Losing run continues despite decent bowling

Sewerby 3rds batting v Hospital rugby
Sewerby 3rds batting v Hospital rugby

Sewerby 2nds made the long trip to Nawton Grange on what was a hot sunny day in North Yorkshire.

Sewerby won the toss and asked the home side to have the first knock as both team had struggled in recent weeks to score runs.

The visitors started well and bowled tight with both Traves and Davies causing problems. When Davies caught and bowled the opener, Sewerby were on top. However, a missed chance let Nawton off the hook and Palmer (74) started to accumulate runs.

Davies (3-29) was still was causing problemsand with the introduction of Rusbridge-Burns(5-35) Sewerby managed to stem the flow of runs and keep Nawton to a competitive 169/9. A good performance by Sewerby in the field restricting Nawton on a good wicket and a fast outfield.

In reply, Sewerby got off to a good start with Briggs (25) and Atkin (18) playing well.

However the introduction of Coote (5-30) caused the visitors problems and like in previous weeks, wickets began to tumble at regular intervals.

Only Davies (23) and Jason Faulkner (20) managed to make any positive contributions to the total as Sewerby were bowled out for 119.

Again, a disappointing performance by the second string, and with four batsmen making starts they should have got nearer the home sides total.

There are signs of things getting better and hopefully that elusive win is not far away

Sewerby 3rds won the toss and elected to bat against a resurgent Hospitals/Rugby Club team and it soon became apparent that it would be a difficult day for Sewerby.

Scarborough RUFC’s New Zealand star Marcus Edwards proved that he is not only an excellent rugby player but as a pace bowler was way too hot to handle for the top order batsmen, ripping the heart out of Sewerby’s innings and ending with figures of 5-38 off 12 overs.

Sewerby recovered somewhat after Edwards’ spell but could only muster a meagre 87 all out.

In response, Sewerby tried all options in an attempt to get a wicket, but both Hospitals opening batsmen had time and patience on their side and they steered the Scarborough side to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory.

Not a good day for Sewerby 3rds, who took no points and will be looking for a positive response in next week’s fixture.