HORNSEA CRICKET CLUB The season is drawing to a close but there is still much to be played for, here’s a resume of the past month’s matches. SATURDAY 23rd JULYFolkton & Flixton 329-7 off 48 overs v Hornsea 1st xi 248-6 Flixton chose to bat on what was an excellent playing surface with a fast outfield. The bowlers toiled hard against opener R Malthouse and number three J McAleese, but wickets wouldn’t arrive. When they finally did, Malthouse dismissed for a fine 113 and McAleese in the following over for 55, the score was nearly 200 and the writing was on the wall. The fielding fell apart as the Flixton middle order of M Dennis 35 and R Lacey 53* consistently cleared the boundary ropes on their way to the biggest total conceded by Hornsea this season. With the winning total out of reach the Hornsea batsmen regrouped after tea and were determined not to crumble. The consistent opening pair of J Fisher and P Clappison steadied the ship with a 50 stand, Clappison going on to top score with 76. It was left to the middle order to aim for a 5 point draw with ¾ of the Flixton score. This was achieved off the final delivery with contributions throughout the order, mainly R Medforth 27 and D Dales 39*. An encouraging second half of the game. Hornsea 2nd xi 102 v Patrington 104-3 Once again the second team had to field an understrength team against good opposition. The Hornsea innings looked promising at 50-1 with R I’anson contributing 25 but once his steadying hand was lost the remaining batsmen disappointed as J McKinley 5-25 and D Precious 3-17 dismissed the host team for a disappointing 102. The Hornsea bowling was more encouraging for the future, but despite this the Patrington batsmen B Butler 29 and J Foster 36* saw the visitors to a comfortable victory with half of their overs remaining SATURDAY 30th JULYOsbaldwick 65 v Hornsea 1st xi 66-0 After a considerable amount of rain the previous day, the groundstaff doing well to get the outfield into a good condition, Osbaldwick chose to bat on what was an excellent playing surface. After reaching 27-1, opener J Smith played one attacking stroke too many against an R Evans in-swinger and was caught for 26. Bowlers A Newington 3-35 and Evans 4-20 then winkled out the middle order before it was left to R Medforth 3-2 to mop up the tail. A good bowling performance against what was quite frankly a dismal batting display, second highest scorer being the extras conceded on 9. After an early tea, the Hornsea openers of J Fisher 37* and P Clappison 16* showed how easy a task batting was as they cruised to an easy 10 wicket victory. An easy victory against the division’s bottom club, but a confidence booster ahead of more taxing games to come. Hornsea 2nd xi 195 v Brandesburton 196-3 Hornsea took first knock on a good looking Brandesburton ground. Despite the loss of an early wicket, M Knapton 28 and J Vickerton got the visitors off to a steady start. The good work continued with Vickerton 70 and J Dawson 51 both reaching half centuries before perishing. Sadly, S Atkin 5-44 slowed the scoring rate with wickets at regular intervals as Hornsea were all out off the last ball for a very creditable total. An early wicket from K Greenwood gave Hornsea hope but a substantial partnership of 170 between D Bower 67 and M Sharp 91 moved the hosts virtually to the finishing line before promising off-spinner K Gibson 2-18 dismissed both batsmen. A much improved performance by the 2nd team who continue to give their all in a strong division. SATURDAY 6th AUGUSTBridlington 257-3 v Hornsea 1st xi 170 The first team were at home once again, this time facing fellow resort side Bridlington. The match took place in front of a bumper attendance as the club hosted the annual Vice Presidents/sponsors day, thanks to Mark Catley for organising. Stand-in captain Paul Clappison took the difficult decision to ask Bridlington to bat first, a decision that should have been vindicated had the catching been adequate. Sadly 5 chances were spilled in the first 10 overs off the unlucky A Newington & R Evans who both deserved better. After 20 overs Bridlington were a modest 50-1 but with wickets in hand there was a licence to attack in the second half of the innings. So it proved as H Burnhill 76, N Tennant 43, J Major 56* and S Edmondson 49* plundered the later bowlers. However, in view of the excellent wicket it was not an unobtainable total as J Fisher 17 and P Clappison put on 42 for the first wicket in 8 overs. The good work was carried on by Newington and Clappison until the latter was dismissed for 53 with the score on 106 in the 22nd over, almost 50 runs ahead of where Bridlington had been at that stage. From that point the innings crumbled as only Newington 34 made a worthwhile contribution against B Ibsen 4-31 and J Major 