York Cricket Club beat Beverley Town Cricket Club by 81 runs at the Norwood Recreation Ground.
Beverley, however, can take many positives from the game both in the field and also with the bat. On another day this match could have swung their way.
Winning the toss, York elected to bat first setting Beverley a target of 246 to win. However, that proved too much for Beverley on the day when all is said and done for some players will still memorable one.
Beverley’s skipper, Andrew Burton, will certainly have a story to tell in the clubhouse for years to come. With the ball in hand, Burton claimed a prize scalp, the wicket of Jack Leaning, catching him off his own delivery.
The joy on the skipper’s face was clear for all to see. While it proved to have little impact on the overall result. That said for Burton it could well turn out to be a highlight in what will be a tough season for himself and his team.
Restricting York to just 245 gave Beverley some hope. When they did pad up and head out into the middle that hope was soon crushed.
Gamble Scores 50 Against York Cricket Club At Norwood
Harry Gamble certainly deserves huge credit as he battled his way to a half-century. His score of 50 proving to be the second highest on the day. York’s Crish Booth top scoring with 54.
Gamble’s time at the crease lasted 89 balls as he built his score that included six 4s. Sadly just after reaching his half-century, he was dismissed after a Leaning ball found the hands of Tom Spearman.
Since their promotion to the Yorkshire Premier League North, Beverley has found life hard. However, for the players at the club, there is no doubt this step is something they relish, testing themselves against some real talents.
The defeat leaves Beverley rooted to the bottom of the table, while for York leaves them in seventh place.