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The weather played havoc with this weekend’s fixtures but the 1st team avoided the worst of the rain at Marton to get a convincing win.
Marton won the toss and chose to bat but were all out for 122 in 48 overs with Sam Wood, Sam Winter, Alston Bobb and Craig Marshall taking two wickets each.
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In reply Richmondshire lost opener Andy Fleming early for 2 but then Gary Platt (48 not out) and Mike Layfield (71 not out) saw Richmond home in 27.3 overs.
This gives Richmond another 20 points as the gradually move up the table, they are now just 20 behind joint leaders Stokesley and Great Ayton, who also managed to complete their games.
Other Richmond teams were not so fortunate on Saturday with the weather and had their games cut short part way through the first innings.
A drier Sunday allowed the 3rds to play at Stokesley and thanks to an outstanding bowling performance from two of Richmond’s most promising juniors recorded an 81 run victory. Stokesley won the toss and put Richmond in, no batsmen manged to get in for a big score but 21 each from Andy Kelly and Michael Platt ensured a respectable 147 all out. This proved too much for Stokesley who couldn’t cope with the spin of young James Kelly (5 for 19), ably supported by Harveyt Websdale (4 for 16). This 25 point victory keeping Richmondshire top of the table.
The 1st and 2nd teams cup games on Monday both fell victim to the weather, as did the meet cycle grass track racing at Hurgill Road.
This Thursday the 1st team have a Macmillan Cup quarter final at home against Darlington starting 6pm. With a fine evening promised this should attract a good crowd.
In Junior matches on Sunday the U11 team beat Darlington R.A. to remain undefeated.
Coach Darren Syddall reports:
Richmondshire 330 net v Darlington RA 203 net Richmondshire win by 127 runs Richmondshire won the toss and elected to bat.
A good solid batting innings with all contributing Alex Nimmo getting 18, Owen Weatherill 11, Finlay Clarke 13, Jake Percival 9 and Freddie Hendrix 8
Some great bowling figures
Finlay Clarke 3 Overs for 4 Runs Including 2 Wicket Maidens for 4 Wickets
also Maidens overs for Owen Weatherill, Seth Wilkinson, Alex Nimmo, Maisie Forbes, James Coyle, William Shaefer
Also on Sunday the U13 Hambleton League side lost away to a strong North Stainley side.
The U9s continued undefeated in a tight game against Masham.
On a beautiful Wednesday evening, our Under 9s team played their third league game of the season, wanting to maintain their unbeaten start to the season against a competitive Masham side.
Richmondshire lost the toss and were put into bat. Our second batting pair of Isaac Bottomley and Raam Raj (9 and 10 runs respectively) moved the score on well as did our final pair of Max Percival and debutant Jack Platt (12 and 7 runs respectively). The innings closed, after a generous number of extras, on a net score of 276.
Richmondshire took the field knowing that their fielding performance needed to be intelligent and lively to take the points. Fortunately, it met the mark. The boys communicated well, led by the captain of the night, Bottomley, who marshalled the troops like a chess grand master. 8 wickets were taken during the 16 overs, 1 run out through razor sharp fielding. The other 7 spread across the bowling figures equally. The most miserly of which came from Raam Raj (2 overs, 1 for 6); debutant Tom Bromirskyj (2 overs, 1 for 8) and Eddie Player (2 overs, 1 for 12).
A special mention should also go to Henry Wright who was the third debutant in the team. He contributed well with both bat and ball. Masham finished 20 runs short of our total on 256 net, despite an excellent final pair partnership of 30 runs from the last for overs Richmondshire (296 for 4 – 276 net) beat Masham (296 for 8 – 256 net)
On Monday night Seaton Carew concede their fixture against Richmond U13s who continue to top the table.