3-18. A disappointing performance in a game that was effectively decided by the standard of fielding. Humbleton 212 v Hornsea 2nd xi 166-8 Hornsea made the trip to Humbleton with a makeshift side and upon losing the toss faced the onerous task of bowling first. Peyman and Harrison put on 44 for the first wicket before sprightly youngster Karl Greenwood had Harrison well caught. Dewson joined Peyman and the score rolled on to 81 in the 14th over when K Gibson had Peyman caught by G Thornburn at gully. Young spinner K Gibson and veteran G Thornburn combined again 4 overs later to remove the dangerous Dewson. With a lot depending on K Gibson he bowled J Maltas 2 balls later to reduce Humbleton to 92 for 4. K Greenwood rejoined the attack and removed West, Oaks and Teasdale in quick succession with the score 153 for 8 in the 29th over. Pitchforth and G Bond batted sensibly using up overs and pushing the score to 177 before K Gibson claimed his 5th wicket clean bowling Pitchforth. Humbleton’s last pair took the total to 212 before G Thornburn had Nixon stumped by R Gibson in the 44th over. Hornsea’s reply got off to a poor start as stand in opener P Vickerton was bowled with the score on 11. K Greenwood and C Thornburn steadied the ship before Greenwood fell for 21, with the total on 41. Youngster K Gibson and veteran C Stubbs then put on 25 in the next 8 overs before C Stubbs fell for 14, and K Gibson fell in the next over. Hornsea’s innings seemed to be on the slide at 73 for 6 in the 23rd over, and with G Thornburn caught for 8 things seemed to be spiralling downhill. From 89 for 7 J Woodford and C Monkman then put on 64 for the eighth wicket, Monkman striking 3 big sixes and Woodford counter attacking with his flashing blade. C Monkman fell for a fine 45 from 42 balls with the score on 153 ending the remote hopes of victory. J Woodford and R Perry guided the side past ¾ of Humbleton’s total to gain Hornsea extra points as they batted out the last 10 overs to gain Hornsea a losing draw. SATURDAY 13th AUGUSTHornsea 1st xi 125 v Malton & Old Malton 126-3 The first team made the relatively long trip to Malton, one of the more scenic grounds in the division. Due to a variety of reasons a team of walking wounded was all that could be called upon. Hornsea were asked to bat first & suffered the worst possible start as they collapsed to 11-3 within the first 3 overs to an inspired T Bumby. From there it was always going to be a struggle against probably the best bowling side in the division, but R Medforth 33, M Knapton a gritty 28 and J Butterworth 18 staved off an embarrassing afternoon and at least ensured a couple of batting points. T Bumby finishing with figures of 7-36. After tea the Hornsea bowlers went for attacking field placings and with a bit more luck could have taken a few early wickets. It wasn’t to be and with two of the first three bowlers withdrawing injured it made the job more difficult. Malton were taken to victory by S Harland 35, N Johnson 35 and G Hall 27* but it was still a decent bowling effort. Hornsea 2nd xi 177 v Hessle 178-2 With the first team depleted, it meant the 2nd team did well to raise a team. As it transpired the team played well against a side that had beaten Hornsea by 200+ runs earlier in the season and are currently 2nd in the table. The Hornsea batting seemed to enjoy the batsman friendly conditions at the Hollis Rec. as they reached 4 batting points, primarily due to the efforts of D Dales 21, K Greenwood 25 and an excellent 66 from C Thornburn who tried manfully to hold the middle order together against a good bowling attack. The Hessle batsmen also took a liking to the Hornsea wicket as G Nicholls 66, S Page 59* and L Picken 32* took the visitors to a rapid victory, surely they’ll be playing in a higher division next season. SATURDAY 20th AUGUSTPocklington 303-7 v Hornsea 1st xi 304-6 After the previous week’s troubles the 1st team aimed to get back to winning ways against relegation threatened Pocklington. On a wet wicket the visitors chose to bowl first but good fortune favoured the Pocklington batting. Before long the hosts got away primarily through A Inns and he completed his century before the drinks break. The opening partnership of 162 was finally broken when J Butterworth dismissed Inns for 102, the first of his 2 wickets. Opener Sargiensen followed for 49 before Anderson, Van Dijk, Brattan and Lambert all chipped in with rapid 30s to post what appeared to be a well above par score on this particular wicket. On the positive side, the fielding held up well on this occasion against the barrage. Despondency surrounded the tea interval, but following a sharp shower the Hornsea batsmen set about their task. Clappison taking a glancing blow to the head in the 1st over showed the unpredictable