Top of the table clash against Woodhouse Grange.
We batted, got 83. they knocked them off for three down. One point scored. ‘Nuff said!
BPCC managed to get their Festival night underway last night and a splendid evening was enjoyed by all. A few scenes are shown here – carefully edited.
BP Seconds got back to winning ways – sort of – with a 27 point haul at TABS. On a fine day Percy were inevitably inserted as Captain Furze’s fortunes with the toss continued. Nevertheless this time Percy showed some application and on a fast scoring ground where a par figure was set on outset at around 220 Ferguson senior got the response of to a rapid start with the openers adding 40 for the first wicket. Phil O’Donnell went on to score a classy 41 but the power came from Peter Atkinson, his 53 sprinkled with several sixes and 27 from Andy Ferguson with James Rossington blasting the score to 221 – 7 at tea, the par score duly set.
A most interesting and enjoyable tea of chips, bacon and sausage sandwiches followed. Wonder what the veggy’s ate?
TABS came out fighting and, despite a couple of early setbacks posted 80-2 off 20, good enough to be up with the rate. Karl Martin slowed things down and Percy chipped away at the wickets with some reasonably straight bowling and a couple of sharp catches. TABS were effectively out of the race needing 85 off the last 10 with only three wickets left and managed to hold on for a creditable draw at 179 – 9. Karl finishing with 4 – 26 and Andrew Brewster 3 – 25.
Confidence restored and a lead of 34 points and more importantly 61 points on the third placed club.
Yes, the sun has got its hat on for this weekend. What better way to enjoy a summers evening (the only summers evening!) than to come down to the ground tonight and enjoy a barbeque, live music and good conversation. With specialist draught beers on tap what a night to celebrate our Sport England Grant Award and confirmation of our Clubmark Award.
With plenty of room for the kids to play safely and a large marquee for dining in it will be a great night. Barbeques are provided just bring your own food. The off is at about 7.00 to 7.30pm till late. Please bring your own gazebo, wigwam or Barratt House if you wish as there is plenty of room.
Tonight will also be chance to join the club monthly draw scheme for just £12 per number per year. We will not be running a raffle this festival weekend as the monthly draw will be a major part of our annual fundraising as we must meet the shortfall in grant money for building the pavilion extension. We hope to have plans of the proposed extension on display so please take a look.
We do hope to see you there and please have a great night.
Following notification of our success in being awarded Clubmark status last August the club were presented with their certificate by Reece Bird, Yorkshire Cricket Board Development Manager for East Yorkshire and Selby.
Being granted Clubmark status confirms the club as being at the forefront of junior cricket development and demonstrates the club’s administration, coaching and safeguarding procedures ensure the safety and well being of our 80 junior members. Congratulations to all at the club who helped in our achieving this nationally recognised standard.
Bolton Percy Cricket Club are delighted to announce their success in being awarded £39000 towards the cost of a new pavilion extension as part of the Olympic Legacy Inspired Facilities Fund from Sport England. Please see the attached press release.
Please click on the link to see the programme of events for this years cricket festival.
The festival will also be the chance to join the monthly draw scheme. For £12 per annum this will include your number in each of the twelve monthly draws for a cash prize. Please support this fundraising opportunity for the club.
Division 6 leaders Bolton Percy lost their unbeaten record to Dunnington after a woeful performance and failed to register a single point.
Put in on a drying wicket, Dunnington bowled tight and fielded well but nevertheless Percy showed little application and failed to build on a promising start. Even at 49 for 2 at drinks a competitive score of 150 plus was possible. That fizzled away as no one stayed long enough to cause Dunnington any worries and an innings score of 94 all out was never going to be good enough. Even the rains did not come and help as Dunnington made short work, batting on a placid wicket, reaching the total after 22 overs for the loss of one wicket, and even that a run out.
Percy stay top of the table but will have to start scoring some runs, soft wickets or not, if they are to keep at bay the chasing pack.
Further to previous advice, in order that both teams are in reasonable distance of the ground the Festival will now be on the 21st July and not the 14th as announced earlier.
BP seconds stole a march on rivals as the game at Pocklington was on. It produced another fairly inept batting display followed by a strong bowling display. Put in on a sopping wicket which was starting to dry under the, ironically, best day of the summer so far, Percy made their usual faltering start with only Ed Noble applying himself and after riding his luck a bit eventually holed out for 44. At 83 for 8 Percy were struggling but Captain Mike Furze, farming the bowling superbly and trusting in his young supporting batsmen began to build a total and use up the many overs they had left. First Olly Brooke and then Giles Anderson on debut helped Mike add 53 vital runs for the last two wickets with Mike out in the last over for a really excellent 43. 136 on the board for Percy to defend.
Pock made a stedy start but two wickets for Andrew Brewster in his opening six overs slowed them down and when James Rossington weighed in with two more wickets Pock were 50 for 4 and game on. Andy Ferguson replaced James and Martyn Ferguson following Peter Atkinsons tight 12 over spell finishing with 0 for 30.
Old hand Martyn Ferguson chipped away as Pock stayed in the game scraping over the 100 mark before Andy Brewster came back to wrap things up finishing with 3 for 26 off 9 and Ferguson senior 4 for 20 off 5, Pock finishing on 110 all out.
30 points for Percy meant gaining 21 points on most of their rain struck rivals and the gap at the top widens. Percy though do need to perform with the bat as some key games hove into view and with holidays biting strength in depth will be vital. Giles Anderson on debut should be mentioned who performed impressively behind the stumps and Ben Hepworth with two fine catches.
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