A dramatic weekend of cricket for Beverley Town Cricket Club brought three wins from three games on Saturday and a narrow loss for the 5th XI on Sunday.
The 1st XI secured promotion to the Yorkshire League North; the 2nd XI made significant strides in their own promotion ambitions and the 3rds continued to play a key role in the Holderness Division 2 title race with a narrow win over top of the table Patrington.
A busy Bank Holiday weekend for Beverley Town Cricket Club saw the 1st XI take 57 points from a possible 60 giving themselves a real chance of promotion.
The 2nd XI lost one game and picked up 27 points from their second to slip out of and back in to the promotion places; the 3rds won and then lost in two very tight finishes; and the 4ths rounded off their unbeaten season off in in style with a comfortable win.
All teams at Beverley Town Cricket Club finally got under way over the early May Bank Holiday weekend and the Saturday proved to be a big success with two winning draws and two wins, followed by a win for the 5th XI on Sunday.
A five point bonus win but not one of Beverley’s better performances. They got there in the end but it was heavy going and Wheatley will think themselves unlucky not to have gone away with at least a losing bonus point.
Beverley struggled all afternoon to come to terms with the chunky Wheatley forwards who ran powerfully and proved difficult to bring down. Beverley did score four tries but three of them came from isolated bursts into enemy territory. In the end they won because they took their chances when they got them.
Beverley RUFC kicked off on a wet and blustery afternoon at Beaver Park to start this Yorkshire Division 1 fixture, and immediately mounted an assault on the Keighley line.
But, largely due to determined defence by Keighley, were unable to capitalise on their possession of the ball in the early exchanges. In fact during this early period Keighley were unable to hang on to the ball for long enough to get out of their own half.
Pray let it be a long time before we endure another afternoon like this. This was a truly awful game.
There was plenty of huffing and puffing and it was all played in a good spirit but the quality hardly ever rose above the mediocre. What little constructive rugby there was came from Hullensians who fully deserved their comfortable victory.