The seconds entertained New Earswick for the first time in many years at the oval.
After a full warm up attended by the majority of players, Captain Williams lost the toss as we set to the field.
With Ollie Riley opening the bowling we had added experience which soon produced the first wicket. A solid start despite some sloppy catching continued when Rowan Bentley snared the big wicket of Andrew James who looked set, with more luck he could have had two more during his spell.
Despite a lightening quick outfield the runs took some finding in the first 23 overs, however once drinks had been taken the score board ticked along quickly. Riley junior did just that in his second spell with two more wickets both clean bowled. His 12 overs going for just 30 runs.
Robert White fresh from a morning trial for Harrogate Town FC showed no ill effects, bowling on the whole with good line he grabbed three wickets- one brilliantly caught by Rowan Bentley at cover and another equally well caught at deep extra cover by Dale Gibson running full pelt to take. All the more impressive having previously taken a blow to an unfortunate area stopping a single.
Despite a couple of cameos at the end and another catch for Mark Knight to add to his collection New Earswick totalled 204/8.
After an excellent tea at the Pax, we took on the task of chasing down the target with the regular openers Mark Knight and Dale Gibson.
Watching the ball both players made sensible progress, Knight pushing the scoreboard on with Gibson pushing quick singles and finding the boundary at the same time. Knight the first to 50, another excellent partnership ended on 92 with Knight caught and bowled. Mark continues in good form, which he accredited to his hard work in the winter nets.
Riley joined Gibson at the crease and despite some fair bowling the score ticked along again. A couple of maximum strikes from Riley added to the total before Gibson bearing down on 50 was brilliantly caught one handed at gully. Another good knock.
Jim soon got to his first 50 of the season before being caught. Well done Jim.
Chris Binnie came and went, before Ollie Riley and Rob White took us over the line with some sensible shot selections.
30 points in the bag with a fairly straightforward win. Training continues on Tuesday evening at the oval.
Thanks to Emma for scoring, Phil for umpiring and Andrew Jones for preparing another good wicket.