Beverley Beat Newland 8 Wickets

’s 3rd XI moved to the top of the Alliance Premier when they recorded an easy 8-wicket win over newly promoted Newland at the .

and laid the foundations for the win with economical, accurate bowling spells. Haytack claimed an excellent 4 for 9 in his ten overs while Robinson went wicket-less but conceded only 11 runs in nine overs (six of those from one scoring shot!).

(2-31) was expensive but claimed two important wickets, as did captain Kieran O’Brian (2-19) and bowled a tidy spell as he looks to return to the swing bowling he last purveyed as a teenager. (2-11) returned after an untidy opening spell to dismiss the last two Newland batsmen as the visitors were rolled over for 106 in 41 overs.

Club chairman Alastair Brumfield put in the driving seat in an opening stand of 74 with (20). Following the latter’s dismissal played a cameo innings of 15 including one sumptuous straight drive while Brumfield rolled back the years revealing his famed pull sweep on a number of occasions in an undefeated 62.

(9 no) hit the winning boundary to follow an improved performance behind the stumps earlier in the game when he was unlucky to be denied two good catches.

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