All three Ovington senior sides saw action last weekend – with the Ovington Open Day also taking place last Sunday.
The Open Day raised over £400 for the clubs funds and we’d like to thank everyone who attended. Unfortunately, we were hit by a big thunderstorm at 5pm which scuppered any plans of continuing the event. Fortunately, we’ll be hopefully able to reschedule the remaining part of the event and also add some extras. We’ll have more news soon.
For the First Team, it was business as usual as they were victorious against Ben Johnson’s at Queen Margaret’s School in Escrick. With a depleted side, Ovington still managed to get full batting points on a damp pitch, scoring 178-7. Neil Metcalfe was top scorer with 55, with another healthy contribution came from Tom Ashby (39). The playing conditions made things difficult for the batsmen all day but it was good economical bowling by Dominic Kitching, who recorded figures of 2-15 from 8.5 overs, and David Brummitt’s 3-20 that saw Ben Johnson’s all out for 93.
For the Second Team, captain Sam Prangnell lost the toss and was promptly put into bat. The openers navigated Hemingbroughs opening overs reasonably well and number three batsmen, fourteen year old Ralph Sinclair (91) set about the Hemingbrough bowlers in a fantastic innings. Ovington made the bowling suffer in the closing overs on a hot day, with Hemingbrough bowler A Rowley recording figures of 12-0-60-3, going for 28 in his final 2 overs. Sinclair found able support by seventeen year old Tom Arms (33 off 30) before Sinclair was caught on the boundary for a brilliant 91 his first half century in open-age cricket. Harry Buckley (25) and Mathew Roberts (31*) played a few more modern strokes, switch hitting and scooping their way to an above par score of 237.
Ovington’s Sinclair was also the star of the show with the ball going for 26 from his 9 overs and taking a caught and bowled to dismiss the dangerous Leo Howard for 59. He was well supported by Dom Everard who took 2 key wickets to stifle the visitors run chase. Ovington made scoring boundaries difficult rather then looking to taking wickets which lead to a long afternoon on a very hot and humid Knavesmire where Ovington ran out winners by 36 runs.
The Third Team, suffering because of team shortages elsewhere, were comprehensibly beaten by Stamford Bridge. Awful batting, a horrendous Burythorpe pitch and some accurate opening bowling saw Ovington capitulate for just 26. Captain Dick Buckley was the only Ovington batsmen to reach double figures. In response, Stamford Bridge lost two wickets, with Dick Buckley taking one wicket as a Caught and Bowled and taking the catch in the other.
The Under 15’s are still hunting for a first win of the 2015 campaign after being well-beaten by Heworth on Monday. Ovington posted 76, with Op Sorn-In scoring the vast majority of the total, hitting 47. Under 13 player Sazidul Hoque, playing his first game for the Under 15’s, managed 12 not out. Heworth didn’t spend long getting the runs, securing the game with plenty of overs to spare for the loss of 4 wickets. They’ll have a game against Londesborough Park on Monday to try and avoid the wooden spoon.
The Under 13’s were in cup action on Tuesday and their cup run unfortunately ended against Dunnington. Dunnington scored 115 but Ovington fell well short of that total. Five dropped catches on the part of Ovington possibly did the most damage.
The Under 11’s were in action tonight in the Cup, more on that when we know it. In their league match, the hard-ball side were beaten by Bolton Percy. The soft-ball side play on Monday.
The Under 9’s “A” team lost to York by around 50 runs, the Under 9’s “B” lost by around 35 runs against Clifton Alliance while the “C’s” play next Friday against Pocklington.