Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI v Ryedale on Sat 30 Jul 2016 at 1.30pm
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Lost by 77 runs

Match report Ryedale won the toss and elected to bat on a bright warm day with a few dark clouds lurking. Openers Dan Walker and Neil Cowton started cautiously against the fast pace of Griff and the Hax scoring 8 after the 1st 3 overs. In the 4th over, the left handed former Pickering player Cowton lifted the Hax for 6 into the cornfield at cow corner. Following this, the tempo upped as Cowton drove Hax through the covers in the 6th and Griff for 2 more boundaries in the 7th. That made it 30 for 0. Walker found the gully boundary in the 8th. DJ came on at the pavilion end to bowl the 11th and Cowton heaved him for 6 into the cow corner cornfield. The breakthrough came in the 12th over when Beaver replaced Hax at the village end. With his 2nd ball, he completely deceived Walker with one that moved off the seam and dislodged his stumps. That was 54 for 1. Steven Temple joined his captain at the crease and another partnership quickly developed. He drove Beaver's last ball through extra cover for 4, and Cowton found the boundary 3 more times before his off stump was pegged in Beaver's 4th over, the 18th. That was 80 for 2, and 13 year old Mark Harland came to the crease. He was playing our bowlers with ease and maturity stroking the singles and 2's all round the wicket. At the other end, Temple was hitting the boundaries and Beaver went for 3 in the 22nd, and DJ was creamed to mid wicket in the 23rd. He was replaced by Griff in the 25th, who immediately struck when his 1st delivery pegged Temple's off stump. The score was 109 for 3, and former Pickering and Scarborough batsman Chris Hugill joined young Harland in the middle. Yet another partnership developed as Hugill pushed the singles and 2's, and Harland made the 3's and 4's. He was batting with maturity for his age. In the 31st over, he clipped Griff off his legs to the boundary at backward square, and Hugill followed suit in the next over off the recalled Hax. But in Griff's next, the 33rd, young Harland chipped one up into Phil's hands in the gully and was gone for 37, with 155 on the board. Josh Newton didn't last long, he too finding Phil in the gully in Griff's next over. Hugill started to open up and found the boundary twice off consecutive Beaver overs, and again off Griff. But in the 38th over, he chopped another Beaver seamer on to his stumps and was gone for 26. That was 170 for 6. DJ was recalled for the 39th and Kieron Edmond hit him to mid wicket for 4. But a few balls later, young Matthew Shepherd nicked one into keeper Tiff's gloves for a duck, and Ryedale were 175 for 7. Edmond then drove Beaver through the covers for 4 in the 40th. DJ struck again in the 41st when John Kinghorn sliced an off drive into the air and Phil running round to backward point took his 3rd catch of the afternoon. The score had reached 184 for 8, and the tail enders were finding runs hard to come by. The 9th wicket fell in the last over when Edmond lifted a DJ seamer into Horlicks's hands at deep mid on, and the visitors finished on 192 for 9. Griff DJ and Beaver each finished with 3 wickets apiece.
The clouds had gone when Tiff and Dallen went out for the reply. The 1st 3 overs yielded 4 runs. The 4th was bowled by Josh Newton, and Tiff swept the 1st ball, a no ball to the square leg boundary. 4 balls later, Dallen mis-judged a straight delivery and was bowled for 0 with the score on 10. 5 wides were given 2 balls later. At the start of the 5th over, Captain Tiff played all round an Edmond delivery and saw his stumps dislodged. Phil came in and clipped the 1st ball faced round his legs to the fine leg boundary. Horlicks playing his 1st match for over a year played the next over by Newton out for a maiden. But in Edmond's next, Phil was completely deceived and saw his off peg knocked back. 20 for 3, and was the writing on the wall? Horlicks produced his 1st scoring shot in the 8th with a drive to the long on boundary, then clipped one to fine leg for 3. Hax finished the over off with a clip to the shed for 4. Horlicks nudged Edmond to the gully boundary in the next over, and was out for 11 in the 11th when he found Kinghorn at mid off. That was 36 for 4. DJ came in and held an end up while the Hax was getting into his stride with a boundary to the shed off Newton in the 12th. Young slow bowler Max Gibson came on for the 15th and tempted DJ into lofting one up to young Harland who took the catch at mid on. Beaver came in using his experience to occupy the crease whilst the Hax was scoring the singles,2's and a 3. In the 19th over, Beaver clubbed Gibson to the boundary at cow corner, and Hax hit a 2. But Beaver couldn't resist going for another big hit in the 21st and succeeded in finding young Harland again at deep mid on off Gibson. 64 for 6 immediately became 64 for 7 when Griff came in and launched into Cowton's 1st delivery hitting the ball high into the deep at mid off where young Harland took a wonder catch running to his left. The look of amazement in Griff's face was there for all to see as he left the crease for the pavilion. In came young Archie for his 3rd innings of the season, and started by playing each ball on its merits stroking and nudging singles. The Hax then took charge hitting Gibson to the boundary in the 23rd, and 3 more boundaries to extra cover and long on in the 25th. He nicked a Cowton delivery to fine leg for 4 in the 26th. Archie was still stroking the singles and made a couple of 2's with offside shots to cover and square. Hax hit 2 more boundaries in the partnership which realised 48 runs, and took the score to 112. That was in the 32nd over when he became Edmond's 4th victim, cleaned up facing another awkward delivery 4 short of a well deserved 50 after over an hour and a half at the crease. Doc didn't last long, cleaned up stepping back to another Edmond seamer, and Tony also cleaned up by Gary Newton. Seamer finished on 115 with young Archie holding his end up 11 not out, and being warmly applauded as he left the field. So too were the Ryedale players by our boys, after a 1st defeat of the season. Kieron Edmond had figures of 5 for 18 off 9 overs for them.
Well it had to happen, a defeat, with praise to Ryedale for the way in which they accomplished it. A big margin of 77 runs. Their batting was far superior, as the 1st 5 batsmen all applied themselves well getting paper/website scores. 16 year old Edmond put in a match winning bowling performance for them, and our batsmen simply couldn't play him. Some of us got out to silly shots, and we will learn from this defeat. We are neck and neck with Kirkbymoorside for the title, but with a free week next Saturday will be playing catch up until the final game of the season. Hold on to your hats folks!'s going to be a fascinating race to the line!

