Hornsea Cricket Club Round Up

After the washout that was March/April, it is good to report that the season is finally underway – here’s a brief summary of reports.
Senior teams
SATURDAY 28th APRIL
Both matches cancelled due to weather (9 points each)
SATURDAY 5th MAY
Beverley 2nd Xi 293-5 off 48 overs, Hornsea 193 -9 off 48 overs (7 points)
Considering the weather the Hollis Rec was in remarkable condition and opening batsmen W Parker 120 and A Spence 75 determined the course of the contest with a rapid 145 run stand for the 1st wicket. Further contributions in the 30s from G Whyley & R Fish set an imposing target for the hosts. Debutant Glen Ratcliffe bowled well at the death to keep Beverley under 300, finishing with 4-34.
In reply the Hornsea top 3 all had starts in the 20s but only Doug Griebenouw 42 progressed beyond that as wickets fell at regular intervals. A late blast from Craig Monkman 22* for the last wicket ensured a couple of extra points, J Franklin 3-27 being the pick of the Beverley bowlers.
Humbleton 185-9 off 45 over, Hornsea 2nd XI 118-8 off 45 over (6 points)
Humbleton had the better of a drawn game when they entertained Hornsea. Batting first, the hosts scored 185 for 9 with A Bond 63, M. Oaks 43 and D Martinson 33 leading the way while R. Evans took 3 for 37 for the visitors.
Hornsea appeared to be heading for defeat, but closed on 118 for 8 with P. Vickerton holding the side together and top scoring with 45*, A Johnson taking 3-28 for Humbleton.
SATURDAY 12th MAY
Dringhouses 141 off 47.2 overs, Hornsea 114 off 38 overs (6 points)
This could be described as a game that got away as all bowlers performed well to have the hosts in dire straits at 88-8. Captain G Wilson 41 and R Cole 34 then proceeded to add 49 for the 9th wicket which gave Dringhouses some hope.
After a decent start of 33 for the 1st wicket spinners M Kenyon 4-12 and T Storr 4-7 came into the attack and on a responsive pitch for their art, ran through the Hornsea batting leaving them pondering what went wrong – let’s hope they have an answer before the reverse fixture!
Patrington 2nd Xi 116 off 24.3 overs, Hornsea 2nd Xi 120-3 off 28 overs (30 points)
Patrington were all out for 116 when they visited Hornsea with only opening batsmen Jack Egget’s 35 and Brian Butler with 40 showing any resistance against the bowling of D Dales 5-40 and Richard Evans 5-16.
In reply Sam Lakin top scored with 33 as Hornsea won with seven wickets to spare, all batsmen contributing double figure scores.
SATURDAY 19th MAY
Sheriff Hutton Bridge 2nd Xi 250-6 off 48 overs, Hornsea 236-8 off 48 overs (18 points)
Back on home soil, the visitors were given first use of the batting conditions. A couple of early chances went begging but Hornsea were in the hunt until R Stevens 137* almost single handedly posted another large total for the Hornsea batsmen to chase, D Bradshaw with 32 being the next highest scorer. R Medforth 4-42 and the almost quick A McKinley both bowled well.
A couple of wickets fell in the first 4 overs of the Hornsea reply. However, an encouraging batting display followed as first P Clappison 49 and N Dobbin 53 had the scoreboard ticking over nicely before they were both out in quick succession. R Medforth 57 guided the lower order but the victory proved to be just out of reach. T Magee finished with 3-48.
Hornsea 2nd Xi 160 off 41.2 overs, Brandesburton 161-7 off 38.2 overs (6 points)
Hornsea scored 160 all out when they visited Brandesburton with Sam Lakin scoring 53 and Glyn Barrick adding 35 while Stuart Robinson (3 for 34) and Craig Ford (4 for 30) took the bowling honours.
Brandesburton reached their target for the loss of seven wickets with Stuart Robinson (56 not out) and Anupam Das (37) guiding them to victory the wickets being shared among 3 Hornsea bowlers.
At this early stage of the season the 1st xi lie 11th out of 12 in Division 1, with the 2nd team 6th in Division 3 (Holderness)
Next week:
Saturday 26th May
1st team away to Goole, 2nd team home to Cottingham
Monday 28th May
1st team home to Ripon, 2nd team away to Driffield
Juniors
The training sessions for ages 6-12 years, both boys and girls are at Hollis Recreation Ground on Tuesday evenings from 6.00-7.00pm all welcome.
Under 9s & 11s (below)
Matches for the older players (under 11s) are on Thursday evenings with some junior tournaments for under 9s on Sunday mornings.
Ages 5-8
The AllStars Cricket programme (for kids aged 5-8 years) that was rolled out by the ECB last Summer, has been extended into 2018. Hornsea CC will again be participating with 8 x 1 hour long sessions commencing on Friday evenings from 1st June from 5.45pm. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. Registration & information on the scheme can be through
www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars/parents
Womens’s softball
Keep a date for your diaries ladies – Sunday 15th July. Contact Adam Newington (tel 07854 931743) to ensure your team is registered or to find out further details – all welcome. Further details to follow but basically any 6 ladies will do, similar game to rounders – no previous skill level required!
Century Club
There are a few numbers available in our very popular Century Club Draw. For a cost of £25 per year, or £2 per month if you pay