Harsh lesson for young team

Sewerby 2nds v Wykeham
Sewerby 2nds v Wykeham

On a glorious sunny day at the cliff-top ground, a young inexperienced Sewerby 2nd XI hosted Wykeham.

On what looked a belter of a track, the visitors won the toss and elected to have first knock.

The Sewerby opening bowlers of Simon Porter and Newby bowled tight early on but failed to create any real chances as the Wykeham opening batsmen watched the ball carefully as they played themselves in.

The opening pair of Bray and Bateman started to score freely and as the score progressed past 50, Sewerby decide to introduce spin. This brought Vince O’Grady into the attack and with the score now 87 he trapped Bateman lbw for 30.

Another wicket quickly fell to the veteran bowler and when young Ashley Porter had opening bat Bray caught for a well-paced 84, Sewerby started to gain confidence.

Porter soon captured his second wicket and was bowling excellent line and length. However, each Wykeham batsmen was scoring quickly and the visitors amassed a useful 251/8. The pick of the bowlers were young Ashley Porter 2-34 and Vince O’Grady 5-77.

In reply Sewerby’s batsmen struggled against the attack of Pearson and Glaves and never really looked like scoring then runs required to put the visitors in trouble.

With wickets falling at regular intervals the home side were dismissed for a disappointing 67.

A disappointing performance from the second string of Sewerby who are still learning but with a great team spirit can only improve.

Practice is the key.