Last pair overcome the odds with a vital stand

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On a cloudy showery day, Sewerby 2nds travelled up the coast to Scalby for an important game with both teams struggling near the bottom of Division A.

Scalby won the all-important toss. With rain clouds around and an already damp wicket due to rain getting under the covers, they decided to have a bowl.

This proved to be the correct descion as the victors struggled to come to terms with the indifferent bounce and pace of a wet wicket.

However, despite two early wickets and going off for rain, Sewerby managed to build a slow but steady start with Chris Briggs(25) and Cameron Rusbridge-Burns(29) playing well in difficult conditions.

With the score at 55/2, Sewerby were looking to set a very competitive score. Unfortunately, the visitors imploded losing the next six wickets for 35 runs, only James Faulkner (24no) managing to adapt to the slow wicket.

Sewerby were bowled out for a lowly 90.

Opening bowlers Mark Pallister and Rusbridge-Burns (4-34) bowled tight and the inform Rusbridge-Burns soon had the home side in trouble as they were reduced to 20/4 .

With Torbett executing a sharp run out and the introduction of Vince O’Grady’s (3-15) slow dibble doblies Sewerby were in control as the home side were now 64/9.

At this point the visitors were on top and an unexpected win looked likely. Unfortunately Sewerby lost concentration and with poor ground fielding and a dropped catch let Scalby back in.

Barton (29no) and Hesp (7no) played sensibly and Scalby crept over the line.