The season has drawn to a close, here’s a resume of the past month’s matches.   SATURDAY 27th AUGUST Harrogate 279-8 v Hornsea 1st xi 27-2 off 5.5 overs Hornsea were at home to a young but talented Harrogate team, likely to finish 3rd in the table. After a glorious morning, lunchtime rain delayed the start by an hour & the overs were reduced to 40 per side.   After losing a wicket in the thirties, Harrogate progressed serenely to 87-1 before a needless run out gifted the wicket of Ellaby, a centurion against Hornsea earlier in the season. However captain G Owram progressed nicely to 84 and A Griffin contributed a hard hitting 69 before some late order hitting produced a sizeable total considering the reduced overs played.   Tom Catley tried to retain control for the bowlers taking 2 wickets with left arm spin in his best spell of the season. However, the Hornsea fielding was woeful at times and must be improved.   The 2nd innings was delayed by rain during which Hornsea lost further overs in their reply. Upon resumption only 4 overs were played before the Hornsea openers were back in the changing rooms watching it rain again.   A further 20 minute rain delay ensued before the Hornsea openers were taken out in the gloom, both being dismissed within 10 deliveries, the 2nd wicket prompting the umpires to deem the conditions unplayable and the match was abandoned. Congratulations to Harrogate on the sporting manner in which they accepted conditions were no longer equal for both team & willingly shook hands on a draw in a match in which they had dominated.   Sutton v Hornsea 2nd xi – won, match conceded Sadly the hosts were unable to raise a team for the final league game of the season, citing Hull FC & Hull City commitments as the main reasons. A disappointing end to the league season, but at least it is full league points gratefully accepted.     SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER Hornsea 1st xi v Beverley – match abandoned The final home fixture of the season was abandoned an hour after the scheduled start time due to the rain which remained constant from 11am throughout the remainder of the day.   SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER   Selby 216-6 v Hornsea 1st xi 183-7 Due to rugby commitments at the Selby ground the final league fixture of the season was switched to the picturesque Queen Margaret’s School at Escrick. Selby won the toss and chose to bat despite a slow outfield from the overnight rain. The Hornsea bowling was steady if not penetrating on a slow surface with younger element J Marson (on debut) and T Catley leading the way. A much better fielding display on the wide open spaces, although the total was boosted by 31 extras, the majority of which were wides something that requires improvement. M Hoyle 58 led the way with the bat but all batsmen reached double figures in a slightly above par score for the conditions.   Tight early bowling restricted the normally positive opening pair but they contributed 33 before the first wicket fell. The top 5 batsmen all achieved double figures before being dismissed and with the score 84-5 it looked like a defeat was the most likely outcome. It was left to skipper M Battye 46 and R Medforth 40* to step up to the mark as they put on 79 for the sixth wicket to ensure a decent final score was achieved, picking up batting points & draw points along the way.   The 12 points gained combined with the abandoned fixture at Patrington resulted in Hornsea retaining their position in Division 1 for next season.     FINAL LEAGUE TABLES Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Division 1
WinDraw PointsTieBonusPointsTotal
2Malton & Old Malton2212203536036000029280478
3Harrogate II229404527072000047360450
4Folkton & Flixton227505521072050050400402
7Beverley Town II227408321003050047370344
  Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Holderness Division 3
WinDraw PointsTieBonusPointsTotal
2Hull Ionians Coal Exporters181420114200010007200462
3North Dalton18113040330181001025230407
5Driffield Town IV188406024072000030320374
7Patrington II1853073150010100038260249
8Welton & Brough II182101236018000029290151
9Hornsea II181301313018051040350134
10Sutton-On-Hull II18220131600002021380126
  Social Events Golf Tournament The annual Golf “Tournament” for players/members/friends will take place at Hornsea Golf Club. It will be held on a Sunday 9th October, tee off times between 11.30am and 1.00pm cost £20 including food (chilli and/or curry).   Players can enter individually & choose who to play alongside, there’s no requirement to provide a full team. Please confirm commitment as soon as possible to David Prescott via his email [email protected]         Club AGM Monday 7th November at 8.00pm at The Hollis Rec. – more detail next month. Club Dinner Friday 18th November at 7.30pm at Hornsea Golf Club. – more detail next month.   Century Club winners for the past month were: September – £50 M Branch-Evans, £25 B Senior, £10 Bev Richtering Anyone wishing to join the Century Club, please contact Nick Fraser for further information.   Hornsea CC pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere for players and spectators alike. All new members, both junior and senior, will be made most welcome with opportunities to play, volunteer, spectate – there’s always something to do. The club is particularly looking for a scorer for the Saturday teams – payment is made for this role, along with provision of tea & transport to away matches. Give it a go, it’s a day out!   Interested in joining – please contact Ian Bottom, secretary on 0777 8595574 – (contactable on all matters!)   Up to date news can be found by looking on: the club’s website: www.hornseacricketclub.net or Hornsea Cricket Club Facebook page.

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