Hopes of an exciting finish ended by rain and bad light

Sewerby's Ben Dobson batting v York 2nds
Sewerby's Ben Dobson batting v York 2nds

Sewerby entertained fellow strugglers York 2nds to the cliff top on a gloomy day and after losing the toss were asked to take first knock.

Once again the loss of three early wickets saw Sewerby at 43/3 after 18 overs, before Russ Robinson and Mike Artley steadied things.

Sewerby's Ricky Robinson batting v York 2nds

Sewerby's Ricky Robinson batting v York 2nds

They put on 59 before Robinson was bowled for 51. Artley remained firm but received little support, apart from Shaun Acton with 13, and at the end of the 50 overs Sewerby had reached 172/9 with Artley 57 not out.

Best bowling for York was Elliott with 4-33 from 14 overs and Love 3-41.

Aidy Long made an early breakthrough for Sewerby but opener Simon Lambert took advantage of a dropped catch to make 37 before being third man out with the score at 60.

Elliott then batted well but at 7pm bad light took the players from the field with the score at 115/4 and the game evenly poised.

Shortly after this rain began to fall and the game was abandoned to the satisfaction of neither team.

Elliott was left on 33 not out and there was a wicket each for Long, Robinson, Dobson and Beasley.

On a cloudy, windy day Sewerby 2nds travelled to promotion-chasing Brompton. With rain forecast Brompton won the toss and elected to bowl on a wicket that looked seame-friendly.

However, the Sewerby openers Chris Briggs (26) and Rob Atkin (25) had different ideas as they put on 76 for the first wicket playing some flowing shots.

Both fell within a couple of overs as they tried to push the score on before the weather closed in, causing an interruption to the play.

With overs reduced Sewerby tried to play more freely but only Lyndon Warkup (19) and Jason Faulkner (13no) came to terms with the wicket, as Sewerby made 137/8.

In reply Brompton got off to a blistering start hitting 15 in the first two overs. Will Traves started to bowl with hostility, bouncing out the Brompton opener and with Rob Atkin also finding his length at the other end Sewerby were in control.

Brompton had been reduced to 20/3 and were looking in until rain brought an end to the game.