Sewerby CC: Bank Holiday sees defeat in league but cup success

Sewerby CC's Russ Robinson batting v Easingwold
Sewerby CC's Russ Robinson batting v Easingwold

Sewerby were comprehensively beaten by Easingwold at the cliff-top on Saturday

Taking first knock for the first time this season, Sewerby were given a sound start by openers Ben Dobson and Luke Jennison who put on 72 for the first wicket in 20 overs before Dobson was out for 26.

They then lost three more wickets in 17 balls including Jennison for 47 to leave them at 77/ 4 and only a fine 28 not out from Ricky Robinson 14 from Sam Tennant and 12 from last man Aidy Long enabled them to reach 149 all out.

Doing the damage for Easingwold were Paul Redshaw with 5- 47 and S Piercy 3-20 from 15 overs

Despite a tight opening spell from Russ Robinson Sewerby were unable to make a breakthrough until Sean Acton was introduced into the attack and he took the first wicket with the score at 36.

Despite switching the bowling around Sewerby were unable to take another wicket and opener Martin Piercy 91 not out and J Marwood 35 not out saw Easingwold to victory in the 36th over.

Sewerby visited Selby on Bank Holiday Monday in the first round of the Premier Cup. Batting first Sewerby were given a brisk start by Ben Dobson and Chris Chapman before Chapaman was out for 13.

Mike Artley and Dobson carried on before Dobson was out for 43 and Artley for 56.

Russ Robinson made 51 from 51 balls and with brother Ricky Robinson hitting 23 not out from 25 balls and Sam Tennant 12 from eight balls Sewerby made 214/ 7 from the 40 overs.

Selby were never up with the run chase and lost wickets at regular intervals. Home skipper Tom Collins made 61 and Gary Moore 44 not out but Selby were all out for 181 in the 38th over.

Best bowling for Sewerby came from Shaun Acton with 1-20 from his eight overs, assisted by Russ Robinson 3-37.

Captain Dobson claimed 2-23 and Rob Coates picked up the last two wickets in two balls to finish with 2-11.

On a bright sunny day Sewerby 2nds travelled the short distance to Seamer, lost the toss and were asked to take first knock.

The home side’s opening bowlers Morris (2-15) and Lawton (3-11) soon had Sewerby struggling for runs with tight swing and seam bowling.

The visitors never really got to grips with the bowling and with some poor shot selection were bowled out for a poor score of 87 – only three Sewerby batsmen got to double figures – Coates (36), Traves (20) and O’Grady (10no).

In reply, Seamer struggled against the accurate bowling of Traves (3-28) and Coates (1-13) as Sewerby suddenly found some fight. Unfortunately 87 runs is not enough to defend and Seamer past Sewerby’s score for the loss of five wickets with Metcalf (22) and Chadwick (29) doing the damage.

Sewerby 3rds travelled to Muston on a glorious day for cricket, but heavy rain on the previous day meant the pitch was very damp and after losing the toss Sewerby were not surprised to be asked to bat.

Paul Dandy (11),and Rich Gibson (23), followed by James Faulkner (19) made a solid start which could not be capitalised on by the middle order.

Sewerby found it difficult against good bowling from Moore (4 for 40) and Norris (3 for 28). A last wicket partnership between the excellent Jack Newby (33) and John Searby saw Sewerby reach a modest 112 all out after 34 overs

In reply Muston struggled to get any momentum batting, losing wickets at regular intervals. A superb caught and bowled by young John Searby (2 for 27) saw the end of the dangerous Tadman, and when Calvin Roche took a great catch to dismiss Platt (30) Sewerby closed in on another good win.

Man of the match Newby claimed four wickets, all clean bowled, for just 19 runs in an excellent spell, and despite a good rear-guard action by the final Muston pair, Sewerby ran out eventual winners.