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Firsts come away from top dogs with some points

Sewerby smash 91 in final 10 overs

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Raffle Reminder

Can all those who have had raffle tickets for the Grand Summer Draw on 9th July at the Cricket Festival Evening please ensure they get the ticket stubs and money back to me or one of the committee as soon as possible.

For those forgetting their tickets on the night there will be further issues of tickets made on the evening  just to ensure that you all get to buy your allotted amount so please support the club in this, one of our major fundraisers for the year, and sell your tickets and get the money and stubs in.

Percy Rampant

Percy seconds continued their good run with a comprehensive victory over Stillington. Expecting a difficult game, Percy faced an under strength Stillington eleven but took full advantage to bag 30 points.

Captain Furze made the rather pointless walk to the middle to lose the toss and Percy were in on a slightly damp wicket that was devoid of any pace. Nevertheless Hodge, using his heavy bat, and John Rossington made a steady start rarely being in trouble against some reasonably accurate bowling by the Stillington openers. A steady start became a rather slow start though as the halfway mark was reached with the run rate barely 3 an over. The drinks break brought two changes. James swapped his heavy bat for his very heavy bat and John decided the time had come to force the game. This he did well for an over or two but perished for 25. Enter last weeks centurion Ed Noble who proceeded to clatter the bowling for a very rapid 48 including four sixes and four fours. James completed his fifty as the score moved from 107 in the 31st over to 174 in the 39th. After Ed fell, Peter Atkinson also went in the run chase as did eventually James for 79, his top score playing at home for Percy. It was left to Ben Hepworth to see Percy past maximum batting points and on to 221 for 4 with a well crafted 41 n.o.

221 always looked as though it would be too many for Stillington who had very much a weakened team out. Wickets fell at fairly regular intervals with Tom Rossington 2 for 7 off 9 overs and Andy Brewster 1 for 16 off 6 overs. James Rossington returned 1 for 34 off 8 but was unlucky in many respects as he bowled far better than the figures suggest. Peter Atkinson weighed in with 2 for 9 off 5 but it was left to Andy Ferguson, bowling his best spell of the season and making the ball swing prodigiously, who wrapped things up with 3 wickets for 8 in his 4th over. Stillington all out for 79 and another thumping win for Percy.

Firsts Stuffed

1s stuffed and lose unbeated record 


“A broken thumb is a very pleasant complaint for a man in Appleton Roebuck if he has a comfortable income”
George Bernard Shaw

The 1s put on a poor display in a 5 wicket defeat to Beverley 2s. Losing the toss and then batting looked a bad start with the pitch slightly damp. But the wicket played well from the 1st ball with the ball rattling to the boundary.
By popular demand some focus on the positives. Excellent tea, Mussie’s and Joe’s bowling.
Now for the rest.
Bolton Percy reached 73 for 1 in 14 overs with Matt out again trying to score at 20/20 pace. Despite the ball doing almost nothing the 1s then fell to 149 all out in 39 overs when a par score looked to be 220 plus. Once again run-outs played their part. This time there were 2 – both almost as farcical as earlier weeks. Tom Malloch was a victim (batting really well) responding to a bonkers call from Mussie. Joe White was a victim and a culprit. Peter Houseman called a second – it was Peter’s call. Joe said no – it was not his call – as the ball was being returned to Peter’s end. Peter walked a second run – fair dos senior Rosso would have walked the second run. Joe eventually tried to run and was out by only a yard or so.
A suggested new rule – call every ball, agree who calls in different situation, and only use the words YES, NO, WAIT. Dispense with THINKING, GO (yes it does sound like NO), WHAT’S FOR TEA.
At least the bowlers did not dismiss Tom and Joe on a flat track. The other 8 batters saw things not visible to others.
The bowlers always had a problem Bowling any side out for below 149 on a good wicket and a now fast outfield was close to impossible. Their task was not helped when 2 very easy catches and 2 easy catches were dropped before Beverley reached 100. Karl suffered both a bruised thumb and bruised ego when he spilt his. He left the field to be comforted by the resting Martin Pears and father White. Luckily a photo was taken showing the extent of his torment. It is hoped that this will result in his colleagues showing a modicum of sympathy. It bis understood that gifts of fruit and other appropriate farming outputs should be sent to Martin Towers as he begins his lengthy convalescence.
Next week is away to Sewerby so early start and lets get at them.

