16-17 May Results

1st XI v Guisborough (a) - won by 2 wickets

6-36 from Richmondshire spinner pegged Guisborough back to 140 all out at Fountains Garth. A recovery was in order for Richmond in their reply as number 8 Craig Swainston's unbeaten 40 fought the way back from 52-7, getting Richmondshire over the line with 5 overs in the bank.

1st XI v Burnmoor (a) - lost by 36 runs

The 1st XI travelled to Burnmoor as part of their ECB National Knockout campaign, and after losing the toss were sent out to field first. Craig Swainston returned the best figures with 4-33 from his allowed 9 overs as Burnmoor posted 216-8 from 45 overs. Mike Layfield opened the innings with 38 before picking a leg side fielder with an airborne shot. Despite 47 not out from Nathan Wright and useful quick runs from Andy Fleming and Rob West, Richmondshire closed some way short on 180-8.

2nd XI v Billingham Synthonia (a) - losing draw

On a good pitch, Richmondshire fielded first and conceded a mammoth 336-7. The damage was limited by 3 wickets from Owen Kelly and a good economy rate from Michael Platt. Richmondshire's reply got off to a flier as Jack Rowett (41) and Richard Carruthers (48) shared an opening partnership of 98, but no subsequent batsmen made 20 or more. However, Richmondshire did hold out for the draw, finishing on 187-6.

3rd XI v Marton (h) - winning draw

Richmondshire settled for a winning draw after posting 223-2 from their 45 overs, with Adam Langhorne making 110 not out. Despite restricting Marton to just 151, the final wicket and victory eluded them and they ran out of overs.

4th XI v Middleton St. George (a) - lost by 4 wickets

Clive Layfield top scored with 36 in Richmondshire's first innings total of 116-8 from 40 offers. 4-30 from Sam Winter's 10 overs gave Richmondshire a fighting chance but MSG reached the target after 31 overs, 6 wickets down.

5th XI v Witton-le-Wear II (h) - no match

Sadly no match to report on as Richmondshire were unable to field a side as 5ths regulars filled in in the 4ths.

U15s v Darlington (h) - won by 120 runs

The juniors continued their good run of form, putting a huge 175-2 on the board in the allotted 20 overs. Richmondshire lost the 2 wickets very early, but Matthew Price (52 retired) and Tom Spensley (50 retired) quickly built a platform, giving Jonny Carlton license to attack his way to 25 not out at the end. Skipper Ted While then gave all 10 outfield players a bowl, with good fielding restricting Darlington to 55-6, some way below the required rate.