Chapman in the runs again for Sewerby

Sewerby's Sam Tennant gets a wicket v Harrogate 2nds
Sewerby's Sam Tennant gets a wicket v Harrogate 2nds

York Senior League Division One

HARROGATE were the visitors to the cliff top on Saturday and after losing the toss were asked to bat first.

Tight bowling from Aidy Long and Russ Robinson kept Harrogate in check and at drinks, 24 overs, the score was 66 for 3.

Nick Taylor tried to anchor the innings but he lacked support; Sam Tennant took three wickets in six overs and when Taylor was out for 36 with the score on 124, the last three wickets could only add eight runs thanks to the bowling of Lewis Beasley and Ben Dobson.

Tennant finished with 3-31, Long 2-48, Beasley 2-11 and Dobson 2-4.

In reply, Dobson signalled his intentions by hitting the first ball through the covers for four and he hit two more boundaries before unluckilly being given out lbw in the fourth over for 13.

Fellow opener Luke Jennison dropped anchor and Chris Chapman took up the attack, the pair adding 93 for the second wicket before Jennison was out for 17.

Russ Robinson was out for a duck but Mike Artley joined Chapman and ensured that there would be no middle order collapse this week.

Chapman finished on 66 not out with 13 fours and Artley 12 not out as Sewerby reached their target in the 29th over.

Beckett League Division A

SEWERBY 2nd’s made the long trip to Nawton Grange on Saturday hoping to consolidate their league position following last Sunday’s win.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that was extremely wet in very warm conditions.

Sewerby’s opening bowlers bowled good lines and length on a bowler friendly wicket and Cameron Rusbridge-Burns made an early breakthrough as the home side struggled.

However a lack of further wickets and failing to take chances meant Nawton gained in confidence.

With some big hitting, the home side managed to score a very competitive 183 on a wicket that the visitors really should have done better on.

Rusbridge-Burns managed two wickets and occasional bowler Sam Wragg produced a tight spell of swing bowling taking 1 for 14.

In reply Sewerby’s batsmen never showed the determination of Nawton or the skill to work out how to bat on a slow wicket with uneven bounce.

With the home side bowling aggresively in the correct areas Sewerby were bowled out for a very low score of 37. Overall a very poor performance by the visitors.

Derwent Valley Division B

FLAMBOROUGH 2nds’ disappointing end to the season continued as they suffered a comprehensive thrashing at the hands of Sewerby 3rds last Saturday.

Boro batted first and set off at a good rate of knots thanks to Andy Dixon who continued in his rich vein of form.

He rattled up a quick 50, which included nine fours as wickets tumbled at the other end. Andy was 4th out with the score on 85 and with still 20 overs of the innings to go.

This is where it all started to go wrong for Boro as Sewerby veteran Ernie Moorehouse ripped out the middle and lower order with his accurate dibbly dobblies.

He finished with fine figures of 10-2-17-7 as Boro capitulated to a very disappointing 122 all out with still eight overs of the innings to go.

Ben Briggs who copped an unfortunate one round his ankles with 10 and Graeme Harvey with 17 were the only other batsmen to reach double figures for the visitors.

Even more disappointingly for Boro it took Sewerby only 16 overs to knock off the required runs.

Duncan England claimed the early wicket of Dandy but Warcup and Faulkner showed no respect at all and brutally hit the ball to all parts of the Sewerby back pitch.

Warcup finished on 78 not out with 10 fours and four sixes and Faulkner made 31 not out with five fours and a maximum as it was definitely an afternoon to forget for Boro.