Father and son lead Grindale to derby victory

editorial image

Sewerby 2nds travelled to local high-flying rivals Grindale. On what looked a pitch full of runs, Grindale’s captain Andy Smith won the toss and elected to bat.

Despite the early loss of Jackson, who was lbw to Simon Porter, this looked a good decision as father and son Ian and Liam Cousins played aggressively and soon moved the score on to 50 as they despatched any short pitched deliveries to the boundary.

They put on 53 in nine overs before Sewerby decided to change the pace and brought on Harry Hudson, in his first game since returning from university.

Grindale struggled against the change of pace and soon lost Ian Cousins for 23 and Liam Cousins 58.

With wickets now falling at regular intervals and both Vince O’Grady and Hudson bowling tightly, only Simon Battams (18no) managed to put up any resistance.

Sewerby were now in control and with good fielding supporting the bowling Grindale were bowled out for a disappointing 129, picking up just two batting points.

Pick of the Sewerby bowlers was Hudson, with an impressive 7-29 from 13.1 overs.

In reply, Sewerby rode theiruke luck as L Cousins bowled with pace and aggression.

Taking both openers cheaply, Cousins had Sewerby on the back foot but Shipley(24) managed to play some flamboyant shots and with the score on 50/2 the visitors looked like they might pull off a surprise win.

However Ian Cousins was brought into the attack and similar to the first innings wickets began to tumble. Now the home side were on top and with the returning pace of Cousins bowled the visitors out for a low score of 81.

A disappointing display by Sewerby having worked hard in the first innings to keep Grindale to a score they should have managed to pass.

Both Ian and Liam Cousins finished with four wickets, father taking 4-20 off seven overs and son 4-11 off 10, adding to their fine efforts with the bat.