First win of season lifts young 2nds up the table

Cloughton v Sewerby 2nds
Cloughton v Sewerby 2nds

Sewerby 2nds team travelled to Cloughton on a very overcast but mild summer’s day looking for important points in a bottom of the table battle.

Vince O’Grady won what turned out to be a very important coin toss and elected to field first and Sewerby left the away dressing room to take to the field with the inspirational words of their skipper ringing through their minds after a very encouraging pre-match speech.

Sewerby started strongly with young seam bowler John Searby taking two wickets in the sixth over of the innings, removing both Malthouse and Nock lbw.

Their early enthusiasm is the field was then rewarded again in the eighth over when a moment of hesitation by the Cloughton batsmen allowed Dom Warters to swoop in and run out Wells leaving the hosts at 23/3.

After this calamitous run out Cloughton consolidated their innings pushing on to 51/3 after 16 overs in main part due to opener Virr who went on to make a well worked 44 runs.

Laurence Pearson then broke the deadlock for the Sewerby team which again led to another consolidation phase for the batting team. The next breakthrough in the innings lead to a collapse with Cloughton going from 78/4 to 87 all out with Warters taking four wickets and Pearson taking three.

Both of these lads bowled brilliant spells, giving the batsmen no room for error or easy runs, capping a fantastic fielding effort from the Sewerby team.

The Sewerby openers took to the crease with clear intent on trying to get their team well on their way to the small target of 88 to win.

Atkin and Dennis guided Sewerby to 27 without loss after seven overs however this was due as much to the volume of extras conceded by Cloughton as to the good batting.

When Atkin fell for 12 he was soon followed by Dennis and all-rounder Warters leaving Sewerby 35 /3.

Rennoldson scored a quick-fire 11 but after he fell Sewerby looked like they were on the ropes, however Rusbridge-Burns (14) and Pearson (7) steadied the ship and led Sewerby to a six-wicket victory, knocking off the required runs in only 22.2 overs.

The target was made easier due to the Cloughton team giving away a total of 37 extras in the innings.

This was a fantastic display from the young team allowing them to collect 18 crucial points taking them one point above their hosts in the league and also overtaking Sherburn, who visit the clifftop next weekend.