6 wickets for Wilf Metcalfe on debut!
Some notable individual performances in this weeks fixtures including two potential league performances of the week including an extremely impressive debut.
3rd team captain, and Pink! superfan, David Warner was absent for the third team game this week so Jed Fowke stepped in to take the reins. Ovington lost the toss and were put in the field on a fine summers day. Hemingbrough scored freely with Brackley and Howard scoring 72 and 73 respectively. Hemingbrough pressed on to 228-3 before Wilf Metcalfe, son of 1st team regular Neil Metcalfe, came on to bowl, making his senior debut. Wilf skittled the Hemingbrough batting, bamboozling them with booming in swingers, and finished with 6 wickets for just 20 runs, restricting Hemingbrough to 257 all out.
In reply, Ovington fell short, finishing on 163 all out. Kush Sehgal top scoring with 55, along with James Wilkinson scoring a career high score of 46.
The 2nd team, led by 3rd team captain David Warner, took on Clifton Alliance 3rds on Sunday. Having lost the toss once again and being put into the field, Clifton made steady progress until experienced off-spinner Dick Buckley came into the attack. The slow bowler made consistent breakthroughs into the Clifton batting, never allowing a partnership to form, also taking the key wicket of Clifton captain Phillips. Buckley finished with figures of 7-36 as Clifton were bowler out for 174.
Wickets fell quickly in reply with Ovington being reduced to 30-5 by an excellent by Clifton opener Cockrill who bowled 6 overs for 3 wickets without conceding a run. David Warner came in at 7 and offered some resistance, scything 65 from 67 to create some belief among the Ovington team, but it was a lack of support that saw Ovington be well beaten in the end, finishing on 115 all out.
The first team took on South Milford at Crayke, captain Benjamin Busby lost the toss for the 6th time in 8 games and Ovington were put in the field. Ovington made a early breakthrough with Dom Kitching taking an early wicket but South Milford scored at a steady rate. Number 3 batsmen Thompson survived a huge appeal for caught behind, while on 12, when a decidedly woody sound was heard when the ball passed the bat on the way through to the keeper which could be heard throughout Crayke village. Thompson went on to score 104 off 99 as South Milford scored 284-6. Thomas Cookson was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets.
Ovington made steady progress in reply, with Charlie Buckley and Thomas Cookson putting on an 89 partnership before Buckley fell for 38. Most batsmen contributed to the total without going on to make more substantial individual totals, with exception of Cookson who scored 73 before middling a full toss straight to cow corner. Ovington couldn’t quite match the large total that South Milford had set, finishing on 245-9 from our 50 overs.