This week at Ovington: 30th April

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A full week at Ovington, with all our representative teams having fixtures scheduled. Inclement weather though, may cause issues for teams playing on Sunday.

  • Ovington I: Stockton & Hopgrove (A) – Saturday 13:30
  • Ovington II: Heworth (H) – Sunday 13:30
  • Ovington III: Heworth (A) – Sunday 13:00 (note the earlier start)
  • Foss Evening League: Bubwith (A) – Wednesday
  • Ovington U15:  Woodhouse Grange (H) – Tuesday 18:15
  • Ovington U13: Acomb (A) – Sunday 10:00
  • Ovington U11 – Hard-Ball: York ‘A’ (A) – Thursday
  • Ovington U11 – Soft-Ball: North Duffield (A) – Friday (8th)
  • Ovington U9 ‘A’: Bolton Percy Girls (A) – Thursday
  • Ovington U9 ‘B’: Wheldrake (H) – Wednesday
  • Ovington U9 ‘C’: Bolton Percy Girls ‘B’ (A) – Tuesday

All three Senior sides are in action at the weekend, although due to the Tour De Yorkshire making South Bank a complete no-go zone, the second and third team will play on Sunday.

Ovington I play a Stockton and Hopgrove team who thrashed Fulfordgate last week. They bowled Fulfordgate out for just 36 and even had time to come watch some of our game vs Melbourne last Saturday. They’ll know full well that they’re expecting to face a much stronger batting line-up this week, with an impressive score of 300-6 underlining that they’re one of the stronger batting sides in the league. With the weather currently looking like it should be okay for Saturday, we should hopefully see a completed match.

Ovington II face Heworth at home, rearranged for Sunday due to the Tour de Yorkshire race. Ovington will want to make a quick comeback after a sloppy batting performance last week. With the self-styled “most successful captain in Ovington history” Sam Prangnell returning to the fold, Ovington’s middle-order batting will have to ensure that they bat more sensibly. Heworth conceded 248 last weekend before rain stopping play, so it could be the perfect opportunity to regain some confidence in the middle for the second team.

Ovington III face Heworth II at the earlier time of 13:00 on the Sunday away at Elm Park Way. Heworth managed to get a completed match in last weekend when keeping Malton to 91, knocking off the total for the loss of five wickets. Ovington managed full batting points last weekend before the rain got involved, so they will be hoping for a dry day and their bowlers will be hoping for some overs. Heworth’s Will Rymer could be Ovington’s greatest threat in terms of the Heworth side batting, as he scored 208 last season and got this season underway with 49.

The Foss Evening League team begin their season, after achieving promotion last season, facing Bubwith away.

The Under 15’s will be hoping to improve after a below-par performance at Malton last week with a home encounter at Woodhouse Grange to contend with on the rescheduled date of Tuesday. Ovington are likely to have to field a weakened team due to a Football cup-final clashing, so it could make things difficult. The Under 13’s will also be looking to avenge defeat when they face Acomb ‘A’ away. Ovington showed plenty of resilience last week when coming back from 4-4 to score 63, and with players returning after having to miss the first week due to St.Georges Day Parade, Ovington will be hopeful of improving once again.

Both the Under 11’s teams and all three of the Under 9’s teams start their season this week. The Under 11’s Hard-Ball team play Thursday, with the soft ball team on Friday. The Under 9’s ‘A’ play on Thursday, with the ‘B’ team playing on Wednesday and the ‘C’ team on Tuesday.

Good luck to all our teams this week.

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