Carlton Towers 1st XI 383-7 Osbaldwick 1st XI 202-8
On a roasting hot day at the Fishpond Field captain Rob Holah won the toss and elected to bat. The spectators were then treated to a record opening stand for the club in Saturday league games of 283 between Henry Bayston, who was eventually dismissed for 158, and Tom Collins, whose 142 including 24 fours and two sixes off just 112 balls. The carnage continued as a further 100 runs were added. Mark Holmes with 46 - including six fours and two sixes - being the main contributor as the innings came to an end with the scoreboard showing 383-7.
Far from throwing in the towel Osbaldwick performed like a Division One team and replied with a credible 202-8 and earned themselves nine points compared to Carlton’s 27. Skipper Rob Holah used seven bowlers who all bowled economically keeping the visitors down to four runs an over. The mercurial Tom Collins finished with the flattering analysis of 5-37 as he intimated after the game if they want me to have the wickets I will not refuse them.
Carlton Towers 2nd XI 126 all out Ovington 170-9
Carlton Towers 2nd XI won the toss in York and invited Ovington to take the first innings. Openers Thomas Cookson (53) and Joe Whale (47) were the main contributors to the home side‘s 170 for 9. Nathan Ellam, with 3-25 continued to show the progress he is making as a junior. Marcus Atkinson (4-43) and Jake Dawson 2-21 giving him full support. With a strengthened batting line up Towers began their reply with great confidence, but soon found themselves 11-2. However, a stand of 73 by Marcus Atkinson (42) and Jake Dawson (29) seemed to have put them back in control. Alas only Nicky Holah (28) showed any resilience as they slumped to 126 all out and a meagre six points as the home team claimed the maximum 30.
Henry Bayston hits the ball to take him to 100. (22-07-09 GT)