HORNSEA CRICKET CLUB – MAY
SATURDAY 28th APRIL
Dringhouses 286-6 off 48 overs v Hornsea 1st xi 206-8 off 48 overs (Hornsea losing draw)
After losing the toss and being invited to bat first the visitors were not concerned. It soon became the usual struggle to take wickets on Hornsea’s flat surface & the scoreboard ticked over at a worrying rate. Openers Chris Evans & Andrew Simpson reached the drinks interval with all wickets intact. Thankfully Evans was run-out shortly after by Rich Medforth’s direct hit for a fine 67.
Despite some tight bowling in the middle period from Nick Dobbin and Ash McKinley the total continued to mount as Lingard (21) and Evans (30) both chipped in with useful contributions to assist Simpson towards his century. Simpson was eventually bowled by Al Kirk for 112 but sadly the fielding flagged on occasions and runs were leaked as the Dringhouses batsmen ran them ragged.
To achieve the daunting target Hornsea had to get off to a flyer and they did approach it with those intentions. Following on from last week’s century opening stand, Nick Dobbin and Paul Clappison contributed 70 before the first wicket fell – that of Clappison for a fine 50. Any thoughts of victory soon disappeared from that point as the Hornsea batting quickly slumped to 80-4 and a potential calamitous defeat loomed.
Up to the mark came skipper Mark Battye and Chris Charles who weathered the storm and once established sought out further batting points. Both batsmen reached well-deserved half-centuries with Battye caught by a diving boundary catch for 62 and Charles remaining undefeated on 53 n.o.
A further three late wickets fell and although a losing draw was attained, the additional draw points for reaching 75% of the 1st innings score remained tantalisingly out of reach.
North Ferriby 143-2 off 28 overs v Hornsea 2nd xi 142-9 off 45 overs (Hornsea loss)
The day started badly when the skipper lost the toss and Hornsea were asked to bat first on a wet pitch. Their worst fears were soon realised as the batsmen found it tricky going on the sticky surface and were soon in dire straits at 32-5. Opening bowler Graham Mattinson taking 4-19 from his 12 over spell.
Reaching 100 at that point looked a long way off but Pete Vickerton and Karl Greenwood showed experience and ability as they steadied the ship and took the total to respectability. Vickerton was out for 38 along with Greenwood who made a Hornsea best 62.
Sadly the Hornsea bowling attacked had been most severely depleted by the drop-outs and it was left to Dan Dales to chip in with both wickets as opener Scott Watkin 72no comfortably guided the home side to an 8 wicket victory on a wicket that had become easier to bat on as the day had progressed.
SATURDAY 6th MAY
Hull Zingari 314-7 off 48 overs v Hornsea 1st xi 226 off 46.5 overs (Hornsea loss)
The first team campaign continued with a 3rd home fixture, this time against Hull Zingari, most people’s favourites to win the division.
After losing the toss and being invited to bat first the visitors relished the challenge. The latest new-ball attack of Ash McKinley & Rich Medforth got off to a good start with an early wicket apiece reducing the visitors to 18-2. However opener Jack Storey and Matt Bunn steadied the ship, progressing nicely until Bunn was dismissed for 32.
Storey was joined by captain Alastair Markham and they proceeded to take the game away from the bowlers with a rapid century stand. Markham was bowled for a positive 47 but by that stage the momentum was totally in favour of the visitors.
Al Kirk bowled his best spell for some time and George Butterworth 2-44 Ash McKinley 3-71 chipped in with wickets as the bowlers gave their best efforts to curb the run flow but the score continued to mount.
Storey held the innings together before launching a late onslaught, including 25 off the final over. He finished on an excellent 163 not out, as Zingari finished on a huge 314.
To achieve the latest daunting target Hornsea had to get off to a flyer and once again they did approach it with those intentions. Nick Dobbin and Paul Clappison contributed 60 before the first wicket fell – that of Dobbin for 15. Any thoughts of victory soon disappeared when the in-form Clappison was caught on the boundary for 52.
From that point onwards it was a question of how many batting points could be accumulated. It was left to a one-man show from Ash McKinley as he made batting look easy whereas the middle-order struggled to function against an accurate attack. Ash stroked 16 boundaries in total as the 200+ total was targeted for maximum batting points.
George Butterworth provided fine support as they added 48 together for the 9th wicket before he was run-out in a mix-up. McKinley reached a well-deserved century with an over to spare, an excellent innings appreciated by both teams and supports alike. Sadly, he perished later in the over trying gallantly to achieve the further 10 runs required for additional losing draw points.
Wickets for Zingari were shared with former Hornsea favourite Ryan Kirk chipping in with a typically miserly 3-35, assisted by Matt Scarr 3-52.
Whilst it is always disappointing to lose, a first Hornsea century for Ash McKinley ensured an up-beat end to the day.
