CALDY Cricket Club opened their Liverpool and District Division 2 campaign with a six-wicket victory away at Spring View CC near Wigan on Saturday.

It was a great start to the season for the Paton Field outfit who fielded five players under the age of 21, the youngest of whom was just 15.

The club's youth set-up will be vital if they are to challenge for promotion again this season.

After the game club chairman Dave Brown said: "That demonstrates the hard work over the past five years for the Junior Section is paying off and we need to keep working on and assisting with the development of our young players.

"We have a clear philosophy at Caldy Cricket Club to give a pathway through from under nines to first team cricket, the old saying, if you're good enough you're old enough".

Caldy have two overseas players in their squad for this season and one of those players Sri Lankan all rounder Malinga Amarasinge starred in the match, top scoring with an impressive 78 not out and taking two wickets.

Next week Caldy play their first home match of the summer as Hightown St Marys CC travel to Wirral.

The Liverpool Team lost at home to Parkfield Liscard by 29 runs.

The team were reduced to just 10 players after an arm injury to J Barlow.

The match starts at 1pm at Paton Field and it is free entry for all supporters.