Stand of 105 is crucial for champions

Sewerby CC
Sewerby CC

Sewerby visited reigning champions Woodhouse Grange hoping for an improved performance on the previous week.

They were asked to bat first and lost a wicket in the first over and another with the score on 25.

Opener Mark Tennant remained firm and with Russ Robinson took the score to 75 before tennant was out for 21.

Mike Artley joined Robinson and they took the score to 134 with 10 overs remaining when Artley slipped going for a second run and was run out for 29.

When Robinson was caught for 64 in the next over the momentum was lost and it was only thanks to 27 not out from 32 balls by Ricky Robinson that Sewerby were able to total 174/8 at the end of 50 overs.

Russ Robinson and Tom Chippendale had a lively opening spell and were rewarded after eight overs when Chippendale diverted a straight drive on to the stumps at the non-striker end to run out opener Hadfield.

Sewerby kept up the pressure and a wicket each for Robinson, Chippendale and Sam Tennant saw Woodhouse at 70/4 after 20 overs.

Despite keeping up the pressure and some excellent fielding Sewerby were unable to make another breakthrough and an unbroken stand of 105 between Chris Bilton (76 not out) and Mike Hattee (39 not out) saw the hosts complete the win with six overs to spare.

On a beautiful day at the cliff top, a young Sewerby 2nds side entertained Brompton on the opening day of their season.

Sewerby won the toss and elected to bowl.

Sewerby opened up with the experience of Mark Pallister and Simon Porter and with both bowling excellent line and length, they soon had Brompton in trouble.

Aided by some good fielding, Sewerby soon had Brompton struggling at 16/5.

This brought left handed Brompton captain Bruce to the wicket and he watched the ball carefully, along with Webster, and started to rebuild the innings.

As the pair gained confidence Bruce started to play more aggressive shots. This brought a change in bowling and Pearson managed to get Sewerby back on track, removing Bruce for 59 and Webster for 16.

With Pearson taking one more wicket, Sewerby were again starting to exert pressure, however Triffit had other ideas and hit a quick 43 at number 10, seeing Brompton to a competitive 177.

However it was a great effort by a young Sewerby side who managed to keep focused throughout the innings.

Pallister finished with 2-28, Porter 3-32 and Pearson 3-38.

In reply, the Sewerby openers didn’t look in any trouble until a mix up saw Pearson run out.

This brought Calvin Roche to the wicket and he hit the ball to all parts of the ground on his way to an aggressive 43 until he was unfortunately run out as well.

With the experienced bowlers of Brompton now on top, wickets began to tumble with only Shipley managing to really make a contribution, hitting a quick-fire 21.

Though the home side tried hard, they were bowled out for 97. Lockey finished with 4-27, and skipper Bruce took 3-8.

Overall, it was a great effort from an inexperienced Sewerby side at this level, which can only bode well for the future.