be positive throughout the 60 balls and stayed focused through the numerous rain breaks finishing on 109-5. James 22, Joel 19 and Jared again finishing the innings strongly with 36. In reply the Bonds Glen Bears battled hard and continued to stay close to the required rate eventually finishing on 96-6. Will Osbourn 2 wickets for 16 from 15 balls, Ryder 1 wicket for 21 from 15 balls and Jacob 1 for 27 from 15 balls.
This then saw the IOM play Newbuildings Spirit in the final with the IOM bowling first. A quick fire 76 opening partnership coupled with too many extras saw Newbuildings race along through their 60 balls finishing on 127-1. The wicket taker was Jake and Ryder bowled an excellent 10 balls for 11 runs. In response the IOM never really got going eventually finishing 62-2 with Joel 36 not out. Congratulations to Newbuildings U15s who were excellent throughout the final.
A massive thank you to the North West Cricket Union, Donemana CC, Bonds Glen CC and Bready CC for hosting us. It was an exciting and enjoyable three days and the players got the opportunity to play a new format, against different players and at different grounds.
U15 Squad 2022/2023
Congratulations to the following players selected for the Isle of Man Cricket Association U15 squad for the 2022/2023 season:
The U15 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 with a festival in Northern Ireland in August.
U15 Squad 2021/2022
The Isle of Man U15 squad for 2021/2022 is as follows:
Thomas Ackron Lucy Barnett Sam Burrows Oliver Crookall Charley Duncan Oliver Goldie Kyle Gunnion Jacob Harding Ian Larson Ben Leinwand (wk) Sam Perry Oli Poole-Wilson Cameron Roome Jared Shepherd (wk) Ryder Spencer Hugh Tummon Jacob Turner Tom Ward
The U15 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 fixturesl.
U15 Squad 2020/2021
The U15 age group squad for 2020/2021 is as follows: Lucy Barnett Cavan Burden Elliott Butler Ned Crellin Juan Domingo JJ Griffin Theo Helfrich Joe Humphrey Dollin Jansen Zak Kaniewski Ian Larson Josh Maurel Sam Perry David Sargent Lucas Stennett Henry Telford (wk) Tom Ward Nathan Williams
The squad will train for once a week before Christmas and twice a week after Christmas. Training will continue in the summer alongside Super 2s.
Under 15 Squad 2019-2020
The U15 squad for 2019-2020 is as follows -
Layton Ballard Cavan Burden Archie Edward Crellin Jenson Eve Jerad Griffin Theo Helfrich Joe Humphrey Ziv Rosenthal Henry Telford Christian Webster Nathan Williams Toby Poole-Wilson
U15 Guernsey Festival
The Isle of Man’s U15 side enjoyed a successful tour with three wins out of three. They opened up with a win in Friday’s forty over match at King George Playing Fields. After bowling Guernsey out for 146, with Cavan Burden 2-13 and Fraser Clarke 2-19 and Jenson Eve, Toby Poole-Wilson, Nathan Williams and Theo Helfrich each picking up a wicket. Then a solid partnership between Luke Ward (35) and wicket keeper Henry Telford (22) steadied the ship after being 4 for 2. then Dollin Jansen then clinched victory with a well-paced half century.
The IOM U15s finished with three wins out of three with victory in both of Saturday’s T20 matches at College Fields. In the first game, the Isle of Man scored 128 for 6 with Dollin Jansen top scoring with 63, well supported by Joe Humphrey, Tom Ward and Jenson Eve who gave impetus at the end of the innings. The IOM then restricted Guernsey to 119 with Fraser Clarke 3 for 25 the pick of a strong bowling performance, Nathan Williams 1-18 and Jenson Eve the other wicket taker.
In the second T20 game the IOM bowled first and although Guernsey made a strong start, they eventually finished with 124 for the loss of only two wickets with accurate bowling from Dollin Jansen (1-11) and JJ Griffin restricting the Guernsey openers in the latter stages. The Isle of Man were quick out of the blocks in their reply with Dollin Jansen setting the tone with 19 off the opening over, ably supported by Luke Ward. Dollin completed his third fifty of the tour, eventually finishing 73 not out including an opening partnership of 119 with Luke Ward (33).
