On a sunny day at Escrcik, The YG’s get the better of the Sheffield University staff team.
Batting first on a testing wicket following a period of wet weather the YG’s did exceptionally well to get to lunch at 99-3. Thanks mainly to Jason Dale - 28 and Jack Rowett who went on to score a fine 66. The YG’s eventually were bowled out for 161 with the help of a cameo knock of 19 from A.J. Clarke.
In reply Sheffield got to 22-1 at tea. The chase for them was always on with the wicket flattening out but they were going to still have to score at 4 an over. Good bowling from Benedict Scofield on debut - 2-41 off 9 , Pankaj Saini 2-29 off 14 and the effervescent Geoff Barker - 2-15 off 7 kept Sheffields reply in check. Nearing close of play up stepped Richard Exley to claim the last two wickets and we dismissed Sheffield for 124 for with just 7 deliveries left in the days play.
As always it was an enjoyable days cricket against a very social friendly team. We look forward to welcoming back to the club next season.