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Sewerby 2nds batting v Bridlington 2nds
Sewerby 2nds batting v Bridlington 2nds
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Bridlington 2nds v Sewerby 2nds

Beckett League Division A

A SENSATIONAL 10th wicket partnership of 87 could not enable the hosts to snatch victory from what always looked like being certain defeat.

However with number 10 Tom Allen’s 65 not out and number 11 Phil Robson’s 44 taking Bridlington to within striking distance of Sewerby’s 179 it certainly produced an exciting climax to this Sunday fixture.

Sewerby’s innings saw Rob Atkin (32) and Sam Coultas (35) give them a decent platform to build on and double figures from Chris Briggs (11), Sean Acton (19), James Faulkner (11), Steve Foster (14) and Dom Warters 19 not out, helped by 25 extras set Bridlington a daunting task.

None of Bridlington’s first nine batsmen reached double figures as the Sewerby bowlers looked like finishing them off for a very low total.

Blushes were spared though with new club member Allen and Robson, standing in from the third team, making batting look easy. But they were unable to snatch what would have been a remarkable result.

Pick of Bridlington’s bowlers was Alex Young who returned figures of 4-70 while Richard Mainprize only conceded 27 runs from eight overs.

Jack Ibbotson bowled very well and it was a shame he had to come off due to age related over restrictions.

Ewan MacNab made a welcome return and claimed a wicket with an excellent yorker. The home side’s fielding was very good and wicket keeper Adam Ykhlef set a good example, taking five excellent catches.

Sewerby thoroughly deserved their victory with Pallister’s 5-12 from nine overs an outstanding performance.

Beckett League Division A

SEWERBY 2nds had to beat Sherburn and the weather to pick up the points in this fixture.

The covers were in constant use due to the weather and the win came courtesy of some fine bowling from Cam Rusbridge-Burns (5-31) and Vince O’Grady (3-12) as Sherburn were restricted to a total of 92 all out in just 26 overs.

Sewerby’s reply never looked in any trouble with Chris Briggs 32 and a quick-fire 39 not out from Rusbridge-Burns enabling the cliff-toppers to reach their target for the loss of four wickets before the heavens opened again.

Derwent Valley League Division B

SEWERBY 4ths were matched against Snainton 2nds on yet another rain affected Saturday.

With the pitch damp but playable Snainton won the toss and elected to bat.

After the loss of an early wicket Chapman and Maw put on a great partnership against some accurate bowling from John Searby and Rich Gibson.

At 120 for 2 Snainton looked set for a score approaching 200 but after the loss of Chapman for 63 wickets steadily tumbled and Snainton ended on 160 for 8 from their 40 overs.

Searby was unlucky to only come away with one wicket, but Calvin Roche grabbed three wickets and the returning Jay Mitchinson-Singh took three more after they bowled impressive spells.

After tea Sewerby took to field in drizzle and it wasn’t long before the heavens opened and the players were forced off the field with Sewerby one wicket down for 22 runs.

After almost half an hour play resumed on a decidedly wet wicket. The break obviously did the Sewerby batsmen some good as both Rich Gibson and Ryan Bartram Snr took the fight to the Snainton bowlers, Bartram falling for a good 20.

It was Gibson who stole the show with six sixes and nine fours in a blistering display of controlled hitting, finally falling just 10 short of a deserved century.

Mitchinson-Singh batted well for 26 not out and he and Roche saw Sewerby 4ths to victory in just the 23rd over.