County glory for Hulme

Date published: 28 June 2018

Hulme School’s talented cricket team triumphed in dramatic fashion at the Lancashire County Cup Finals day at Longridge CC.

In the semi-final Hulme defeated Rossall School.

Rossall posted 132 runs as Xander Selby and Joe Mcloughlin both took two wickets each.

In reply, Hulme reached their target after losing only one wicket.

Ethan Pietkiewicz top-scored with 55 not out.

In the final Hulme played Bolton School.

Some fine bowling restricted Bolton to 104 runs for the loss of nine wickets.

Joe McLoughlin took three wickets.

In Hulme’s reply, everyone chipped in.

Nabhan Aslam and Nic Elliott-Ashworth ran a single from the last ball to reach a total of 104 for seven wickets.

That meant Hulme triumphed courtesy of losing fewer wickets.