BP seconds got back to winning ways with a comfortable win in the sun at local rivals Tadcaster. Inserted to bat, thankfully, on a steaming hot afternoon, BP got off to a studious start with John Rossington and James Hodge adding 41 across 18 overs. Steady stuff but in the context of the heat quite vital in keeping Tad out on the field. Once Hodge had gone though progress remained staid and it was left to Mike Furze to hurry the score along in the final third of the innings. John batted on valiantly in to the 41st over before his legs gave out, along with everything else, and he retired tired (hurt) after contributing 81 priceless runs. Karl Martin and Mike pushed home the advantage with 69 coming off the last 10 overs and an unlikely, at one point, 183 for 5 being posted, Mike 48 n.o. and Karl 23 n.o.
Tadcasters response was always up with the rate but a steady stream of wickets made sure they were never going to get close. Warhorse Martin Pears finished with a very creditable 4 -14 of 5.3 overs, Martyn Ferguson with 3 – 24 off 9 and a mention for James Wilson with an impressive debut, 1 for 23 off 6 and a fine catch to boot. Well done James. Tadcasters response ending at 118 a.o and 30 welcome points for the seconds who rise to eighth place but only 26 points covering third to eighth there is plenty to play for.
The firsts failed to defend a decent total against Goole Town. Making 194-6 first up, 102 n.o. from Jacob Green and support from Tom Atkinson with 35 was not enough as they were unable to contain Goole who looked comfortable at 196-5 with a couple of overs to spare. Percy drop into a relegation spot 21 points adrift of third bottom Malton.
Please see attached programme for this years Festival Weekend events
BPCC were delighted to formally open the new pavilion extension this afternoon, welcoming former Yorkshire, England and Manchester United player Arnie Sidebottom to the club to do the honours.
About 150 players, members, junior members and families attended making for a wonderful occasion on a lovely sunlit evening.
The opening was the culmination of a vast amount of hard work and club President Henry Houseman was able to publicly thank a number of individuals whose tireless efforts have brought about the extension. Also thanked were Sport England for their generous grant, the ECB for their support and also the Tadcaster Communities Engagement Forum and Bolton Percy and Appleton Roebuck Parish Councils.
Grateful thanks were also given to those who had generously contributed to the Buy a Brick scheme and also to those yet to donate!!
The club now benefits from a much enlarged tea room, bar and fully equipped kitchen together with decent toilet facilities, a third changing room and much improved showering and changing facilities.
An enormous thank you to all those involved.
BPCC firsts picked up very welcome 27 points at Folkton. A solid batting display, Joe White 43, Tom Atkinson 33, Tom Malloch and Danny White both 25 saw them through to 207-8 off 48 overs. Sometimes on a very flat wicket at Folkton this would be sub par but the team defended well and almost squeezed a win with Folkton being 186 – 9 at the close with Jacob Green the pick with 3-25.
The second eleven, after the debacle last week, fielded several players making their seasons debut and a decent team was put on the field. This showed as Percy elected to field and a blistering start from stand in captain Jon Anderson saw visitors TABS slump to 29-5 at one point. Stout resistance from their captain, R.Williams with 58 and Billy Foulkes with 42 saw them through to 155 all out off 44 overs. Jon finishing with a superb 11/5/15/5 return ably supported by James Rossington with 2 for 13 off 9.
Percy’s response got off to the usual poor start and sometimes this year 155 would have been a stern target however Martin Pears on season debut made an excellent 44 and was supported brilliantly by Andy Ferguson with 36 and Giles Anderson, also playing his first game, a classy and important knock of 38 only getting out when the scores were tied. The fielding was tidy and efficient with Charlie Gregory outstanding and plenty of energy from Duncan Robertson, James Tucker and Andy Ferguson. Six wickets down when Karl Martin hit the winning runs and 30 points bagged.
This was a splendid game of cricket played in a good spirit on a beautiful day and the ground really looked impressive and the new extension receiving plenty of plaudits.
Percy remain 8th but with only 26 points covering teams from 4th to 9th there is much still to play for this year. Lets hope we an turn some consistently competitive teams out and enjoy a real push for both Elevens for the second half of the season.
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