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York U13 B’s v Bolton Percy Sun 20th May – Match report

York U13 B’s v Bolton Percy Sun 20th May

York U.13 B beat Bolton Percy by 29 runs.

On a bright and sunny morning York B hosted BP and batted first totalling 128-2 from 20 overs. York’s innings was held together by Noah Watson who retired on 30* and was ably supported by Ben Cressey with 11, Danny Pye with 23, and not out batsmen Edward Barton on 14* and Freddie Iles on 27*. All credit to the Bolton Percy team as they never gave up trying in the field.

Bolton Percy made a valiant attempt to chase down the total and ended on 99-6. Danny Pye again led the York team well and gave all 10 outfielders a bowl with wickets being shared by Billy Urwin, Bertie Schofield, Danny Pye and Freddie Iles. The other two wickets being well executed run outs.

Y&DJCA President’s Cup U15 –SHB v York Fri 18th May

Y&DJCA President’s Cup U15 –SHB v York Fri 18th May

York visited SHB on a pleasant sunny evening and batting first made a very healthy 169-3 from 20 overs. Harvey Gration scored his third 50 of the season and was ably supported by Elliot Watson with 33, Toby Search 10, Elias Smith with 24, and not out batsmen Flynn Southgate with 31 and Tom Matthews with 3. Credit to a young SHB team. They never gave up in the field.

York restricted SHB to 59-8 in their innings with Harvey Gration taking 3 for 9 from 4. Other wicket takers being Elias Smith with 1, Corby Doeg with 1, Alex Try-Banton with 1 and Dan Raubitschek also with 1.

Thanks to SHB for hosting the match and providing an excellent wicket.

York are at home to Yapham in the next round of Presidents cup and they also visit Middlesbrough on Tuesday 22nd in the ECB cup.

York U13B’s v Pocklington – Match Report

York U13B’s v Pocklington Sun 13th May

York B’s visited Pocklington with a number of players unavailable due to exam studies and were invited to bat. York made a respectable 90-5 from their 20 with Jamie Talago holding the innings together with a good 30*, ably supported by Josh Ellis with 13, Ralf Schofield with 8, Lucas Oxley 6 and Aiden Doeg with 11. Special mention to both Aiden Doeg and Billy Urwin who ran at every opportunity in the last over resulting in a number of overthrows- the last over bringing 15 additional runs. Credit to a young Pocklington side for bowling 9 players.

York were gifted a run out in the first over –well executed by both Jamie Talago and Ben Cressey but Pocklington had started at rate of knots and were 37-1 after 6 and York struggling. The introduction of both Aiden Doeg and Edward Barton soon altered the course of the match with 3 quick wickets and Pocklington also lost momentum when their opener had to retire after making a rapid 31* with 6 fours –York keeping a close fielding ring and not covering the short boundary!.

The younger Pocklington batters then struggled to score runs against the York bowlers and ended on 69-6 from 20. York gave all outfielders a bowl and good encouragement was offered at all times by Captain Danny Pye from behind the stumps. Wickets takers were Aiden Doeg with 2, Lucas Oxley with 1 and Edward Barton with 1. York also had 2 good run outs.

Finally thanks to Pocklington for getting the ground playable, following the downpour on Saturday night.

York U15 A’s v Malton – Match Report

York U15 A’s v Malton. Mon 14th May

York hosted Malton and batting first made 127-0 from 20 overs with Harvey Gration making his 2nd 50 of the season with 52* and his fellow opener 1st year U15 Frazer Fennell making 50*-forsaking keeping duties to bat. Elliot Watson with 9* and Flynn Southgate 8* saw the inning through. A good solid display against some wayward bowling at times but again York missed many singles and two’s – an aspect all batters need to work on moving forward. Credit to the Malton side who never gave up trying whilst in the field.

Malton struggled against the York opening attack of Flynn Southgate with 1 for 1 off 3 and Ben Barnett 2 for 2 off 2, never recovering. Other wicket takers being Alex Wood with 1, Hugo Nixon 2, Tom Matthews 1, Alex Try-Banton 1 and Dan Raubitschek 2. Malton eventually bowled out for 44 in the 20th over. The pleasing aspect was that of the 10 wickets to fall 7 were clean bowled.

Moving forward the players need to be more proactive and re-set goals and targets in the field to focus on in a game situation.

