Beverley Thirds Have Strong Team For Visit of Hessle

Beverley Thirds Have Strong Team For Visit of Hessle

Beverley Thirds Have Strong Team For Visit of Hessle

Beverley Town Cricket Club third team yet again go into a season defining fixture this weekend at the Norwood Recreation Ground.

At the moment these seem to be coming every week due to the competitive nature of the league.

The 3rds currently sit second place in the league ladder, 10 points behind Kirkella in 1st and only 3 points above Hessle in joint 3rd place.

Skipper Alex Nightingale is happy with his side’s selection this week despite having to make a couple
of difficult decisions, he said;

“Again we go into the weekend with a really strong team, we have managed to keep hold of those players that are pushing to go into the second team and we have a couple coming back. James Broekhuizen will come in for Nelly Graham who is away.”

“Unfortunately I also had to move Dave Parry down to make way for a returning second team player; Dave was excellent for us last week, and I cannot express how crucial his contribution was, he will be the first player to come back into the side if there are any last minute changes.”

Hessle come into the fixture against Beverley after amassing a huge total against Hornsea last week.

They scored 292 for 3 and declared after just 35 overs, with Gaz Nickolls scoring 179. He is someone who was a thorn in Beverley’s side last time they met earlier in the season.

“He (Nickolls) is a player that can change a game, last time he managed to put Hessle in a position to
win the game and we could only manage a loosing draw.”

“He is an aggressive player and we will need to prevent him getting on top by bowling tight and building pressure.”

“If we get our game in order like we have over the past couple of weeks then I do not envisage any problems and there is no reason why we can’t come away with 30 points.”

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I Always Believe We Can Win Says Pat Howdle

I Always Believe We Can Win Says Pat Howdle

I Always Believe We Can Win Says Pat Howdle

Pat Howdle says Beverley have what it takes to beat Siddal this weekend when the sides meet at the Beverley Leisure Centre.

Speaking ahead of this Saturday’s game, Howdle says he thinks defence will be key, he told;

“Our defence it was poor in the away game two weeks ago. We have worked hard in training to put this right. I always believe I have players who can score tries if we can stop them scoring I think we will win.”

Beverley go head to head with Siddal A just two weeks after they the West Yorkshire won 44-24 inflicting a heavy defeat on what was an under strength side.

Work commitments will deprive Howdle of the services of Steve Connolly, Jack Howdle and Glen Anfield. Other players side lined for the big game include Joe Wileman, Lee Stevens and Callum O’Connor.

However Stuart Nell will make a welcome return, after an impressive debut two weeks ago, and Tom Shires, Lewis Poskitt, Bobby Howdle and Rich Etherington are also back in contention.

Despite missing a whole host of players Howdle is backing his squad to do the business, he said;

“We have a decent squad out so I hope we can take the points. Rich Etherington could make squad he has not played since getting injured against Three Tuns in March.”

“We look like we are missing Conolly for the rest of the season he is working away at the moment and it is Josh Pooley’s last game before he starts a two game ban for getting sent off at home to Birstal.”

Sponsored by SJS Project Services the game kicks off at 2.30PM at the Beverley Leisure Centre.

The clash which pits fourth place against fifth in Yorkshire Division One should be an intriguing one as the business end of the season approaches.

With the division so tight between nine of the ten sides a win could see Beverley continue their climb in the table.

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GALLERY : Hull FC U19s Vs Hull KR U19s

GALLERY : Hull FC U19s Vs Hull KR U19s

GALLERY : Hull FC U19s Vs Hull KR U19s

Photos featuring the Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers U19s Academy sides who went head to head at Bishop Burton College.

While Rovers were beaten this was certainly a game of two contrasting half’s with the big guns of Hull dominating the first period and Rovers the second.

Final Score: Hull FC U19s 24 Hull Kingston Rovers U19s 18

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Beverley Make it Back To Back Wins As They Beat Osbaldwick

Beverley Make it Back To Back Wins As They Beat Osbaldwick

Beverley Make it Back To Back Wins As They Beat Osbaldwick

This week saw Beverley Town seconds make the long trip to Osbaldwick to a game they would be looking to take full points from.

Beverley won the toss and returning captain James Emery put the home side into bat, Beverley made the early breakthrough with Tommy Hudson taking the first wicket, from a unorthodox catch from Matthew Saint.

