Weekend Results – 24 May 2021
In local sport; Saturday saw the return of Beverley ARLFC to competitive action for the first time since mid-March 2020. The Blue and Gold’s beat tough opposition West Hull by 20-6 in sumptuous fashion. Tony Spence’s men lead 8-0 at halftime, Luke Parker with a try, Lewis Straw converted and added a penalty later on in the half. A try apiece for Joshua Poskitt and Lewis Straw took the game beyond the visitors, who managed a consolation late on. In a difficult group, Beverley has gotten off to the best possible start.
The weather was set to hamper the progress of both our local cricketing sides. Cancellations were seen for both the 2nds and 4th teams. The first XI however marched to victory over Hull Zingari by 46 runs. Zingari chose to put Beverley into bat, it seemed a wise decision when openers Dobson and Hatfield were dismissed early by Nathan Johnson. A smart 51 from Andrew Burton helped progress the Town total to what eventually became 181/9. Ball in hand Beverley dominated their opponents. All four bowlers took at least a wicket. Captain Jamie Roe took 3 but the stand out was Joey Franklin’s five-fer. Beverley collect 30 points from the victory.
Driffield CC was also in action on Saturday. They had the difficult task of playing Yorkshire Academy, losing by 6 wickets. Driffield struggled to 132 all out in a rain-interrupted innings, opener Noah Kelly made 40, while only three others made it to double figures. By the time the Academy came into bat, it was sunny in Leeds and they blew Driffield away in 31.2 overs. Captain Will Luxton hit 64 not out. In the Driffield 4ths game, they took on Kirkella 1st XI, Beverley FM’s very own George Dean took 2-6 from 5 overs.
The first of the two Super League fixtures saw Hull KR lose out to Wakefield Trinity by 28-10. Rovers failed to register a single point first half against a side who hadn’t won all season. Second-half tries from Adam Quinlan and Ben Crooks weren’t enough for the Robins as they slipped to defeat. To make matters worse prop Korbin Sims picked up a red card late in the game and may receive a ban.
Hull FC had the Sunday evening slot, beating Leeds Rhinos 18-12 at Headingly. On a wet and windy night, the Black and Whites defence excelled throughout. A first-half brace from in-form winger Adam Swift paired with a try from Josh Griffin saw Hull lead at halftime 18-8. Second half Leeds looked to have scored on numerous occasions but often denied by last-ditch FC defending. The Rhinos did dot down late on but it was only a consolation.
Report by: Simon Bromwich