Ovington CC round-up: 3rd July

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It was a winning weekend for the First and Third teams but the Under 15’s carried on their losing run.

Ovington I faced off at Kelfield, the fixture being moved from it’s original venue of the Little Knavesmire. The hosts batted first and ended up on a total of 140 all out. That doesn’t tell the full story though, as Kelfield suffered an almighty collapse, losing their last seven wickets for 26 runs. Highlights of the bowling performance included Neil Metcalfe (5-49) and veteran Dave Brummitt (3-37). Realistically, a target of 141 wasn’t enough against a strong Ovington batting line-up and the away team knocked off the total for the loss of 3 wickets. Pete Kelly continued his good 2015 form with 56*, ably supported by Joe Whale’s 33, saw Ovo home.

Ovington II faced top of the table Askham Bryan and succumbed to defeat by seven wickets. Ovington lost wickets throughout and it took knocks from Harry Buckley (25) and Ali Souch (12*) to help Ovington on their way to a modest total of 123. Even an excellent catch from Iain Kirkup couldn’t do the damage as Askham Bryan ran out easy winners.

Ovington III who were without a win in 2015, finally hit the board with an easy success against Yapham II. The batting was dominated by Matthew Besford, playing only his second game in Ovington colours. His innings of 166 was the highest score in third team history and included 19 fours and 9 sixes. Only Jed Fowke (30) managed a significant score and Besford’s dominant batting saw Ovington all-out for 265 off 35 overs. Yapham II had some inexperienced players but they dug in and managed a total of 111-6 from their 40 overs. Yapham stalwart, David Booth, dropped early on in his innings, batted through for 51 in an impressive knock.

Ovington Under 15’s saw defeat against York but put in a spirited display. After losing early wickets, Ovington ended up on 84. Luke Smith (24) and Under 11’s captain Finn Baqai (20) put on a good partnership and gave York something to chase. York lost two wickets in their chase of the target but you felt that Ovington just needed one more wicket and they were through to York’s younger players. York were missing several players due to St.Peter’s School having a match.

The Under 13’s were successful against Malton & Old Malton. Ovington scored 113 and managed to restrict Malton to 85.

The Under 11’s hard-ball was rained off last night, with the Soft-Ball team in action tonight.

The Under 9’s “A” were in action yesterday (yet to hear of the result). Under 9’s “B” lost to Bolton Percy by 125 runs, with the Under 9’s “C” losing at North Duffield by 11 runs.

Finally, the Foss Evening League side pulled off a stunning victory at Stockton & Hopgrove. With a depleted team, Stefan Littlewood hit 47 to help give Ovington a score of 103-9. Some great fielding from Tom Armes who took four catches and also Dick Buckley, who’s pick up and throw ran out the Stockton dangerman in Giles Smith put Ovington in a strong position. This helped out by the solid bowling of Dominic Kitching (4-16) and Charlie Buckley (3-8). Stockton & Hopgrove only managed a final total of 35.

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