Read shows promise for Hales Colts

Hales Colts (3 pts) lost to Acle B (26 pts) in the Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division Eight.Josh Knights made two early breakthroughs, but then it was tough going as Brown and Newman both hit centuries as Acle posted 262 for three, with Chris Read taking the other wicket in his fine spell of eight overs.

Hales Colts (3 pts) lost to Acle B (26 pts) in the Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division Eight.

Josh Knights made two early breakthroughs, but then it was tough going as Brown and Newman both hit centuries as Acle posted 262 for three, with Chris Read taking the other wicket in his fine spell of eight overs.

Late stand-in Josh Pitcher also bowled well as Hales were put to the sword in the field.

In reply, Alfie Kaye top scored with a controlled 17 and he received support from Dye (14), Ayre (12) and Chris Read (9), who batted superbly, as Hales made 83 before being bowled out in the 29th over.

Skipper Chris Ayre remained upbeat: “Colts' cricket is all about development and Chris Read as an 11-year-old today showed just what a quality player he will become. Man of the match: Chris Read.