SEWERBY CC: Robinson hits an unbeaten century but York hang on

Sewerby 2nds v Brompton
Sewerby 2nds v Brompton
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Sewerby 1sts visited York 2nds on Saturday and when skipper Ben Dobson won the toss, he elected to bat first due to the late arrival os some players.

Sewerby were soon in trouble and found themselves 17/ 3 after 12 overs.

This brought together the Robinson brothers, Russ and Ricky, who set about steadily rebuilding the innings.

They totally mastered the York bowling and put on 110 in 26 overs before the ever-improving Ricky was out for 42.

This brought in Mike Artley and with Russ they gradually upped the tempo with swift running and well executed boundaries.

They added 79 runs in 11 overs before Artley was caught off the last ball of the innings for a fine 31 and Robinson was not out on 100, scored from 114 balls with 12 fours and one six.

Sewerby took tea having amassed a very satisfying 206/5.

Despite his efforts with the bat Russ Robinson opened the bowling and took two wickets in his first three overs.

York never recovered from this and aided by two stunning catches from Aidy Long and Sam Tennant they were reduced to 74/9 after 31 overs with two wickets for Shaun Acton and four for Dobson.

Things then went wrong for Sewerby as easy chances were dropped allowing the last wicket pair to bat for 19 overs to secure a draw for York and deprive Sewerby of the full 30 points.

A disappointing end but given the position after 12 overs a good result.

On a bright sunny day on the clifftop Sewerby 2nds entertained Brompton. Brompton won the toss and elected to bat on what looked a good deck.

Sewerby’s opening bowlers Mark Davies and Will Traves bowled well and with an early breakthrough restricted Brompton early on.

However, missed chances meant Brompton started to get on top and Pateman (52) and Lockey (47) helped them to a competitive score of 174/6.

At tea, the game was evenly poised and both teams thought they had a chance to win. Pick of the Sewerby bowlers were Dom Warters who took 3-65 and Lewis Beasley 2-52.

In reply Sewerby’s top order struggled again with wickets falling at regular intervals and with the exception of Cameron Rusbridge-Burns (21) never really looked like passing the away team’s score.

Pateman (3-30) and Atkinson (4-44) bowled with great skill and discipline and skittled the home side for a low score of 100.

Sewerby 2nds need to perform with the bat and start scoring some runs to be competitive and hopefully then a win will not be far away

Sewerby 3rds first home game of the season provided a good benchmark against Oriel, one of the stronger teams in Division A.

Once again Sewerby lost the toss and were invited to bat on a decent wicket.

After the early loss of Rich Gibson, Rob Searby and Paul Dandy put a steady partnership against accurate bowling from Oriel.

Dandy reached a excellent 54 and set a good platform for Sewerby to achieve a total in excess of 150, but in the frantic attempt to reach a competitive total, wickets fell towards the end of the innings and a total of 132/9 was recorded.

After tea the Oriel innings mirrored that of Sewerby and after 20 overs Oriel were 65/3 and the game was in the balance.

Despite two excellent catches from Harry Hudson in the deep, Sewerby dropped too many chances in the field which proved costly as Greenough (42no) led Oriel to victory in the final over of the game.

All the Sewerby bowlers were effective, Ben Potter ending with creditable figures of 3-21.

Sewerby 3rds should not be too despondent after the first loss of the season as with chances taken the result could easily have been reversed.

Sewerby 3rds took five points, with Oriel claiming 16.

After a disappointing defeat against Flixton on Saturday, Sewerby 4ths lined up against Seamer in the divisional Welford Cup.

On a brilliant evening, Sewerby won the toss and elected to bat. After a steady start Calvin Roche (34) and Ben Stubley (21) put on 51 and the final score of 86/8 was reasonably competitive.

Seamer’s reply was well on course with an opening stand of 38 until the dangerous Richardson was caught at the third attempt by Alex Staveley.

Spinners Harry Hudson and Rob Traves then tore through the remaining Seamer order with Hudson claiming 3-18 and Traves clean bowling four others to add to his caught and bowled first wicket on his way to magnificent figures of 5-2-7-5 as Sewerby bowled out their opponents for 71.