Ryedale Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 5w 2b 10lb 
for 9 wickets
192 (45.0 overs)
D Walker b  Winwood 25 46 2 1
N Cowton b  Winwood 36 74 6 1
S Temple b  Griffin 28 52 5
M Harland ct  Metcalfe b Griffin 37 59 3
C Hugill b  Winwood 26 54 4
J Newton ct  Metcalfe b Griffin 0 8
K Edmond ct  Hall b Jewitt 17 38 2
M Shepherd ct  Tiffany b Jewitt 0 5
J Kinghorn ct  Metcalfe b Jewitt 2 6
G Newton Not Out  1 17
M Gibson Not Out  0 2

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jamie Griffin12.0239313.003.25
Jamie Haxby7.003200.004.57
Dan Jewitt11.0140313.333.64
Steve Winwood12.0252317.334.33
Phil Metcalfe3.001700.005.67

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 21w 5b  
for 10 wickets

(34.3 overs)
Joe Tiffany b  Edmond 6 18 1 1
Dave Allen b  J Newton 0 14
Iain Hall ct  Kinghorn b Edmond 11 28 2 1
Phil Metcalfe b  Edmond 4 7 1 3
Jamie Haxby b  Edmond 46 92 8
Dan Jewitt ct  Harland b Gibson 1 15
Steve Winwood ct  Harland b Gibson 9 20 1
Jamie Griffin ct  Harland b Cowton 0 1
Archie Graham Not Out  11 49
Richard Lawty b  Edmond 0 6
Tony Singh b  G Newton 0 5

Ryedale Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
K Edmond9.011853.602.00
J Newton7.0230130.004.29
M Gibson6.0033216.505.50
N Cowton8.0020120.002.50
G Newton4.30919.002.00