Sewerby CC: Two quick-fire centuries

Sewerby's Russ Robinson hits a six on the last ball to get his 100 v Bolton percy
Sewerby's Russ Robinson hits a six on the last ball to get his 100 v Bolton percy

SEWERBY welcomed Bolton Percy to the clifftop on a sunny day, looking for revenge against the only team to beat them in the league last season.

Asked to bat first, the home team made a slow start before Luke Jennison struck three fours in one over to get the scoreboard ticking over.

When he was out for 19 with the score on 42 it brought Chris Chapman to the crease to join skipper Ben Dobson, the pair hoping to carry on from last week’s three-figure partnership.

Both batsmen proceeded to hit shots all around the ground and put on a stand of 119 in 18 overs before Chapman was out for 50.

Determined not to repeat last week’s collapse after a big stand Russ Robinson joined Dobson and the Percy bowlers had no answer to two class batsmen in full flow.

Dobson reached his century in 93 balls before being out for 122 (17 fours and two sixes).

Mike Artley joined Robinson and hit 22 from 20 balls before he was out with the score on 283.

Robinson then took complete control and at the start of the final over was 86 not out.

Despite twice losing the strike he got to the last ball needing six for his century, which he duly dispatched over the bowlers’ head towards the sea to reach his ton in just 70 balls as the innings closed on 333/6.

Matt Westwood tried to get the reply off to a flying start but with 26 from 27 balls he was out and Percy fell behind the required run rate.

Skipper Malloch batted 28 overs for 34 and only some late hitting from Atkinson (45no) and Rossington (12no) enabled them to reach 197/8.

Lewis Beasley took 4 for 51 from 18 overs, but Sewerby were not able to to force the complete victory.

Beckett League Division A

IT WAS a good toss to win for Sewerby 2nds on an excellent, firm batting track at Snainton on Saturday. Sewerby’s innings was dominated by Chris Briggs who made a superb 99.

His first 50 was a faultless performance, followed by a flurry of runs as his legs gave in to let his bat do the talking, until a soft caught and bowled dismissal left him one run short of a century.

He was well-supported by Atkin (20) and Rusbridge-Burns (34) in a challenging if not comprehensive total of 205.

In reply Sewerby’s early bowling lacked control which allowed Snainton to race to 46 before the dangerous looking Oakley was bowled by Pallister for 27.

Again the introduction of spin turned the game in Sewerby’s favour with the ever-improving Warters and O’Grady picking up six wickets between them.

A tight and much-improved spell from Rusbridge-Burns made sure the result was never in doubt as Sewerby ran out winners by 57 runs.

ON A bright sunny afternoon Sewerby 3rds hosted Snainton 2nds at the cliff top and after last week’s poor performance nothing better than 100% commitment would do.

Winning the toss, captain Sam Coultas decided to have a bat and got off to a steady start with singles being available readily.

Ater losing Clay early on, then a couple more cheap wickets, Newby came to join Dandy with the score on 37.

These two batted fantastically putting on 108 for the next wicket Newby departing on a well deserved 39.

James Faulkner then came to the crease and put another 49 on for the next wicket, Dandy eventually falling three short off his 100, sharply stumped by Maw.

Sewerby ended on 198, two short of another batting point.

After another wonderful tea Sewerby knew that they had to up the performance of last week and that they did, stopping the singles.

After the first wicket fell, others started falling steadily.

With the score on 84 for 4 after 24 overs, and with two awkward batsmen at the crease Ernie Moorehouse got his third wicket of the game and the first of a brilliant and well deserved hat-trick.

The first was well caught at mid on by Coultas and the next two balls clean bowled the batsmen.

Snainton then batted the next 16 overs carefully and eventually ended on 128 for 7.

A well deserved win for Sewerby and a massive improvement from last week