All five teams at Beverley Town Cricket Club were in action this weekend as the club resumed the latest round of fixtures.
While the first team saw their game abandoned, there were wins for the fourth and fifth teams who won their games with ease.
York Senior League Premier Division
Beverley 1st XI 112 for 2 v Dunnington 152 all out – Match abandoned
Rain most likely prevented the 1st XI from recording their first league win of the season at Dunnington. The home side were bowled out for 152 as Matt Mudd (2-16) and Jamie Roe (3-33) claimed wickets and gave very few runs away in great bowling spells. Kieran Thompson (3-44) and Brad Graham (2-50) shared the other five wickets as only Drury (70 no) resisted. Five victims for keeper Mike Cooke and two excellent catches from Pete Shally completed the picture for Town.
Despite losing two wickets for four runs Brad Dobson (64 no) and Ben Hatfield (43 no) had put together an unbroken partnership of 108 when the rain came to cause the match to be abandoned. This was a huge disappointment to Town who had worked hard to put themselves in a winning position.
Beverley 2nd XI 275 for 6 drew with Heworth 150 for 6
Tony Spence (141) became the club’s third centurion of the season as the free-scoring 2nd XI racked up another impressive total. Will Parker (52) and Spence added 143 for the first wicket to give Town a great start. Although Town’s middle order did not capitalise James Emery (21 no) and Tommy Haytack (17 no) produced some brisk hitting at the end of the innings to set an imposing target.
Despite the best efforts of the home bowlers, spearheaded by Haytack (2-16) and Greg Whyley (3-27), Heworth held firm at 150 for 6 giving Town 26 points and Heworth just seven.
Holderness Division 2
Beverley 3rd XI 80 all out lost to Hessle 81 for 1 by 9 wickets
Another miserable batting performance from the 3rd XI saw them fail to collect a single point at Hessle. Only Kieran O’Brian (33) put up any resistance as Town recovered from 28 for 7 to make 80 all out. Hessle took only eighteen overs to reach their modest target.
Holderness Division 4
Beverley 4th XI 229 for 7 beat Hessle 2nd XI 72 all out by 157 runs
New signing Jed Foster led the way with 64 as Town cruised to a win against Hessle 2nds. Captain Kev Thompson made 38 to give Town a steady start and the late middle order put them in a strong position with some good hitting, Jacob Hunter (19), Martin Oosthuizen (24), Graeme Taylor (16) and Will Cammish (21 no) all featuring.
The Town bowlers were soon in control and Charlie Bough (3-7 including eight maidens) and Charles Fish (4-4) led the way with support from 13 year-old Hunter (2-10) and Lew Richardson (1-17). Hessle could make only 72, which included a massive 46 extras.
Holderness Sunday Conference
Beverley 5th XI 257 for 7 beat Drax 3rd XI 56 all out by 201 runs
The 5th XI made it two wins out of two when they beat Drax 3rds at Norwood. Matt Hudson (71) moved up to the opening position and was eventually out to a stunning catch. Keeper-batsman Tom Patey made a brisk 51 with some lovely shots and there was support from Tom Barnard (37 no) and Simon Lazenby (33) in Town’s 257 for 7.
Town’s youthful attack shared the wickets led by wrist-spinner Jack Barnett (3-6) and Tom Smith (3-15), while Matt Bloomfield took 2 for 16. Barnard and the versatile Haydn Hudson took a wicket apiece and Patey put in his usual tidy performance with the gloves in the visitors total of 56 all out.