Newport 231-5 off 45 overs v Hornsea 2nd xi 94-9 off 45 overs (Hornsea loss)
The 2nd team took a hugely depleted team to Newport, in fact they did well to field a full team.
Both Newport openers, Samson & Tough scored steady 20s against a tight opening attack. It was left to D Smith with 59* and S Patel 33 to provide mid-innings acceleration and A Mitchell 54* was particularly belligerent as 90 runs conceded from the final 8 overs gave a flattering final score.
Rich Ashbridge being chief wicket taker with 2, whilst stalwart Karl Greenwood produced a super effort conceding only 24 runs from his 12 overs.
This was always going to be too big a task. Rob I’anson and Pete Vickerton battled hard but perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the reply was the batting of youngsters Keiran Gibson & Taylor Wallace in ensuring a losing draw was obtained.
SATURDAY 13th MAY
Harrogate 317-4 off 48 overs v Hornsea 1st xi 217 off 44.2 overs (Hornsea loss)
The first team finally played away from home, compliments to the Harrogate groundstaff as the game was played on an excellent surface, Yorkshire 2nd xi having played on it earlier in the week – Harrogate understandably electing to bat after winning the toss.
After Billy Ineson took an early wicket runs began to flow with George Owram (59) and Harry Stothard (43) taking the score past 100 before the 2nd wicket fell.
There was further progress with N Dobbin taking 2 wickets before Will Topham was joined by Connor Smith for a crucial phase which the batsmen managed to survive.
Sadly, with wickets in hand the batsmen chanced their arm for the final 10 overs and the run of the ball went their way. No further wickets were taken as Topham (104no) and Smith (60no) both achieved notable landmarks before the innings closure.
The Hornsea innings began disastrously as both openers failed to score. Ash McKinley and Nick Dobbin staged a fightback with a century stand before Dobbin was dismissed for 41. McKinley followed soon after for a fine 77 but sadly the middle order crumbled in their search for runs. Finally a counter-attacking 39 from Adam Newington aided stylishly by Andy Rhodes 11no added 48 for the 10th wicket but the result was a heavy defeat.
Hornsea 2nd xi 245-8 off 44 overs v Sutton-on-Hull 244-5 off 45 overs (Hornsea won)
Hornsea won the toss and asked Sutton to bat on a good track. Sutton progressed steadily with Matthews anchoring the innings with 97. Sutton’s innings really gained momentum in the last 10 overs as they hit 112 runs with 64 coming in quick time from A Khan (38 balls).
Hornsea in reply started badly with an opener falling to the 3rd ball of the innings. This brought to the crease Dan Dales who then proceeded to show just how good the track was as he played effortlessly to a personal best of 142. Valuable contributions from Rich Hornby and Rob I’anson providing needed support. When his wicket fell with the score on 226, it was left to the middle order to steer home the side. With some nerves and a rejuvenated Sutton there was a slight wobble until John Dawson hit a boundary of the last ball of the 44th over to run out winners by 2 wickets and with an over to spare.
A much improved performance, showing the ability to win matches is there when the majority of players are available – hopefully a sign of things to come.
Brandesburton 157-6 off 20 overs v Hornsea 161-6 off 19.3 overs (Hornsea won)
Useful contributions from Richard Medforth (79) and Adam Newington 40 n.o. saw Hornsea over the winning line and they now face another away trip to Sewerby on a date to be confirmed.
SATURDAY 20th MAY
Hornsea 1st xi 225 off 45.4 overs v Heworth 145-6 off 32 overs (match abandoned)
After a full day’s rain the ground was a little softer than usual & Hornsea chose to bat first. An excellent 1st wicket partnership of 105 followed between Jon Fisher & Paul Clappison. When Fisher was dismissed for 55 a considerable total should have been posted. The innings progressed smoothly until the total reached 200 when inexplicably the innings subsided. Once Clappison was caught & bowled for 95 there followed some meek dismissals which saw Hornsea finish on a creditable but ultimately disappointing 225.
The Heworth response started badly losing a wicket in the 3rd over, from where W Huffer 41 & N Martin 39 restored parity. Fine bowling between Al Kirk & Joe Butterworth prised out a further 5 wickets between the showers. Sadly further rain saw the game being abandoned with both sides hopeful of victory. A spirited fightback with the ball, promising better things ahead.
Driffield 141 off 30.1 overs v Hornsea 2nd xi 144-1 off 28.2 overs (Hornsea win)
Hornsea won the toss on a damp day and put Driffield 4ths into bat who got off to a strong start scoring at 5+ runs an over capitalising on the short boundaries square of the wicket, until Tom Fraser struck with the score on 36 removing the opener Thomas McDougal (25), next ball he struck again.
