Weekend Review – 19th July 2021

Despite no rugby league this weekend on our local sporting scene we have had plenty of other sport to keep us going. Despite no game, Hull Kingston Rovers have made yet another signing. The versatile Sam Wood will be joining the Robins from Huddersfield Giants for the 2022 season. Wood signs a one-year deal and will add options in a wide range of positions but primarily is used at centre for his current side.

North Ferriby continued their pre-season campaign with the visit of Knaresborough Town. It was an evenly matched game with the Villagers unfortunate to be beaten. Manager, Chris Bolder, was generally pleased with the performance but not pleased with the manner in which the goals were conceded. You can read a full report from Ash Walker on our website if you click here. Next up for Ferriby is another friendly on Wednesday night away at Grimsby Borough.

Beverley Town CC walloped Studley Royal CC on Saturday afternoon. Beverley elected to bat first, with three of the top four batters making half-centuries. Ben Hatfield, 77, Joe Dale, 73, and Gregory Whyley made an unbeaten 52, as Town reached 267/4 from their 50 overs. Royal struggled to reach the target only just scrapping to 132. It could have been far worse if it was not for the tailenders making some quick runs at the close. All the front-line bowlers performed well, Matthew Mudd in particular who managed to bag himself a five-fer. Jamie Roe and Joey Franklin both took two each whilst Harry Metcalfe took one. Beverley won by 135 runs.

Driffield Town CC were involved in a close-run game against York CC. York chose to bat first, in good conditions, amassing a total of 276 before being bowled out. Simon Lambert, Charlie Elliot and Ted Patmore all made half-centuries for York. Driff bowlers Jamie Greavson and James Anson both took 4 wickets apiece, Ranasingha took the other, also picking up a run out at the end of play. Driffield’s issue when batting was that they were below the required run rate, which meant some wickets were thrown away in an attempt to catch up. The ever-level-headed Noah Kelly scored a fantastic century from number three, 106 from 137 balls. With no other batsman reaching above 38, Town were going to struggle to reach the target eventually falling 14 runs short.

Hull City Ladies had their first pre-season fixture on Sunday afternoon, at North Cave against Chorley Women. After 105 days without a game, the Tigresses lined up with eight 16-year-olds in their squad. Despite the heavy 5-1 defeat, the performance was fairly good but inexperience showed at times. Rachel Ackroyd scored a late consolation but with four weeks to go before the new season, head coach, Adie Costello will be hoping for further improvement.

Report by: Simon Bromwich