nature of the pitch but Fisher & he took their usual positive approach. Clappison was brilliantly caught by Chaplin for 23 with the score on 47 but he was replaced by Newington who took an equally positive approach. Newington and Fisher produced the match changing partnership taking the score to 187 before the 2nd wicket fell, Newington for a fine 40, with only 22 of the allocated 48 overs having been bowled. Jon Fisher brought up his 2nd century of the season before being caught for 106, an excellent performance on a far from straightforward pitch. Successive 20s from Charles and Battye took the score to 250-6 at which point the game was in the balance. Up to the marked stepped Knapton 20* and Dales 24* with a match clinching partnership showing good reading of the situation. An outstanding batting performance which should give confidence for the remaining 3 matches of the season. Hornsea 2nd xi 197 v North Dalton 201-2 Once again the 2nd team was much changed for the arrival of third in the table North Dalton. After being asked to bat first, the Hornsea innings was completely dominated by Sam Lakin. Despite losing partners at regular intervals the number 3 took the attack to the bowlers throughout. He was eventually 8th out for a brilliant 117, sadly only Monkman 29 of his team mates scored above 15 at the other end. However it was still a good score against a strong bowling side. After tea, Greenwood took the valuable wicket of Waldgate immediately. Despite bowling well, they could not capitalise as Lees with 29 restored stability. That was the final bowling success as Woodmansey 81* and Tate 71* combined with a match winning partnership of 130. An excellent effort by the team, not really reflected in the final result as there were only 10 balls remaining when North Dalton crossed the winning line. Dave Conner Memorial Trophy – Sunday 31st July On Sunday, at the request of the league, the club hosted one of the semi-finals between Foxtons and Pelican in front of a large crowd. In a 20 overs per side event, Foxtons rattled up an impressive 170 from their allocated overs with Pelican responding with a spirited 130. An enjoyable lunchtime game with the winners going through to play in the final at Brandesburton in the afternoon. League games League games scheduled for remainder of season: Saturday 27th August 1st team v Harrogate home 12.30pm start, 2nd team v Sutton away 1.00pm start Saturday 3rd September 1st team v Beverley home 12.30pm start, 2nd team v Driffield away 1.00pm start Saturday 10th September 1st team v Selby away 12.00pm start Social EventsGolf Am/Am The annual golf am/am will take place on Sunday 9th October at Hornsea Golf Club, entry fee £20 per person including food. Interested in taking part, please contact Ian Bottom or David Prescott for further details. Century Club winners for the past 2 months were: July – £50 T Gould, £25 P Bridges, £10 T Catley August – £50 G Wallis, £25 J Metcalfe, £10 R Evans 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. Saturday 2 JulyHunters York & District Senior Cricket League Division 1Patrington v HornseaPatrington 176 for 8 off 48 oversHornsea 179 for 4 off 24.2 overs Hornsea beat Patrington by 6 wickets Figures of 4-48 by Richard Medforth and 2-40 by Jonathon Fisher helped restrict Patrington to 176 before a century from Fisher (108 not out) aided by 24 not out from Nick Moulds took Hornsea to a comfortable win in only 24 overs.
Whitkirk 247 for 6 off 46 oversHornsea 180 all out off 44.2 oversWhitkirk beat Hornsea by 67 runsA four wicket haul for Adam Newington (4- 46) wasn’t enough to prevent Whitkirk from amassing a commanding total of 247. It proved too much for the hosts despite 53 from Rich Hornby and 41 from Jonathon Fisher.
Hornsea 184 all out off 47 oversSewerby 188 for 8 off 44.2 oversSewerby beat Hornsea by 2 wicketsJonathon Fisher top scored once more with 78 to get the Hornsea innings off to a good start but the rest of the team failed to capitalise on it and Sewerby were able to knock off the runs despite losing 8 wickets with 3 each for Robert Mewburn (3-38) and Richard Medforth (3-22)
Driffield 281 for 4 (Dec) off 40 oversHornsea 98 for 10 off 28 overs Driffield Town IV beat Hornsea II by 183 runs Saturday 23 JulyFolkton & Flixton vs HornseaFolkton & Flixton329 for 7 off 48 oversHornsea 248 for 6 off 48 overs Folkton & Flixton drew with Hornsea Hornsea’s bowlers took a battering as the opposition amassed a huge total but a good team effort with 76from Paul Clappison backed up by 27 from Richard Medforth and 39 not out from Dan Dales earned Hornsea a draw. Hornsea II v Patrington II Patrington II beat Hornsea II by 7 wickets From 30th June The half way point of the 2016 playing season has been reached with many positive things happening at the Hollis Rec.