Harrogate Vs York – Match Report

Jonathan Tattersall made a memorable return to St George’s Road producing a superb all-round performance for York as they maintained their winning start to the season making it three from three, matching the start which led to last season’s title success.
Daniel Woods’ side had lost three of their four meetings in the competition against Harrogate and had yet to win a Premier League North match at the home of the 2016 champions, but previous results and their opponents indifferent start to the season meant the visitors arrived in confident mood.
The match followed the familiar pattern of recent weeks with Jonathan Tattersall and Duncan Snell getting the innings off to a positive start. Partnerships of 139 and 124 in the previous two games demonstrated the potency of York’s opening pair and this was again underlined as they set about the hosts’ attack. Tattersall was dropped on 16 but that apart the duo looked untroubled and shortly after Snell had driven opposition skipper George Ross down the ground to register a half-century the total passed 100, and the openers became the first to record three consecutive century partnerships in the competition. The diminutive Tattersall clearly enjoying facing his former team-mates brought up his second half-century of the campaign off 73 balls as the partnership approached 150 at a scoring rate in excess of five an over. Snell already with a century to his name against Sessay the previous week made it two in a row bringing up three figures with a straight six off Harry Stothard the seventh bowler called upon by the ‘Gate skipper. The boundary also brought up the 200 and with more than a dozen overs remaining the batting side had their sights set on a formidable total. The return of Tom Geeson-Brown from the pavilion end somewhat curtailed things for the York as he picked up the wickets of Snell, caught at mid-wicket for 112, and Tattersall in similar fashion for 88 in the space of three overs. The tall seamer added two further wickets, including that of Oliver Batchelor who made 40 off 32 before being caught out on the deep mid-wicket boundary, and finished with figures of 4-73. Five wickets were lost in total during a frenetic final six overs as York tried to maximise their advantage reaching 293-7 by the close.
Oliver Leedham made the most of his first top-flight opportunity of the season striking twice in his opening four overs, the first the key wicket of George Ross caught by Tattersall at point for nought, which was followed by a good low catch at slip by Woods to dismiss Will Bates. Those came either side of overseas signing Alex Rose’s first wicket for the club. Jack Potticary made 97 the previous week against Yorkshire Academy but the Australian found his outside edge and Oliver Batchelor, deputising for the injured Tom Brooks behind the stumps made no mistake. From 25 for 3 the hosts faced an uphill struggle and whilst a partnership of 33, the highest of the innings, between Edward Wilson and Harry Stothard offered some hope the introduction of Tattersall proved decisive. Wickets in three of the leg-spinners first five overs reduced the home side to 84-6. Corrie Keeble top scored with 27 but he went tamely lbw prodding forward to a ball from Daniel Woods as the spinners took charge. The York skipper finished with two for six from five overs, his second sandwiched between a brace from Tattersall who wrapped up the innings the final wicket falling with the score on 131, and ended up with figures of 5-50 from 11 overs.

YCA Vs York CC – Match Report

York began the defence of their Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North crown with victory over Yorkshire Academy at Weetwood. The postponement of the previous weekend’s fixtures due to the lack of preparation afforded clubs by a prolonged spell of wet weather meant the champions started the campaign at the home of one of their biggest rivals, but whereas recent matches between the sides have almost always been closely contested this latest encounter proved to be something of a one sided affair the visitors securing a comfortable victory.
The start of the match was delayed by an hour to allow further drying time for a damp outfield and when play began it was York who had to contend with the conditions, Ben Birkhead having won the toss and opted to bat first. The Academy captain, leading a largely new look side, opened the innings with James Wharton and the pair were only occasionally troubled by the new ball. It took the introduction to the attack of Birkhead’s opposite number, Daniel Woods, to make the breakthrough. Wharton had made 19 in an opening stand worth 50 when the ball ballooned up to Tom Spearman at extra cover off an attempted sweep, the York captain trapped Birkhead (29) lbw in his next over and had a hand in the third wicket to fall taking the catch when Bilal Anjum edged Charlie Elliot to slip. In the space of ten chaotic minutes the home side had gone from being in control to 53-3. A period of consolidation either side of the mid-innings drinks break was then followed by a spell of domination from the hosts as Tom Loten and George Hill provided the second real test of the fielding sides resolve with a stand of 109 from 24 overs. Hill, having made a half-century off 65 balls, had reached 60 when an attempt to hit spinner Jonathan Tattersall for six over long-on fell short and into the hands of Findlay Bean just inside the rope. Tom Spearman picked up the wicket of Loten as the batsman appeared to be caught in two minds the ball seemingly flicking up of the shoulder of the bat presenting ‘keeper Tom Brooks with a straight forward catch. That wicket fell at the start of the 46th over and marked the start of a collapse which saw the next five batsmen dismissed for the addition of only 24 runs. Spearman picked up his second wicket thanks to an outstanding catch by Bean who took the chance above his head back-pedalling at long on. Woods finished as the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-50 from 13 overs, but poor running and even worse communication resulted in run-outs off the final two balls of the innings handing York the opportunity of maximum points should they successfully chase down a target of 199.
Light rain delayed the start of the York innings and by the time openers Jonathan Tattersall and Duncan Snell made their way out to the middle the target had been reduced to 184 from 42 overs. Tattesall, making his debut having joined from Harrogate in the off season, was soon into his stride striking back to back boundaries off Matthew Taylor in the bowlers first over. The diminutive right-hander dominating the scoring in the early stages as both he and Snell, the competitions leading run-scorer in each of its first two seasons, put the fielding side under pressure with aggressive running between the wickets. Tattersall was first to reach fifty doing so off 56 balls which included seven fours, as 90 runs came from the opening 16 overs. The scoring rate achieved by the pair meant York were always well ahead of the required rate, which became significant as conditions overhead become increasingly threatening and the light began to fade. Snell with seven fours and a six took 63 balls to reach his half-century and it looked likely that the opening duo would remain unbeaten until Ed Barnes breached the defence of Tattersall bowling him for 68 with the total on 139 in the 26th over. It turned out to be the final action of any note as only four further overs were possible before the umpires brought the contest to a close adjudging the light unfit to continue. Snell finished unbeaten on 61 as the visitors recorded a nine wicket victory and in doing so sent out a strong message to their would-be title challengers.


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