Ebberston 2nd XI v Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI on Sun 16 Jun 2019 at 13.30
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Won by 51 runs

Match report In accordance with a league directive, both teams were allowed to field 2 first teamers who had played the previous day. We had Mitch and Shish (who was made captain in the absence of Dave). Also playing his first Beckett game of the season was Bakes, who was given the keeper's gloves when we fielded. It was a sunny day but a strong cool breeze filled the air. Ebberston won the toss and put us in to bat. The new pairing of Archie and Mitch took 6 overs to settle in with 10 on the board. Thereafter, the scoring rate increased dramatically with Mitch despatching their bowlers to all parts of the ground. Archie played his usual game but started to follow Mitch's lead and opened up more with 3 boundaries to square leg and mid wicket. The pair reached 50 in the 11th over punishing George Hardie for 12 runs. Mitch reached his 50 in the 16th over clinically despatching a 4 off Neil Eddon, then pummelling a 6 over mid wicket next ball. It had taken him only 49 minutes. The 100 came up in the 17th over. The pair were eventually split in the 21st over when a mis-timed cover drive by Mitch found Sam Megginson for a catch off Jordan Newton. Mitch had scored 71 and it was 114 for 1. Tuna found it hard to settle, and had scored 5 runs when he rived at an Eddon delivery sending it down the throat of Jordan Welford at long off. That was 124 for 2 in the 26th over. Captain Shish didn't stay long at the crease and was the first of 3 wickets to fall with the score on 132. He was cleaned up by Newton for a couple of singles in the 29th over. Then Archie's long vigil came to an end in the 30th over when he hit an uppish leg drive to Rich Ward at mid wicket off Eddon. He had batted 98 minutes for 43, his highest senior score and was looking good for his maiden 50. Next ball, Matty Walters drove past the bowler and set off for a single. But George Hardie lurking somewhere behind the bowler threw the ball in and poor Matty was run out without scoring. That was 132 for 5. In came Gaz Walters, and set about Newton in the next over, the 31st, with gusto and determination. He blasted 18 runs including 2 fours and a 6, all to either mid wicket or cow corner. Bakes at the other end could only stand and stare in amazement. He had to follow suit, and this he did hitting George Hardie (who had replaced Newton) in his next couple of overs for a 4 and a 6. Gaz cracked another 4 before eventually being cleaned up by George for his highest score 28 in the 37th over. That was 176 for 6, and it soon became 177 for 7 in the next over by Sam Hardie when Daz Hastie top edged a delivery and the ball popped up in the air and down into keeper Jon King's gloves. Beaver came and went next over when he top edged George Hardie straight down the throat of Eddon standing at gully. That was 178 for 8, and next over, the 40th it became 181 for 9 when young Harley misjudged a Sam Hardie chinaman and was bowled. Bakes hit another 6 before also being bowled by Sam Hardie in the 42nd over for 28, and we were 188 all out. Sam Hardie was their best bowler with 3 for 27 from 8.3 overs.
Ebberston got off to the worst possible start. Ward stroked a 3 off Beaver's first delivery, but was run out by Tuna's accurate throw from gully in trying to back up Welford's call for a single from the 6th delivery. James Wingrove came to the middle and the score moved slowly to 10 after 6 overs. 2 overs later and Wingrove hit Matty for a 6 and a 2 to take the score to 21. Welford who had spent 35 minutes on the defensive was pegged by Matty in the 12th over for 10 with the score on 30 for 2. Archie replaced Matty and bowled tidily in tandem with Beaver as the score moved slowly to 37 after 16 overs. But that was about to change with the introduction of Daz Hastie. Wingrove tore into him smashing 4 boundaries, and 23 runs were conceded from his 3 overs. It was 62 for 2 after 21 overs. Archie got a wicket next over when Wingrove on 35 drove a simple catch to Mitch at cover. That was 64 for 3. Jon King had started his innings with 8 singles and a partnership was being formed with Eddon. Captain Shish brought himself on to bowl, but Eddon plundered 10 runs off his 1st over, the 23rd. Eddon then plundered another 10 runs off Archie, and the momentum was changing. The pair brought up the 100 in the 28th over, bowled by the returning Matty. Shish's next over saw the downfall of Eddon who had looked in superlative form. A mis-timed hook went high in the air and young Matty at square leg managed to cling on to the rapidly descending ball. Eddon had scored 28 and it was 100 for 4. King and Jonny Metcalfe took the score on to 119 where King was bowled by Matty in the 34th over for 25. Captain Megginson was pegged by Captain Shish 3 overs later and 122 for 6. The wickets were starting to tumble now, and Newton sent a skier to deep mid off where Mitch safely clutched the catch. That was off the last delivery of Matty's 2nd spell, the 38th over, and it was 125 for 7. Metcalfe hit Shish for a 2 and a 4 in the 41st over, then sent a returning catch back to him next delivery for 19, and 134 for 8. Two balls later George Hardie was on his way back to the hut after sending a simple catch to Archie at mid on. The returning Beaver bowled 3 consecutive maidens and Shish conceded 1 run off his last 2 overs as the last 2 batsmen thwarted any attempt to get their wickets, thus denying our boys the complete win they so richly deserved. Shish finished with 4 for 38 from his 12 overs, and Matty 3 for 31 from his 12. Beaver was extremely economical with just 14 runs conceded from 11 overs.
This was a richly deserved win, made all the more valuable considering we only had 8 available men that morning. There were some notable performances. Archie was as solid as ever making his highest senior score as did Gaz Walters. A swashbuckling innings from Mitch, and Bakes held the innings together in the middle and at the end. Shish and Matty got 7 wickets between them and Beaver was as economical as ever. Fielding was good too, with 5 catches and a run out to boost our confidence. This win puts us in joint 2nd place, but to keep up the momentum, we need people's availability as we won't be able to call on first teamers that often. Let's all pull together for the benefit of the club. UTS!!

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 1w 7b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(41.3 overs)
Archie Graham ct Ward b Eddon 43 98 102 5 42.16 1
Mitchell Fisher ct Megginson b Newton 71 67 52 12 2 136.54 2
Luke Horton ct Welford b Eddon 5 16 15 33.33 1
Matty Morris b Newton 2 9 5 40.0 1
Craig Baker b S Hardie 28 50 39 1 2 71.79
Matty Walters run out (G Hardie) 0 1 1 0 1
Gary Walters b G Hardie 28 25 16 3 1 175.00
Daz Hastie ct King b S Hardie 0 5 9 0
Steve Winwood ct Eddon b G Hardie 0 3 4 0
Harley Adams b S Hardie 0 2 5 0
Lucas Hastie Not Out  0 6 2 0

Ebberston 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G Hardie11.0253226.504.82
S Hardie8.322739.003.18
N Eddon12.0340220.003.33
J Newton10.0259229.505.90

Ebberston 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6w 6b  
for 9 wickets
137 (45.0 overs)
R Ward run out (L Horton) 3 3
J Welford b M Walters 10 35
J Wingrove ct Fisher b Graham 35 64 5 1
J King b M Walters 25 70 3
N Eddon ct M Walters b Morris 28 22 5
J Metcalfe ct & bowled Morris 19 36 2
S Megginson b Morris 1 7
J Newton ct Fisher b M Walters 0 5
S Hardie Not Out  3 34
G Hardie ct Graham b Morris 0 1
D Hebron Not Out  1 14

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

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Winwood11.051400.001.27
Matty Walters12.0231310.332.58
Archie Graham7.0125125.003.57
Daz Hastie3.002300.007.67
Matty Morris12.033849.503.17