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Patrington on the brink of promotion
 

TOP SHOT: Marc Pollard cuts the ball through cover point as Patrington move closer to securing promotion with a win at Beverley Town III last Saturday (Pictures courtesy of Colin Brammer)

THAT’S OUT! : A direct hit by Ranbir Singh finds Connor McKinley short of his ground

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Patrington Captain Matty Dixon takes the first Beverley wicket to fall as he clean bowls opener Alex Nightingale for 11

CAUGHT AND BOWLED: Danny Collinson is out after sending the ball straight back to the bowler

 

Patrington CC - 228-9

Beverley Town III - 155 all out

 
       
   

PATRINGTON CC First XI all but sealed second place and promotion to Division One with an impressive victory against Beverley Town III on Saturday.

Travelling to Norwood, a ground where the Holderness side have had an abysmal record of late, skipper Matthew Dixon returned to the side after the birth of his son, and Jack Todd also came back into the fold as both Sam Fuller and Ian Buss were unavailable.

Home captain Tim Fordon won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first, with all eyes on which Patrington batting XI would turn up on this occasion.

After two shocking collapses in the past month, Dixon was pleased with the first half performance as contributions were made throughout. Connor McKinley will be hoping to reach 700 runs in 2019 in next week’s final fixture of the season, and he hit an aggressive 43 at the top of the order before running himself out.

Jason McKinley (15) and Marc Pollard (17) both looked in good touch before being dismissed. Dixon is only slightly behind McKinley with 645 runs so far this year and he looked in good touch before being adjudged LBW for 28.

Patrington fell to 123 for 4 on what seemed to be a two-paced pitch, with 200 looking like a good score. Jamie McKinley, Liam Murrey and Jack Todd all hit 11, supporting Jacob Duffill who once again looked in good touch. The all-rounder, who hit his first First XI hundred last month, hit 56 from just 45 balls as he was given licence to play with freedom towards the end of the innings, as Patrington finished on 228 for 9 with Lucas Sneddon and James Medcalf not out at the end. Charles Fish was the pick of the home bowlers taking 3 for 58.

In response, Dixon collected the early wicket of opener Nightingale with a beauty of a delivery. Todd shared the new ball, without success and it was change bowlers Duffill (3 for 30) and Danny Collinson (4 for 47) that saw Patrington well on top.

From 63 for 1, the hosts fell to 134 for 8 as the pair both bowled fantastically, despite a counter-attack from top scorer David Whitelock who hit Collinson for three big sixes before falling to the same bowler for 34 from 25 balls. Collinson yet again has passed 40 wickets for the season, with Duffill’s tally now at 26 along with 342 runs.

Liam Murrey wrapped things up at the end of the innings with 2 for 6 as Patrington cruised to victory by 73 runs as Beverley where dismissed for 155.

Just five points next week at home to Driffield Town III will seal second spot for Patrington with Hull Zingari already crowned as league champions.

Second string soundly beaten at Southside

Patrington II - 87 all out

Cottingham II - 88-4

PATRINGTON CC Seconds took on Cottingham II at a bright and breezy Southside ground last Saturday, but the home side went down to a defeat by six wickets.

Patrington won the toss and decided to bat first. The home side’s innings was to be a little inconsistent with wickets falling at regular intervals. James McGinty top scored for Patrington with 20, while Jack Eggett, Daniel Fincham, Brian Butler and Sam Mason all made double figures, but failed to really capitalise on good starts.

Adam Legard was the pick of the Cottingham bowlers with figures of 4-29 and he was well supported by Charlie Parker (3-15) and Jonathan Mawson (2-19) as the home side posted a score of 87 all out.

In reply, the Cottingham openers started quickly before Syed Kazmi was trapped LBW by Jack Eggett. From 52-1, fellow opener Dean Washington took his side to the brink of victory with a powerful innings of 46, before he too was trapped LBW by Eggett, who finished with figures of 2-21.

Needing just 15 runs to win at this point, Patrington managed to snare two more wickets as the visitors chased down their target. Spinner Max Watling-Precious took both wickets to fall as he finished with 2-33, but with Gilberdyke’s surprise win against Sutton-on-Hull II, the seconds slipped to the bottom of the league table.

The team will be hoping to bounce back and finish the season on a high when they take on Beverley Town IV away this coming Saturday in their last match of the season.

 
         
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