CRICKET – An XI finish fourth place in division – match reports

The First XI entertain struggling Airmyn CC at Middle Lane on Saturday 7th September 2013, in the penultimate home game…

Cricket stumps bat and ball bwSOUTH HOLDERNESS CRICKET CLUB:

The First XI entertain struggling Airmyn CC at Middle Lane on Saturday 7th September 2013, in the penultimate home game of what has certainly been a good summer weatherwise. Match Ball sponsored by Drapers Ltd of Hull.

1:00pm start. Spectators welcome.

Annual Arthur Screeton Memorial Trophy:

The annual Arthur Screeton Memorial Trophy 8 – a -side games fixture, takes place on Saturday 21st September, again with a 1:00pm start. 


Both senior teams registered welcome victories last week.

The First Xl completed the double last week over only a mediocre  Hessle CC1 side, at Livingstone Road, on the banks of the Humber, when the Hedon based outfit totalled a big 252 for 5 total, in their allotted 48 overs.

The home team had to be content with a reply of 156 all out, to give Holderness a simple 96 run success, and their tenth victory out of the 20 matches played.

The An Xl wound up their 18 match campaign, with a comfortable cushion of 28 runs at Middle Lane, over Newport CC, when K Metcalfe, Same Day Couriers were the Match Ball Sponsors.

Gary Chapman (batting). Photo: Pete Robson
Battter Gary Chapman earlier this year Photo: Pete Robson

Fine bowling by the improving Tom Verity with his 4 for 24 in his 7.2 overs, supported by Luke Ingram 2 for 35 and Andy Berry ( 2 for 33 ), put the skids under the visitors as they crashed to 130 all out off 35.2 overs, following the Hedon side’s 154 for 4 in their 40 overs previously.

Adam Mitchell with a sound 36, and 37 from Matt Phillips scored the bulk of the losers total, after the early loss of veteran opener Steve Crane for a duck, earlier in the day, for the hosts. Vice-captain Gary Chapman batted confidently for his undefeated 58, to take the Batting Cup again, with an aggregate of 382 runs at an 47.75 average.

Left-hander Paul Brooks chipped in with a patient 35, and Ryan Oliver added 12 to the total, off a tiring attack. Veteran batsman Steve Crane may consider himself somewhat unlucky not to add to his seasonal total of 400 runs, albeit being the top runner scorer in his team, as he ends with an average of 33.33 ,but Chapman’s seven ’not out innings’ did the trick, but conversely Steve did wonderfully well to return to turn out again after his 23 year retirement, from their ranks!

Former Humbleton CC all-rounder Ian Harrison, easily carries off the An Xl Bowling Trophy, his superb accuracy of just 7.50 runs for each of his 24 wickets, whilst Graham Slinger takes the Fielding Trophy with 5 catches, just managing to hold off his Skipper Keiron Metcalfe in the dogfight.

They finished in fourth place in Div.2 of the York Eastern Conference with 347 points, some 73 points adrift of Champions Dalton Holme CC.

The playing record for the An XI states:- Played 18, Won 8, Lost 4, Drawn 4, with 2 games abandoned.

By Malc Ripley

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