Funday a success as Everard takes superb five for


The weather has caused some serious disruption to our teams games over the past couple of weeks, with more of the same potentially on the cards for this weekend. With the junior season winding down and the senior teams in the midst of a combination of free weeks and rained off matches, there’s been not a great deal of news to report.

Thanks to Simon Baynes for sponsoring the annual Funday

One piece of good news was that the Annual Funday – sponsored by Simon Baynes, largely avoided the rain and a good day was had by all who attended. Around £500 was raised towards club funds and it saw a good attendance, despite the forecasted conditions and the summer holidays being in full flow. The six-a-side competition was won by Dom Kitching’s team, beating Joe Whale’s in the final. Even Club Chairman Alan Fletcher was pictured having a good time.

We had Yoga from Sigourney and also a stand from Tamar’s Toy Box, who has a shop in Bishopthorpe. Many thanks to her for supporting us, as well as all those who attended and sponsored the event.

Tamar’s Toy Box – who had a stall at the Funday

Only a handful of games over the past couple of weeks, but there was some good performances last Saturday as our Second Team went up against a usually strong Kelfield side. Batting first, the second team were aided by strong innings from Finn Baqai (59) and Joe Browning (38) laid the groundwork for a total of 192-9 from their 40 overs. It arguably could have been more, but Kelfield recovered well as time ran out in the Ovo innings. If the batting performance was ‘good’ – then the bowling efforts of the Ovo attack were exemplary, as Dom Everard and Jack Walmsley put in top-class spells to effectively end any hopes of Kelfield chasing the total down. Everard picked up 5-8 from 9 overs, while Walmsley’s 3-23 meant that only a rearguard action from #10 and #11 of the Kelfield line-up gave the scorecard a sense of respectability. They were dismissed for 105.

It was only a friendly but the Under 9’s faced Clifton Alliance and performed well, with a strong batting performance securing the victory. Ashley Steel hitting 36 from 9 without losing his wicket being one highlight for an 87 run win.

Thank you to all our kind sponsors for their support of Ovington Cricket Club.

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The Foss Evening League side were involved in a high-scoring game against the Asgard Vikings, with Tom Cookson’s century not being enough to chase down a huge total of 210. This was after Ovo’s Montgomery Grenyer picked up 6 wickets which included a hat-trick, in what is a particularly interesting scorecard

This weekend sees two of our sides in action – as long as the weather plays fair. Our Second team host South Cave & Brantingham in what promises to be a tough test, with the visitors occupying 4th spot. Another win for the Second team is crucial in order to get themselves out of the second bottom spot in the table.

The Third Team had an abundance of players this weekend which is a far cry from selection woes two weeks ago. They don’t have far to travel, with another match against Bishopthorpe, a side they defeated in the cup semi-final, on the cards again. There’s certainly potential for any Ovo fans to take in both matches at some point during the afternoon.


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