It was a dramatic week for some Ovington sides, as we saw drama in the Under 15’s and some success elsewhere. Plenty of junior sides are yet to play or had games postponed til next week, so more news on those games when we know more.
The Under 15’s were involved in a tremendous game against Dunnington. Ovington batted first, scoring 107-2. Op Sorn-In top-scored with 41 and was well-supported by Charlie Buckley and Tim Burgess. Dunnington lost six wickets in their pursuit of Ovington’s total, and would have fancied their chances of success in the last over. With one ball remaining, Dunnington required one run to tie, two to win. They ran one run successfully after an appeal for a run-out was not out. The Dunnington batsmen, realising the ball was still live, then attempted another run to win the game, but their main batsman, who was on 49 at the time, was run out at the other end. The match ended as a tie.
There was success for the Under 13’s, who were successful in a comprehensive defeat of Pocklington, winning by 102 runs. It is possibly (we’ll have to try and check) an Ovington U13 record of a highest opening partnership, as Cormac Malone (30) and Tim Burgess (30) both retired. They put on 107 for the first wicket, and obviously, extras were a big part of that. The Ovington bowling was then too much for Pocklington, with the wickets being shared equally around the side. Details of their cup game against York on Tuesday will be added shortly.
The Under 11’s Hard Ball side play tonight (Friday) while the soft-ball side have a double-header (both league and cup counting as one match) next Tuesday.
In other teams, the Under 9’s “A” lost to Clifton Alliance on Thursday, The Under 9’s “B” scored 277 against Civil Service but that wasn’t enough, as their opponents scored 343. The Under 9’s “C” match was postponed a week due to York Races.