S.C.C.C 178-7 (Butler 50 Richards 47)
Shiregreen 127-7 (Walton 3-14)
The seconds played Shiregreen at Abbeydale in what turned out to be a waste of a saturday afternoon for everyone. Shiregreen turned up 20 minutes before the start of the match and we didnt do a propper warm up because of rumours that they werent going to turn up.
Batting first new opener Ben Fielding tried to work one to the legside on a slow wicket and was caught at cover. Danny Walton looked in good form but Colegate struggled and was caught for 9. Danny carried on and looked good for his second 50 of the season but was bowled for 33. Josh lasted 2 balls and Bartles ran himself out when looking decent and we found ourselves 49-5. Riaz and Butts took advantage of some very poor bowling took the score onto 140 odd when Riaz fell for 47. Butts carried on to make a well made 50 and with a small cameo from Bully at the end we reached 178-7. Shiregreen managed to change wicket keepers and used 11 bowlers.
Butts carried on his good afternoon picking up a couple of quick wickets while Ben was up to his usual tricks bowled at less than a run per over. The battle of the averages took centre stage as Bully and Benjy battled it out for the title. Bull came out on top as he picked up the only wicket between them however Benjy probably bowled slightly better (sorry Bull). It was left to Danny Walton (who has been loose all season) to come on a pick up 3 wickets (a tenner every wicket from Rambo). Waif picked up a shocking LBW and the season ended on a sour note as not many people (including the umpires) was that up for the match.
On reflection wins against Barnsley, Houghton Main and possibly Wath at home would mean we wouldnt be thinking about the R word. With an average age of around 19/20 and some if not most of the juniors playing there first season in the premier league then maybe next season we can win games against the teams mentioned and maybe other and look for at least mid-table.
Man of the season…..Mark Hickman
Have a nice winter