MATCH REPORT: YCC vs Myerscough
On the 30th May, Old Trafford based Myerscough College travelled over the Pennines to take on the Yorkshire Cricket College at New Rover CC in our very own ‘Battle of the Roses’.
As heavy showers fell throughout the morning, the prospect of play starting at 12pm looked doubtful. However, with the wicket covered and an outfield that soaked up anything that fell, YCC walked out to bat after winning the toss at 12.15pm for a 50 over-a-side encounter.
On a good wicket and fast outfield, YCC looked for a fast start. However, Harry was clean bowled by a good delivery, hitting the top of off stump. Batting at number 3, Harrison joined Boeta at the crease and hit the ground running, scoring at will on both sides of the wicket including a clip off his legs for 6.
As the partnership reached 50, YCC were progressing confidently. However, the dismissal of Boeta sparked a mini collapse, losing 3 wickets for just 14 runs including Harrison and Josh M. At 65 for 4 it was time to rebuild, a role that Kieran, playing in his first match of the season looked happy to do alongside Will P and then Josh W. The Myerscough spinners though were keeping it tight and boundaries were proving hard to come by.
Frustrated, and looking to go over the top, Will P and Josh W both fell to lofted drives. So too did Kieran, however his 42 was the innings top score. At 135 for 7, Myerscough looked to wrap the innings up and managed to do so, dismissing Matty in the 41st over; YCC finishing on 158.
In reply, Jonny and James both bowled with aggression and intent. The Myerscough openers looked uncomfortable against genuine pace but were unable to make the breakthrough.
The breakthrough came through James in the 13th over with the score on 66 giving the lads renewed belief and energy in the field increased dramatically. 4 overs later, James picked up the other opener and Harrison, finally got reward for some superb leg spin bowling by picking up number 3 Heaton, leaving the score at 84 for 3.
As the innings progressed, the fast outfield and some loose fielding allowed the Myerscough batsmen to accelerate the run rate towards the 159 target. Despite 2 more victims for Harrison and 1 for Matty, victory was achieved in the 33rd over.
“This is a fantastic fixture and one that we hope will continue for years to come. The confidence and team spirit amongst the lads despite the loss demonstrates what a strong group they are and how much they are enjoying their cricket”- Nick Robinson, Education and Participation Manager
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