Beverley Town Cricket Club had three wins last weekend with the 1st and 2nd XIs both beating local rivals.
The 4th XI continues to dominate their division after a comfortable win while the 3rds and 5ths both lost after lengthy unbeaten runs.
York Senior League
Town made the short trip to Hull Zingari and after a wicket fell without a run on the board another good stand between Harry Gamble and Ben Hatfield lifted the 1sts to 107 before a run out saw Hatfield depart for 61. Pete Shally hit two sixes in his 28 and Andy Burton scored 22 before Gamble went for 77 with the score on 205 for 5.
Mike Cooke, Conner Bowden and Tommy Haytack scored useful runs at the end of the innings as Town closed on 248 all out, using up all of their overs. Although they made one of their best scores of the season captain Burton may still have expected more after a decent start and some good partnerships.
Beverley 2nd XI 132 for 6 beat Hornsea 1st XI 131 all out by 4 wickets
Local rivals Hornsea elected to bat at Norwood and had reached 30 before they lost their first wicket. Two fairly simple chances had already been spilled before James Emery made the breakthrough. Two further wickets fell on 30 to Emery and Ed Chappell and at 31 for 4, another one for Emery, Town were comfortably in charge.
At 44 for 6 an early finish was in prospect but Hornsea rallied and the score was on 97 before Owen Parnaby 91-18) struck. Emery (4-54), with his second successive four-wicket haul, and Chappell (2-31) turned in excellent spells but it was Joey Franklin who wrapped up the visitors innings with 3 for 10, leaving Hornsea 131 all out.
Town had made 28 for 2 before Olly Grantham joined Tony Spence at the crease and they took the score to 91 before the latter was out for 40. Grantham went for 41 as Town had something of a wobble but bowling heroes Emery and Chappell saw Town home with six wickets down and 20 overs to spare. Town remain third in Division One.
Holderness Division 2
Beverley 3rd XI 141 all out lost to Sutton 1st XI 142 for 0 by 10 wickets
After a very good run of outright wins the 3rds were brought down to earth with a bump when they were crushed by ten wickets at Sutton. Despite the top order all getting a start no-one went on to build an innings, Graeme Taylor’s 21 and Ian Pratt’s 21 being the best of the early knocks.
Rich Riley’s brief cameo of 23 in 17 balls was the highest score and Kieran O’Brian (16) again showed resistance as Town subsided to 141 all out. Sutton took just 15 overs to pass the Beverley total.
Holderness Division 4
Beverley 4th XI 77 for 1 beat Middleton & North Dalton 2nd XI 75 all out by 9 wickets
Town 4ths relied on youth and experience as they skittled Middleton & North Dalton for just 75 at Norwood. Under 15 player Harry Smith struck first before Simon Lazenby claimed the next three wickets putting in a very good spell of 3 for 29 from 12 overs.
Jack Barnett (1-18) and Charles Fish (1-11) got in on the act before Smith wrapped up the innings recording an excellent 5 for 14 in 10.2 overs, just reward for a young cricketer who works hard at his game. Keeper Tom Patey’s two dismissals saw him reach double figures this season.
Stew Scott’s 26 helped take Town near to their target while, at the other end, Martin Oosthuizen smashed an unbeaten 48 as Town won in just ten overs to maintain their lead at the top of Holderness Division 4.
Beverley 5th XI 184 for 7 lost to Driffield 5th XI 186 for 5 by 5 wickets
Five of Town’s Under 15s cup final XI from Sunday morning turned out again in the afternoon and were involved in a close game. Town made 184 for 7 from their 40 overs with Will Fish top-scoring with 69, though the Town batsmen’s reluctance to attack the slow bowling possibly cost them runs. Neil Graham’s unbeaten 26 and Matty Williams’ 21 helped Town to a reasonable total.
Driffield made a good start against Liam Foreman (2-44) and Matt Bloomfield and Town made the visitors work hard for their runs. The winning ones came in the penultimate over despite the best efforts of Jonathan Sowter (2-45) and Fish (1-17) who were backed up well by young wicket-keeper Haydn Hudson. This was Town’s first defeat of the season and leaves them in second place in the Sunday Conference.
Reported by Ray Teal