SATURDAY 28th MAY
Hornsea 1st XI 165 all out v Malton & Old Malton 166-5 off 37.1 overs
Hornsea came up against a disciplined attack and struggled from the off. After losing a wicket 3rd ball, Jon Fisher 18 and Al Kirk 16 took the score to 36 before losing their 2nd wicket from there it crumbled to 50-5. From that position it required a major repair job and only Doug Griebenouw with a splendid 79 and Adam Newington (19) showed the required skill on the day to post a respectable, if below par, score. All Malton bowlers performed well with the wickets being evenly spread.
Early wickets were required after tea but it wasn’t to be as Neil Johnson and Stephen Linsley quickly put on 58 for the first wicket. A few late wickets including that of Johnson for a fine 74 put a better look to the score but Harrison’s 25 easily saw the visitors to victory.
Hessle 303-5 declared v Hornsea 2nd XI 65 all out
Hornsea travelled to high flying Hessle with a much weakened team. Hornsea battled hard, with senior bowlers J Dawson and Karl Greenwood bowling with great heart and tenacity, both deserving their 2 wicket hauls. Hessle will be some time removing the dent in the wicket where K Greenwood landed as he took a fine ‘caught and bowled’. Young spinner Keiran Gibson finished with 1 for 37, and it was heartening to see him bowling to his 13 year old brother Ryan behind the stumps. Great heart must be taken from the young Henry Faure and Ryan Gibson standing up bravely to some nippy bowling, and thanks to a couple of ‘squad members’ for stepping in to allow Hornsea to field a full team.
SATURDAY 4th JUNE
Harrogate 294-8 off 48 overs v Hornsea 1st XI 231-7
Hornsea started well with the ball but with little luck as G Owram (35) and G Ellaby took the score to 65 by the time of the second wicket. Ellaby struck a fluent 124 and assisted by A Griffin (58) took the score over 200 with 17 overs remaining at which point a huge total looked likely. However a spirited fightback in the field led by Rich Medforth taking 4-66 rescued the situation somewhat with the final total remaining just under 300.
After tea, Hornsea made a fine start to their reply with J Fisher (25) and P Clappison putting on 60 before the 1st wicket fell. Clappison was joined by A Kirk 33 and the score moved along nicely to 143 before the second wicket fell. A mini-wobble ensued and it was left to Clappison (83), A Newington (29) and R Mewburn (15) to ensure defeat was staved off as the team finished on a highly respectable 231.
Hornsea 2nd XI 231-5 off 45 overs v Sutton 133-9
The experienced P Johnson and R Hornby set a sound base for the innings putting on 66 before P Johnson fell in the 17th over. J Dawson fell for 30 with the score on 150 having shared a stand of 62 with R Hornby. This brought Sam Lakin to the crease, who after a hesitant start caressed and carved the Sutton bowling attack around the ground. R Hornby then fell in the 41st over for a fine 83, out of a score of 198. R Ashbridge and the swashbuckling S Lakin saw the final score to 231 for 5 wickets. S Lakin completing his 46 ball half century off the final ball of the innings.
Hornsea’s bowling attack was dominant as Sutton batted for a losing draw. With 4 overs remaining Hornsea crowded the bat but were unable to dislodge the Sutton final pairing.
SATURDAY 11th JUNE
Hornsea 1st XI 215 all out off 45 overs v Selby 219-3
After previous day’s rain, the visitors made the sensible decision to bowl first. Against a brisk opening attack Hornsea made a bright start through Jon Fisher (27), Paul Clappison (42) and Al Kirk (26) but none of them went on to make the required large score. The Selby bowlers continued to bowl a consistent line, pressuring the batsmen. Regular wickets fell pegging back the scoring rate and it was only the 7th wicket partnership of Chris Charles (39) and Adam Newington (28) that took the hosts over the bare minimum 200+ score.
A good start after tea was vital, but not forthcoming as bowlers failed to find their usual rhythm. Newington struck to give hope but a swashbuckling 2nd wicket partnership of 147 between youngsters Alex Bowden (83) and Elliott Precious (75) had the scoreboard in a blur. Only a late wicket apiece for Joe Butterworth, thanks to an outstanding Mewburn catch, and Kirk brought a little more respectability to a chastening defeat as Selby ran out winners with 11 overs to spare.
Hull Ionians Coal Exporters 88-2 v Hornsea 2nd XI 87 all out
H John Dawson was the only batsman to come to terms with the conditions scoring 39 before falling LBW. Hull Ionians passed the Hornsea total in the 19th over for the loss of 2 wickets. All the bowlers applied themselves well, with G Butterworth and K Gibson picking up a wicket apiece. Opener P Boddy scoring a solid 50.
