Last ball agony condems Sewerby to defeat at Beverley

Sewerby CC 4ths Ken Rennoldson batting v Lockton
Sewerby CC 4ths Ken Rennoldson batting v Lockton

Sewerby 1sts visited Beverley and having won the toss invited them to take first knock.

Openers Mike Cooke and Faisal Abid were never troubled by the Sewerby bowlers and put on 109 for the first wicket before Abid was run by a brilliant direct hit from Mike Artley for 68.

Shaun Acton and Lewis Beasley then kept a tight grip on the batting and reduced Beverley to 148/5 with Cooke making 37.

Gilyon and Alan Acklam batted cautiously to stop the fall of wickets but gradually opened out to put on a stand of 85 before Acklam was out to the penulimate ball of the innings for 36 and with Gilyon fininshing with 44 not out the innings closed on 233/6.

Best bowling for Sewerby was Beasley with 3-55 from his 15 overs.

Sewerby started their reply in disastrous fashion and after four overs were 13/4. Ben Dobson and Ricky Robinson put on 60 for the next wicket before Dobson was out for 25 and another quick wicket saw them at 74/6.

Rob Coates joined Robinson and together they put on 85 in the next 18 overs before Robinson was out to an outstanding catch in the deep for a fine 71.

Coates and Acton then put on 46 to take Sewerby to 205 before Coates was caught in the deep for 70.

Sewerby now needed five runs from the last over to gain extra bonus points. Two runs were scored before another wicket fell and then Acton was bowled by the last ball of the match to leave Sewerby all our for 208.

Best bowling for Beverley was Matthew Mudd with 4-74 and Jamie Roe with 3-63.

On a blustery showery day, local rivals Wold Newton visited the cliff top ground. It was an important game with both teams struggling to achieve their first win of the season.

Sewerby 2nds won the toss and with rain clouds around decide to have a bowl. Calvin Roche (2-5) bowled very well swinging the ball and took two early wickets and with Mark Davies building the pressure at the other end, the home side were on top.

After a rain break, and with the visitors looking to be careful, Sewerby decide to change the bowling. Harry Hudson (2-27) and Cam Rusbridge-Burns (5-27) soon started to break the defence of the visitors and wickets began to tumble.

Wold Newton were bowled out for a lowly score of 79 – a good effort by Sewerby in the field who showed good energy and skill.

In reply despite the loss of a couple of early wickets the home side never looked in trouble with Chris Briggs (47no) and Rusbridge-Burns (25no) seeing them home with 19 overs to spare.

A far better batting performance by the top order.