Funday DATE CHANGE as Under 11’s show great spirit

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Lots of junior cricket this week, as Ovo had some tough luck in their matches across the club. The season continues in it’s usual guise, as the Second team host a game at Millthorpe while the Third Team take the long trip to Burythorpe on Sunday. For all the details – please keep reading!

Important Club News!

As many in the junior section should have seen this week. We have put the Funday back a week.

The current date for Funday is now Sunday 28th July – with all other details including start times and format the same.

This is because of the Third Team having a cup semi-final now scheduled for that day. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, and we hope you are able to attend on the 28th. Please check your emails in the coming days or ask at Junior Training for any more information. Thank you!

Juniors and Foss Evening League sides news roundup.

On Monday night, the U11s hardball team faced a tough away fixture against Clifton Alliance, who have already won the division. The odds were further stacked against us, when only 6 players were available to play. Fortunately, Clifton were the perfect hosts and loaned us 2 players when we fielded.

Clifton won the toss and elected to bat, but initially regretted that decision as fine bowling by Seth Young saw him post 1-6 from his first 2 overs. This pattern continued as the home side were limited to a net 27 runs from their first 12 overs (excluding extras), with Seth picking up another wicket in the 11th over. Clifton’s final batting pair added a well worked net 18 runs, which combined with extras made a net total of 288-4. Toby Winn and Ashley Garner-Steel both picked up a wicket each.

Ovington’s opening batting pair of Seth Young and Alex Beard combined to make a net 12 from their 4 overs, with Seth smashing 3 boundaries in 3 balls in the first over. Ashley Garner-Steel and Wilf Metcalfe added a further net 12, both displaying some great stroke place. Clifton saved their main bowler for our final pair of Alex Garner-Steel and Toby Winn, who Alex duly dispatched for four first ball! Runs of the bat were a little hard to come by after that, as Clifton tighten things up in the field. Ovington finished with a net 256-4, which in the circumstances was a very encouraging result.

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The Under 15’s faced local rivals Dringhouses on Monday night and batting first, got to a really competitive total of 107-4 from their full twenty overs. This was in the most part due to a great innings from Finn Baqai, who retired on 50, assisted by Montgomery Grenyer and Noah Morgan, alongside a few extras. A three figure total can sometimes be a tough one to chase down, but the in-form Harry Watkinson, who two days previously had blasted an unbeaten 119 not out in the Senior League, helped Dringhouses make light work of the total. They chased it down in 15 overs with eight wickets to spare.

The Foss Evening League side have been in great form in recent weeks and they would have looked to continue this at home to Wheldrake. The visitors got off to a great start as Anthony Carter and David Skaith connected with numerous boundaries and scored at much better than a run-a-ball. When these two had both lost their wicket, the score was 93-2 and it didn’t get much better as Joe Nightingale and David Ward took the score to 132-2 from their 18 overs. Alistair Howe and Jed Fowke took the wickets.

Ovington lost Tom Cookson early and although fellow opener Stefan Littlewood did his best to keep the score ticking along, he fell for 30 with the score at 52-3. What followed was combination of poor running, good fielding, and Fletch wanting to get home to watch Love Island as a grand total of five run outs blighted the Ovington innings. Thomas Irwin (16) and Charlie Buckley (29 not out) the bright sparks in the Ovo innings, but meaning that Ovington fell 17 short.

This week sees all three teams in action and with plenty of availability around the club, meant a few missed out. It will only be a week or so before the summer holidays start though, so anyone missing out is likely to get a game if they want one shortly.

All the team news and lineups – find them below! Just another reminder that the Seconds play at Millthorpe and the Thirds play at Burythorpe on Sunday.

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