Driffield rallied to 67-2 before Tom Fraser removed the other opener and with that wickets started to fall at regular intervals. With the run rate dropping as Hornsea bowlers started to hit their straps, Driffield were soon 99-7 with Karl Greenwood picking up the next 3 wickets. Harvey Thompson was the only batsmen in the lower order to show any resistance hitting 41 as Driffield posted 141 all out in the 31st over – Tom Fraser (4-56), K Greenwood (3-47), G Butterworth (3-22).
With the rain clouds looming after tea, Hornsea set about chasing down the target with Matthew Knapton and James Vickerton. Interruptions for rain dogged the Hornsea innings but Hornsea’s opening pair put on 106 before Knapton (80) was out caught, spurning what would have been a well-earned hundred. Dan Dales (24) then joined Vickerton (33) and the pair saw the team over the line in the 29th over.
A good win for the 2nd XI and it is hoped that they will be able to build on this and continue their climb up the table.
Matches will generally take place on Monday evenings, please let Pete Marson (07581 727697) know if you know of anyone interested in playing.
Matches will generally take place on Thursday evenings, please let Adam Newington (07854 931743) know if you know of anyone interested in playing.
In addition there is training night for anyone under 11 on Mondays from 6.00-7.00pm at the Hollis Rec. Any interested junior would be most welcome just to turn up – only requirement is training shoes & warm weather clothing.
The club has registered with a new ECB initiative to encourage 5-8 year olds to take up the game. Parents should register their child through the ECB website www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars and search for their nearest centre. All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. 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. The Hornsea programme will run on Friday evenings from 2nd June from 6.00-7.00pm.
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 by standing order, you will be entered into a monthly draw with 3 prizes of £50, £25 and £10. That is 12 chances to double your money, and a further 12 chances to get your money back. It has even been known for some people to win more than one prize in a year.
Winners for the past 2 months were: April – £50 CRK Webster, £25 R Perry, £10 R Webster May – £50 Julie Morley, £25 R Perry, £10 Angela Clappison. Anyone wishing to join the Century Club, please contact Nick Fraser or Andy Ribee for further information.
Communication – Team app
In order to ease communication between captains / players / supporters the club has set up an app. It is designed specifically for sports clubs so that followers can be made aware of forthcoming events, news items, fixtures etc. It can be installed on a smartphone via your app store, but is also available as a website, https://hornseacricketclub.teamapp.com
Saturday 22nd April
Hornsea CC – 1st XI 270 -2 (44.2) 30pts
Beverley Town CC – 2nd XI 267 -3 (48) 6pts
Hornsea got off to a winning start to the season in the York and
District Senior Cricket League Division 1. Thanks to an impressive
century from Paul Clappison, supported by a half century
from Ashley Mckinley on his debut and 41 from Nick Dobbin,
Hornsea comfortably passed the challenging target of 267 set by
The club are pleased to announce that John Savage will
be providing his considerable coaching know how to
Pete Marson’s U15 squad this season.
Junior practice will be at same time as last season:
Mondays from 6.00 – 7.00pm, starting 8th May , weather
Boys/girls aged 8+ are all welcome.
ECB qualified coaches, all equipment provided – just wrap up
well it can be chilly in May!
Contact Adam Newington for further information 07854 931743.
ECB has unveiled an All Stars Cricket programme which Hornsea
has signed up to – more info to follow. On 22nd May there is a
Free Fun Event aimed at 6-12 year olds, boys and girls alike from
10am – 12noon. A great opportunity for people to try something
for the first time, or
to have fun doing
something they enjoy
already. BBQ and
refreshments will be
the day. All welcome
and we look forward
to seeing you there.
Apr 29 12:30 Hornsea CC 1st XI v Dringhouses CC 1st XI
13:00 North Ferriby CC – 1st XI v Hornsea 2nd XI
May 2 Sutton-on-Hull v Hornsea u15s under 15s
May 4 Sutton-on-hull v Hornsea u11s under 11s
Hornsea v Barmston – divisional cup
May 6 Hornsea v Hull Zingari first xi
Newport v Hornsea second xi
May 8 Hornsea u15s v Cottinghamunder 15s
May 11 Hornsea u11s v Patrington – cup under 11s
Rudston v Hornsea – divisional cup
May 13 Harrogate 2nd xi v Hornsea first xi
Hornsea v Sutton-on-Hull 2nd xi second xi
May 15 Welton & brough v Hornsea u15s under 15s
May 18 Hornsea u11s v Cottingham under 11s
Hornsea v Trinity scc – divisional cup
Hornsea v Wetwang – divisional cup
May 20 Hornsea v Heworth first xi
Driffield 4th xi v Hornsea second xi
May 22 Kirkella v Hornsea u15s under 15s
May 23 Globe v Hornsea – hospital cup
May 25 Welton & Brough v Hornsea u11s under 11s
May 27 Sewerby v Hornsea first xi
Hornsea v Welton & Brough 2nd xi second xi
May 29 Hornsea v Knaresborough first xi