Drax Powered Away

BP seconds kept up their run with an emphatic win at Drax.

With Drax to play three times this season it was important to stamp some authority and the day started well with BP batting as Captain Furze again lost the toss. Hodge and Green made a rapid start against some poor bowling although Hodge perished after a quickfire 26 and Matty Howden fell on 5 leaving Green and Noble to do the hard work. The bowling tightened up a little although the fairly regular four ball was put away. The run machine that is Jacob Green finally perished, to  stunned silence from the crowd, caught in the gulley for another polished 46 runs giving him at last an average of 254! Ed Noble was joined by Ben Hepworth who looked to be gaining some form but sacrificed his wicket in the run chase at the end. Meanwhile Ed Noble thundered on completing a maiden hundred in the 42 over. Never before has a hundred been celebrated by someone who looked so totally exhausted by the experience. Andy Ferguson added a quickfire 24 and BP closed on 260-4 with Ed unbeaten on 123.

Drax were never in the hunt for the runs but made a rasonable fist of it for the first half of their inning with only Andy Brewster claiming a couple of  early wickets Tom Rossingtons slower ball got him a wicket and Matt Howden, bowling his first stint of the season picked up a couple but it was that Jacob Green again, flighting the ball sligthly more, got himself 4 wickets  for 33 off 9.3 overs to seal the points. The fielders supported the bowlers with some sharp catching and the ground fielding was good as Drax gained a point in mustering 108 all out.

This was a good marker for the forthcoming matches against Drax and with a sterner test against Stillington coming up BP seconds are in good shape.

Sponsored Cycle Ride Update

Bolton Percy to Bolton Abbey. About 40 miles of gentle country lanes. This event is taking place on 17th July leaving BP at 9.30am with 12 committed cyclists and hopefully a few more giving it a go.

Please give them your support and sponsor one of the cyclists as funds raised will go towards the pavilion extension and for junior section equipment.

More details are shown on our events page.

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BP Under 11’s make it back to back wins

BP Under 11’s Gain Second victory against Heworth

Having lost captain James Tucker and his sister Jasmine that morning due to illness, BP were left two players down. Luckily for BP Duncan’s sister Wendy was able to play as she wasn’t playing for the under 9s. So BP went into the game with nine players against Heworth. Stand in Captain James Wilson won the toss and inserted the visitors, which proved to be a good decision because opening bowlers Duncan and James Davison got two wickets a piece and bowled very well, more tight bowling from the rest of the team put the pressure on Heworth and good death bowling from Wilson saw him collect three wickets. The fielding was good as well with Jack Petkus and Davison taking some good catches as well as Duncan getting a direct hit run out. Luke Miller also kept wicket very well on his first attempt. BP were set 238 to win, (for anyone that doesn’t know you start on 200 and lose five runs each wicket lost.) The message from assistant coach and senior pro Hodgey was “don’t get out and they will give you the runs in wides!” The innings began ok with Davison getting 2 and Petkus 7 but both lost a wicket each. Next James Bhanvra and James Murr both got a couple of runs each and lost one wicket between them. Next pair was Edward Mcvey and Wendy Robertson, with Edward hitting a nice four and Wendy blocking at the other end ensuring no wickets were lost, which there wasn’t in that pair, which was key. Miller then came in and joined by Petkus for two overs and both got some handy runs. The last two overs of the pair saw Wilson come in who finished on 8 and he was joined in the last pair with Duncan who got 4 and was again no wickets down, but there was some very good calling from Duncan to nick some quick singles which saw BP home to a great win.

