Weekend Review – 5th July 2021

Unfortunately, this weekend saw postponements across the board for most of our local sides. Driffield Town CC was the only side to compete. Away from the field of play some of our teams have made new signings for next season.

Beverley Town CC was due to play Whitkirk however due to the poor weather this weekend the game was cancelled. Driffield Town CC despite the occasional shower did manage to complete their fixture against York Acomb. York elected to bat first reaching 199/5 in a reduced 38 overs. D’Silva reached a quick century and was partnered by O’Connor for much of his innings, O’Connor managed 51. For Driffield, Randeera Ranasingha took three wickets, Jordan Caley and the returning James Anson both took one apiece. As the weather looked better after the break, the target was revised to 221 from a full allocation of 50 overs. Town managed to chase this down in just 37.3 overs. Opener Noah Kelly’s excellently balanced innings of 66 put Driff in good stead. Danny Broumpton scored 42 in the middle order. But it was the tailenders Jordan Caley and Jamie Greavson who had a late flurry of runs. Caley hit 29 from 26, whilst Greavson mustered 38 from just 23 balls. Driffield won by 2 wickets to continue a good run of form.

All of our three Rugby League sides had their games postponed this weekend. Both Hull FC and Hull KR are due to be back in action next weekend, as are Beverley ARLFC. Hull Kingston Rovers have made a signing ahead of the 2022 season. Frankie Halton joins the Robins from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal. The young forward has been impressive in the Championship, which has recently earned him a call up to the Irish Nation Rugby League side.

And finally, Hull City Ladies have made an assortment of new signings ahead of the impending new season. The Tigress’ have already added to their squad a few times in the offseason. Molly Lawtey, Amy Marras, Ruby Dawson, Emily Driscoll, Abbie Hastie and Anna Bowman all add to Adie Costello’s squad who are already in pre-season training. City also announced Olivia Dale to be the first graduate of the new academy, Dale previously had been part of Tickton Harriers.

Report by: Simon Bromwich