Weekend Review – 12th July 2021

It was a mixed weekend across all sports for our sporting community. The two pro rugby league sides Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers once again had their games postponed. Beverley ARLFC managed to get their game on against Skirlaugh. The Blue and Gold suffered another defeat. Tony Spence’s men showed some real heart throughout the 80 minutes in a 74-point thriller. You can read the full report from Nick Robinson here.

Driffield Town CC have had two of their three fixtures for this weekend. Defeat in the league on Saturday away at Harrogate by 67 runs was disappointing. The hosts hit a large total of 265, Henry Thompson the opener contributing a sizeable 130. The bowlers all seemed to struggle to pick up wickets other than Sam Drury. Drury took 4-56 off 13 overs. The response from Driffield was weak. Drury, this time with the bat was the top scorer on 41. The middle-order faltered with no batter scoring above 24, eventually falling to 198 all out.

Sunday was a trip to Whitley Bay in the Viking Cup quarter-finals. Whitley was put in to bat first amassing 168 all out from 35.1 overs. Opener Matthew Cartwright was a continuous thorn in Driffield’s side scoring an unbeaten 73. Drury once again picked up 4 wickets in just 8 overs on this occasion. Jamie Greavson’s 3-36 was useful, James Anson took two and Nick Hardgrave with the remaining wicket. Town chased the total down in just 22.2 overs. Owen Goldsworthy opening the batting hit a rapid 50 in just 27 balls. Other than Danny Broumpton the rest of the batsmen struggled to hit out of single figures. Broumpton ended on 66 not out. Driffield eventually winning by 2 wickets.

Finally, North Ferriby enjoyed their first pre-season fixture at home on Saturday. A victory against Pickering Town by 2 goals to nil. Even without seven first-team players, the Villagers managed to turn in a good performance. See a full report from Ferriby reporter Mark Chestney here.

Report by: Simon Bromwich