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A weekend to forget for both Humbleton sides

     
       
   

WITH FIVE key players missing it was left to a patchedup Humbleton side to try and continue their good run of recent success against the league leaders.

Mark Oaks, who was captain for the day, led from the front opening the batting with a hard-hitting 21. Once he was removed it was a steady procession of batsmen walking back to the pavilion with only Andy Harrison providing any delay to the visitors, with a knock of 27, including three big sixes.

A score of 79 all out never really looked enough but the opening pair of young Thomas Voase (3-28) and Andy Johnson (2-16) from his eleven overs raised hopes of a shock victory for the first team.

Alas their efforts were to be all in vain as the visitors reached their target with five wickets and a whopping 32 overs remaining.

As was the case at first team level, the Humbleton second eleven were also missing key personnel and it was always going to be a tough task away to Kirkella. Batting first, the home side rattled up an impressive 2096 in their forty overs. Pervaiz Akhtar was in a league of his own with the bat, finishing 108 not out, batting at number four.

Thomas Voase for the second day running was the star of the bowling attack with bowling figures of 3-26 from his 10 overs, whilst being well supported by Harvey Dearing who picked up another couple of wickets with 2-55.

In reply the Humbleton Innings never really got started with only Guy Leonard, who opened and carried his bat, with 28 not out reaching double figures. Nobody could offer Guy any support from the other end, leaving the seconds soundly beaten. For Kirkella, Munish Vohra finished with incredible bowling figures of 5-5 from five overs.

After a week to forget for the club, the first team currently find themselves fourth in the table, whilst the second XI have dropped to 10th position on the league ladder.

This week sees the first eleven entertain Brandesburton II, whilst the seconds travel to Hutton Cranswick.

 
         
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