Deluge of late runs means bowlers take punishment

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Sewerby travelled to Easingwold on Saturday. Stand-in skipper Luke Jennison won the toss and despite having only nine men due to the late arrival of the opening bowlers he invited Easingwold to bat.

Tight bowling over the first nine overs by Andrew Rennoldson and Rob Coates was carried on by Aidy Long and Russ Robinson and, backed by keen fielding, they restricted Easingwold to 74/2 at the drinks break after 25 overs.

Things changed dramatically after the break as Paul Skilbeck decided to up the tempo, hitting 80 with 13 fours and three sixes in a partnership of 135 with Kyle Waite.

Sewerby then took a further three wickets in five overs but Waite stayed firm, to be joined by David Copeland who proceeded to score 50 not out from 21 balls with two fours and five sixes.

A massive 43 runs came form the last two overs and Easingwold closed on 284/6 with 210 runs coming from 25 overs.

Despite the loss of an early wicket, Sewerby kept up the run tempo and knocks of 21 from Jennison, 39 from Ricky Robinson and 33 from Russ Robinson saw them at 140/4.

Sam Tennant and Mike Artley took the score to 163 but Sewerby then lost five wickets for just one run, including Artley for 40 and it was left to Shaun Acton to see out the last seven overs to take Sewerby to 199/9 and settle for a losing draw.

Best bowling for Easingwold was Redshaw with 5-56 and Lindsay’s 3-39