2009 Season Review

Posted by Craig on September 20th, 2009

It has been an exciting and entertaining cricketing summer this year with England coming out on top of a tight Ashes series after beating the West Indies in May. Closer to home the weather has ensured we have had plenty of cricket with only two Saturday games lost this season. The first XI have had another successful campaign with their third promotion in three seasons since joining the HPH York Vale League after they finished second in Division 2 behind Copmanthorpe. This means they will be fighting it out in the top Division next year.

After a comfortable home win over Acomb, with Rob Page scoring 95 not out, Cave lost the next two games, at home to eventual Champions Copmanthorpe and away to Fulfordgate and promotion looked a long way off. Things got back on track with victory in the next three games, Ovington at home by 6 wickets with James Ferguson 55 not out, away to Westow by 9 wickets with Rob Page 50 not out and Ferguson again 69 not out and home to Kelfield by 5 wickets with Craig Hewson (38 not out) and Tom Baxter (28 not out) leading Cave home after a top order collapse. Two more defeats in the next three games, at Ben Johnson and by 1 wicket in an entertaining match at Heworth, saw the team trailing in mid table. From this point though Cave won every remaining game they played to the end of the season, ensuring promotion on the penultimate weekend after Heworth lost at Fulfordgate. Significant performances during the season included, Askham Bryan being demolished by 202 runs in a game that was dominated by James Ferguson (80 runs and 8 for 12), Acomb beaten by 153 runs (Rob Page 68 and Craig Hewson 60), Westow beaten at home by 140 runs with a superb 121 from Ferguson and 75 from Richard Tomlinson. John Buttle took 6 for 45 at Kelfield in a 7 wicket win due also to a timely 68 not out from Will Ferguson, while Craig Hewson had figures of 5 for 25 in a 4 wicket win over Fulfordgate. In the final run-in Cave beat promotion rivals Ben Johnson by 87 runs helped by a partnership between Rob Page (49) and John Backhouse (44) before John Buttle and Charlie Cockin took 4 wickets each to wrap up victory. Askham Bryan were comfortably despatched again by 132 runs after Rob Page (96), again fell just short of a century and Craig Hewson (51) laid the foundations. Cave finished the season in style with an 8 wicket win over third placed Heworth in the final game to record their 14th win.

In addition to a great league campaign the side also won the Scothern Construction Cup with an 8 wicket win over Melbourne in the Final at Hemingbrough. Richard Tomlinson took 4 for 5 and then scored 20 before Chris Carr (28) and James Ferguson (21 not out) took Cave to victory. On the way to the Final they overcame Stillingfleet by 9 wickets, Malton by 7 wickets and then Thorpe Willoughby in the Semi-Final by 1 wicket, with 13 year old Dan Phillips becoming the hero by scoring the winning runs.

In the Howdenshire Evening League we finished second in the East Division, behind Welton & Brough, winning 4 games, losing 2, with 4 games lost to the weather. Hemingbrough were overall Champions beating Welton in the Play-Off Final. We also took part in the Drax Twenty20 competition and won through the group stage before losing the Semi-Final to Hensall at Drax. The highlights of the competition, from Cave’s point of view, were a superb 130 not out from James Ferguson at home to Howden and Craig Hewson with 89 in a home game with Goole Firemen.

James Ferguson finished top of the Saturday batting averages scoring 502 runs at an average of 62.75, ahead of Rob Page with 475 runs at 39.58. He also finished top of the Evening League batting with 398 runs at 79.60. Craig Hewson finished top of both the Saturday and Evening bowling averages taking 29 wickets for 228 runs at 7.86 on a Saturday and 14 wickets for 196 runs at an average of 14.00 on an evening. John Buttle took an impressive 43 wickets at 11.28 for the 1st XI with an economy rate of 2.20 runs per over. Rob Page also finished the season with 26 dismissals keeping wicket (21 catches and 5 stumpings). James Ferguson took the Sixes award hitting a massive 49 sixes during the campaign, while Richard Tomlinson took the Catches award with 16. John Buttle won the Player of the Year award, which is based on the opposition choices for man of the match after each game – although most votes were in favour of Su Hodson for the teas, which are gaining quite a reputation around the league.

Cave Lose T20 Semi-Final to Hensall

Posted by Craig on September 6th, 2009

North Cave were beaten by Hensall in today’s Drax Twenty20 Cup Semi-Final by 4 wickets. Cave won the toss and batted first. They managed 118 for 6 from their 20 overs thanks to a 76 run patnership between Rob Page (52) and Chris Carr (36). Hensall bowled tightly with T. Wright (2 for 11), Chris Ramsker (1 for 15) the pick. In reply Hensall looked to be coasting to victory after A. Barker (56) and J. Haller (27) put on 93 for the second wicket. The loss of five wickets for 14 runs, due to the bowling of Charlie Cockin (3 for 24) and Richard Tomlinson (2 for 18), meant it took them to seven balls from the end before hitting the winning runs.

