TEENAGER Scott Currie made a dream start to his Minor Counties career with Dorset after taking a wicket with his fourth ball in their clash with Wiltshire yesterday.
The 16-year-old seamer, who is believed to be the county’s youngest debutant, had opener Patrick Grieshaber caught at first slip by Luke Webb with the score on six.
And it could have been even better for the Poole-based St Edward’s School pupil had Steve Bullen not survived a loud appeal for caught behind in his next over.
Currie, younger brother of Dorset and Surrey Academy’s Bradley Currie, was one of four players handed their championship debut in a youthful visiting line up at Corsham.
Although Bournemouth’s Simon Woodruff trapped skipper Ed Young in front to leave the hosts on 63 for two, a third-wicket stand of 118 between Bullen and Jake Goodwin saw Wiltshire move on to 181 for three.
Bournemouth’s Dom Clutterbuck broke the partnership when he snaffled a return catch from Goodwin (47) but former Dorset man Jake Lintott (103) continued to make hay with opener Bullen (201) as Wiltshire enjoyed the better of the first day of the Western Division showdown, closing their first innings on 442 for six.
Dorset team manager Ian Bradley said: “It was hard work on a very hot day but our young bowlers will be better for the experience and you couldn’t fault their effort.”
Source : BournemouthEcho