Sewerby boys so close to causing major upset

Man of the match Isaac Coates
Man of the match Isaac Coates

Sewerby provided five players to the Scarborough area under 10s team, who competed for the Lords Taverners Yorkshire Trophy.

Ona blustery but bright day at West Bretton, near Wakefield, Scarborough took on the West Yorkshire area’s Heavy Woollens side.

Woollens won the toss and chose to bat, and they recorded 124/6 from their 30 overs due to some tight bowling from Sewerby’s Freddie Gunning, who bowled four overs for 20 against the Woollens current Yorkshire star openers.

Calum Hatton took a major grip of the game, claiming 3-21 from his six overs, and the fielding was good too with Sewerby’s Alex Macdonald leading the way with a brilliant catch in the covers to dismiss one of the dangerous Woollens batsmen.

After tea, the Scarborough area boys set about the run chase, but found runs hard to come by, it was looking all smiles for the West Yorkshire boys, with Scarborough struggling at 49/3 with 10 overs left.

But Scarborough captain Isaac Coates, another Sewerby junior, came in and played the best innings of his short career so far. He played shots all round the wicket to make the opposition start to panic as he played powerfully to get his team back into the match.

Coates was eventually undone trying to complete his maiden 50, falling one short but his innings earned him the man of the match award from the watching Yorkshire juniors coaches.

In the last over, seven runs were needed, but Scarborough eventually fell three short of an unprecedented win against the hot favourites.

In a brilliantly tense match, all the crowd were entertained by some undoubted stars of the future.