Rain ruins Richmondshire first team fixtures while U19s win final

Richmondshire U19s.

Richmondshire 1sts had three fixtures in three days ruined by rain. They did manage some play on Friday evening when they travelled to Great Ayton to make a second attempt to play the Premier Hundred game.

Batting first Richmondshire made 135 for 7 after twenty overs, Gary Pratt 58, Sam Wood 32. Great Ayton were 52 for 2 after five overs when the game was abandoned due to thunder and lightning. Another attempt to complete the fixture will be made on Tuesday.

This was the 1sts only action of the weekend , other than sitting around waiting in vain for the rain to relent. Saturday’s game against Middlesbrough 1sts was called off mid-afternoon, while frustratingly better weather on Teesside allowed some play for rivals Marton.

Marton were on 62 for 4 in reply to Stokesley’s 167 when the rain came, earning them twelve points to Richmondshire’s six. This means Richmondshire stay top of the table but with their lead cut to five points.

Ormskirk arrived in Richmondshire to find the covers on and heavy raining falling earlier than forecast. Despite every effort been made to find a long enough window in the rain to complete at least a ten over game the rain never relented.

The fixture has now been re-arranged for Sunday 25th August 1pm.

The 2nds were more fortunate as they were playing in the relatively rain free Teesside against Middlesbrough 2nds. James Jelly took 6 for 52 as Middlesbrough were bowled out for 173.

With rain threatening Richmondshire lost little time in knocking off the runs in twenty five overs. George Spink (35), Josh Cartledge (72) and Darren Van Der Vyver (43 not out) being the main contributors to the 176 for 3.

The 4ths and 5ths games were called off before any of the teams needed to travel.

Two other games were successfully completed on Friday evening. The Under 19 team won the Durham Vitality U19 T20 NYSD Final against Marton by 22 runs.

This qualifies them to play the winners of the Durham Section under floodlights at The Riverside, Chester-Le-Street in September.

The Titans Richmondshire’s Under 40 team defeated Normanby Hall by five runs. Dion Wood scoring thirty four in the total of 132 for 5. Clive Layfield then took 5 for 17 to seal a narrow victory.