Six wickets for Jackson as Grindale beat Scalby

Ben Jackson batting for Grindale
Ben Jackson batting for Grindale

On a day where the weather looked to be the winner, Grindale welcomed Scalby to Rudston sports field.

On winning the toss, Scalby invited Grindale to take first knock in a game that had been reduced to 43 overs.

Grindale got off to a decent start with the top five all getting into double figures. Ben Jackson top scored with 40 before being removed by Eaton who finished with 2-30 from 13 overs.

Rich Jackson and Josh Dawson chipped in with 25 apiece to help Grindale reach 151/8 as Hesp picked up 2-18 from five overs.

After tea, Scalby came out to bat and got off to the worse possible start as the opening bowling partnership of Liam Cousins and Tom Jackson kept the score down and wickets tumbled to leave the score at 7/5 from 10 overs.

Runs were still hard to come by and wickets continued to fall to reduce the score to 32/8 from 20 overs.

It looked to be heading for a short stint in the field for Grindale but Buttery and Hesp had other ideas, adding 55 for the ninth wicket to frustrate Grindale.

The opening bowlers returned to the attack to try and finish the game off and Jackson did the job by removing Hesp for 24 - caught by wicket keeper Simon Battams for his fifth dismissal of the day.

The final wicket soon followed as Jamie Watson brilliantly ran out the last man to end the chase on 92. Buttery finished on 35 not out.

There was some top bowling by Grindale, especially from Tom Jackson who finished with 6-15 from 13.4 overs - eight of which were maidens.

Ian Cousins also finished with 2-13 from seven overs.