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Haverhill are champions

Haverhill Under-11s cricket team gained revenge for missing out on the league title to Linton by beating them to win the Borders Cup competition by 25 runs.

After a short downpour, Haverhill won the toss and elected to bat. They got off to a slow start with Linton bowling and fielding well and building the pressure.

Henry Sidebottom then came in and he, Max Egan and Max Meadows accelerated the pace of the innings, which George Shannon and Joseph Rinaldi continued as Haverhill posted a score of 246.

In reply, Linton got off to a flying start with Joshua Murray and Owen Wilson hitting some glorious strokes.

However, Max Meadows restricted them as he picked up a couple of wickets and was well supported by James Freakley, Cameron Scott, Harry White and Sebastian Gurteen.

George Shannon, who was ultimately voted man of the match, picked up a pivotal five wickets in his three overs which put the brakes on Linton’s scoring as they fell short, only reaching 221.

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