1st XI v Normanby Hall (a) - lost
A solid bowling performance from Richmondshire reduced Normanby Hall to 104 all out. Craig Swainston took 3-38 but Craig Marshall's figures stood out most, with 5-36 including the wicket of former Richmondshire player James Clarkson. Called up from the 2nds, Andy Fleming top-scored in the Richmondshire innings. Sadly, he did so with just 12 runs in a collapse which saw Richmondshire bundled out for 71.
(Sat) 2nd XI v Marton II (h) - won
After a good start batting first, Marton were reduced from 170-3 to 176 all out, thanks largely to a 6 over burst of 6-15 from spin bowler Adam Langhorne. Mike Fleming continued his run of form with the bat in scoring exactly 100 not out, accompanied by 54 from opening partner Jack Rowett, and Richmondshire took just 25.2 overs to see off the total.
(Sun) 2nd XI v Middlesbrough II (h) - won
Rain reduced this game to 36 overs a side. Michael Platt took 4 of the 5 Middlesbrough wickets lost as they posted 188-5 in their full allotment of overs. Jack Rowett scored 66 and Andy Fleming 72 not out as the 2nds secured their second victory of the weekend with 15 balls and 8 wickets to spare.
3rd XI v Barnard Castle III (a) - lost
Fifties from Clive Layfield (63) and Dave Moffatt (53 not out) lifted Richmondshire to a reasonable score of 150 all out. Commiserations to Jim While, whose NYSD debut at 51 ended in a 2nd ball duck. Despite tidy bowling from several juniors, and good figures returned by Harvey Websdale (2-8) and Jordan Moss (2-41), Richmondshire failed to make their total a challenge for Barney.
4th XI v Brompton-on-Swale (h) - won
Mark Hickman (48) and Cristopher Wright (49) both fell just short of fifties but the total of 170-6 they propped up proved to be enough for Richmondshire to defend. Despite 4-17 from Shaun Charlton's 10 overs Brompton-on-Swale got close, falling 8 runs short.
5th XI v Trimdon (a) - lost
James Irving continued the Irving family tradition of being not out just short of a landmark with 41 not out, and this innings in addition to Mark Walker's accelerated 42 took the 5s to 153. All bowlers' figures were tidy but none were outstanding, and no one had an answer for the opposition's big hitting wicket keeper batsmen, who took Trimdon home with 2 overs left.