SATURDAY 18th JUNE
Hornsea 1st XI 105 all out v Pocklington 289-7 off 48 overs
Due to a number of circumstances a vastly depleted Hornsea team was available to take the field. Having won the toss, skipper Mark Battye gambled on his makeshift bowling lineup being able to limit the opposition. Sadly this was not the case as T Donkin (39) and R Readman (52) combined for a first wicket partnership of 88. A revival ensued whereby the visitors only add 25-3 off the next 12 overs. This proved a false dawn as N Jackson (50) and M Sapwell (98) added 123 for the 5th wicket. The only surprise being that Sapwell was deprived his second century of the season by his captain keeping him off strike for the last 3 overs. Wickets were shared with 2 apiece for R Medforth, R Evans and T Catley.
The daunting total appeared to intimidate the Hornsea batsmen as only P Clappison (39), N Moulds (18) and J Butterworth (17) reached double figures in the worst batting performance of the season.
North Dalton 86-0 v Hornsea 2nd XI 85 all out
A spirited 25 from S Lakin and a noteworthy 29 from debutant Dan Faure saw the score move briskly to 85 when sadly the innings was brought to a premature close. After a fine tea, the Hornsea bowlers failed to find the devil in the pitch that the hosts had located previously as T Walgate (33) and R Woodmansey (46) saw North Dalton cruise to a 10 wicket victory.
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE
Beverley 171-7 off 48 overs v Hornsea 1st xi 174-5
Hornsea travelled to Beverley knowing that a poor showing would see them slip further into the lower half of the division. Hornsea elected to field first and a greatly improved bowling performance followed. The Little & Large opening bowlers A Newington and R Evans tied the hosts down to the extent that only 39 runs came in the first 17 overs. A fightback by G Whyley 35 was stopped by a fine Catley catch. Beverley continued to find runs hard to come by as only A Nightingale 35 and L Feasey 53* could find form against change bowlers R Medforth and J Fisher, the innings never really accelerating. Medforth 3-41 took the majority of wickets but it was a very good all-round bowling & fielding display.
After a fine tea it was imperative to get a good start and this was provided by J Fisher and P Clappison. Despite a 30 minute break for a thunder storm the openers contributed 100 before Clappison became the first victim for 47. With the difficult work done it was a matter of time before the winning line was reached. Fisher was dismissed for a fine 67 but R Hornby 17 and R Medforth 21* did sufficient to ensure the win was achieved with 15 overs to spare. Hopefully this result will instil a little confidence back into the ranks.
Thanks to the many travelling supporters who celebrated the victory and Terry Clappison’s 70th birthday with equal gusto.
Hornsea 2nd xi 151-8 off 48 overs v Driffield 202-7 declared off 42 overs
A youthful Hornsea line up played against a top-half side. Spirited bowling by all 6 bowlers used and good fielding kept the run rate down although Driffield still managed to reach the 200 mark.
Inspired by a determined 60* from R I’anson and useful 23s from both J Dawson and P Vickerton the batting held it’s own to ensure a respectable losing draw.
After 11 matches of the 22 game season the 1st team have slipped to 7th position, with the 2nd team in 9th – however greater player availability would assist in raising both teams a little higher in their respective divisions, something they are both capable of.
The initiative created between ourselves, the YCB Development Officers and local schools appears to be bearing fruit in the form of greater interest and player numbers.
A fun day was held on Sunday 22nd May, led by James Martin, YCB. A fine attendance from the juniors ensured a successful day. It is hoped to hold a similar event on Sunday 17th July, details to be confirmed.
Weekly outdoor nets are presently running on Mondays at 6.00-7.00 pm at Hollis Rec. The time may be extended once the evenings warm up. This would be suitable for anyone from age 7+, boys or girls. Leave your iPad at home and get some exercise. Newcomers to the game should wear training shoes and suitable clothing to keep warm when not running around (eg tracksuit). Playing equipment (eg bats, balls) is provided. No charge to attend practice sessions.
Hornsea Under 15s 113 v Sutton Under 15s 127
On a sunny evening Hornsea asked Sutton to bat first. The visitors set off like a train scoring freely, not least because of the lightning fast outfield. A good tight spell by skipper Josh Marson with 2 for 10 in his four overs pinned the visitors back to 127 for 5 after their twenty overs. Hornsea’s innings commenced in even quicker fashion, Henry Faure blasting a quick fire 33 and keeper/batsman Ryan Gibson producing a cultured 41 not out. Their efforts , however , were not quite enough with Hornsea finally dismissed just 13 short of victory , perhaps the 23 runs given away in wides and no balls proving to be the difference between the two teams?
