Sewerby’s Robinson tops batting averages

Sewerby's Russ Robinson
Sewerby's Russ Robinson

Sewerby all-rounder Russ Robinson topped the York Senior League Premier Division batting averages at the end of the 2013 season.

He also made the top 10 in the bowling list after a remarkable season which saw him score 794 runs in 19 innings.

Robinson’s bowling saw him dismiss 40 victims, including three five-wicket hauls, at an average of 18.60.

He made two centuries and five half-centuries during the campaign, with a top score of 104 not out. His average of 56.71 put him top of the pile, and he was the fifth highest run-scorer.

Although Robinson stole the headlines, and was also in the top 20 for catches, a number of his team-mates gave good performances to back him up.

Mike Artley also made the top 20 batting averages, with 37.36 from his 21 inninings, which included four half-centuries and a top score of 72 not out.

Other Sewerby batsmen on the list were Rich Robinson (334 runs at 25.69), Ben Dobson (429 at 25.69), Luke Jennison (305 at 19.06), Chris Chapman (180 at 16.36) and Lewis Beasley (254 at 14.11)

Jennison also made the top 10 for wicketkeepers with 14 victims while Dobson was ninth in the bowling averages, taking 24 wickets at 19.00

In Division One, Casey Rudd stole the show for Bridlington. He was the division’s fifth highest run scorer with 721, which included a highest knock of 121 not out. He added six scores of 50+ and averaged 42.21, which was sixth in the rankings.

With the ball, Rudd was fourth top wicket-taker, dismissing 38 batsmen at an average of 16.61.

Team-mate John Major also made the top 10 batsmen, averaging 40.79 after hitting 571 runs during the summer.

Further down the list were Simon Leeson (357 runs at 23.80), Richard Lount 301 at (16.72) and Shaun Tate (231 at 16.50)

Captain Sam Edmundson and Steve Janney both took 24 wickets, at 30.62 and 28.00 respectively, while Tom McMeeken pocketed 22 at 24.86.

Janney and Rudd shared third spot on the Division One fielding honours board, each taking 11 catches during the summer.

Keeper Ian Shipley was the division’s seventh most successful man behind the stumps, claiming 20 victims, including four stumpings.