Last pair survive the final nine balls

Sewerby 2nds batting v Cloughton
Sewerby 2nds batting v Cloughton

Sewerby visited Hull Zingari and asked them to bat first after winning the toss.

Ben Dobson removed both openers to slip catches by Rob Coates and a wicket for Russ Robinson saw Zingari at 52/3 after 19 overs. A stand of 58 between Jack Storey and Alastair Markham took the score to 110 before George Worthy bowled Markham for 15.

When Dom Warters had Storey caught for 58, Sewerby were looking on top with the score at 124/5, but brisk scoring from Hanson (21) Hills (41) and Gittins (19no) took them to 206/8 after 50 overs. Pick of the Sewerby bowlers was Dobson with 3-53 from his 15 overs.

Sewerby lost both openers with 32 on the board but a stand of 84 between Mike Artley and Dobson had Sewerby well on track before Dobson was out LBW for 38.

An unfortunate mix up saw Robinson run out cheaply and when Artley was out shortly afterwards they were 135/5.

Lewis Beasley and Warters carried on the momentum with well taken singles and the occasional four before Beasley was run out for 16 with the score at 166.

Two further quick wickets followed and Warters was out for 22.

Sewerby had to survive nine balls to gain a losing draw. Despite verbal pressure from Zingari and two no balls on the final delivery Cam Rushbridge-Burns and Worthy survived to earn Sewerby 18 vital points.

A young Sewerby 2nds entertained relegation rivals Cloughton, who won the toss and asked the home side to have first knock.

Sewerby’s openers started watchfully and with 10 on the board looked in little trouble – however the loss of gunning to Milner started a flurry of wickets which soon saw Sewerby reduced to 18/5.

By now, the opening bowlers of Wells and Milner were on top and despite a last-wicket partnership of 20, the home side were dismissed for a disappointing score of 47.

A good display by Cloughton in the field, especially Milner (6-14) and M Wells (3-10) who bowled with good control.

In reply Sewerby decided to give the young bowlers a chance and Searby, Porter and Gunning all tried hard to defend a very low score and showed the future is bright if the young guys carry on learning.

John Searby did manage to take a couple of wickets as the visitors passed Sewerby’s score for the loss of two wickets.