An excellent Guernsey festival for the U15s with the three wins reflecting how well they played. There were some excellent individual and team performances with everyone contributing with the either the bat, ball or in the field. The fielding unit was well led by JJ Griffin and Joe Humphrey, Nathan Williams captained maturely setting intelligent fields in conjunction with the bowlers and Henry Telford was very consistent behind the stumps.
Thanks to Guernsey Sport Photography for the excellent photographs.
Under 14 Squad 2018-2019
The Isle of Man U14 squad for 2018-19 is as follows -
Jacob Butler Fraser Clarke Ben Dougherty Jenson Eve Jack Haywood Aaron Hempsall Josh Kewley Ziv Rosenthal Luke Ward Michael Webber Christian Webster Toby Poole-Wilson
U14s Bromsgrove Festival
The Isle of Man U14s were at the Bromsgrove festival from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th August due to play a mixture of T20 and 40 over fixtures.
Thursday 8th August saw the U14s play Guernsey U15s in the first T20 match with Guernsey batting first. With a disciplined bowling display the Isle of Man restricted Guernsey to 109 for 7 wickets. The wickets were shared between Toby Poole-Wilson 3-13, Jacob Butler 1-8, Jenson Eve 1-18, Josh Kewley 1-16 and Ben Dougherty 1-17. The U14s then knocked it off for the loss of three wickets in 11 overs with Luke Ward 24 and Dollin Jansen 43 putting on 61 for the first wicket doing most of the damage.
In the second T20 against Buckinghamshire U14/U15s the U14s batted first and limped to 92 for 9 wickets with Jenson top scoring with 20. The Isle of Man made Buckinghamshire work hard for their runs but 92 just wasn't enough and they knocked it off in 16.5 overs. The wickets were taken by Toby 1-24 and Fraser Clarke who bowled an excellent spell of leg spin taking 3-12 with an outstanding catch from his bowling by the Jacob and Christian Webster combination. Jacob leaping in the air on the boundary and flicking it back for Christian to catch within the boundary.
Friday 9th August saw the T20 versus Guernsey start and the Isle of Man reach 95 for 9 with Carl Hartmann making 28 but for the game to be abandoned due to rain. This was also the theme for last day with the matches being abandoned due to torrential rain with the lads playing indoor cricket instead.
Under 14 Squad 2017-18 Sponsored by Callin Wild
Sam Barnett Jacob Butler Fraser Clarke Spencer Clarke Joshua Clough Ben Dougherty Jenson Eve Carl Hartmann Luke Parry Luke Ward Ziv Rosenthal Michael Webber Christian Webster Toby Poole-Wilson
Coaches: Mark Williams, Phil Littlejohns
Isle of Man U14s Bromsgrove 2018
Monday 30th July versus Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan U14s Captain Luke Ward lost the toss and was put into bat. Sam Barnett (41) was the first to go with a good opening stand of 65. Luke Ward continued along and was joined by Carl Hartmann (30) and at 176-4 were well positioned to make a big score but the loss of Carl and then Luke for a well made 66 saw the team collapse to 205 all out. In response Cardiff were 37-5 with some accurate bowling from Toby Poole-Wilson and Spencer Clarke but some middle order partnerships crept the score up for Cardiff. But the return of Spencer (9 overs 1 maiden 3 wickets for 26 runs) and Toby finished the innings at 139 all out. Toby evernually finished with an excellent 6.4 overs 5 wickets for 18 runs.
Tuesday 31st July versus Tower Hamlet U14s The U14s battered first and partnerships throughout finished on 210 for 6. Sam Barnett continued his runs from the previous day making a fluent 61 and supported by Carl Hartmann 53. The innings was finished with a quick fire 36 by Christian Webster. In response Tower Hamlets stayed in the game throughout but the U14s continued to pick up wickets to eventually bowl them out for 182. Jenson Eve finishing with 7 overs 1 maiden 4 wickets for 27 runs and Toby Poole-Wilson 9 overs 1 maiden 3 wickets for 33 runs.
Wednesday 1st August versus Buckinghamshire U14s Buckinghamshire won the toss and chose to bat first. On a good wicket they finished on an excellent 283 for 2 wickets with their number three batsman making an unbeaten 100. In response the U14s collapsed to 40 all out with Josh Clough (14) the only player making double figures.