Weekend Results – 21st June 2021

It was a highly successful weekend for our local sporting sides. Across all four teams in action in both rugby league and cricket a 100%-win ratio was achieved.

Hull Kingston Rovers had potentially one of the most difficult away trips of the season at Wigan Warriors, on Friday night. Even without the star man of the season so far, Jordan Abdull, the Robins overcame Wigan. The hosts had some excellent opportunities to score several tries throughout however the Robins defence held firm under great duress. The scoring was opened late in the first half from Ben Crooks. The second half was more of the same for Wigan. Ryan Hall scoring once again gave the visitors a 12-point cushion. Back-to-back tries from the dangerous Oliver Gildart put the Warriors within four points as the game entered the final few minutes. Adam Quinlan sealed the win for Rovers late on. Hull KR fought hard for an excellent 18-8 win.

Hull FC entered the game without nine first-team players. Even so, the strength in depth shone through as the Black and Whites demolished Leigh Centurions. A try after a minute from Jake Connor set the tone for the Airlie Birds. The hosts took the lead for the first and only time in response. From there FC dominated. 34 points scored in the first half, Swift scored a brace of good quality, Ma’u, Faraimo, Fonua and Savelio all on the scoresheet. The second half was equally exciting for the visitors a couple of fantastic team tries saw Hodgson’s men stretch their lead further. Savelio managed to score his first career hat-trick. Wynne and Brown scored as a result of some flowing rugby. Satae capped his new contract with a try also. The Centurians never gave up, scoring three second-half tries, Brierley with two and Reynolds the other. It was certainly Hull’s day with twelve tries. The rout ended 64-22 to Hull FC.

Beverley Town CC had two fixtures. The first was at home to Pickering on Saturday. The visitors were put in to bat first, scoring 156 before being bowled all out. Captain Jamie Roe led the way with wickets taking 4-46 in 15 overs. Thomas Haytack was economical and took 3 wickets. Harry Metcalfe and Joey Franklin both took a wicket apiece. In response, Beverley’s innings was anchored by Ben Hatfield who was not out at the end of play. Hatfield scored an excellent 97 unfortunate not to score a century. The only other to score in double figures for Town was Gregory Whyley who managed 43. Beverley won by 5 wickets. Sunday was a trip to York CC seconds for Beverley. Choosing to bat first Town made 190/5. Whyley was a key batsman once again with an unbeaten 67. Paul Ellis partnered him to the close with 44 not out. Town’s bowlers showed quality bowling York out for 119. Connor Bowden had the best bowling figures, 3-21. Joey Franklin, Edward Chappell and Jacob Hunter each picked up two wickets. Beverley’s win by 71 runs meant they had two from two over the weekend.

Driffield Town CC had several players missing due to suspensions. They travelled to Sherriff Hutton Bridge in a bottom of the table clash. Bridge was in bat first, making 159 all out. All four of Driffield’s bowlers took wickets; Rangasingha 4-41, Johnson 3-47, Khan 2-28 and Caley 1-41. These impressive performances will challenge the missing bowlers when they return. Owen Goldsworthy, 25, and Noah Kelly, 42, made a good start with the bat. A middle-order collapse built for a tense finish. It took a 6 from the final ball by Jordan Caley for a dramatic victory by just 1 wicket. All four of Driffield sides won their respective games.

Report by: Simon Bromwich