Firsts edged out in close contest

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Firsts edged out in close contest

Two teams were in action the previous weekend as well as our junior teams getting into full swing with some excellent victories.

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Batting collapse on tricky surface

The wet spring weather continued in the week preceding the game, which led to another soft surface which looked better suited to bowling than batting. Captain Benjamin Busby lost the toss, once again, and Ovington were asked to bat first. Runs didn’t come easily as Ovington lost wickets regularly without any two batsmen building a partnership. Charlie Buckley (32 from 47) continued his strong start to the season but with only two others making double figures; Ovington were bundled out for 104.

Sessay soon found out about the difficulty of the surface with a very cautious start, but crucially, they kept wickets in hand. Dom Kitching kept things very tight up front; bowling 9 overs for 5 runs, with only 2 runs of the bat. Sessay had only going at a run an over by the drinks break and were 2 down. Ovington kept taking wickets and got Sessay 5 down, however Sessay batsman Sowerby hit a match winning score of 45 off 30 including 6 sixes to complete the run chase with a comfortable 13 overs remaining.

Fielder in cricket catching the ball in a game

Thirds put in respectable performance against strong South Cave

The thirds continued their tricky start to the season, having played arguably the best two sides in the league in their first two games. Third team captain Dave Warner won the toss and decided to bat first. Ovington’s innings involved lots of cameos but no one managed to make the big score that was required to push Ovington towards a competitive target. Kush Sehgal and Dave Warner both made the joint high score of 32 as Ovington finished on 149 all out in exactly 40 overs.

South Cave never looked in much trouble in chasing this target but didn’t chase it down freely, with the target being exceeded in 28.5 overs for the loss of 4 wickets.

Evening league XI maintain perfect start

The evening league XI have collected maximum points from their 3 games to this date – beating Stockton and Hopgrove, Bolton Percy and Pocklington conceding. If this form can be continued then they might expect to push for promotion.

Three teams are in action this weekend with the first team travelling to near neighbours, Dringhouses. The seconds are at home on the Little Knavesmire against Ben Johnson. The thirds visit Acomb III on Sunday.