Much-needed victory to ease threat of relegation

Sewerby batting v Beverley
Sewerby batting v Beverley

Sewerby entertained Beverley on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday and invited them to take first knock on a slightly damp pitch.

They lost three early wickets but the arrival of Faisal Abid to join opener Anthony Spence saw the scoring accelerate and he hit a rapid 21 before miscuing Aidy Long to Matt Dandy.

Spence carried on to make a fine 61 but was sixth out with the score at 100.

Only Bradley Dobson of the lower order contributed and two wickets each for Shaun Acton and Russ Robinson saw Beverley all out for 136 in the 45th over with Dobson finishing with 22 not out.

Robinson collected 4-33, Long 3-45, Acton 2-20 and Lewis Beasley 1-23.

Sewerby lost a wicket in the first over but a fine stand between stand-in opener Sam Tennant and Lewis Beasley took the score to 68 before Tennant was out for 47 and Beasley followed three runs later for 18.

This brought together Russ Robinson and Mike Artley and, with Artley content to anchor one end, Robinson cut loose scoring 56 not out from 37 balls with 10 fours and a six.

Artley finished 10 not out and Sewerby gained a very valuable victory and 30 points.

Last Saturday, Sewerby made the long journey to Studley Royal. After a delayed start they were asked to bat first and had reached 67/3 after 27.4 overs before rain arrived and washed out play.

Skipper Ben Dobson was 35 not out and Lewis Beasley made 25.

Sewerby 2nds struggled to 114-7 in a match reduced to 39 overs on their cliff top ground against Scalby,

The hosts had won the toss and chosen to bat but struggled to maintain a good run rate. Harry Hudson (29) was their leading run scorer with John Barton (3-65) and Sam Fox (4-36) taking the bowling honours.

After the tea break, James Wainwright attacked from the off and hit a quick 14 before he went,

After his departure, Brad Walker added 26 before Sam Hills (45no) and Mike Buttery eased Scalby home by eight wickets.

The visitors returned home with 14 points to Sewerby’s two.

Sewerby 3rds’ trip to Mulgrave and the 4ths’ game at home to Seamer 3rds were called off because Sewerby could not raise teams.