The new cricket sesaon began on Saturday with the first round of the Tinker Cup.
Only two fixtures were played with Ramsey and Castletown rescheduling their tie because of players still playing rugby and football.
Cronkbourne played Crosby at Tromode and walked away victors by 10 wickets with Crosby being limited to 126, Richard Tarr top
scoring with 37 runs.
Cronkbourne knocked the runs off inside 22 overs, and without losing a wicket, thanks to 63 from Max Stokoe and 55 from Eddie Beard.
The other fixture played saw the Development XI play against Peel & St Johns and as expected was a real eye opener for the young Iiland squad players who were supported by Mark Williams as the senior playing captain and George Burrows, who despite being only 17 is a senior in his ability and approach.
Peel and St John’s captain Ollie Webster won the toss and elected to open the batting himself with Jamie Moffatt and they quickly showed any loose deliveries at this level will be punished. They added more than 100 for the first wicket with Moffatt being the first wicket to fall with him being caught on 55.
Izzy Dunn has a brief stay at the crease before Webster was joined at the crease by Kieran Cawte who carried on the scoring with Ollie adding before falling just short of his half-century on 49. Webster retired at this point with a shoulder injury with a very well played 114.
The development lads then dismissed Nic Hawke, Joe Burrows and Tom Gascoyne before Alex Williamson and Chris Hawke came in to close out the innings with Williamson finishing on 64 not out and Chris Hawke a stylish 23 not out.
Peel & St Johns closed on 366/6 off their 40 overs.
The task of chasing that score down was always going to be tricky and when the development side fell to one for three off two overs with Hawke taking a hat-trick in the second over it looked like it could be a repeat of last year or even worse when a similar corresponding fixture saw the School XI bowled out for 64.
Luke Parry came into bat at number five and while not individually advancing the score too much falling for four he added support to Burrows who had started to find the middle of the bat. Williams was next in and again added only nine but built a partnership with Burrows.
When Williams fell it was over to a young group of bowlers to finish the innings. Fraser Clarke, Jamie Hopwood and Owen Whitehouse all fell without scoring and Spencer Clarke added only three but the score was ticking along. Jacob Butler was last in and added six runs before Burrows was out looking to scoop his brother Joe falling for 90 runs with the total on 127.
A challenging day for the young players but they left upbeat and understanding the work they need to do to succeed at this level.
This weekend sees the first round of the Blincoe Cup where the Development XI face Union Mills.
Baker Tilly Cronkbourne CC (130-0) beat Hannan Law Crosby CC (126 All out) by 10 wickets
Peel & St Johns CC (366-6) beat IoMCA Development XI (127 all out) by 239 runs.
Weekly Role of Honour:
(Scores above 30)
Ollie Webster 114*
George Burrows 90
Alex Williamson 64*
Jamie Moffatt 55
Richard Tarr 37
Nic Hawke 6-39