Innings of North Cave
1 C. Hewson Bowled T. Wright 5
2 R. Tomlinson Bowled I. Ounsley 15
3 R. Page Ct J. Haller (W) T. Wright 52
4 C. Carr Bowled L. Waterworth 36
5 C. Cockin Bowled L. Waterworth 0
6 J. Backhouse Bowled C. Ramsker 0
7 D. Phillips Not Out 1
8 M. Johnson Not Out 1
9 J. Cockin
10 I. Phillips
11 Absent
Extras 8
Total 118
for 6 wkts

Hensall Bowling Analysis
1 T. Wright 4 1 11 2
2 C. Ramsker 4 0 15 1
3 L. Waterworth 4 0 31 2
4 I. Ounsley 4 0 25 1
5 T. Heneghan 4 0 32 0

Innings of Hensall
1 A. Barker Ct C. Hewson C. Cockin 56
2 C. Woodword Ct & Bowled C. Cockin 6
3 J. Haller Ct C. Carr R. Tomlinson 27
4 C. Ramsker Bowled R. Tomlinson 9
5 W. Pinchbeck Ct C. Cockin J. Backhouse 0
6 T. Wright Not Out 12
7 I. Ounsley Ct J. Backhouse C. Cockin 0
8 L. Waterworth Not Out 0
Extras 11
Total 121
for 6 wkts

North Cave Bowling Analysis
1 R. Tomlinson 4 1 18 2
2 C. Cockin 4 1 24 3
3 C. Hewson 4 0 24 0
4 J. Backhouse 3 0 17 1
5 C. Carr 2 0 14 0
6 M. Johnson 2 0 20 0

Cave Finish on a High

Posted by Craig on September 5th, 2009

North Cave finished their York Vale Division 2 campaign with victory over Heworth. Heworth won the toss and decided to bat. Cave opening bowlers John Buttle (3 for 24) and Craig Hewson (2 for 11) took wickets at regular intervals and restricted the scoring of the batsmen. Only L. Hancy (17), M. Huffer (14) and Boothroyd (15) reached double figures as Heworth struggled to 88 all out. Charlie Cockin (1 for 3) and Jonathan Tomlinson (2 for 5) finished the innings of Heworth backed up by some good catches from the Cave fielders. In reply it took Cave only 19.5 overs to reach the required 89 for 2. Mark Woodall (30) got the innings off to a positive start and then John Backhouse (18 not out) batted through with Chris Carr (25) and Will Ferguson (14 not out) completing the scoring for an 8 wicket win. Cave finished second behind Copmanthorpe, but secured promotion to Division 1 for next season.

Innings of Heworth
1 K. Solanki Ct M. Woodall C. Hewson 7
2 L. Hancy Bowled C. Hewson 17
3 T. Allen Ct A. Ferguson J. Buttle 0
4 G. Sykes Ct M. Woodford J. Buttle 4
5 M. Huffer Ct R. Page (W) A. Ferguson 14
6 Boothroyd Run Out 15
7 W. Rymer Ct & Bowled J. Buttle 3
8 Baker Ct & Bowled J. Tomlinson 7
9 W. Huffer Ct & Bowled C. Cockin 0
10 A. Solanki Ct J. Backhouse J. Tomlinson 0
11 S. Solanki Not Out 0
Extras 21
Total 88
for 10 wkts

North Cave Bowling Analysis
1 J. Buttle 13 5 24 3
2 C. Hewson 7 2 11 2
3 A. Ferguson 7 1 28 1
4 M. Woodford 2 0 12 0
5 C. Cockin 4 1 3 1
6 J. Tomlinson 3 1 5 2

Innings of North Cave
1 J. Backhouse Not Out 18
2 M. Woodall Bowled Boothroyd 30
3 C. Carr Ct G. Sykes (W) L. Hancy 25
4 W. Ferguson Not Out 14
5 R. Page
6 C. Hewson
7 C. Cockin
8 J. Tomlinson
9 J. Buttle
10 A. Ferguson
11 M. Woodford
Extras 2
Total 89
for 2 wkts

Heworth Bowling Analysis
1 Boothroyd 9.5 2 26 1
2 A. Solanki 2 0 26 0
3 Baker 6 1 16 0
4 T. Allen 1 0 10 0
5 L. Hancy 1 0 10 1