7:10am Saturday 28th July 2012
York Cricket Club juniors sealed three successive Hirepoint Plant & Tool Hire under-15 League and President’s Cup doubles when defeating Acomb in a one-sided play-off final at Heworth .
Winning the toss, York elected to bat and lost two wickets in the third over to Ollie Fryer. When Andrew Brewster was run out in the ninth over York were 24-33.
A partnership of 59 steadied the ship as Toby Pratt smashed the ball to all parts.
In scoring 55 and retiring, he hit five fours and as many sixes. Skipper Hugo Adams carried on in the same vein hitting two sixes and five fours in his 53 retired, while 21 by Stuart Tolley saw the total advance to a formidable 156.
Acomb put on 13 for the first wicket before Aidan Burton, their leading batsman, was bowled by Brewster.
Zac Ransome and 13-year-old county prospect Ted Patmore bowled six overs of spin which yielded two wickets and only 11 runs.
Reduced to 28-6, Acomb had no way back as Joe Taylor and Tolley mopped up the tail.
The umpires were Andrew Thomassen and Dennis Lawson of the York and District Umpires Association and the trophy was presented by Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the York & District Junior Cricket Association.
A week earlier York won the President’s Cup, defeating Londesborough Park by nine wickets.
Put in to bat Park were skittled for 67, Brewster took 3-2, assisted by Taylor and some excellent catching and fielding.
Pratt and Adams set about the task in fine style scoring 62 in ten overs. Pratt, the only casualty, made 29, while Adams was unbeaten on 26.
Manager Derek Lancaster praised their commitment and team spirit.
Meanwhile, there were some fine performances in the final rounds of Hirepoint Plant & Tool Hire U15 League games.
Acomb’s Fryer and Burton both hit 50 not out and Dom Everard took 3-5 in their win over Dringhouses .
David Bird made 48 not out for Yapham but it was not enough to secure the points as Andrew Seager of Bishopthorpe hit 46 to see his side home.
Alex Varlow’s figures of 6-9 against Pocklington included a hat-trick, with his colleague James Baker hitting 40 to ensure the points for Londesborough Park.
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