York were the visitors to Weetwood on Monday on a warm sunny Bank Holiday.

The visitors won the toss and unsurprisingly elected to bat with the openers putting on 32 before Simon Lambert was dismissed.

Former Academy player Finlay Bean followed in the next over.

Captain Ryan McKendry joined Duncan Snell and the pair shared a partnership of 88 before Snell fell for 60 from 102 balls with 4 fours as the third wicket went at 123 in the 32nd over. The total soon became 139 for 5. McKendry retired hurt for 58 from 72 balls and 3 fours with the score on 142 in the 42nd over. Tom Brooks and Oliver Leedham put on 57 for the sixth wicket before Brooks was out for 36 in the last over. Leedham was 34 not out as the visitors finished their 50 overs on 217 for 6 wickets.
The wicket takers were Ed Booth 3 for 30 from 13 overs with 2 maidens, Ben Cliff 2 for 55 and Saturday’s hero Harry Sullivan 1 for 40.

In the reply the Academy got off to a steady start before Yash Vagadia went for 21 with the total on 41. The other opening batsman Matthew Weston scored 25 before he became the second victim for Tom Forsdike as the score progressed to 61 in the 15th over. Captain Will Luxton and James Wharton shared an excellent 3rd wicket stand of 135 from 159 balls before Wharton was caught for 59 from 75 balls with 3 fours. Luxton was trapped lbw two balls later for an excellent 75 from 93 balls with 8 fours. When the fifth wicket fell at 200 the Academy had lost three vital wickets for only 4 runs in the space of 10 balls.
Daniel Ford and James Mukerjee held their nerve as the home reached the target and ended on 219 for 5 with 22 balls remaining.

Tom Forsdike with 4 for 54 from 12.2 overs and Simon Lambert 1 for 39 from 13 overs took the wickets for York.

It was another encouraging performance by the young Academy players as the ten point outright win took them to fifth place in the Yorkshire League North table with 7 matches played.

Points: Yorkshire Academy 10 York 0.

The Yorkshire Academy are again at home on Saturday to Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

Andrew Hinchliffe – Yorkshire Academy scorer

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