Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI v Wold Newton on Sat 21 Jul 2018 at 1.30pm
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Lost by 1 wkt

Match report Captain Daz again won the toss and elected to bat on a sweltering hot day. Opening with Collo, the pair got off to a good start, with Collo scoring all the runs. This was after he sent a skier to short cover and was dropped in the 2nd over. He hit consecutive boundaries off both opening bowlers to leave us on 21 for 0 after 5 overs. Daz was struggling against the short pitched bowling, so it was no surprise when he got out to the 1st ball of Charlie Gray's 3rd over. Having scored only a single, he steered one straight down the throat of Callum Morley at mid off, and 21 for 1. Phil got off the mark straight away with a 2 and a 1, and Collo hit a 2 and a boundary in the same over to make it 30 for 1. The score moved on to 46, before a bowling change in the 12th over accounted for Collo on 27. Our Aussie star played down the wrong line of Kop Harrison's 1st delivery and saw 2 stumps knocked back. Matty Sheads came to the crease looking solid in defence, and prepared to punish the bad delivery. Following 2 successive maidens, Phil was bowled by James Knaggs for 20 after scoring 6 from the previous 2 deliveries. That was 54 for 3 after 15 overs. Sheads however had got his eye in and confidently swept a couple of boundaries to leg. Together with Griff, returning to the 2nds after an absence, the pair moved the score on to 78 after 22 overs. Straight after the drinks interval, Griff was pegged by Knaggs for 6. Hax joined Sheads in the middle and got off the mark straightaway with a 2 and a 4. The pair moved the score on to the dreaded 111 in the 27th over, where Hax's 20 minute stay at the crease ended. Having hit 2 boundaries off Will Gray, he turned the last delivery round and up in the air to Knaggs at square leg for 25. That brought in young Archie, stoically defending the right ball and steering the singles. Sheads meanwhile was calm and collected, confidently hitting boundaries at every opportunity. A sweep to backward square leg in the 33rd over brought him his 50 which had taken 88 minutes. In the next over bowled by Adam Stubbs, the 45 run partnership ended. Archie had stroked 2 boundaries when he nicked the final delivery into keeper Karl Ridsdale's gloves for 14. This brought in Josh B, pushed down the order to no 8 after a night's drinking. After seeing a few overs out, he began to hit some boundaries, and shared in another useful stand worth 43 runs. In the 40th over, he top edged a Stubbs delivery to David Southwell at short third man for a simple catch and 25 runs. That was 199 for 7. Tuna joined Sheads in the middle, and after scoring a single, found himself walking back to the pavilion 2 overs later when Stubbs disturbed his stumps. That was 212 for 8. DJ and Sheads added a string of singles in the remaining overs to take the final score to 226 for 8. Sheads finished unbeaten on 80, his best knock ever for Seamer, occupying the crease for 2 hours 16 minutes. Stubbs bagged 3 wickets and Knaggs 2. Tea was taken later than usual at 4.45pm.
Openers Southwell and Ridsdale started cautiously against tight bowling by DJ and Beaver. They were on 11 after 4 overs. In the 5th over, DJ bagged a wicket maiden when he cleaned up Ridsdale. New Welsh recruit Gawain Hogg put up a defensive barrier to start with, before finding the boundaries after getting his eye in. Beaver bowled 6 overs for 15 before Collo replaced him. DJ bowled 7 overs for 19 before he was replaced by Griff. Hogg took 14 off Griff's 1st over, the 15th, and they were 58 for 1. Collo struck in the 18th over when the left handed Southwell sent an uppish drive straight to Beaver at mid off for a simple catch. That was 62 for 2. Captain Charlie Gray got straight off the mark with a boundary. He was on fire, and hitting boundaries at every opportunity. So too was Hogg and confidently hit Collo's next over for 3 boundaries. Collo was replaced by Archie for the 22nd over, but Hogg took him apart scoring 15 runs from it. This did not deter our young legger, and he roared back with a double wicket maiden in the 24th over. Charlie Gray on 33 top edged his 1st delivery straight to DJ at short fine leg, and 3 balls later, brother Will Gray found his middle stump knocked back for a duck. That was 106 for 4. Griff was bowling tightly now and Archie backed up with some useful deliveries to keep the score down. In the 31st over with the score on 125, Kop Harrison sent a catch to Collo at mid on off Griff. With 5 down, the winning odds were in Seamer's favour. However, Hogg and new batsman Stubbs proceeded to up the tempo scoring 9 and 11 an over from the next 3 overs. In Archie's 8th over, the 36th, Hogg smashed him for 27 runs, which brought him his century in just over 2 hours. At 188 for 5, it was a different game with Newton the favourites. However next over, Griff struck back pegging Hogg for a masterful 105. Surely that would turn the game back Seamer's way. But Stuart Harrison and Stubbs kept the score ticking along taking 9 off Archie's last over. DJ replaced Griff and struck immediately when Stubbs steered the 2nd delivery to Collo at deep mid on for an excellent catch, and 197 for 7. It was nip and tuck with Harrison hitting a 4 later in the over. Beaver was brought back for the 40th over, but Knaggs despatched the 1st 2 deliveries to the boundary and it was 210 for 7. Newton only had 10 men and wanted 17 runs in 5 overs. Seamer wanted 2 wickets, so it was going to be close. 3 of the 5 runs conceded by DJ in the 41st over were wides. In the 42nd over by Beaver, Knaggs poked at one which landed in Tuna's clutches at slip, and they were 219 for 8. Nafferton loan player and last man Callum Morley saw out the remaining deliveries. They wanted 8 runs to win, and Harrison steered DJ away in the 43rd over for 7 of them to tie the match. With 2 overs left, Harrison nudged Beaver's 4th delivery for a single to win the match for them, effectively by 1 wicket. A disappointing end to a fine day's cricket. There were some good performances, with Sheads confident knock of 80 top of them all. Collo, Phil, Hax and Josh all backed him up with scores in the 20's. Of the bowlers, Beaver and DJ were the most economical. Archie was given 3 extra overs more than his usual, and 45 runs were conceded from these. Disappointingly, 15 byes were conceded from 25 extras, and this needs to be corrected if we are to win future matches. Although a much closer game than at their place, it could all have been so different. UTS!!

