Overseas star helps Filey rack up huge target

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A young Sewerby 2nds wanting travelled the short distance to Division A league leaders Filey with both teams a win for different reasons.

On a cloudy day, the home side won the toss and elected to bat, a strange decision as the wicket looked very green and bowler friendly.

This looked a bad decision as tight bowling and good fielding soon had them reeling at 8/2. Sewerby were now on top but this brought South African overseas player Geyle to the crease and he soon started to despatch bad balls to the boundary.

This took the pressure off Filey and as the wicket eased, runs started to flow. Sewerby fought back as Jack Newby was brought into the attack and took a wicket in his second over.

Filey were now 50/3 as the visitors looked to pile on the pressure. However, Filey had different ideas as Dickens (91) and Geyle (87) sent the ball to all parts of the ground, putting on 100 for the fourth wicket.

Sewerby were now struggling, despite wickets falling, and the home side amassed an impressive 287/9.

The Sewerby bowlers and fielders stuck at it with Vince O’Grady finishing with 4-63 and Cameron Rusbridge-Burns 3-60.

In reply, Sewerby struggled against the accurate bowling of the home side and only Rusbridge-Burns made a decent contribution with the bat, playing some exciting shot on his way to 74 not out.

Unfortunately, he ran out of partners and the visitors finished 121 all out. Robson finished with 3-25 on a disappointing day for Sewerby but the young players stuck at the task with smiles on their faces.