Beverley then struggled to take wickets as Osbaldwick continued to pile on runs. With the home side 120-1 at drinks Beverley needed to make a fresh start to the second half.

With the game running away from them Beverley needed a big effort from the bowlers, commenting on this Norton said;

“James Emery and Sam Welburn started what proved to be an important bowling partnership, taking four wickets between them and breaking the large partnership Osbaldwick had been building.”

Beverley continued to take regular wickets. Welburn and Hudson both taking three wickets each. Osbaldwick managed to amount 207-8 off their allocated overs.

Beverley’s openers set to work on the run chase, Mike Cooke was dismissed from a good ball for 6. Norton and Dobson then began to build a partnership worth 91.

This put Beverley at 104-1 at drinks looking strong. However the drinks of doom soon hit Beverley as Norton was dismissed for 41.

Dobson continued to an excellent 60 before being caught out. Beverley then lost a few quick wickets before Hudson and Thompson guided the Beavers home.

Norton said;

“Hudson batted superbly for 50 not out. Thompson proved an excellent supporting role, finishing 20 not out hitting the winning runs that Beverley across the line.”

“This win means were are fifth in the league and will go into our game this week at Norwood against Bridlington with confidence, Our team spirit is at an all time high.”

Beverley Town II beat Osbaldwick by 5 wickets


Aaron Kirby 26, Jonny Rawsthorne 51, Rich Carew 68
Beverley Town Cricket Club II:
Tommy Hudson 50*, Thomas Norton 41, Brad Dobson 60
Sam Welburn 3-38, Tommy Hudson 3-46

Reported by Tom Norton

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Sports Event For Day Services Is A True Olympic Legacy

Sports Event For Day Services Is A True Olympic Legacy

Sports Event For Day Services Is A True Olympic Legacy

A school playing field was temporarily converted into a sports arena, complete with banners, flags and a mock Olympic torch, to host the annual East Riding Legacy Event.

Over 200 adults with learning and physical disabilities, from day centres across the East Riding, competed in such sports as frisbee golf, volleyball, tennis ball throwing, and wheelchair obstacle racing during the three-day event.

The event, held at Longcroft School, in Beverley opened with a procession led by Chairman of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Councillor Peter Turner and representatives from day centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, Goole, Haltemprice, Holderness, and Pocklington waving flags and banners in their team colours.

For the third year running Priory View, in Bridlington were crowned overall winners at the end of the event, with Millers, in Beverley coming a close second, and Waterview Lodge, Driffield coming in third place.

The annual event was launched in 2012 to tie in with the London Olympic Games and is organised in partnership with Longcroft School, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s adult services, business management, and sport, play and arts service.

Councillor Richard Harrap, said:

“It’s wonderful that we can provide opportunities like the Legacy Event that everyone can take part in regardless of ability.”

“Having so many people taking part in an event like this goes to show that disability is no obstacle to taking part in competitive sports.”

“I know that everyone involved in the Legacy Event puts a lot of time and effort into making it happen and I would like to congratulate everyone involved, especially the competitors, their supporters, staff, and volunteers, for ensuring that this event has remained a true Olympic legacy.”

Other sports that featured in the event included running, relay racing, football, skittles, Boccia, and Kurling.

On the second day of the contest Hodgsons pub, in Beverley hosted the darts, dominoes and pool tournament as part of the event, while Miller’s Day centre hosted a Wii bowling competition ahead of the games.

Adam Swann, community sports coach (disability) with the East Riding sport, play and arts service, said:

“It is always such a lovely event which is well supported. It can get really competitive and everyone who takes part spends a lot of time and effort training for their events which they look forward to all year round.”

“It is all about bringing service users together for a fun and friendly event which everyone has thoroughly enjoyed.”

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Beverley End Losing Streak With Seven Wicket Win at Norwood

Beverley End Losing Streak With Seven Wicket Win at Norwood

Beverley End Losing Streak With Seven Wicket Win at Norwood

Beverley Town Cricket Club first team hosted York II looking to build on the improved performances of the previous week.

Skipper Jonathan Fisher won the toss and put York into bat at the Norwood Recreation Ground. Beverley were quickly on top with Matthew Mudd and Bradley Graham taking an early wicket a piece.

It was then Mudd who dominated the game bowling  15 overs in a row, taking 6 wickets for 33 runs.

