The first team travelled to Scarborough for a rare visit to the seaside venue. Not just any old venue either, SCC host Yorkshire county games every year. Some players travelled overnight, some by train and some by car thanks to Darren Young putting on some time and effort the hep the club.
A superb venue to play the game. Once again injuries, and unavailable players meant we had a few changes from the abandoned game on Monday. James Bramley stepping up the the plate on debut along with Joe Young.
After the warm up George won the toss and elected to bowl. Once again the rain came in for the first ten overs, not enough to come off but with a new ball and a slick outfield boundaries were found both with ease and a couple of quite lucky edges.
The openers had a decent start and at 90/0 we needed a wicket and some wicket too as James Bramley on debut took a screamer of a catch off Eshann. Another would fall in the next over as Bramley – who had bowled so well on debut took a wicket with the opener well caught deep on the boundary by Dale Gibson for 49. Bramley again claimed another finishing with 2/46 off 9.
Further wickets for Wells 11/0/2/54 Kassana 12/1/1/53 and Joe Young 4/0/1/21. Restricting a top side to 217/8 wasn’t a bad effort.
After tea in the main clubhouse we went out to bat.
Scarborough opened with a used ball and obviously had a plan on a wicket that was going to end up playing a little dead, having been played on last week.
Guy and Dale opened, tight bowling from a good outfit kept the scoreboard quiet, however, a couple of exquisite cover drives from Gibson to the boundary brought some noise from the dressing room.Guy didn’t really find his usual rhythm and was outscored by Gibson before being caught mis timing one to mid off. George joined his dad at the crease, which was quite a nice moment as Julie Gibson was also a standing in as scorer.
The partnership didn’t last long as senior miss judged a straight ball chipping back to the bowler to join Guy in the hut. The game had become slow and it was quite tough to score off accurate bowling. Andy Jones fresh from a number of pre game walks around the county ground came to the crease. For a while he and the captain looked as though they might chase down the total. Putting on 55 with relative ease despite some good slow bowling prior to the captain trying to find a gap to leg and getting bowled for 27. Jones soon followed for a solid 34 undone to a similar shot.
Short cameos followed from Eshaan and Niti – run out unfortunately along with Joe Young who didn’t face a ball, the innings ended a bit tamely.
After two solid efforts which ended up rained off it was a slightly disappointing day, undone with the bat in all honesty. However, a useful debut for James Bramley and a game at a top venue which is not going to happen every week.
Thanks to those who committed to driving supporting and playing plus Sam Smith for umpiring Julie Gibson for scoring. A number stayed overnight to watch the football in the casino and partake of the odd card game!
Back to the oval on Saturday boys.Training on Wednesday weather permitting.