Juniors kick off cricket season
THE Portland and District Cricket Association’s 2019-20 under-16 season is up-and-running with round one beginning on Tuesday evening.
At Cavalier Park, South Portland played host to Portland Colts and on the opening day of play won the toss and elected to bat.
Despite the gloomy conditions South Portland were impressive with the bat, working their way to 7-201 off the back of strong performances in the top order.
Cam Rawlings opened the batting and retired unbeaten on 52 from 64 balls, and was soon joined by captain Mitch Arnold who reached his half century from just 48 balls at first drop.
Portland Colts had two multiple wicket takers with the ball with Kade Wilson (2-15) and Zavier Payne (2-8) both impressive. The run chase for Colts will begin next Tuesday.