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Cherry Burton recover to take
the lion’s share of the points


Cherry Burton II  231-8

Humbleton II  99-7


HUMBLETON CC II played hosts to Cherry Burton II last weekend and the visitors left with 26 points after getting the better of a draw.

Cherry Burton had first use of the wicket and got off to a sticky start as youngster Harvey Dearing had Roy Robinson caught behind for a duck.

Dearing then removed fellow opener Nathan Parkin for 10 and he went on to destroy the Cherry Burton top order, finishing with excellent figures of 4-41, having also snapped up the wickets of David Heath (0) and Andy Lee (4).

Paul Gale bowled Pete Nagy for 4 and with veteran Dudley Hulme clean bowling Robert Talbot for 23, Cherry were on the brink of collapse at 74-6.

However, the visitors’ tail wagged and wagged hard and they eventually reached 231-8 from their allotted 40 overs.

Star of the show was number 7 batsman Jack Wilson who went on to score an excellent 80 before he was snared by Toby Smith. Wilson was ably supported by Terry Ventress (34 not out) and Jack Sharp (48 not out) as the visitors registered an excellent score in the end.

The Humbleton reply was dogged and determined to say the least. The innings never really had the impetus to challenge the winning target of 232, but they certainly dug deep, making the visiting bowlers toil away for 40 overs, Humbleton eventually closing on 99-7, collecting five points in the process.

Gerry Bond opened the innings and was still there after 40 overs, finishing with 18 not out!

Paul Gale was the leading run scorer for the home side with 30, while Toby Smith capped off a decent individual display with a knock of 24.

The winning draw left Cherry Burton fourth in the league table, while Humbleton remain fourth from bottom, but holding a sizeable points advantage from the bottom three.

This weekend the Humbleton first team face a local derby at their home ground when they welcome South Holderness II, while the second team are on their travels with an away fixture against Swanland CC, who are chasing promotion from the division, currently sitting third in the table behind league leaders Old Hymerians CC and Bransholme & Kingswood CC.

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