The seconds traveled to York with a number of changes to the team, including young Hugh Williams stepping in at the last minute.
Following a brief warm up for a few of the team we lost the toss and were put into bat.
With regulars Knight and Cole helping out the first team we needed to consolidate at the top of the order. With the opposition bowling tight line and length the first wicket fell when Riley edged one to slip. Ned joined Gibson at the crease and soon joined Riley in the hut. Despite a brief cameo from Steve Raine- bowled off a decent delivery, Gibson held the other end together.
Wickets continued to tumble when the usual run maker Rob Williams got another good ball to dismiss him caught behind. With Alex keen to keep the scoreboard ticking over he swung the bat for a quick 27 runs.
Dale Gibson went to 50 and continued to hold what was left of the innings intact, more wickets fell cheaply prior to the 45 over point with TABS finishing on 168:8. Gibson 74 not out the highlight. York bowled well on the whole so we needed to come out firing after tea.
The rain came after 7 overs with York on 28/0. It looked as though the weather would beat us, indeed, with what followed we could have done with a further downpour. York had too many guns, easily passing 100 without loss, again with the help of 27 extras- which is becoming an all too familiar occurrence.
Despite the bowlers best efforts it just wasn’t our day and within a short time York had reached their target for a comfy 9 wicket win.
Thanks to Matt for umpiring and Emma for scoring. We need to train on Tuesday evening and all arrive in good time to warm up on Saturday prior to the home game against New Earswick.