Overall it was a very good overall performance from the whole team, hopefully we can do this again next week against the same opponents in the cup second round.


Firsts maintain run

Jamie and Tom Malloch put on 138

As a team Bolton Percy 1s bowled averagely, fielded poorly, batted superbly and the sole supporter provided 5* entertainment in an 8-wkt. They stay in 2nd place.
Osbaldwick were inserted and after 14 overs of excellent bowling from Danny and Tom were 21 for 2. BP could not push home the excellent start. Four main reasons for this good batting from Adam Child and David West, the pitch easing to the batting paradise that Osbaldwick is known, a fridge full of batsmen-friendly balls from unnamed bowlers that were greedily gobbled. and a number of dropped catches. The precise number is still being debated as the Bolton Percy captain was last seen redefining the word “catch” leaving an unresolved dispute as to whether he dropped 2, 3 or 4 catches. Matt admits to 2 but no prizes for guessing the view of the umpire.
Danny (4/62) and Tom (2/31) bowled the best opening spell of the season. After taking a couple of overs to get rid of his stiffness Karl also bowled spell while runs flowed elsewhere. Why is he so stiff? Hand-making coleslaw all week for his employers and running 5 miles on Saturday morning prior to the match – yes he does – surely must loosen things.
Matt got stuck into the bowling as BP chased 186. He raced to 28 before being bowled in over 5. Tom Malloch batted superbly from ball 1, hitting some beautiful and powerful on-drives. At the other end Jamie got stuck in determined to halt his bad run. The run rate never fell below 5 and the winning runs were hit in over 31 with Jamie 72 no. Tom was out to an excellent catch for a very impressive 63.
An excellent win is difficult to top but the chairman of crèche services, holder of a GNVQ in strimming and loyal supporter brought the house down. Bruce has suffered this season. He has witnessed the much-talked-about embarrassing run outs of Jamie and Ali, At Osbaldwick he was standing arms akimbo admiring Jamie’s first 50 of the season when Jamie smacked a ball just to his right. He could have left the ball hit the club house wall but made a decision that only those of mature years can make. He decided to dive. The bad news is that he ended up in a heap – he is well – but the good news is that he stopped the ball. Real fielders note – he dove and stopped the ball not thinking of personal safely – but why did he do it?
While the fielding was not good one BP player gets a suspended sentence. Mussie fielded with a pie in his eye. No information of its flavour or how it got there.

Bill Preacher – 12/06/2011

Inexorable Seconds steam on

Another good weekend for Bolton Percy as both teams win. News of the first team victory at Osbaldwick followed an impressive home win for Percy Seconds against Hovingham.

Winning the toss and electing to bat Hovingham made an electric start with 40 on the board as openers Pears and Tom Rossington bowled too short and got picked off at will by the Hovingham openers. Pears eventually found his length and his spell got better and better as he eventually turned in figures of 12/1/38/5 to rip out the heart of the visitors innings. It was left to James Rossington to wind things up as, in his one and only over, had his first ball edged to slip only to be dropped by Rossington senior. It was not a serious miss though as balls 4,5 and 6 brought the innings to a close for 96 and a hat trick for James. Well done and well deserved.

Chasing a modest 96 Captain Furze elected to open with tried and trusted Hodge and Rossington senior and was rewarded with a steady opening stand of 48 before Hodge went AWOL ambling a single and a direct throw at the stumps saw him off. This brought young Jacob Green to the crease and the crowd came out of the pavilion to see the young star perform. They were not disappointed as after a steady start he picked off some loose bowling, ran a few singles (Which John did’t so Jacob had to run back again!) and together with John senior deciding he was bored and hitting a few boundaries the game was closed out in the 26th over. John on 35 and Jacob unbeaten again with 19.

A very comfortable 9 wicket win and enough for Percy to cement their second place and to think about chasing down Tadcaster for top spot over the coming weeks.