Week 8 Round Up: Every Rain Cloud Has A Silver Lining As Skipper Scores Century

With more bad weather over the course of the week, it left everybody at SHBCC wondering if summer was ever going to start!

Junior Cricket

The U15s kicked off the week away at Woodhouse Grange, but unfortunately were unable to get a result from the game.
The U11s were next up against Clifton Alliance but rain saw the game abandoned before a ball was even bowled.
Wednesday was due to see the Pilmoor lads try and keep up their unbeaten record for the season but unfortunately, you guessed it, the rain ensured there was no play! The lads are still unbeaten going into next week’s tie with Sessay.
Friday saw the U11s welcome Acomb. Bowling first SHBCC restricted Acomb to 250 net score, with some excellent bowling and fielding. However, in reply, we could only make 210 net score. Coach Usman is still extremely proud of the kids and everything they’ve achieved so far this season!

Senior Cricket

As the weekend approached with the hope of a fine few days of cricket, the 2s travelled to current National Village champs Folkton and Flixton 1s, whilst the 1s played host to Castleford 1s.
The 2s visited Folkton and Flixton, losing the toss on a wicket which had taken a lot of water through the week, they were put into bat. Struggling for long periods of the first innings, only Harry Sutcliffe (38) really dug in and got a decent score on the board. This meant that SHBCC were bowled out for 162. In reply, SHBCC were in with a slight chance when they had Folkton and Flixton 28-4, but a solid 5th wicket partnership ensured that opposition took to glory and they knocked off 6 down, despite the ever reliable Nadeem Shefta in the wickets with 3-41.

Photo Credit: Shaun Conway Photography

As for the 1s, they hosted Castleford 1s at Moor Farm. Batting first, SHBCC finished 247-7 from their 50 overs, after a superb hundred from skipper Adam Fisher (101). Karl Carver (37) and Matthew Fisher (35) also massively contributed. As the 2nd innings began, Freddie Collins removed the dangerous David Wainwright early to leave Castleford 5-1, but a decent 2nd wicket partnership saw them reach 70-1 after 25 overs, when you guessed it again, the rain struck – you couldn’t make it up! With no more play possible for the day, SHBCC ended up gaining a winning draw by 15 runs.

Photo Credit: Shaun Conway Photography

Sunday saw the 1s travel to Doncaster Town in the Viking Cup. With the sun finally shining and the coloured kit out of the cellar, the lads were raring to go and bowled first. After Russ Robinson’s spell of 0-17 through 8 and Karl Carvers 3-27, SHBCC were delighted to keep Doncaster to 136-6 in their 40 overs. Unfortunately for the lads, being 69-5 and 107-8 they never really took a hold of the 2nd innings and except from Dulash Udayanga’s 57 and Freddie Collins 13*, no one made double figures and SHBCC were bowled out from 130.
As another week passes for everyone at SHBCC with some good and some bad results, everyone is definitely hoping for some better weather in the coming week!