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Yorkshire Academy defeat Scarborough

— 17 June 2014

After winning the toss and electing electing to bat the Academy openers made full use of the decision. In the first 17 overs 81 runs were added.


Eliot Callis and Will Rhodes were relatively untroubled by the Scarborough pace bowlers. It was a fine running, one handed catch at mid-off by the Scarborough overseas professional Carl Joyce which sent Callis back to the pavilion. Rhodes played a patient innings and shared a stand of 65 with Mosun Hussain. Hussain was caught behind when the score was 146-2 after 33 overs. The score hadn’t moved on when Rhodes hit across the line and was a Sam Carver victim. This fall of wickets brought together Ryan Gibson and Jordan Thompson who took the score on to 208-4 sharing a stand of 64.

Matthew Weston’s medium pace assisted by a Theo Smith saw Ryan Gibson depart. Barney Gibson and Jordan Thompson quickened the scoring rate but a misunderstanding in calling saw Sam Carver run out Barney Gibson. A quick 17 in nine balls by Matt Waite enabled the Academy to reach 260 for 5 in their allotted 55 overs.

Jordan Thompson being unbeaten on 54 in 54 balls.

When taking the field a good start is always useful and a catch at mid-wicket off the first ball of the Scarborough innings saw free scoring opener and Captain Andrew Simpson back in the pavilion. A poor shot was caught at mid-wicket by James Brown off the bowling of Matt Waite.

Carl Joyce and Darren Harland put on 83 for the second wicket. Harland was caught at deep mid-on by Mosun Hussian off the bowling of James Brown.

Twenty four runs were added by Chris Grey and Carl Joyce but Joyce charged down the wicket to spinner Karl Carver and was clean bowled. Thirty seven overs had been bowled and with only 107 on the board Scarborough were behind the required scoring rate. Theo Smith was caught by a superb one handed diving catch by Hussain at point and the last six batsmen to fall only reached single figures. Excellent spin bowling by left arm spinner Karl Carver saw him claim 5 wickets for 37 runs. Whilst Jared Warner yorked the last 2 Scarborough batsmen Anthony Hunter and Matthew Watson. Chris Grey the Scarborough no. 4 batsmen was unbeaten on 56 – a fine innings but unfortunately he ran out of partners. Thus the Academy had an outright win gaining 8 points, Scarborough whose batting weaknesses were exposed failed to gain a point.

H.D. Galley