Beverley Town Cricket Club enjoyed a mixed set of results over the weekend that saw two teams win and two of their sides defeated, with the fifth team benefiting from a’walk over’.
Town 1sts played Folkton & Flixton for the third time in a few weeks and, after beating them twice, expected to secure a positive result. However, Town did not have everything their own way and the visitors posted a total of 209 for 5 in their 50 overs. Tom Haytack (2-50) had the best return and Kez Thompson, Matt Mudd and Jamie Roe all took a wicket.
Opener Harry Gamble was run out for 28 with the total on 77 and Town looking comfortable. Opening partner Pete Shally went for 52 with the scoreboard showing 94 and things got considerably worse as wickets fell regularly. Mike Cooke (28) offered most resistance but Town’s last five wickets fell for eleven runs in a capitulation unusual for this season and Beverley were all out for 156. This was the 1sts first defeat in the league since the opening day of the season and they will hope to get back on track when they entertain Driffield this Saturday.
Beverley 2nd XI 191 for 7 lost to Goole Town 1st XI 195 for 5 by 5 wickets
Beverley 2nds lost at Goole against a side they had beaten at Norwood two weeks before. Given a decent start by Will Parker (45) and Tony Spence (18), backed up by Greg Whyley (30) and a slowly compiled 36 from Robert Fish Town were only able to post 191 f0r 7.
Goole made 195 for 5 in 45 overs despite the best efforts of Connor Bowden who took 2 for 33 to go with his 17 runs in the Town innings. Joey Franklin (1-33) bowled economically and Whyley and Pete Parnaby also took a wicket. After a strong start to the season, which saw a win and two winning draws in their first three games, the 2nds now lay in fifth place in the table still in touch with the second placed side.
Holderness Division 2
Beverley 3rd XI 133 for 2 beat Newport 132 all out by 8 wickets
The 3rds strolled to an eight-wicket win at home to Newport after bowling the visitors out for 132. Owen Parnaby led the way with 3 for 20 and good contributions came from Kieran O’Brian (2-30), Richie Singh (2-41) and Ed Chappell (2-20). Parnaby also threw a run out.
The new opening pair of Tim Smith (44) and Ben Fish (31) added 88 for the first Beverley wicket but fell in quick succession. Alex Nightingale (13 no) and Dave Whitelock (17 no) ensured there were no further alarms as Town reached their target in 28 overs. The 3rds, who have won three but lost four of their opening eight games, are now in mid-table in Holderness Division 2.
Holderness Division 4
Beverley 4th XI 130 for 9 beat Hull Strikers 129 all out by 1 wicket
The 4ths increased their lead at the top of Holderness 4 with a nail-biting win at Hull strikers. The 4ths restricted their enthusiastic opponents to a score of 129 all out in 43 overs. Matty Saint (3-38) had the most success and Jacob Hunter (2-16), Charlie Bough (2-38) and Charles Fish (2-4) all claimed two wickets. Lewis Richardson (1-16) was the other wicket-taker.
Captain Kev Thompson (16) was second out at 39 but a partnership between Fish (25) and Martin Oosthuizen (27) put town in a good position. A clatter of wickets was halted by Stew Scott (25) but when he fell at Nelson, 111, and the ninth wicket fell with only another run added Town were in trouble. It was left to last man Richardson (12 no) with the help of Bough to see his side home in a nervous finish.
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