Whale whacks 88 as Firsts welcome Wheldrake


There was lots of great performances over the weekend for Ovington sides, as the Seniors were in Cup action, along with a couple of great wins for our junior sides. We’ll first look ahead to this weekends fixtures and beyond.

Ovington I: Wheldrake (H)
Ovington II: Fulfordgate (A)
Ovington III: Tadcaster Magnet (H) at Millthorpe School

Firstly – we would like to thank our match sponsor for our home matches this weekend, John’s Barber Shop, who is based on Green Lane in Acomb. Gents Haircuts very reasonably priced. John can be contacted on 01904 789392. 

Many thanks to John for sponsoring our home games this weekend.

There’s three Ovington senior games within the York area as two of our teams face matches at home. The Firsts play Wheldrake as Ovo aim to keep one step-ahead of second placed Westow. They will have to be on their game though, especially as the last time these two sides met on the Little Knavesmire, they were involved in a tie that ended any title hopes. Also in action at home are the Thirds, who face Tadcaster Magnet. The Thirds teeter on the edge in terms of the top six of the Third Division as it is only a month away til the league breaks into two. The Seconds face the short trip to Fulfordgate.

Round-up of last weeks action.

The First Team were in HPH Cup action on Sunday where they faced off against Clifton Alliance. On a hot day, Ovo were set the tough task of fielding first in scorching temperatures, but made breakthroughs early on to leave Clifton struggling. David Skaith got 99 for Clifton to help them recover to a respectable total from the 40 overs of 187-8. Among the bowling highlights for Ovo were two wickets each for Craig Nicoll, Benji Busby, Neil Metcalfe, Barry Steel and the two overs of spin by Pete Kelly. Responding to the total on a pitch that has in the past caused the Ovington top-order some problems may have been cause for a bit of concern, but the partnership between Pete Kelly (81 not out) and Joe Whale (88 not out) saw Ovington home very easily for the loss of just the one wicket. Predictably almost, Ovington have been drawn away at Kelfield in the semi-final.

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There was also a really good result away from home for the U13’s, who travelled to Dunnington last Sunday. The home team put us into bat and Ovington put together a particularly decent total of 124-1 from the allotted twenty overs. Jack Walmsley (32ret) and Finn Baqai (30ret) were the two Ovington batsmen to retire. Dunnington had a chance at one stage of getting to that total, but for Oliver Steel’s 3-17 and Finn Baqai’s 3-23, they fell short, finishing up on 88-7.

Also among the winners in the cup was the Third Team, who faced 9-man Malton & Old Malton II. On a hot day, plenty on both teams struggled with only Jed Fowke, who scored 25, in Ovington’s fair total of 115-8. Finn Baqai’s 3-18 and the returning Brandon Bishop (2-21) kept Malton at bay and they eventually fell 47 runs short. The Thirds now face Acomb away in their semi-final clash.

The Second Team were beaten by higher division side Melbourne on Saturday, where in a t20 match, Melbourne were the winners by 45 runs. Iain Kirkup was the MOTM for the Seconds, with a four-wicket haul. The U9’s “A” were also beaten this week, but put in a fair performance against an exceptionally strong York side. For the U13’s “B” side – they didn’t perform too well with the bat, only posting a low total but made immediate in-roads into the Heslington batting line-up, it was not enough as they fell to a six wicket defeat.

Good luck to all our sides this coming week.


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