Firsts game at Stamford Bridge was abandoned because of rain. Seconds beat Carlton Towers to move nearer avoiding relegation. Jon Hyde ( 3-40) and Mike Gravill ( 3-25) bowled them out for 136 in the 42nd over and then former Hymers College pupil Mahir Yousuff hit 76 not out to give us a 2 wicket win in the 33rd over.
Crusaders won their third game of the season with a four wicket win at Hessle Seconds with good performances from Tom Elstone ( 59) and John Morton ( 5 wickets). Need a win against bottom club Nafferton at home next Sunday ( 31st) to avoid any chance of relegation.
Long way to travel to Studley Royal on a Bank Holiday Monday only to get rained off again. Bunny took 4-35, Matthew Scarr 2-22, Guy Martinson 2-27 and Callum Hellwig 2-40 as we bowled them out for 167 and we were 6-0 when match abandoned. Still we took 12 points which should see us safe .
Seconds were just 4 runs off beating bottom club Thorpe Arch and Boston Spa. They scored 208 -8 with Jon Hyde once again in form with the ball , taking 4-31 and Mike Gravill 2-53 . In reply our top scorers were Andy Hamson ( unable to travel with the firsts ) 37, Simon Powdrell 34 ,Mike Gravill 32 and Michael Obridge 22 as we finished on 205-8 and gaining 19 points which lifted us out of the relegation area for the first time and we have 3 games left, Great effort.
Four of our players featuring near the top of the averages in the YDSCL . Matthew Bunn has the second highest number of wickets ( 34) in the Premier League and Nick Biggs, record breaker last season, has 20 victims behind the stumps and is third in the averages despite missing several games through injury. Anthony Knowles is fifth in Division Two South bowling averages and Rich Morton is second in the wicket keeping in Division Two of the Conference with 8 victims.
154 junior and senior games arranged so far this season with 50 wins and 40 defeats.
Excellent day for the Mike Dex Memorial game, a great tribute to a real clubman. His son Matthew's team scored 142 in their 25 overs with Matthew (32), Mark Richardson ( 30) and Steve Kay ( 22) all retiring not out. Daniel Gittings ( 2), Jon Hyde and Martin Russell took the wickets to fall. James Dex's team replied with 143-5 in the 21st over. Matthew Bunn ( 30 no ret), Tom Hales 25 and Jon Hyde ( 23 no ret) top scored. Mark Rudstone, Chris Cuthill, Mike Knowles, Steve Kay and George Houghton took the wickets to fall.
Mike Davidson and Tony Garland were excellent umpires on the day ( despite Danny Scarr's critical comments about TG on twitter). Jean Dex did a fantastic tea. Thanks to the Hull and ER Sports Club.
Teams :-- Matthew Dex Mike Knowles Steve Kay Mark Richardson Martin Bunn Martin Read Mark Rudstone Steve Brewer Michael Obridge Chris Cuthill and George Houghton.
James Dex Danny Scarr Tom Hales Matthew Bunn Matt Wilkinson Jon Hyde Dan Burkinshaw Luke Hills Daniel Gittings Martin Russell and Roger Burnham.
The Dads v Lads match before the Mike Dex Memorial game resulted in a tie. Thanks to the following juniors and their families for supporting the morning -- Luke Riley, Tom and Sam Elstone, Joe,Will and Sam Sharpe, Daniel Thompson,Dimitri Colville,Thomas and Sam Powdrell,Tom Wilson, Aidan Tiffany,Charles Longley, Jamie Key, Harry Holland, Marcus Dewhurst, Henry Anderson and Will Atkinson. Who was the dodgy umpire ?
Congrats to Ken Lake and Andrew Penny ,two big supporters of our club who have both been awarded the MBE this summer.
Charlie Rawlins and Sam Elstone both represented Yorkshire in the English Schools Cricket Association Festival at Taunton and Charlie's Under 13s and Sam's Under11s were both unbeaten. Sam captained Yorkshire Under11s to 18 straight wins this summer, a Yorkshire County record. He played in over 50 games this season for Hymers College U11s and U12s, our U11s and U13s, East Yorkshire U11s,U12s and U13s as well as the Yorkshire games, scoring over 1600 runs and taking 35 wickets. Tremendous.
JUNIOR SUCCESS -- Our Under11s and Under13s both won their East Yorkshire Cup Finals and our Under11s won Patrington CC's Don Chapman Invitation Trophy.
The Alan Obridge / John Mowbray Memorial match was a great occasion with Maurice Atkinson's XI beating Mike Ulyatt's XI in a close game but more importantly it gave their many friends a chance to talk over old times on and off the cricket field. The tombola raised £250 for our junior section and the bar took over £1000 in food and drink. Alan's family gave a trophy for the match and Ken Lake donated and judged a man of the match award. Alan's family also gave a shield to be awarded annually to the club's Under 9 Clubman of the Year in his memory. Umpires were Ian Oakes and Keith Hulland. Scorer was Shaun Smith. Ron Turner provided a matchball and the ECB and Waitrose supported the game.Thanks to everyone involved.
The teams were : Maurice Atkinson XI Neil Goforth Graeme Atkinson Ian White John Riley Dave Winn Neil Rudd Ian Garland Martin Watkin Richard Ingram S imon Powdrell Chris Clark
Mike Ulyatt XI Michael Obridge Roger Wilson Martin Russell Howard Kingdom Rob Clubley David Fairbank Keith White Ben Cusworth Keith Blagg Mike Whitehead Ben Thompson
Martin Russell was judged Man of the Match.
We had a record 19 juniors selected for East Yorkshire representative sides this summer and well done to Sam Loughton, Charlie Rawlins, Sam Elstone, Luke Riley, Amrit Cassim, Albie Collier, Tom Gillingwater, Ben Thompson, Alex Markham, Tom Jeffers,George Crooks, Luke Grimes, Tom Douglas, Thomas Powdrell, Peter Kilvert, Adam Elliott, Harry Holland,George Crooks and Callum Hellwig.
Callum was also a member of the East Yorkshire side which won the Yorkshire Joe Lumb Competition for the second year in succession and the third time ever when they beat Aire Wharfe League by 8 wickets in the Final on Bank Holiday Sunday. Well done to our coach Jonathan Sowter and to all concerned.
HULL ZINGARI CRICKET CLUB, THE CITY'S OLDEST CRICKET CLUB, FOUNDED IN 1896 AND SUPPORTING