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Academy: Yorkshire record emphatic victory against Hull

— 19 July 2015

Hull won the toss and elected to bat at Weetwood on Saturday in the Solly Sports Yorkshire Premier League clash but that was the only bright spot for them as they lost by 10 wickets with 53.3 overs remaining in the match.


The wickets were shared around with Jared Warner (3/15) and James Logan (3/24) leading the way. Mustapha Rafique had 2/10 and Matthew Waite , fresh from his 1st XI debut in the T20 at Wantage Road against Northamptonshire the previous evening, had 1/32.

The final wicket fell to a smart bit of fielding by Eliot Callis as his direct hit ran out Scattergood who rather dawdled over what would have been his second run and paid the price.
Hull never really got to grips with their task of building a defendable total and only Philips (25) and Alam (24) spent any meaningful time in the middle. They had progressed to 104/4 with 20.5 overs left but their lower order batsmen came and went with remarkable regularity as the innings ended on just 113.

This early finish enabled all to take a slightly extended lunch-break and gave Callis and Ainsley, the Academy openers, plenty of time to plan their response. The certainly used the time well as both remained unbeaten when victory was claimed with 37.2 overs of the 55 unused.

Eliot Callis finished on 53 from 56 deliveries (nine boundaries) and Ben Ainsley 51 from 50 with eight boundaries. The win gained the Academy the full eight points and fifth place in the table.

Howard Clayton