Two more wins for Richmondshire

Richmondshire 1sts maintained their run of good form with two more wins.

On Thursday they played second division Maltby in the Collingwood 100.

In this competition teams from lower leagues receive a start, in this case 32 runs.

Batting first Richmondshire made 166 in their hundred balls with Bob Carr (61) and Mike Layfield (72) the main contributors.

Maltby could only add 30 to their 32 start, being all out for 62 in 10.1 overs. Leading wicket taker was Tom Brooks with four for eight.

Saturday’s league game was at home against Saltburn. After winning the toss Richmondshire chose to bat but lost Tom Dowson with only 13 on the board.

A stand of 141 between Bob Carr (80) and Mike Layfield (122) put them on the way to a big total. Mike then added a further 110 in a partnership with Gary Pratt (55) allowing Richmondshire to declare on 275 for 3 after 49 overs.

Saltburn lost their first wicket to Shaun Charlton on 28 but then started to look more comfortable until the spin of Shafiq (three for 44) and Tom Brooks (two for 31) started to befuddle the Saltburn batsmen. With Gary Pratt (three for six) clearing up the tail and the final batsmen failing to appear, Saltburn were all out for 125.

This gave Richmondshire 25 points and a total of 110. Middlesbrough and Stockton also took 25 points so Middlesbrough remain top with 118 points but having played one game more. Stockton are on 111 points, Barnard Castle who lost to Great Ayton are level with Richmondshire on 110.

The 2nd team travelled to Darlington R.A. 1st XI Put into bat RA made 256 for 9 with Harvey Websdale taking four for 58. Richmondshire made a poor start with both openers out with the score on 16. Captain Sam Winter made 31 and Richie Carruthers 43 but Richmondshire could only manage 181 for 8 after 50 overs. This gave them eight points to stay fourth in the league.

In Division 3 the 4th team had a home fixture against Bedale 1sts. Batting first an outstanding 90 not out from Bedale opener Sam Owen put Bedale on the road to a total of 186 for seven. Tom Stockton taking five for 37.

Despite 37 from Harrison Girot and 50 from Tom Stockton, Richmondshire had to be content with a draw at 147 for 6. Eight points keeping them mid table.

The 5ths travelled to neighbours Aldborough. After winning the toss and choosing to bat they were dismissed for 79, almost half the runs coming from 14 year old wicket keeper Isaac Bottomley.

On Sunday the 3rds had a home fixture against Seaton Carew 2nds. Seaton won the toss and chose to bat and on a placid wicket made 178 for 4.

Back after missing Saturday’s game in favour of the Carlisle sheep sales opener Jamie Stead (41) put on 87 with opening partner Finlay Clarke (32). 51 not out from Alex Percival and 26 not out from Andy Dade took Richmondshire to 182 for 3 after 32.4 overs.

The 1st team have two big cup games this week with a second round Macmillan cup game at home to old rivals Barnard Castle on Thursday 6pm. Then on Sunday at 1pm the second round of the Royal London Cup National Club Championship when Woodlands of the Bradford League are the visitors.