The bank holiday weekend was productive for BP First Eleven who took maximum points across two games and moved into second place with three to play. Playing at Hull on Saturday they avoided the weather and gained a march on their rivals. Tom Atkinson starred with a stunning 126no. to see the team through to an impressive 243-6. Pip Malloch with 3-54 helped see off Hull for 169. The second win was wrapped up at home against Woodhouse Grange and Jacob Green starred with bat and ball, 98no was a good start to the day and was finished off with remarkable bowling figures of 7-15 as Grange subsided to 131. With three games to go against relatively weak opposition Percy have a chance of winning the league as well as ensuring promotion.
BP Seconds fared less well. Rained off on Saturday when winning points was vital was followed by a dismal batting performance on Monday. After bowling out fancied Sheriff Hutton Bridge for 110 with a good all round bowling performance on a damp pitch, the batters continued the trend of poor application and inevitably much over a hundred proved again to be beyond Percy with the close coming at 89 all out. Percy lie bottom of Div.5 48 pts from the third bottom club with three to play and 90 points to win.
Time for a catch up on happenings at the club. The first elevens cracking good run came to an end three games since with defeat but they gained advantage draw points the following game to keep in the promotion hunt. A win seemed a certainty last week only for the rain to intervene. The rain did for the second elevens chances of taking points off relegation rivals Stamford Bridge . The previous two games saw the side gain only bonus points as they slid to defeat in both games. Both teams have much to play for with the firsts having the top teams to play so promotion is still a real possibility. Equally the seconds, if they can string a few wins together could also avoid relegation.
Annual Golf Day
The Annual Golf Outing will be held at Forest Park GC in Stockton-in-the-Forest on 27th Sept. 9 holes in the morning followed by 18 in the afternoon and dinner at night – all for £46. Please let Keith Spittle know by 8th September if you want to play. Guests are more than welcome as are members who haven’t been to the day before or fancy playing after missing a few years. Keith’s email address is email@example.com.
Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening
The Bolton Percy Dinner and Presentation Evening is at Fulford GC on 29th November. More details nearer the time
York Senior League Dinner
The York Senior League dinner is at York Racecourse on Friday, 18th October. After a run of average speakers the league have got Jeremy Coney – the ex NZ batter. Spies suggest that he is a good speaker who avoids the trite stories that have bored many for years. The cost is £32.
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