The draw for September has been made and the winners are:-
First prize and £20 goes to Number 28, one of Danny White’s numbers. Hope you can remember who that belongs to Danny!
Second prize and £5 goes to Karl Martin for holding number 39
Thank you all for your continued support and best of luck in the October draw.
BP Seconds gave a champion performance in the title decider at Hornsea winning by 33 runs and ensuring that for the second consecutive season they topped their league and gained promotion to division 5 next season.
Inserted as usual BP made a solid start but wickets soon fell and at 38 for 4 it looked ominous. However not for the first time this season Martin Pears and Andrew Brewster combined taking the score towards respectability as Martin made 23 and Andrew top scoring with 32. It was left to the Anderson duo though to steer BP towards a decent score with Jon making 23 and a fine 24 from Giles Anderson, an innings that should great maturity, much promise and not a little amount of skill and technique. Keith Spittle, making a guest appearance, saw off the final ball to ensure Hornsea did not take all the bowling points as Percy finished on 163 for 9.
Hornsea, needing 5 points themselves to guarantee promotion and with 4 in the bag from the first innings, got off to a rapid start and whilst good fielding from Jon Anderson brought about Percy’s first success from a run out Hornsea were well placed at 54 for 1. Tom Rossington struck the critical blow though bowling their star batsman for 37. Steady inroads were made as Mike Furze and Jon Anderson quelled the scoring rate but it was Andy Ferguson who went on to star with the ball picking up 5 for 27 as Martin Pears had 1 for 4 and Mike finishing with 2 for 35, Hornsea rolling over for 130.
This was a really fine team effort with good fielding and catching and the bowlers starring for Percy again. Next season, if the harder wickets return, the batsmen should start hitting consistent form again but seeing the league make up for Division 5 there is nothing to fear for Percy who are nurturing some outstanding young talent at the moment. One thing is for sure is that Percy are grateful for a large pool of players, the envy of many clubs, most of whom made at some stage significant contributions throughout the season.
Well done to all. Champions two years in succession. You can’t argue with that.
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