This included a fantastic caught and bowled, to leave York 70-7. York then mounted a good 8th wicket partnership of 64 to post a total of  161-9 from their 50 overs.

If the first innings was the Mudd show, the second innings was the Fisher show. The innings started well with consecutive boundaries coming from the first two balls.

Rob Fish batted well at number 3 scoring 32 but it was the skipper Fisher who dominated proceedings scoring 93 from 81 balls hitting fifteen fours and two sixes to lead his side to a much needed seven wicket victory.

Beverley remain at the foot of the table but are closing in on their rivals just above them in the table.

Next weekend they hit the road and will take on Fenner. When side last met back in May it was Fenner who got the better deal out of a draw.

However Beverley can take heart going into the game as Fenner have also had a hit a miss season and have lost ten matches to date.


Beverley Town beat York II by 7 wickets
Stamford Bridge drew with Dunnington
Sheriff Hutton Bridge beat Fenner by 8 wickets
Easingwold drew with Hull Zingari
Scarborough beat Clifton Alliance by 49 runs
Studley Royal drew with Heworth
Acomb beat Woodhouse Grange by 3 wickets

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Pleasing Result in South Yorkshire For Blue and Golds

Pleasing Result in South Yorkshire For Blue and Golds

Pleasing Result in South Yorkshire For Blue and Golds

The blue and golds produced a display of clinical finishing to dispatch a struggling but spirited South Yorkshire outfit last Saturday.

Pat Howdle was able to recall some of his main strike players to the side. Glen Anfield returned and helped himself to a hat-trick and also Jack Humphries returned and posted four tries and the man of the match award. Humphries was too hot to handle all afternoon for the home side. Pat Howdle commented;

”It was a pleasing second half, our discipline was a little bit out in the first half but we settled down and in the end I could have not asked for anymore.”

The scoreboard started to tick over very early for the visitors. They scored off their first venture into the opposing 20 meter zone with Humphries dummying and stepping his way to a try under the posts for Anfield to convert. Beverley continued to press forcing a line drop out and the resulting repeat set saw Anfield crab across the field to score in the corner. The extras were not added.

Sheffield had some sizable forwards that occasionally were able to cause Beverley problems. They managed to enjoy a spell of improved possession and territory aided by a few penalties. They pulled back a try mid-way through the half and Steve Connolly vented his frustrations at the referee and had to spend ten minutes in the sin bin.

However this was brief respite for the home side as strong defence by Beverley forced a handling error by the Hawks and Jack Howdle forced his way over in the next set of six. Jack Humphries increased the lead with another typically classy try, stepping his way through the defence. There was then some pressure by the hosts forcing a line drop-out and then scoring a try in the next set. The conversion was added to pull the scores back to 22-10. But Beverley struck a cruel blow with half time fast approaching.

A kick by the Hawks was intercepted by Jack Howdle deep in his own half. He raced up-field. took the cover tackle, and a quick play the ball saw Jack Humphries go over in the next move. Anfield added the extras for a 28-10 interval lead.

The second half was near flawless for the blue and golds as they well and truly turned the screw. Only two minutes into the half a quality set forced another line drop-out and saw Howdle go over from in the ensuing repeat set. Almost straight from the kick off Howdle slipped a pass in his own half and Anfield’s pace did the rest. Humphries then slipped a ball away to Howdle who raced away to complete a hat-trick. Humphries then added his fourth.

There was a brief break in the scoring before Glen Anfield piled on the agony for the hosts with an 80 meter interception try to complete a hat-trick. The final act of scoring featured another ex-Beverley Brave Joe Morley who was making his debut on leave from Sheffield University. As the ball was shipped swiftly to the left, Morley’s long ball found Craig Hancock lurking out wide. Hancock did well to squeeze over the line wide out.

This latest victory has seen the blue and gold move up to fourth in the table. They sit behind leaders Mirfield with York Acorn’A’ and local rivals Hull Wyke lying in second and third place respectively. In this Beverley’s first season in the Yorkshire League coach Pat Howdle was targeting at least a top four finish but a good late run of form could see them surpass that.

This Saturday sees Beverley at home to fifth place Siddal ‘A’ They are looking for revenge from a fortnight age when a depleted Beverley side made the trip to the Pennines and was on the wrong end of a 44-24 scoreline. The match sponsored by SJS Project Services Ltd kicks off at 2.30pm at the Beverley Leisure Centre in a busy afternoon of sport.

