Josh Shaw, above, had quick success as opening bowler – and then came in undefeated on 78 as Yorkshire Academy salvaged one point from their 75-run defeat by Driffield at Weetwood yesterday in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
Driffield, who lost the toss and batted first, ran up 276-7 in their 55 overs, and the Academy finished on 201-7. The incomplete win confines Driffield to six points.
Shaw found early life in the green wicket, bowling Clarkson with only two on the board. Overseas player Abid Ali retired hurt nine runs later when Shaw bruised his knuckle, but further inroads did not come the Academy’s way. Ben Kohler-Cadmore and Sam Drury built a fine partnership of 144, and it took seventh bowler Jordan Thompson to trap Kohler-Cadmore in front after taking some punishment from both batsmen.
Cousin George Drury enjoyed a fine stand with Sam that was worth 45 runs. Sam reached an excellent 104, including 15 fours and three sixes, but at 197 leg-spinner Jonathan Tattersall removed him with a fine caught-and-bowled low down. Abid Ali returned to the crease, but five runs later Tattersall bowled him.
With 202 on the board and 15 overs remaining Driffield seemed set for a big score, but Tattersall and left-arm spinner Carver slowed the scoring rate. Danny Broumpton was caught three balls later by Academy skipper AlexLees at slip off Carver, and when Nick Hardgrave tried to force the pace he was caught at long-off by Matthew Fisher, again off Carver.
Further success came for Tattersall – who had wicket-keeper Goddard caught in front of the pavilion by Thompson – but with the Academy two batsmen light the question at tea was whether they could pass this challenging 276.
Lees and Tattersall advanced to 36, but then George Drury had Tattersall caught behind by Goddard. Four runs later the valuable wicket of Lees was lost in a running mix-up, and wicket-keeper Barney Gibson was lbw to off-spinner Brent without addition. The Academy were struggling at 40-3. Mosun Hussain was another Goddard victim at 56, and Thompson was lbw to Brent at 73. The target was looking a bit too large.
Shaw and fellow all-rounder Fisher put together an excellent stand of 95. Both batsmen ran well, and the partners took control, but at 168 the running went wrong, and Sam Drury sent back Fisher. Shaw remained. Twelve runs were added, but then came the THIRD run-out. Lewis Stabler sacrificed himself for Shaw, but the major damage had been done.
Shaw remained undefeated with 78 excellent runs: he started the day well, and he finished it well…but he needed a little more support.
It was the season’s first defeat for Yorkshire Academy, a deserved win for Driffield…but those run-outs!!!
Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI v Driffield Town CC 1st XI
Saturday, May 11 2013 (12:00) at Weetwood, Leeds
Driffield Town CC 1st XI Won By 75 runs
Points: Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI: 0 Driffield Town CC 1st XI: 0
Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI won toss and decided to field