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 6w 12b 1lb 
for 8 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Darrol Lewis ct Morley b C Gray 1 23
Sam Collison b K Harrison 27 47 6 2
Phil Metcalfe b Knaggs 20 37 3
Matty Sheader Not Out  80 136 11
Jamie Griffin b Knaggs 6 28 1
Jamie Haxby ct Knaggs b W Gray 25 20 4
Archie Graham ct Ridsdale b Stubbs 14 28 2
Joshua Broadhead ct Southwell b Stubbs 25 22 4
Luke Horton b Stubbs 1 8 1
Dan Jewitt Not Out  6 11 1
Steve Winwood   1

Wold Newton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Knaggs12.0335217.502.92
C Gray9.0048148.005.33
K Harrison8.0233133.004.13
W Gray7.0036136.005.14
A Stubbs9.0061320.336.78

Wold Newton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5nb 1w 15b 4lb 
for 9 wickets
227 (43.4 overs)
D Southwell ct Winwood b Collison 12 68 2
K Ridsdale b Jewitt 6 15 1
G Hogg b Griffin 105 128 14 4
C Gray ct Jewitt b Graham 33 24 6 1
W Gray b Graham 0 1
K Harrison ct Collison b Griffin 4 26
A Stubbs ct Collison b Jewitt 14 31 2
S Harrison Not Out  14 32 2
J Knaggs ct Horton b Winwood 14 13 3
C Morley Not Out  0 8

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dan Jewitt10.0335217.503.50
Steve Winwood8.4128128.003.23
Sam Collison4.0023123.005.75
Jamie Griffin12.0152226.004.33
Archie Graham9.0170235.007.78