SEWERBY CC: Leaders wrap up easy victory

Sewerby's Lewis Beasley batting v Whitkirk
Sewerby's Lewis Beasley batting v Whitkirk

SEWERBY entertained Whitkirk on a cloudy day at the cliff top.

Skipper Ben Dobson again won the toss and invited Whitkirk to take first knock. Sewerby got off to the best possible start when Aidy Long took a wicket with his second ball and when Russ Robinson took a fine caught and bowled two overs later Whitkirk were 11 for 2.

A stand of 55 between Simpson (43) and O’Brien took the score to 66 before Simpson was caught behind by Mark Purvis, standing in for Steve Hood who had had to leave the field for medical attention.

This was the start of a spell of four wickets in four overs for Long which ripped out the middle order with O’Brien (23) and Ellington (14) reaching double figures.

Lewis Beasley took three wickets including a fine stumping by Hood who had been able to return to the field and Whitkirk were all out for 111 in 32.2 overs.

Beasley gave Sewerby a bright start before he was bowled for 19 but Purvis and Chris Chapman took the score to 65 before Chapman was out for 27.

Sewerby then lost four wickets for 20 runs including Purvis for 20 and with Russ Robinson struggling to run with a leg injury they were looking vulnerable but Rob Coates strode to the wicket to hit 19 not out in 13 balls and clinch another victory.