Busby’s batting takes Ovington to victory

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The weather put pay to the First Team game against Westow while the Third Team opponents in Malton & Old Malton conceded – so it was up to the Second Team to fly the flag for Ovington senior sides this weekend, and did themselves proud in an exciting match against Askham Bryan at the University of York.

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With rain around, the match started an hour late and was reduced to 30 overs a side. Weather conditions throughout the opening innings weren’t ideal for bowlers, with around 10 overs of heavy rain separated by bright sunshine. Bowlers struggled with the slippy square and the fielders too with the ground conditions, but the match continued without an interruption. Askham Bryan batted first, securing 149-6 from their 30 overs. This score was dominated by opening batsman P.Mohite, who scored 94 of these runs himself and barely gave a chance away throughout. In the end, he fell in the closing overs for the combination of Leg-Spinner Jacob Lamb and Wicket-Keeper Batsman. Jed Fowke was the pick of the Ovington attack with 2-37, with two wickets coming from run-outs.

Askham Bryan enlist the help of a couple of extra fielders...

Askham Bryan enlist the help of a couple of extra fielders…

After a tea interval of 50 minutes – Ovington set about the run-chase, starting off at around five an over and going solidly enough, with Liam Herringshaw lasting longer than many of the top-order batting. On a sometimes difficult track, Ovington lost wickets and when the last recognised batsman in Tim Burgess was out, the score was 97. With only seven overs remaining and requiring 53 , and with bowlers Dom Everard and captain Benji Busby at the crease, victory seemed an tough task for even the most optimistic of Ovington supporters. For the second week running, Busby led by example and helped steer his side home with the bat, reaching the total with 3 balls of the innings remaining. Busby ended up on 29* with Everard on 22*.

This means it is two wins from two in the league for the Second Team, and will go into next weeks game away at newly-promoted Acomb full of confidence.

Games scheduled for the rest of the bank holiday weekend include the Under 13’s tomorrow morning, away at Clifton Alliance while the Under 15’s will be playing at home against Bolton Percy on Monday evening.

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