Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI v Snainton on Sat 22 Jul 2017 at 1.30pm
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Lost by 2 runs

Match report Captain Hax won the toss and put our visitors in to bat. The action started in the 4th over with their captain Carl Wilson finding the cover boundary and Mike Kipling the boundary backward of square leg, both off Hax. The breakthrough came at the start of Hax’s next over, the 6th when he cleaned Wilson up for 13, and it was 18 for 1. Ben Norman joined Kipling and the pair kept the scoreboard moving at roughly 4 runs an over, though Norman was particularly savage in the 10th over hitting Hax for 3 boundaries. The pair had put on 65 when Jake bowled Norman for 42 in the 22nd over, and the score was 83 for 2. Leroy Watson and Kipling put on 34 for the next wicket before Watson was bowled by young Matty Walters with the 3rd delivery of his 1st over, the 28th. That was 117 for 3. Matty showed his potential with a good spell which included another wicket, that of Steve Ridley, caught by young Callum Metcalf in the covers during Matty’s 4th over. That was 135 for 4. Archie came back for his 2nd spell in the 37th over, and grabbed his 1st wicket in the 39th when he completely deceived Matt Davies with his “wrong un”, hitting his stumps. That was 154 for 5. Jake had been brought back for his 2nd spell in the 40th over, and reaped double delight in the 42nd. 1st he cleaned up Kipling who had been batting almost 2 and 3 quarter hours for his 65 runs. Then young Danny Hayward was trapped in front for a duck and Snainton were 170 for 7. In Jake’s next over, the 44th, there were 2 run outs. Keeper Phil Metcalfe threw the ball to the bowlers end to run out Richard Cook. Joe Barker steered the ball towards square leg where Beaver threw the ball in to the keeper to run out Kieran Jackson. Snainton finished on 178 for 9 after the full 45 overs. Jake finished with 3 for 31 from 11 overs and Matty Walters claimed 2 for 13 from 5 overs.
Our openers got us off to a good start, with Jake caning Watson for 12 runs in the 2nd over. He followed up with a boundary next over, and Dallen found the boundary at cow corner in the 7th over off Norman. However, Dallen was bowled by Norman in the 9th over, and it was 39 for 1. Phil creamed a 6 over cover into the crop field off Watson in the 10th. 2 overs later in attempting another big leg side hit, Jake found Cook several yards in from the boundary at cow corner for a catch off Watson, and he was out for 30. That was 56 for 2, though we were up with the scoring rate. Phil hit a boundary to the shed in Watson’s next over, the 14th, and young Tommy found square leg for 4 in the 15th off Jackson.. But 2 overs later, Tommy stroked one up into the waiting hands of Kipling at cover for an easy catch and it was 76 for 3. In the 20th over, Phil was caught at deep mid off by Wilson off Jackson for 25 and it was 89 for 4. Archie came in to join Hax, and was content to play defensive, and nudge the odd single while he settled in. Hax was more forceful scoring mainly 2’s and singles, though we were still ahead on scoring rate. It wasn’t until the 28th over that Hax found the boundary at extra cover. Watson came back on to bowl the 30th over, and was immediately rewarded with the prize wicket of Hax who had been struggling to contain himself. Our man went for one, getting a top edge which flew up for Hayward to catch in the covers. He had scored 23 runs. Young Callum Metcalf came in and within 2 balls was on his way back to the pavilion after hitting a tame shot straight to Barker at short mid wicket. That was 117 for 6. Archie was keeping his end up defending resolutely, and pinching the odd single here and there. Snainton were helping our cause, with Norman bowling 4 wides in the 31st over and Watson 3 more in the 32nd. Beaver was finding it hard to score runs against tight bowling and the scoring rate dropped for several overs. Eventually he found his touch and boundaries were scored in the 38th and 40th overs, by which time the score had moved to 147 for 6. With 5 overs left, we needed 32 runs. Archie found the square leg boundary in the 41st over off Jackson. 9 runs were scored in the 42nd over off Stockill with Archie scoring a 3 and Beaver finding the gully boundary. With 2 overs to go, we needed 14 runs, and Kipling was brought back. The partnership worth 49 was finally broken in the 44th over when Archie looking to keep the score moving holed out at mid on to a catch by Stockill. His brave 80 minute resistance ended with 19 runs, a valuable effort, and it was 166 for 7. Jimmy Greenwood entered the fray, and together with Beaver collected 4 singles. That left us needing 9 runs to win off the last over bowled by Norman. Beaver poached a 2 and a single, Jimmy a single, Beaver a single, and a bye. With 3 to win off the last ball, Beaver was cleaned up, and Snainton had won by 2 runs. Our final tally was 176 for 8 with Beaver scoring 26.
The mood in the dressing room afterward was sombre, with players asking where it went wrong. Let’s look at the positives. On the bowling front, we appear to have found a new little superstar in Matty Walters. His 2 wickets for 13 runs was the most economical of all the bowlers, and an excellent senior bowling debut. Jake got the most wickets with 3 for 31 from 11 overs, a good spell. All 4 of our juniors fielded well. There were good batting performances from Jake, Phil and Hax, but the partnership between Archie and Beaver nearly won it for us. Both showed tremendous determination to hack it in the middle.
This defeat leaves us still at the top but only by a 2 point margin. We expect to increase that next week when we travel to the bottom team, Cayton with hopefully a much stronger 11. UTS!!

Snainton Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5nb 8w 9b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
178 (45.0 overs)
M Kipling b  Moore 65 164 7
C Wilson b  Haxby 13 22 1
B Norman b  Moore 42 60 7
L Watson b  M Walters 15 28 2
S Ridley ct  C Metcalf b M Walters 7 21
M Davies b  Graham 1 17
R Cook run out  (P Metcalfe) 8 18
D Hayward lbw  b Moore 0 1
J Barker Not Out  3 12
K Jackson run out  (Winwood) 0 2
J Stockill Not Out  1 4

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Winwood12.024000.003.33
Jamie Haxby6.0040140.006.67
Jacob Moore11.0331310.332.82
Archie Graham11.0044144.004.00
Matty Walters5.001326.502.60

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 18w 9b 3lb 
for 8 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Dave Allen b  Norman 10 28 1
Jacob Moore ct  Cook b Watson 30 45 4
Phil Metcalfe ct  Wilson b Jackson 25 49 2 1 1
Thomas Greenwood ct  Kipling b Jackson 9 18 1
Jamie Haxby ct  Hayward b Watson 23 49 1
Archie Graham ct  Stockill b Kipling 19 80 1
Callum Metcalfe ct  Barker b Watson 0 1 1
Steve Winwood b  Norman 26 49 3 1
James Greenwood Not Out  3 6
Matty Walters  
Richard Lawty  

Snainton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
B Norman12.0339219.503.25
L Watson12.0250316.674.17
K Jackson8.0026213.003.25
M Kipling7.0230130.004.29
J Stockill5.002000.004.00