Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI v Staithes 2nd XI on Sat 26 May 2012 at 2pm
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Lost by 224 runs

Match report On a glorious hot sunny day in Seamer, the second team suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of league newcomers Staithes 2nds. Injuries, work commitments and holidays meant that Seamer started the game with just nine men. This was increased to ten when back-up player and general good egg Andy Merrygold agreed to play, but Seamer still approached the game with a degree of trepidation. On a hot day with ten men, a short boundary on one side and a strong opposition, Seamer were hopeful of batting first. Richard Lawty duly won the toss but then, in a moment of unbridled insanity, elected to field first. Needless to say, his incredulous team mates were somewhat non-plussed at this decision.

With vice-captain Chris Brame in dire trouble in the club's disabled toilet following an overdose of snakebite the previous night, Seamer took to the field with nine men. Fortunately, Brame was able to join the game after five overs, stating that he had successfully completed a thorough evacuation of his bowels and was ready for action. In the searing summer heat, Seamer's bowlers struggled to make much of an impression as the Staithes batsmen accumulated runs rapidly. Their cause was not helped by some abysmal fielding, the nadir of which was an all-run five off the bowling of Brame. Seamer may have felt they were still in with a chance when Brame bowled the Staithes number five in the 20th over to leave them 128 for five; however this smouldering of hope was emphatically extinguished by a stand of 99 for the sixth wicket between Oliver and Mason. Staithes declared their innings in the 38th over at 251 for six.

The tea break was a sombre affair as Seamer's players contemplated the mammoth task ahead of them. Dave Plowes strode to the crease to open the batting with Marc Tyson, who was making a rare appearance for the second team. Both were soon trudging back to the pavilion however as Staithes' bowlers Oliver and Theaker made early inroads with some incisive bowling. The Seamer batting line-up then collapsed like a house of cards as the accuracy and movement of the Staithes bowlers proved too good. When last man Andy Merrygold was bowled by Theaker, Seamer's capitulation was complete as they collapsed to 27 all out in 17.4 overs.

Staithes 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 6w 8b  
for 6 wickets
251 (38.2 overs)
P. Wilson b  Winwood 7
T. Foster ct  Morris 55
G. Lewis b  Winwood 10
C. Clennan b  Brame 28
B. Lewis b  Brame 14
L. Oliver Not Out  68
P. Mason b  Tyson 44
S. Theaker Not Out  10
S. Baker  
G. Mason  
R. Chapman  

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Winwood14.20110255.007.67
Liam Bare5.003400.006.80
Chris Brame10.0245222.504.50
Matty Morris5.0042142.008.40
Marc Tyson4.0113113.003.25

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2w 1b 4lb 
for 9 wickets

(17.4 overs)
David Plowes ct  Oliver 2
Marc Tyson b  Theaker 5
Dave Lunn b  Oliver 0
Matty Morris ct  Oliver 3
Rory Skelton ct  Oliver 1
Steve Winwood b  Theaker 5
Chris Brame b  Theaker 3 1
Liam Bare b  Oliver 0
Andrew Merrygold b  Theaker 0
Richard Lawty Not Out  1
A.N. Other  

Staithes 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L. Oliver9.021753.401.89
S. Theaker8.44541.250.58