Hornsea Girls Under 11s
Hornsea entered new territory recently when we sent a group of 8 girls to Yapham for a soft ball tournament. Under the stewardship of Pete Vickerton & Paul Clappison the girls enjoyed their day out and are eager for more games. There are a further 2 girls tournaments scheduled over the next 6 weeks which the club intends to attend.
Hornsea Under 9s
The club gratefully accepted an invitation from Hull Zingari to send a team to their mini festival. Teams at this age play 6 a side matches with all bowling and batting. Hornsea, under the guidance of Adam Newington, took 10 players along and I am pleased to report that all enjoyed their first matches, the bonus being that they won both fixtures.
Weekly outdoor nets will run throughout the season every Tuesday at Hollis Rec. from 6.00 pm. These sessions will generally be on a grass wicket on the square, with the artificial surface nets available as a backup in case of inclement weather. No charge to attend. Please try to attend – all standards of player would be most welcome.
League games scheduled for Saturday 25th June:
1st team v Beverley away 1.00 pm start, 2nd team v Driffield home 1.30 pm start
At the request of a number of players, a successful application was made to field a team in the Beverley Evening League for the first time. At the time of going to press the team are looking for their first victory, but teams are consistently being fielded and it is providing valuable experience for the younger element.
All support on Thursday evenings would be appreciated, with the clubhouse being open for snacks and refreshments.
Mike Rhodes Memorial Pairs – Sunday 29 May
On Sunday 29th May the club held the annual fun day in memory of Mike. Despite a cold day there was a terrific crowd attendance supporting their heroes among the 24 players. Thanks to all who braved the weather, those who helped in any way and Vintage Fountain Pens for sponsoring the event. Incidentally the winners were George Butterworth and Paul Clappison who beat Richard Medforth & Dan Faure in the final. SATURDAY 30th APRILSewerby 68-10 in 22.4 overs v Hornsea 1st xi 70-1 in 11.5 overs Hornsea won the toss and decided to bowl first. The hosts made a disastrous start as they were 5 wickets down within the first 5 overs. Al Kirk (2-25) dismissing both openers and Adam Newington (4-11) proving equally difficult to play. With Sewerby determined to hit their way out of trouble it was always going to be a short innings and so it proved as extras top scored with 18 runs as Jon Fisher (1-15) and Rich Medforth (3-9) dismissed the lower order before the drinks interval. The Hornsea openers set about the low target with one eye on the menacing rain clouds. Jon Fisher striking five 4s on his way to 30 before being the only dismissal and Paul Clappison 18* along with Doug Griebenouw 15* saw off the runs in the 12th over. Sportingly the Sewerby side stayed out in the rain while the last half dozen runs were scored. The afternoon was rounded off with a trip to the Ship Inn where former World Darts champion John Lowe was taking on all-comers with proceeds going towards Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Hornsea 2nd xi v Welton & Brough – match abandoned Sadly, the persistent rain/sleet all week had rendered a game impossible at home. SATURDAY 23RD MayHornsea 1st xi 326-4 in 48 overs v Folkton & Flixton 266-8 Hornsea won the toss again and on this occasion chose to bat first on a wicket that had seen some sun for the first time this year. This appeared the correct decision once Jon Fisher and Paul Clappison took a liking to the new ball and the score rattled along. Fisher was dismissed for a fine 47 with the score on 97 before Al Kirk (30) joined Clappison and maintained the impetus with a further 111 added before the second wicket fell. Clappison was eventually dismissed for an excellent 114 but the punishment continued as Mark Battye 57* and Richard Medforth 39* took the hosts to an imposing total. Only Jake McAleese with 3-56 of the visiting attack will have been pleased with his day. It was always going to be difficult to dismiss Flixton who are a good batting side themselves and so it proved. Despite an unlucky opening spell from Adam Newington, Flixton were handily placed with 87 for the first wicket before a needless runout removed M Dennis for 25. Skipper Anthony Stones played a fine hand for 71 supported by R Malthouse 26 until a mini-collapse instigated by the leg spin of Doug Griebenouw (5-43) left the visitors on 147-5. However there was more to come as Matt Nesfield 66* and Jamie Nesfield 30 continued to play positively and the innings closed with a losing draw on a total that would win many a match. SATURDAY 7th MAYPatrington 2nd xi 209-6 off 40.1 overs v Hornsea 2nd xi 208 all out Hornsea skipper Rich Ashbridge lost the toss and