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A mixed afternoon

A mixed afternoon

Richard Wain21 May - 11:02
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two wins and two defeats

Yorkshire Premier League North Division One West

Heworth I 195, Selby I 45

Selby first team had a tough afternoon on Saturday when slumped to a disappointing 150 run defeat at Heworth.

Skipper Gareth Roberts won the toss and asked the York side to bat first and they made a steady start with an opening partnership of 57 between Dan Walton and Ryan Whitley. Harvey Johnson made the breakthrough in the 17th over when he bowled Whitley (18). Lee Wild joined the attack and he caught and bowled Walton (23) to leave the home side on 81-2 in the 22nd over. Sam Lingard (20), Chris Barret (21) and Joe O’Conner (16) all made good starts but Johnson (3-43) and Wild (3-43) both picked up wickets. Alex Bowden took 2-25 but the last pair of Alex Rennie (18) and Graham Knott (14*) frustrated the Selby attack and they added 31 for the last wicket which lifted the home side to 195 all out in a total boosted by 56 extras.

The Selby reply got off to a quick start with 20 runs on the board after just 3 overs, but things soon went downhill when quick bowler Graham Knott had Hoyle caught behind. Alex Bell struck in the next over when he bowled Alex Bowden and wickets began to tumble against the lively pace attack. Bell took 6-24 and Knott 4-21 as the visitors collapsed to 45 all out in the 19th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Willsden Steel and Selby will look to bounce back on Saturday when South Milford are the visitors to Sandhill Lane and they are in action on Monday when they travel to Dringhouses.

Yorkshire Premier League North Division Three West

Kelfield 98, Selby II 99-5

In Division Three Selby second team had a much better day when they beat local rivals Kelfield by 5 wickets at Sandhill Lane.

Batting first after winning the toss Kelfield lost early wickets with Luke Berzins (3-20) and Kayden Lane (1-19) putting Selby in control as the visitors struggled to 44-4 despite Gary Moore hitting four boundaries in his 21 before he became another victim for Berzins. Skipper Craig Lawson held the innings together but wickets continued to fall when spinner Alex Langhan joined the attack to take 3-31. Selby took some good catches including a spectacular one handed effort from Zac Buttle. Lawson’s defiant knock of 30 was eventually ended by Rhys Roddick who took 3-5 as Kelfield were bowled out for 98 in the 36th over.

In reply Selby lost an early wicket when Matt Walker bowled Graham Phillips in the first over and it was soon 10-2 when Walker struck again to bowl Alex Hornostaj. Harry Huddlestone joined brother Jack at the crease and they got the innings back on track with a third wicket partnership of 41. Walker (3-37) kept the visitors in the game when he bowled Jack Huddlestone for a brisk 32. George Hook (2-24) joined the attack and he soon had Harry Huddlestone (18) stumped by Gary Moore and shortly after he bowled Luke Berzins to reduce the home side to 67-5. Zac Buttle (26*) and Kayden Lane (12*) both batted well and they guided Selby home in the 18th over with an unbeaten sixth wicket partnership of 32. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Mark Steward and Selby travel to Goole II on Saturday and face Saxton I at Sandhill Lane on Monday.

York Vale League Division One

Melbourne 87, Selby III 91-1

Selby third team continued their good run on Saturday with a comfortable nine wicket win over Melbourne at Sandhill Lane which lifted them to the top of the table.

Skipper Steve Sherwood won the toss and elected to bowl first and the visitors found life difficult from the start with early wickets for Mark Hope (4-24). There was a tidy spell from Stan Bugg and Nathan Dye kept up the pressure with a good spell 2-26 from his 12 overs. Oliver Steels (30) provided some stubborn resistance until he became a victim for Neil Darley who wrapped up the innings with a devastating spell of 4-14 as Melbourne were bowled out for 87 in the 34th over.

Selby had few problems when they replied after an opening partnership of 53 between Sam Mason and Mike Lane. Scott Coupland ended the partnership when he trapped Lane (28) leg before but Gareth Pearce joined Mason and they kept the home side in control. Mason finished unbeaten on 36 and Pearce was 23* as Selby reached the victory target in the 25th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Susan Allen.

York Vale League Division Two

Ovington III 178-8, Selby IV 92

Selby fourth team travelled to York to play Ovington III at the Knavesmire and a young side went down to an 86 run defeat.

Ovington batted first and there were solid performances from all the early batsmen after an opening partnership of 48 between Graham Walton (16) and Lucas Moore (25). Jawad Sharizad took 3-28 and there were wickets for James Thackray and Zac Kierans but Sharoon Shahzad kept the home side on top. Dan McLoughlin (2-20) eventually had Shahzad (55) caught by Kierans as the York side closed on 178-8 from their 40 overs.

Selby openers Richard Mustill and Jawad Sharizad gave them a good start with an opening partnership of 38 before Ben Busby (3-33) made the breakthrough when he had Sharizad (15) caught behind. Mustill was going well until Simon Fricke had him caught behind for 20. Wickets began to fall but Seth Wratten (17) kept Selby in the game before Casper Fleming (3-10) wrapped up the game as the visitors were bowled out for 92 in the 28th over. Selby are at home to Wheldrake II on Saturday.

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