Ninth-wicket partnership proves to be crucial

Sewerby 3rds Simon Porter batting
Sewerby 3rds Simon Porter batting

Sewerby 3rds entertained a strong Muston side who won the toss and elected to bat on a good wicket.

Some excellent fielding and consistent bowling from Sewerby saw Muston reach 118/6 and a total of 150 or less seemed likely. However, a ninth-wicket partnership of 70 runs between Newland (21) and Micklethwaite (46) however pushed the target for Sewerby 3rds to 194.

Sewerby 3rds batting

Sewerby 3rds batting

Youngster Ash Porter bowled a great spell taking 3-19, and Louis Atkinson impressed with his first bowling spell for the 3rds, while Simon Porter excelled in the field, taking three great catches.

The Sewerby batting response stuttered along and the win never seemed likely against the two Muston opening bowlers Anderson and Norris who bowled with accuracy and aggression.

Young Harry Gunning once again showed his potential with a stylish 33 against some hostile bowling, and his 50-run partnership with John Searby produced a glimmer of hope, but it was not to be, and Sewerby were all out for 116.

Despite the defeat this was a good performance from an understrength Sewerby 3rds team who took five points, compared to Muston’s 18.