Hornsea were asked to bat first. Openers Rob I’anson and James Vickerton got Hornsea off to a solid start before James Vickerton perished on 23 to a run out in the 10th over with 43 on the board. The skipper followed next over for another run out and a spell of tight bowling saw Sam Lakin bowled with the score on 60 in the 16th over. A good partnership of 47 between Rob I’anson and John Dawson, a mixture of brutal hitting and deft touches, took Hornsea to 107 in the 27th over before John Dawson was out for 25. Rob I’anson completed a classy 50(80 balls) before being clean bowled in the 30th over. At 117 for 5 all-rounder Tom Dawson was joined by Pete Vickerton for Hornsea’s biggest stand of 62 in 8 overs before Tom Dawson fell for 50(41 balls). Lower order wickets fell regularly but Pete Vickerton guided the innings to 208 with an elegant 40(38 balls) before being last man out in the 45th and final over. In Reply Patrington got off to a steady start with Tom Dawson and Tom Fraser bowling with good pace and accuracy on a flat wicket. Tom Dawson removing both openers, Fincham(21) and Dixon(8), in a 10 over spell for 42 runs. Keeper Rich Ashbridge, after catching both openers, swatted a wide return from the outfield onto the stumps to remove J Foster(14) and reduce Patrington to 59 for 3 in the 16th over. A partnership of 50 in 10 overs was broken by James Vickerton who removed Todd(18), Edwards(4) and McMaster(51) in a 3 consecutive overs. At 140 for 6 in the 31st over the game was evenly poised. Experienced Patrington batsmen Jamie McKinley(44no) and B Butler(28no) blasted a partnership of 71 in 10 overs to take them to a 4 wicket victory with 23 balls to spare. Saturday 14th MayOsbaldwick 149-2 v Hornsea 1st xi 146 all out Hornsea travelled to York and chose to bat first on a heavily used pitch & despite the outfield being cut for what appeared to be the first time this year. However the Hornsea openers Jon Fisher (55) and Paul Clappison (21) played positively and brought the 50 up in the 8th over. It was only when Osbaldwick brought on their 5th bowler James Smith as early as the 10th over that the innings started to faulter. The middle order crumbled to Smith (7-41) and J Hattee (2-34) and only a few blows from J Butterwoth & R Mewburn prevented complete collapse as the visitors were bowled out with 16 overs of their allocation unused. Once Osbaldwick went into bat it was imperative to take a few early wickets but sadly this didn’t happen as J Smith (15) and M Dunne (31) took the score to 73 before the 2nd wicket fell. Rob Mewburn had bowled a fine 9 over opening spell & could easily have picked up another wicket or two. From this point the batsmen J Broomfield (58*) and M Hattee (30*) coasted to an easy victory for the hosts. Hornsea 2nd xi 89 all out v Brandesburton 90-5 On a cold afternoon at the Hollis Recreation ground Brandesburton won the toss and put Hornsea 2nd xi into bat. A tight opening spell put Hornsea on the back foot with wickets falling regularly. R I’anson and M Knapton falling quickly to leave Hornsea 4 for 2. A brief fightback between captain R Ashbridge and J Vickerton (in picture) saw Hornsea reach 27 for 2 in the 12th over. Wickets again tumbled with R Ashbridge(15), J Vickerton and T Dawson departing in the next 3 overs. From 40 for 5 in the 15th over J Dawson and P Vickerton put on 23 in the next 5 overs, before J Dawson fell for 21 including some lusty blows. Wickets continued to fall regularly as Hornsea stumbled to 89 all out. A total only achieved with the aid of some solid hitting by Tom Fraser for a fine 18. Brandesburton bowled well as a unit with C Fisher the pick with 5 for 16. A total of 89 was always going to be a big ask to defend. Brandesburton proceeded to 21 in the 6th over before T Fraser got D Bower LBW for 8. J Vickerton then rolled back the years to his ’embryo’ years removing Walton, Das, and T Atkin cheaply in 3 overs to reduce Brandesburton to 36 for 4 in the 11th over. R Milburn and S Robinson then saw Brandesburton through to 89 before J Vickerton had Milburn caught by I’anson. Brandesburton easing home in the same over to complete a 5 wicket victory. SATURDAY 21st MAYBridlington 185 all out v Hornsea 1st xi – match abandoned The first team had to make a considerable number of changes this week but the determination to improve on the previous week was evident. All 4 bowlers performed well, A Newingon 3-36, R Medforth 3-62 picking up the wickets aided by a spirited fielding display. Bridlington batsmen S Edmundson & D Reffold with 43 apiece and H Burnhill 36 combined to produce a competitive total. During the tea interval it started to rain and 2 hours later with rain still falling the match was abandoned. Hornsea 2nd xi 165 all out v Humbleton 264-3 Humbleton won the toss, chose to bat and it soon became apparent that they intended to