The Seconds got the season underway with an impressive win at Dunnington. Losing the toss and inserted in to bat in only what can be called freezing bitter conditions, Percy made a slow but secure start with Rossington Snr and Ferguson Snr content to not run too many quick singles but nonetheless got the score to 27 before Ferguson perished to a rather good delivery from Dunnington’s impressive young opener. Jonny Pollick and John took the score on before first Jonny was caught behind for 13 and then John holing out for a more than useful 29 on a slow seaming wicket. Although Ben Hepworth did not last Andy Ferguson made 16 without looking in discomfort and Matty Howden with some good running and judicious blows brought the team in at 160 for 7 off 45 overs. A score Percy felt was decent enough in the conditions. Credit to a young Dunnington side who stuck it out in perishing thoroughly unpleasant conditions.
The teas were first class, very welcome and much enjoyed.
Dunnington began at a fair lick nudging 4 an over for much of the first part of their innings. The first wicket not coming until 49 were on the board, a stunning catch at deep backward square leg by Ben Hepworth. A yard either side it was a six but Ben held on and got Percy underway. Karl Martin bowled through taking 4 or 30 and was ably supported by an excellent spell from Jonny Pollick who also bowled through taking 2 for 35. With 5 wickets down Dunnington were still handily placed but became becalmed and Matt Howden, with a fierce direct hit, ran out Dunnington’s last agressive batsmen and it was only a matter of time. Matty completed an excellent all round display with 1 for 2 off his 2 overs and Peter Atkinson mopped up the rest with 2 for 2 off two overs and Dunnington ended on 126 all out. 30 points to Percy but credit to Dunnington for staging the game and to all players for sticking it out.
The First eleven home game against Driffield is off. The Bolton Percy ground is unplayable.
As at 9.00am Saturday morning the Second eleven game at Dunnington is definitely on. Game starts at 12.30pm
A disappointing start for the Firsts as they got ambushed in the wet at Acomb. Losing the toss did not help as inevitably they were put in to bat on a pudding wet wicket. Acomb bowled to a plan, bowling off cutters and slow medium keeping the ball up to the bat with the fielders in the “V” pushed slightly back. The plan worked as scoring became very difficult and eventually the frustrations came out with a rash of poor strokes, some indifferent running, and produced the collapse and instead of setting out their stall to make perhaps 140, a good score possibly on this wicket, BP crashed to 89 all out. In response, BP did not bowl to a similar plan as Acomb, employing two slips, a gully and a third man when perhaps a little pace off the bowling would have allowed more fielders in front of the bat and would have slowed the straight hitting of the Acomb batsmen, who hit through the ball with relative safety, even though many of their shots were aerial. Taking three wickets did mean the first point of the season though.
Credit to Acomb for getting the game on and stealing a march on everyone else. BP will need to have a little steel and be more savvy in coming games.
BP seconds were rained off. The chemist in Tadcaster has refused to take back the large quantity of ice spray and heat spray sold to several members of the team last week. Worry not, it will come in.
BPCC begin the 2012 season with a friendly at Woodhouse Grange this Saturday 14th April with a 1.30pm start.
A youthful team has been selected under Tom Malloch’s captaincy and will see the debut of newomers
Phillip O’Donnell and Joseph Hallam – good luck lads. Also playing will be speed kings Tom Anderson and Andrew Brewster forming a very young opening attack assuming spearhead bowler Danny White is resting his knee a little. It should be a good opener for a season offering much promise.
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