Seconds fall 10 runs short chasing a low total

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On a sunny day at the cliff top ground, Filey 2nds won the toss against Sewerby 2nds and elected to bat.

Filey struggled against accurate bowling and aggressive fielding. With runs difficult the batsmen started to take risks and wickets fell at regular intervals.

Sewerby were on top and with two great catches from Jack Torbett, the visitors could only amass a low score of 118 all out off 39 overs – with the top score coming from Johnson (41).

Credit must go to good fielding and bowlers Calvin Roche (2-13), Mark Pallister (4-37) and Vince O’Grady (4-67) who all bowled consistently.

In reply Sewerby also struggled to score runs again against accurate bowling. Only really Chris Briggs(34) and Pallister (32) managed to get to grips with the pace of the wicket.

A late partnership from Pallister and O’Grady nearly saw the home team over the line but they finished 10 runs short at 108 all out.

Pick of the Filey bowlers were Bowes (6-38) and Brannan (4-36)

Overall, a good performance by Sewerby 2nds against a side that have played in the Premier League for a lot of years but Sewerby should have really won this but lost five wickets for 16 runs when on top.

A makeshift Sewerby 3rds team travelled to Brompton with great trepidation for the first game of the season.

After winning the toss Sewerby decided to bat and amassed a meagre total of 91 all out after only 25 overs with good contributions from Dandy (16), Bartram (13), Stubley (14) and Rusbridge-Burns (13).

Although Brompton were short of players, the total seemed inadequate and Drake and Marsh set about attacking the total with gusto and at 74 for 4 the game seemed lost for Sewerby.

Rich Gibson held one end secure and finished with creditable figures of 3-34 from 12 overs, but it was veteran Mark Gummerson with his first catch in eight years who started the collapse of the Brompton innings.

Captain Matt Rusbridge-Burns took three quick wickets, and new signing Ben Potter finished the Brompton innings off at 85 all out.

Thanks to young Ash Porter, Ken Rennoldson and Gummerson who turned out at the last minute.