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Oaks century lays the platform

for impressive 283-run victory


Humbleton CC 320-4

Hessle CC 37 all our


HUMBLETON took to the field with a number of players missing from the previous week. Fortunately, with the seconds not having a fixture they were able to draw on plenty of experience from the second team on what looked like being a tricky fixture.

Asked to bat first after a brief shower spiced up the wicket, the Humbleton openers got off to a flying start with both reaching their half centuries before the first scheduled drinks break after 15 overs with the score on 115.

Adam Bond was first to fall for a hard-hitting 59 bringing to an end an excellent 138-run opening partnership. Skipper Adam Dewson fresh from last week’s century, joined Mark Oaks who continued the carnage completing a well-deserved century. Mark hit twelve fours and eight sixes before finally falling for a magnificent career-best of 141.

With both openers removed it was left to Adam Dewson to take up the attack on the opposition’s bowlers, accelerating through to a well-compiled 64 whilst supported by Andy Johnson, who after Dewson’s departure went on to finish 43 not out.

The home side registering 320-4 from their 45 overs and that was a total that left them to enjoy their tea, quietly confident they had enough runs on the board.
An impressive start from the opening bowlers saw the visitors finding runs hard to come by with skipper Adam Dewson making the breakthrough in the fifth over with only two runs on the board.

Youngster Thomas Voase opened the bowling with his skipper and deserved far more than his solitary wicket. Thomas bowled his six overs, taking one wicket for four runs and had he been allowed to bowl more than the maximum six overs for his age, he would surely have helped himself to more wickets with the tail exposed. In fact, Thomas only conceded one run from the opposition’s bat from his 36 deliveries.

At the other end Dewson was virtually unplayable adding five wickets for nine runs from his 10 overs, adding to his earlier half century. Young leg-spinner Toby Smith replaced Voase at the road end. After an impressive maiden first up, he then struck with the first two balls of his second over, only to be denied a hat-trick before taking a further two wickets with the last two balls of the game.

Finishing with 4-22, he was unlucky to get a little bit of tap from the only batsman to progress into double figures, but he was almost certainly more than happy with his figures. With the visitors dismissed for only 37, a victory by 283 runs is possibly a club record.

On Saturday the first eleven will be looking to continue their fine form when visiting nearest rivals South Holderness at Hedon, whilst the seconds return to action at home to Swanland.

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