Final Score : Hillsborough Hawks 10 Beverley ARLC 62 | Reported by Nick Robinson

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Fearless Innings by Harrison Ignites Beverley’s Title Challenge

Fearless Innings by Harrison Ignites Beverley's Title Challenge

Fearless Innings by Harrison Ignites Beverley's Title Challenge

Will Harrison scored an unbeaten 83 as Beverley Town Cricket Club beat Humbleton by five wickets at the Norwood Recreation Ground.

Humbleton who like Beverley have title ambitions of their own were dealt a real blow as Beverley proved to be too good both with the bat and ball.

Going into the day Humbleton were top of the table, by the close of play they found themselves drop down into third place.

Beverley’s skipper Alex Nightingale who saw his side move into second place in the table now feels his side can win the title.

Speaking after the match he said;

“I think we can win the league but we need to continue with the momentum we have right now. It will be tough ask but there will be some twists and turns before the end of the year.”

“It was a good game of cricket and both teams wanted to win. To be fair to Humbleton when we came off for rain they were out of the changing room looking to continue the game.”

Beverley won the toss and put Humbleton into bat, but they were bowled out for just 181 runs. Nightingale says the bowlers helped to turn the match, he said;

“Owen Parnaby and Joey Franklin deserve huge credit for the way they bowled. They showed great character to slow the run rate at what was a tricky time for us, they changed the course of the game.”

In reply Beverley reached the total required with overs and wickets to spare. Their innings was not an easy affair. Humbleton were not going to give up top spot without a fight and the visitors took big wickets early on.

Tim Smith who scored freely last weekend at Hornsea fell early. He was soon followed by Ben Fish.
With so much at stake the pressure showed, Fish challenged the umpire who stood firm sending him back to the dressing the room, commenting on the dismissal a frustrated Fish said;

“I got a bad decision. I was given out LBW but the ball came off the inside edge of my bat before hitting the pad.”

Nightingale tried to rebuild but he was dismissed for 24. Tim Fordon offered little lasting just three balls, going for a duck. Dave Parry scored a useful 21 with Kieran O’Brian adding a valuable 24.

While those around him were falling Harrison continued to play his game, chipping away at the score and in the end seeing Beverley over the line with a fearless innings.

Commenting on Harrison’s performance the skipper said;

“Harrison was superb. He is someone who plays with no fear and is just enjoying his cricket. That’s two 50s back to back for the thirds. Which is fantastic for someone who is only just 16.”

Now second in the table and just 10 points behind the new leaders Kirkella, Beverley are in a strong position to mount a serious challenge for the title. In their current form they will not be a side others will look forward to facing.

Nightingale while confident still remains calm and focused, he said;

“We have eight huge games left to secure promotion. Had it been offered to us we would have taken this position at the start of the year.”

“We have to now move onto next week, we have to put this result aside and look to do the same against Hessle next week. They are only three points behind us in third place.”

Beverley Town III beat Humbleton by 5 wickets
Beverley Town III:
W Harrison 83*
M Oakes 53, J Harrison 60

Toss: Beverley Town III

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Captains Innings From Fisher Ends Beverley’s Losing Streak

Captains Innings From Fisher Ends Beverley's Losing Streak

Captains Innings From Fisher Ends Beverley's Losing Streak

Beverley Town Cricket Club have brought their four game losing streak to an end as they beat York at the Norwood Recreation Ground.

An unbeaten 93 from Jonathan Fisher and 32 from Rob Fish helped end Beverley Town’s claim a seven wicket.

Matthew Mudd had a good day with the ball in hand as he took 6-33 as York struggled to 161-9 despite 57 from Kieron Bloor.

Beverley made light work of the target reaching it with more than 20 overs to spare.

Elsewhere int he league the top three in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Premier Division remained unchanged for the first time in over a month in what has become an absorbing title race.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge were comfortable winners at Fenner, Robert Pinder (76no) and Adam Fisher (32no) guiding their side to an eight wicket win.

That after Russell Robinson (5-45) had helped restrict the hosts to 176-8 which included an unbeaten 61 from Ross Davy an 34 from Graham Williamson. Mark Fisher got the visitors’ reply off to positive start with 43 before the third wicket pair secured a fourth consecutive victory for the League leaders.

