Cave Finish Season Unbeaten

Posted by Craig on September 5th, 2015

Champions North Cave won a tight match with a tense finish at home to second placed Bishopthorpe in today’s York Vale Division 1 match to keep their unbeaten season intact. Bishopthorpe batted first on a difficult drying wicket. Scott Clapham (28) became the highest run scorer in a season for Bishopthorpe when he reached 3 runs and then he took the attack to the Cave bowlers. M. Stellings (5 for 25) and A. J. Clarke (1 for 32) made life difficult for the Bishopthorpe batsmen, but Clapham and Ben Smith (18) added 34 for the third wicket before Stellings and James Windeatt (3 for 35) reduced them to 68 for 6. A. Seager (26) pushed the score to 88, but then Bishopthorpe collapsed to 92 all out. In reply Ian Holmes (3 for 26) and M. Riley (3 for 16) had Cave struggling on 24 for 5 and when Mike Stellings (18) was given out LBW to Riley with the score on 40, Cave were in trouble. A. J. Clarke (14) and Charlie Parkinson (13) together with Captain James Windeatt (31 not out) inched Cave closer to their target. When John Buttle was run out, the ninth wicket fell with Cave still requiring 14 runs for victory, but then Windeatt hit a six and two fours from a S. Reeves overs to take Cave to victory by one wicket with 13 balls to spare.

Innings of Bishopthorpe
1 S. Eyre Ct J. Windeatt M. Stellings 9
2 S. Clapham Ct A. Clarke M. Stellings 28
3 I. Holmes Ct S. Cooke (W) A. Clarke 0
4 B. Smith Ct A. Clarke M. Stellings 18
5 S. Reeves Bowled J. Windeatt 0
6 A. Seager Ct A. Clarke J. Windeatt 26
7 S. Davies Ct W. Ferguson M. Stellings 0
8 A. Bindloss Bowled M. Stellings 9
9 M. Riley Ct M. Stellings J. Windeatt 0
10 A. Kenny Ct K. Youngman J. Buttle 0
11 M. Deamer Not Out 0
Extras 2
Total 92
for 10 wkts

North Cave Bowling Analysis
1 A. Clarke 7 1 32 1
2 M. Stellings 12 4 25 5
3 J. Windeatt 6 2 35 3
4 J. Buttle 0.5 0 0 1

Innings of North Cave
1 C. Hewson Bowled I. Holmes 0
2 D. Sharp Bowled I. Holmes 9
3 M. Stellings LBW M. Riley 18
4 W. Ferguson Bowled I. Holmes 0
5 R. Page Ct S. Davies M. Riley 4
6 S. Cooke Ct A. Bindloss M. Riley 0
7 A. Clarke Bowled A. Kenny 14
8 C. Parkinson Bowled S. Reeves 13
9 J. Windeatt Not Out 31
10 J. Buttle Run Out 1
11 K. Youngman Not Out 0
Extras 3
Total 93
for 9 wkts

Bishopthorpe Bowling Analysis
1 I. Holmes 12 6 26 3
2 A. Bindloss 7 4 7 0
3 M. Riley 7 2 16 3
4 A. Kenny 7 0 18 1
5 S. Reeves 4.5 1 23 1