Ebberston 2nd XI v Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI on Sat 25 Aug 2018 at 1.30pm
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Won by 7 wkts

Match report Ebberston won the toss and elected to bat with the sun hiding behind the clouds. They were soon in trouble. After Beaver's 1st over maiden, young Matty struck with his 1st delivery. It was Waters bowled Walters 0, a wicket maiden at the end of the over. Next over, Eddie Craggs wasted no time smacking Beaver for 4 then a 6 to cow corner. 2 balls later, Craggs was exiting the crease having scooped a drive straight to Archie at mid on. It was 2 in 2 balls for Beaver as Jonny Metcalfe's stumps were displaced and Ebberston were 11 for 3 in the 3rd over. Captain Sam Megginson got at Matty a bit with 3 boundaries in his next 2 overs. Beaver however was finding perfect line and length, and after another maiden, it was no surprise when he grabbed another wicket. Ashley Winspear's 18 minute vigil ended when he nicked the 1st delivery into keeper Daz's gloves also for 0. Veteran Chris Beal making a rare appearance was thrust into the middle. He didn't last long, and was out off the final delivery of the same over, their umpire upholding Beaver's fervant lbw appeal. That was 26 for 5. Matty then bowled a maiden. The next over, the 9th and Beaver was again hit for a 4 and a 6, this time by Megginson. Another wicket fell in the 11th over but it was not Beaver who claimed it. Young George Hardie drove into the covers and set off for a single. Phil gathered the ball and his direct shy hit the stumps before Hardie could make his ground, and it was 39 for 6. In the 13th over, Beaver claimed a 5 for when he cleaned up Megginson, the mainstay of their batting for 28. That was 45 for 7. Archie replaced Matty at the pavilion end and bowled 2 tidy overs against their lower order batsmen. In between these, Griff replaced Beaver at the far end, and struck with his final delivery cleaning young Tom Horsley up for 5. That was 49 for 8. Griff grabbed a 2nd wicket in the 19th over when he cleaned up Simmy Pickering, and 53 for 9. It was left to Archie to end their innings when he bowled last man Aaron Brown in the 20th over. They were all out for 56 and Beaver was the destroyer in chief with 5 for 25.
In glorious sunny conditions, the captains agreed to turn straight round and have tea at the end of the match. Dazzler sent in Collo and Griff hoping to knock off the runs quickly. Unfortunately it didn't turn out quite like that. After Collo had driven Hardie's 1st delivery through extra cover for 3, Griff succumbed to the 4th delivery and was bowled for 0. It was 7 for 1. Collo then punched 2 boundaries off Pickering. Hardie struck again in the 3rd over when Matty Sheader's stumps were displaced and it was 17 for 2. Worse was to come in the 5th over when Hardie struck yet again, this time cleaning up the Haxman for another duck. That was 21 for 3. Archie came to the middle, and was his usual self, stoutly defending anything that was on the wickets. But he soon got off the mark punching a loose Pickering no ball to the far long leg corner for 3. It was slow going for the next 4 overs as our pair held firm. It was 33 for 3 after 10 overs. Then Collo found the boundary and a 2 off Hardie. Young David Hebron replaced Hardie for the 13th over, and Collo punched 4 2's into the outfield. There was never any danger, and it was left to Archie once again to finish the innings with a sweetly struck boundary down to long leg off Hebron's next over, the 15th. That was 60 for 3 and a 7 wicket win wrapped up in sunshine. Collo finished unbeaten on 38 and Archie unbeaten on 14, the pair adding 39. Hardie finished with 3 for 17 for them.
Considering we only had 10 men, this was an easy victory, with our bowlers doing the business this time. Beaver with 5 wickets was at times virtually unplayable, even though 2 batsmen did hit him for 10. He was well backed up by Matty with a surprise 1st ball wicket that moved off the seam. Griff and Archie rounded things off with 2 for 5 and 1 for 5 respectively. The fielding was good and tight too, with no byes and only 4 wides. Collo led the batting with another solid unbeaten display and great support from Archie who had a fine all round game. This defeat relegates Ebberston, whilst the win consolidates us in mid table. With one game still to play, it's worrying that we can't turn a full team out every week, and it remains to be seen what the future will hold. We can pray that things will improve. UTS!!

Ebberston 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 4w 1lb 
for 10 wickets
56 (19.3 overs)
E Craggs ct  Graham b Winwood 10 9 1 1
J Waters b  Walters 0 4
A Winspear ct  Lewis b Winwood 0 18
J Metcalfe b  Winwood 0 1
S Megginson b  Winwood 28 36 5 1
C Beal lbw  b Winwood 0 2
G Hardie run out  (Metcalfe) 2 12
T Horsley b  Griffin 5 17
D Hebron Not Out  1 24
S Pickering b  Griffin 3 10
A Brown b  Graham 1 4

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Winwood7.032555.003.57
Matty Walters6.0220120.003.33
Archie Graham3.30515.001.43
Jamie Griffin3.01522.501.67

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 6b  
for 3 wickets

(14.4 overs)
Sam Collison Not Out  38 56 3
Jamie Griffin b  Hardie 0 2
Matty Sheader b  Hardie 1 9
Jamie Haxby b  Hardie 0 7
Archie Graham Not Out  14 35 1 1
Darrol Lewis   1
Lindon Darby  
Phil Metcalfe   1
Steve Winwood  
Matty Walters  
A Another  

Ebberston 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G Hardie6.011735.672.83
S Pickering5.001700.003.40
T Horsley2.00500.002.50
D Hebron1.401500.009.00