Two outstanding individual innings dominated the match at Woodhouse Grange as the reigning champions took on title rivals Acomb. Michael Hattee scored an unbeaten 103 as the hosts recovered from 10-2 thanks to a stand of 128 between him and Nick Hadfield (60), but Andrew Brewster with 5-43 helped restrict the home side to 213-7.

Joe Dale dominated the visitors’ response with his second century of the season, an unbeaten 135 the stand out performance on a batting card were no other batsmen reached 20. Tom Quinn took 4-44 in a losing cause as the home side slipped down to fifth having won only once in their last four, whilst the visitors on an eight match unbeaten run stay second.

Third placed Stamford Bridge made the short trip the fellow promotion hopefuls Dunnington and got the better of a draw as the home sides last wicket pair held out for a share of the points. Sam Tennant’s 113 was the highlight of the visitors’ total of 270-7 which was boosted by Kevin Murphy’s unbeaten 39 at the end.

Dunnington’s reply owed much to their most recent recruits, Oliver Sherwood having signed during the week from Heworth made 30 whilst former Driffield Town skipper Dave Brent finished with 31no, having earlier taken 3-73, and another of the season’s new signings Jake Murphy top scored with 47 as the hosts closed well short of their target on 205-9, Dom Rhodes finishing with 3-24.

Scarborough returned to winnings ways, having lost their last two, beating visitors Clifton Alliance by 49 runs. Yorkshire’s Ryan Gibson (64) top scored for the home side as they were bowled out for 190, Alex Renton (3-55) and Richard Carroll (3-50) both claiming three wickets. Alistair Wray made 44 and Renton 36 in response but Anthony Hunter (3-31) and Jack Holt (3-41) ensured they were never in a position to mount a serious challenge.

Another of Yorkshire’s rising star’s Ben Coad was also in excellent form with the bat making 109 for Studley Royal as they got the better of a draw at home to Heworth. Chris Hill (48) and Dan Craven (40no) also contributed to a total 254-6, Richard Walton finishing with 3-67. Neil Johnson made 62 for the visitors and Salman Syed an unbeaten 40 as they batted out to share the points closing on 198-4.

Easingwold were left frustrated at Hull Zingari as rain robbed them of three overs which could have seen them take the final wicket, the home side finishing on 198-9 in reply to the visitors’ 247-6. Matthew (76) and Stephen (44) Piercy were the main contributors to the visitors’ total as Matthew Wilkinson took 3-56. Matthew Turnbull responded with 3-38 but Jack Storey (72) and Matthew Bunn (31) helped secure a share of the points for the hosts.

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Nightingale Calls For Thirds Rise to The Challenge Against League Leaders

Nightingale Gets Runs and Wickets As Beverley Town Win at Norwood

Nightingale Calls For Thirds Rise to The Challenge Against League Leaders

This weekend sees Beverley Town CC thirds welcome the top team in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League, Humbleton, to the Norwood Recreation Ground.

Beverley had a fantastic weekend last week as they were able to come away from Hornsea with a 30 point victory and will be hoping for a repeat of that result.

When asked about last weekends result thirds skipper Alex Nightingale commented;

“It was an excellent weekend for us last week, not only did we manage to take 30 points from the game, teams around us in the division slipped up. To be only 21 points behind the leaders gives us an excellent opportunity this weekend.”

“Despite this there are other teams in the mix and it is turning out to be a hot contest for the promotion places. Six teams are currently in with a chance of promotion meaning Beverley have everything to play for during the next 9 weeks.”

Beverley will once again field a strong side this week despite missing one of their form batsmen James Broekhuizen. However Pete Parnaby makes his comeback from injury which will add another dimension to the sides bowling options.

Nightingale said;

“Pete will bring some consistency in the middle overs, it is something we lacked during our last home game. We lost control of the game during that period hopefully Pete will help us in that regard.”

Finally when asked about the opposition Alex indicated that Humbleton will present Beverley with a real challenge.

He said;

“They are top of the league for a reason, they blew us away in the first game of the season, and we need to make sure we put pressure on them from the first ball.”

“We have an opportunity to perhaps take top spot in the division this week. At times this year we have at times failed in the biggest of games so we need to make sure we take our chance.”

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