Latest home defeat brings back threat of relegation

Ben Dobson batting v Stamford Bridge
Ben Dobson batting v Stamford Bridge

Sewerby entertained Stamford Bridge on Saturday and having lost the toss we asked to bat first.

The first three wickets went down for 29 with only opener Like Jennison with 16 making double figures.

Lewis Beasley batting v Stamford Bridge

Lewis Beasley batting v Stamford Bridge

Once again it was left to Russ Robinson and Mike Artley to rescue the situation and on a difficult wicket they added 111 for the fourth wicket before Robinson was out trying to up the tempo for a fine 73 with eight fours and a six.

Artley was out for 35 in the next over and despite knocks of 12 each from Ricky Robinson and Shaun Acton, Sewerby could only reach 178/8 at the end of the 50 overs.

Sewerby needed an early breakthrough but openers Dave Chaplin and Ollie Pimlott put on 42 in 10 overs before Aidy Long had Chaplin caught by Rob Coates for 17.

This brought in skipper Matt Beckett and despite Sewerby ringing the changes, Beckett and Pimlott added 112 before Beckett was caught and bowled by Cameron Rusbridge-Burns for 54.

Shaun Acton then took two wickets, including Pimlott for 74, but Stamford Bridge were on the brink of victory, which they achieved without losing another wicket and with three overs to spare. Best bowling was by ShaunActon with 2-21 from his seven overs.

Sewerby 2nds travelled to Settrington for their last game of the season and with both teams assured of playing Division A cricket next year it was a relaxed atmosphere as.

Settrington won the toss and batted. This looked a good decision as openers E Routhwaite (45) and J Routhwaite (79) put on 118 for the first wicket as Sewerby bowlers struggled to find line and length.

The introduction of Vince O’Grady (2-39) did offer some respite as he removed both openers but with a good platform, the home side continued to play aggressive shots.

The visitors were now looking short of ideas, however with a change of keeper ,Sam Wragg (2-20) bowled with good energy and stemmed the flow of runs.

Settrington finished on 243/6.

Sewerby struggled to get to terms with the pace bowling of Storey (6-33) and never looked like getting near the total. Only R Atkin (23) looked in any form and the visitors were bowled out for a lowly 87.