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Report: YORKSHIRE ACADEMY v SHERRIFF HUTTON BRIDGE

— 19 June 2017

Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North
Saturday 17 June 2017

On a lovely warm day visitors Sherriff Hutton Bridge won the toss and elected to bat first.

The visitors lost both openers who were caught by wicket keeper Jonathan Read off the bowling of Matthew Taylor in the 10th over. The third wicket fell at 41, before a 28 run stand for the 4th wicket between Karl Carver and captain Russell Robinson. A further partnership of 36 between the wicketkeeper Ben Gill and Robinson before Gill was out with the scorer on 105. Robinson remained unbeaten on 49 from 112 balls with 4 fours and a six.

Just failing to reach his half century going for the second run from the last ball of the innings with the other batsman run out. The final score of 163 for 8 from 50 overs.

The wickets were shared between Matthew Fisher 1 for 37 from 12 overs, Matthew Taylor 2 for 13 from 5 overs, Eddie Barnes 1 for 13 from 4 overs, Jack Shutt 2 for 33 from 13 overs and Yaasar Imtiaz 1 for 24 from 4 overs. The other wicket was run out.

Academy openers Matthew Fisher and Ben Birkhead put on 22 before Fisher was bowled for 16. Birkhead followed in the next over. The next three wickets fell quickly with the Academy struggling on 62 for 5 in the 20th over. Captain Jordan Thompson and wicket keeper Jonathan Read but together a 34 run stand for the 6th wicket before Thompson was out for 33 with the total on 96 in the 38th wicket. Some further resistance came with a stand of 40 for the 7th wicket between Read and Eddie Barnes before Read was run out for 29 with the total on 136 for 7 with 3 overs remaining and 28 runs to win.

11 runs came off the 48th over and another 11 off the penultimate over which meant that 6 were needed off the last over with three wickets standing. The game took a further twist as Barnes was run out off the second ball of the over for 29 with six still needed. A run came from the third ball meaning 5 to win from 3 balls. The visiting bowler Freddie Collins held his nerve and dismissed the last two batsmen from the next two balls as Sherriff Hutton Bridge won by 4 runs to claim an outright victory.

The wickets were shared by Freddie Collins with 4 for 44 from 12.5 overs, Mark Fisher 2 for 38 from 13 overs and Russell Robinson 2 for 42 for 11 overs.

Andrew Hinchliffe

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