Richmondshire round off the season with two more trophies.

Richmondshire 3rds.

The final weekend’s fixtures saw the 2nds play Darlington 2nds in the Second Team shield play off, a trophy which normally goes to the leading 2nd team in the First Division.

This year, Richmondshire being the only 2nd team in the division it was played against the leading 2nd team in the Second Division.

Darlington finished the season in second place to gain promotion and therefore will be replacing Richmondshire as the sole second team in the division.

Playing in cold drizzly conditions all the batsmen struggled. Batting first Darlington managed to scrape 103 runs, being bowled out in 34.2 overs. Shaun Charlton took six for 33 and there was a wicket each for Max and Alex Percival and Tom Stockton.

Richmondshire then slumped to 20 for seven before a stand between the oldest and youngest members of the side put on 84 to win the game. Fifteen-year-old Max Percival scoring 47 and Jamie Stead 38.

Having secured their safety from relegation last week the 4th team visited Great Ayton 2nds in a more relaxed mood. Having chosen to bat they were all out for 92 with John Clark top scorer with 41.Great Ayton then scored 92 for 4, taking 25 points to Richmondshire’s four. This left Richmondshire five points clear of relegation.

Batting first the 5th team made 141 for nine in their 40 overs, thirteen-year-old Will Fudali top scoring with 43. Raby Castle 2nds reached the winning total of 142 for seven with just one ball to spare. Richmondshire finished the season in a very respectable sixth place.

The 3rds went into Sunday’s game against Yarm needing six points to claim the Sunday Premier League title. After putting in Yarm to bat they dismissed them for 66 in 34.3 overs.

In a strong all round bowling performance Jake Percival took three for nine, brother Max one for nine, Jack Platt one for 21, James Cox two for 15 and Raam Raj one for three.

Jow White then made 43 not out and Isaac Bottomley 10 not out as Richmondshire made 67 for 2 to win by eight wickets. 20 points putting 15 points clear of second place Wolviston.

As has been regularly the case the side contained eight juniors, ably lead by captain John Clark they are a credit to the club’s youth development.