An exceptionally quiet week for Ovington in general, as the weather got involved with many of the games. There was some success for some Ovington sides however.
The First Team, playing on a Saturday even with the Tour De Yorkshire in full effect, managed their first success of the season with a 71 run success over Stockton & Hopgrove. After a shaky start, with Ovington down to 22-3, Barry Steel (62) and Neil Metcalfe (26) steadied the ship somewhat, before a quick-fire 50 from Steve Tremayne set Stockton & Hopgrove a target of 176. David Brummitt secured figures of 4-35, but has bowled much better for less of a return, but his wickets saw the catalyst for a Stockton collapse and the hosts only reached 105.
The Seconds and Thirds were washed out in their respective fixtures on Sunday, as well as the Under 13’s. The Under 15’s, playing on Tuesday, got their game in but might have been hoping in retrospect to have had the matched rained off. They were defeated by ten wickets by Woodhouse Grange. Ovington batted out their overs but only managed 54-5 on a slow pitch and outfield, not helped by the recent rain. Tim Burgess was 26* but was the only Ovington player to reach double figures. Woodhouse Grange knocked off the total with the minimum of fuss, without the loss of a wicket.
There was more positive news for the Juniors though with the Under 9’s “C” team victorious over Bolton Percy Girls “B”. Sides at this age group start at 200. Ovington managed 270, with Bolton Percy only scoring 257. A good win and it is to be hoped that some of the members of this side can be making a positive impression in the other Under 9’s teams. The Under 11’s incrediball team also managed to complete their match this week, but were defeated by 10 runs by North Duffield. One of the highlights of the game from an Ovington view was an impressive wicketkeeping performance from Alex Steel.
The remainder of matches involving Ovington, including the Foss Evening League, Under 11’s Hard-Ball and Under 9’s A and B teams were victims of the weather.