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.
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.
Beverley Under 15s travelled to Dinnington RUFC against one of the stronger sides in Yorkshire knowing that this would be a tough encounter.
Beverley gave a first start to second row Oliver Waites, and due to bare minimum numbers the versatile Cameron Lawley slotted into hooker, Tom Barnard returning to 10 and Alex Nuttall covering full back position.
Beverley U15s lost a tightly contested match against Leeds-based Roundhegians, but will hopefully learn some important lessons from the defeat.
With their regular fly-half absent the Beverley backs were forced to reshuffle but, with developing strength-in-depth within the squad, this can’t be used as an excuse for losing a match that could have been won.
Beverley U15s welcomed Goole to Beaver Park for a first-round Yorkshire Cup tie just two weeks after losing to them in an early-season friendly.
Coming back to near full-strength after injury lay-offs over recent weeks presented the u15s with a chance to redress the balance, and a strong and intelligent display from the full squad saw them contain and dismantle a capable and expansive Goole team.