cash in. All batsmen contributed with openers T Peyman 28 and J Harrison 92 setting the tone. More fine batting followed from A Dewson 86*, skipper D Martinson 34 as they amassed an impressive total. The Hornsea bowlers tried hard in difficult circumstances. In response the Humbleton bowlers Peyman 3-39 and J Styche 3-35 threatened to embarrass the weakened Hornsea team. However, showing great heart C Thornburn 18 and a highly impressive 45* from 14 year old Josh Marson, Hornsea fought back and were only dismissed with 4 overs to spare. After 6 matches of the 22 game season the 1st team are in joint 3rd position, with the 2nd team in 10th – a promising start, highlighted by the progress from a year ago. Junior Nets The initiative created between ourselves, the YCB Development Officers and local schools appears to be bearing fruit in the form of greater interest and player numbers. Weekly outdoor nets are presently running on Mondays at 6.00-7.00pm at Hollis Rec., the time may be extended once the evenings warm up. This would be suitable for anyone from age 7+, boys or girls. Leave your iPad at home and get some exercise. Newcomers to the game should wear training shoes and suitable clothing to keep warm when not running around (eg tracksuit). Playing equipment (eg bats, balls) is provided. No charge to attend practice sessions. There will be regular league fixtures organized for the Under 15s and tournaments for the Under 9s – details available from junior coaches. Under 15sHumbleton Under 15’s 126 off 20 overs v Hornsea Under 15’s 120 In their first game of the season the under 15’s were to fall agonisingly short of what would have been a memorable victory. Batting first Humbleton began steadily but gradually upped the scoring rate. Hornsea fielded magnificently and did well to restrict the hosts to 126 at the end of their 20 overs. In reply Hornsea began well and were up with the run rate thanks in part to a couple of huge sixes, one landing in the garden of a nearby house. Some tight mid innings bowling tipped matters in Humbleton’s favour and fifteen were needed of the last over to win which was whittled down to six needed to tie off the last ball. Sadly only a single could be mustered to see the hosts victorious but a fantastic game of cricket had been enjoyed by the large crowd. Beverley Under 15’s 107 off 20 overs v Hornsea Under 15’s 108-5 After the previous week’s last ball defeat Hornsea were involved in another thriller at the Norwood ground. Beverley were asked to bat first and a mixture of accurate bowling and tigerish fielding restricted the hosts to 107 at the end of their 20 overs. All the Hornsea bowlers deserve credit but Alfie Baker stood out with a tight four over spell taking 2-10. Chasing a relatively modest total Hornsea set off like a train with Harry Faure 25 and Ryan Gibson 31 retired, leading the way towards what looked like an early finish. Some tight mid-innings bowling and excellent catching by Beverley pinned Hornsea back and with a clatter of wickets Hornsea were left needing five of the last over. Two dot balls at the start of the over heaped up the pressure but Lewis Ashton slayed the third ball to the boundary and nudged the next one for a single to finish on a well-structured 27 not out and see Hornsea to their first victory. Adults Weekly outdoor nets will run throughout the season every Tuesday at Hollis Rec. from 6.00pm. These sessions will generally be on a grass wicket on the square, with the artificial surface nets available as a backup in case of inclement weather. No charge to attend. Please try to attend – all standards of player would be most welcome. League games League games scheduled for Saturday 28th May: 1st team v Malton & Old Malton home 1.30pm start, 2nd team v Hessle away 1.30pm start Readman cup The team’s involvement in the league’s 20 overs per side competition is over for the season. On a freezing Sunday 1st May morning on Sewerby cliff top the team suffered defeat in the first round, but the club did give younger members the chance to perform and some positive feedback was gained. Evening League At the request of a number of players, an application was made to field a team in the Beverley Evening League – this application was successful. All support on Thursday evenings would be appreciated, with the clubhouse being open for snacks & refreshments. Social eventsMike Rhodes Memorial Pairs – Sunday 29 May The annual memorial day will take place at the Hollis Recreation Ground. A large entry is anticipated so players are urged to be present at 12 o’clock to ensure entry into the seeded draw with the competition likely to start at 1pm with the emphasis on fun. The bar and barbecue will be open all afternoon and it is hoped that as many supporters as possible will be present. 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.