Rosso retired tired as Pears quads Tad in derby win
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.