5-6 September Results

1st XI v Normanby Hall (h) - won

Richmondshire old boy James Clarkson was dismissed by Craig Marshall for 14 in a first-innings total of 153 all out by the visitors. Craig Marshall was the pick of the bowlers in terms of number of wickets, returning 4-60. Toby Bulcock took 3-31 and Sam Wood 2-13. Having forced his way in to the opener's berth through the sheer amount of runs he has scored this year, Bob Carr scored 23 as one of 5 Richmondshire batsmen to pass 20 (M Layfield 23, M Fleming 22, S Mather 49*, Sam Wood 29*), as Richmondshire eased to a 6 wicket victory inside 30 overs.

This victory leaves Richmondshire 18 points clear of Great Ayton at the top of the Premier League with 2 games to go, with Barnard Castle not far adrift in third, a further 10 points behind.


2nd XI v Marton II (a) - won

Shaun Charlton returned 3-47 in his 17 over spell at the seam-bowler-friendly Marton ground. Spinner Adam Langhorne chipped in with 2-20 and Andy Dade rounded off the tale in the way only a captain can with 2-5. Chasing 161, opener Harry Adair was dismissed for 22 and number 3 Adam Langhorne for a duck, before Jack Rowett (79 not out) and Joe Shields (53 not out) made light work of the rest of the total giving Richmond a comfortable victory.


3rd XI v Normanby Hall III (a) - losing draw

Normanby Hall batted first and opener Ramzan made Richmondshire pay for dropping him early on, scoring 45. Good spells of seam bowling from Jonny Carlton and Tom Spensley went largely unrewarded, but Matthew Price made inroads with his 2-12, meaning he had 6 wickets for the day after playing Under 15s that morning. Jordan Moss returned 2-19 with his tidy off spin, as Normanby finished on 189-7. Openers Clive Layfield and Tom Stockton made 24 each, and Matthew Price 35, but Richmond never threatened the total and all hope of victory was lost when lower-order hitter Peter While was brilliantly caught at silly mid off. Jonny Carlton and Matthew Price managed to hold out for the draw.


4th XI v Aldbrough (a) - lost

Chasing 167-6, Richmondshire 4s lost Jhovani Clark and Clive Layfield early, but Julius Glasgow's big hitting 83 not out kept them in the game. However, no one really batted with him and after 6 ducks Richmond were well short on 145-9.


5th XI v King James (h) - lost

Wicket keeper James Irving top-scored with 33, and only Martin Brown (15) and Graeme Cleland (13) joined him in making double figures. 106 was never going to be enough and King James made it for the loss of 2 wickets in 24 overs.