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Richard Wain25 Jun - 07:46
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lots of runs but only one win

Yorkshire Premier League North Division One West

Selby I 281-8, Easingwold II 285-7

Selby first team returned to action on Saturday when they travelled to Easingwold II and in a high scoring game they went down to a three wicket defeat.

On a warm and sunny afternoon the home side won the toss and asked Selby to bat first and they lost openers Lee Wild (18) and Gareth Roberts to reduce them to 25-2 in the ninth over. Jack Huddlestone hit a quick 26 before Oscar Clay had him caught in the deep but the innings then revolved around Charlie Baird who gradually got on top of the bowling with some stylish batting. Darrell Guy joined Baird and the runs began to flow in a fifth wicket partnership of 75 which was ended spinner Josh Ingram had Guy caught behind for a brisk 27. There was more support for Baird from Harry Huddlestone (22) but Baird fell just one run short of a century when he was caught and bowled by Shiraz Kasi for 99, which included 13 fours and 2 sixes. Zac Buttle and Oliver Steward kept up the run rate with some big hitting and excellent running between the wickets and they added 59 for the eighth wicket before Buttle was caught for a lively 36, which included 4 fours and a big six. Steward finished inbeaten on 15 as the visitors closed on 281-8 from their 50 overs.

Chasing the big total Easingwold made a quick start on a superb track and they quickly reached 32 before Gareth Roberts had Dan Copeland (20) caught by Joe Bugg. Charlie Baird had Lewis Medley caught at slip by Darrell Guy and Roberts struck again to have Ingram caught behind by Harry Huddlestone. Selby looked to have gained control of the game when Ethan Casely (29) was run out to reduce Easingwold to 67-4 but the experienced pair of Josh Greenlay and Paul Skilbeck then turned things round with some fine batting. The Selby bowlers had to work hard and any loose bowling was punished on a quick outfield as Skilbeck began to dominate proceedings. A fifth wicket partnership of 126 was eventually ended by Lee Wild when he caught and bowled Greenlay (39) but the runs continued to flow with further support for Skilbeck from James Postill (13) and Shiraz Kasi (26). Tom Shepherd and Jack Huddlestone both picked up late wickets but the home side reached the victory target in the 48th over with Skilbeck unbeaten on 121, which included 13 fours and 5 sixes. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Bar Paradise and Selby are at home to Clifton Alliance II on Saturday.

Yorkshire Premier League North Division Three West

Selby II 196-9, Whitkirk II 197-3

In Division Three Selby second team were also involved in a high scoring game and after posting a good total they went down to a seven wicket win defeat to Whitkirk II at Sandhill Lane.

Skipper Gareth Harvey lost the toss and the home side were asked to bat first and there was a dramatic start when Oliver Coomber (2-25) had Isaac Leung caught behind in the first over. Luke Berzins (29) and Mike Lane (23) then got the innings back on track and there were good knocks from Gareth Pearce (33) and Alfie Laverack (21). Alfie Wilkinson bowled well for the Leeds side and his spell of 3-30 kept the run rate down but late runs were added by Matt Hoyle (44) as Selby closed on a useful 196-9.

In reply Whitkirk also lost a wicket in the first over when Luke Berzins bowled Jake Thompson but they recovered well as Craig Shipton and Zac Lodge added 60 for the second wicket. Berzins (2-27) had Lodge caught behind by Gareth Harvey but Taimur Khan joined Shipton and they kept the visitors on top with a third wicket partnership of 89. Khan hammered 5 fours and and 3 sixes before he was bowled by Jamie Middleton for 60 but that was the last success for Selby as Shipton (74*) and Alfie Wilkinson (26*) guided Whitkirk home in the 39th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor ARB Construction and Selby travel to Thorp Arch & Boston Spa II on Saturday.

York Vale League Division One

Heslington III 105, Selby III 108-2

Selby third team returned to the top of the Division One table after a comfortable eight wicket win over Heslington III at Sandhill Lane.

Batting first after losing the toss the visitors lost early wickets with Sam Easthill and George Wells doing the damage and wickets began to fall at regular intervals. Only Lucas Brannan (45) provided any serious resistance with tidy spells from Nathan Dye (3-34) and spinner Mark Hope (3-35) keeping Selby in command. Stan Bugg also picked up a wicket as the York side were bowled out for 105 in the 35th over.

Selby had few problems when they replied with skipper Steve Sherwood and Tom Sherwood putting on 61 for the first wicket. Phil Northing ended the partnership when he had Tom Sherwood (22) caught behind but Neil Darley joined his skipper to keep Selby on top with a second wicket partnership of 36. Frances Lilley eventually dismissed Sherwood for 40 but Darley (28*) and Mark Hope (8*) saw Selby comfortably home in the 24th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Arthur & Denise Adamson.

York Vale League Division Two

Dunnington III 208-3, Selby IV 111

In Division Two Selby fourth team were in action on Sunday but the young side went down to a 97 run defeat to Dunnington III after being set a big total to chase at Sandhill Lane.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first on a good looking track but they lost an early wicket when Seth Wratten had Chirag Vyas caught by Zac Kierans. The Selby bowlers then had to work hard as Alex Ogram and Mark Arbon took control as they added 60 for the second wicket before James Thackray had Ogram (55) caught by Kierans. Alfie Hodson fired a quick 46 and Mark Arbon finished unbeaten on 55 as Dunnington closed on a useful 208-3 from their 40 overs.

Selby openers Sam Mason and Chris Moore made a decent start but Ashton Rhodes made the breakthrough when he bowled Moore in the seventh over. Rhodes struck again when he bowled Mason (15) but Iwan White and Dylan Davies (17) both batted well and they added 33 for the third wicket. James Wood eventually had White (29) caught behind and three quick wickets from spinner Sam Desari sparked a collapse. There was some late resistance from Seth Wratten and Zac Kierans but Ashton Rhodes finished with 4-21 as Selby were bowled out for 111 in the 37th over. Thanks go to match ball sponsor Steve & Liz Sherwood and Selby are at home to Acomb III on Saturday.

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