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Published at 12:56pm 18th August 2014.

Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club held a successful Open Day on Sunday 17th August with a large crowd being entertained by the Youth v Parents T20.

PRT Youth 93-3 beat PRT Parents 86 all out by 7 runs in a highly entertaining game.

Batting first the Youth got of to a flyer with Jacob Coombs and Ben Alford both retiring having reached 20 with some excellent shot selection and placement against the combined efforts of the Parents attack.

However they didn't have it all their own way - Karen Coombs struck to dismiss Rafferty Brodie (6) with the very rare double hit and Micheal Dunning(1) soon followed run out by an excellent throw .Charlie Durrant ( 12) and James Billingham ( 13) kept the score ticking over until Durrant was dismissed by a sublime caught and bowled from Squirrel.

Tight bowling from Anthony Storey and Graham Riley restricted the Youth to 93 as their innings drew to a close.

Electing to open with the hard hitting Jo Durrant and Karen Coombs the parents blundered 16 runs of the first two overs.Both fell in quick succession as the Youth fought back with some excellent bowling and fielding.

Rafferty struck twice in one over dismissing Jeanette Riley(1) and Karen Coombs as the Parents struggled to score.Storey and Mr.Alford both blundered 20 each with some hard hitting shots as the game swung in the Parents favour.Gareth Dunning smashed a swashbuckling 10 before becoming the first of Charlie Durrant's four victims as he produced  match winning figures of 3-0-10-4 as he had the final Parents bat Amanda Dunning caught by Jacob Coombs to seal a dramatic 7 run victory.

Parents Captain Graham Riley praised all the youngsters as they got revenge for their indoor earlier in the year.

Portland's Grant Neven thanked all who attended in particular Amanda and Gareth Dunning for their great efforts in helping to organise the event.

Mr.Coombes for his outstanding efforts along side Gareth on the BBQ,the whole of the Dunning Family for their outstanding work with the refreshments,tombola and raffle, Oliver Whisker and George Linley-Munroe for all their efforts over the day and finally all who attended and helped to make the day such a success.

Amanda Dunning added ' I think we showed today that the cricket club can and will continue to organise Family events for all its members.The atmosphere was brilliant and it was great to see all joining together regardless of age to help the club.What a great Day - and lets look forward to many more'.

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