Robinson russ-les up win

Sewerby's Chris Chapman catches Scott Cooper
Sewerby's Chris Chapman catches Scott Cooper

FIVE wickets by Russ Robinson and an unbeaten 58 from Chris Chapman saw Sewerby home in their York Senior League match with Folkton & Flixton on Saturday.

Sewerby won the toss on a sunny day on the clifftop and invited Folkton & Flixton to have first use.

Russ Robinson and Aidy Long started with their usual aggression and accuracy and despite having the division’s leading scorer in Oliver Stephenson, Flixton were reduced to 57 for 5 after 17 overs with Stephenson making just one before having his stumps disturbed by Robinson.

A partnership of 56 between 14-year-old Harry Warmsley and Steve Stocks lifted the score to 113 before Lewis Beasley removed both batsmen in the same over with Warmsley making 26 and Stocks 36. Chris Mann then made 16 but Robinson took the final two wickets in four balls to leave Flixton all out for 150 in 42.5 overs with Robinson returning figures of 5-48 in his 13.5 overs.

In reply Sewerby lost skipper Ben Dobson without scoring, but a stand of 64 between Luke Jennison and Chris Chapman laid a solid foundation before Jennison was out for a well crafted 44.

Russ Robinson then hit 30 to take Sewerby to within 23 runs of their target.

Chapman then restrained his usual aggression to see the home side easily home in the 38th over finishing with 58no from 91 balls with Mike Artley finishing unbeaten on eight at the other end.

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Evening League Division One

MARK Clarkson’s 75 paved the way for North Dalton’s five-run victory over Sewerby last Thursday. Ironically, five penalty runs were added to North Dalton’s total, when the ball struck the discarded helmet of one of the Sewerby fielders and this proved to be the difference between the teams in a tightly fought contest.

Clarkson was well supported by Bradley (34) and Brent (27) and a total of 172 was thought to be a good target on a pitch with some short boundaries.

During the game a mallard had waddled around the outfield and some wag expressed the hope that it wasn’t an ill-omen.

Ben Dobson (57) and Russ Robinson (48) started the Sewerby reply in fine style and the 100 partnership was reached in only 12 overs but then five wickets fell for the addition of only 24 runs and Dalton had wrested back the initiative.

A quickfire 18 from Sam Tennant swung the game Sewerby’s way but when he was out, soon to be followed by Matt Dandy for 17, the innings ran out of steam.

There were six ducks in the Sewerby innings. Blame the mallard.