Bowlers help to turn form book upside-down

Sewerby CC 2nds Mark Davies bowling v Settrington
Sewerby CC 2nds Mark Davies bowling v Settrington

Visitors Settrington won the toss and elected to bat on a good hard deck. Sewerby 2nds’ opening bowlers Mark Davies and Will Traves bowled good lines and built pressure early on.

Davies (3-18) was especially in hostile mode as he took three early wickets getting extra bounce from the wicket. He was well supported behind the stumps as Sam Wragg took two excellent catches.

Sewerby had Settrington in trouble at 23/4 when spin was introduced and Dom Warters (3-27) continued the good work of the seamers and kept the pressure on

Only Routhwaite (43) managed to build any sort of innings with a few lusty blows. With the visitors struggling, the home side turned to Cam Rusbridge- Burns who finished off the tail taking 3-7 in three overs.

In reply to Settrington’s 90, Sewerby openers Chris Briggs and Rob Atkin looked in total control. However when Atkin was given out LBW the visitors finally had something to cheer about.

As in previous weeks with Sewerby, one wicket became four and the visitors suddenly started to believe that they could defend the low score. With the fall of debutant Lyndon Warkup (16), the home side had been reduced to 51/ 5.

This brought Rusbridge-Burns(11no) and Wragg (28no) together and these two started to rebuild the innings with some good running and sensible cricket, eventually seeing Sewerby home by five wickets.

On a swelteringly hot day Sewerby 3rds travelled to take on league leaders Great Habton.

Sewerby won the toss and elected to bat on a decent dry wicket, and after the early loss of opener Paul Dandy, Ben Lawry (21) and Rob Searby (32 not out) made steady progress against the accurate bowling attack of Habton.

The Sewerby batsmen struggled in the heat to accumulate runs, ending with 119/5 from 40 overs, a small but defendable total.

After the award-winning Great Habton tea was eagerly consumed, Sewerby took to the field looking for early wickets. John Searby and Harry Gunning both bowled accurate opening spells, but Great Habton opening batsman George Harrison (78 not out) started to latch on to any short bowling with devastating effect,

Sewerby tried to halt the Habton march to victory but captain Lumley and Harrison saw Habton safely home for a comfortable victory.