Traves’ wonderful catch fails to inspire 2nds

Sewerby 2nds fielding v Nawton Grange
Sewerby 2nds fielding v Nawton Grange

On a hot sunny day at the cliff top, Nawton Grange won the toss and elected to bat on a good hard deck. Nawton got off to a good but slow start as the Sewerby 2nds’ opening bowlers restricted runs.

The home side made the breakthrough when Will Traves took what will probably be the catch of the season, running around the boundary and diving full length to grasp the ball one-handed, a few inches off the floor.

Sewerby 2nds Will Traves bowling v Nawton Grange

Sewerby 2nds Will Traves bowling v Nawton Grange

This gave the Sewerby some momentum and with the introduction of spin wickets began to tumble as the visitors were reduced to 80/5.

A dropped catch cost them as Nawton eventually reached 163/9. The Sewerby bowlers worked hard and with a bit more luck could have had Nawton out for a lot less. Dom Warters finished with 3-38.

Sewerby also got off to a steady start with Chris Briggs playing some nice shots on his way to 27. However the loss of two early wickets helped Nawton create pressure and with the introduction of spin bowler Coote (2-45) the home side were in trouble.

With only James Faulkner (31) and Harry Hudson (21) making any real contributions with the bat Sewerby were all out for a disappointing 129. Another disappointing day as they failed to capitalise on missed opportunities both with bat and ball.

After the drubbing Sewerby 3rds received at the hands of Hospitals/Rugby Club at home two weeks previously, it was not without trepidation that Sewerby took to the field in their rearranged league game on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Sewerby restricted Hospitals to a total of 126 all out on a very unpredictable wicket.

Junior Harry Gunning was the pick of the Sewerby bowlers taking 3-28 from 10 overs, plus an excellent catch, ably assisted by John Searby 2-42 and Matt Rusbridge-Burns 2-15.

Two good run-outs from Matty Faulkner and Rob Searby ensured that Sewerby came away with maximum bowling points.

Sewerby’s batting response stuttered in the face of excellent bowling from Milner and Elliot, and at 50/6 the game was in the balance.

An excellent 28 from Ben Lawry and 15 from Stevie Mellonby steadied the ship and it was left to Martin Faulkner (16), and Rusbridge-Burns (25no) to guide Sewerby 3rds to a hard fought win in the penultimate over.