A GREAT EFFORT BY YEAR 10 CRICKETERS IN THE FINAL OF THE YORKSHIRE TROPHY
The Year 10 cricketers made their way down to Castleford CC to face GSAL in the final of the Yorkshire Trophy on a rather inclement day. Upon arrival the covers were on and play was delayed until 12.30pm, it was to be a shortened format of 28 overs per side. Captain Joe White won an important toss and inserted GSAL for first dig on a tricky wicket. It was clear to see from the off that it wouldn’t be a high-scoring affair, as GSAL struggled against the pace of Max Percival, Jack Platt and James Cox, followed by the guile of Joe White (3/21) and Isaac Tate (3/13), eventually bowling them out for 92.
Despite a relatively low score, we knew the chase would be a tough one, and so it proved. The GSAL attack bowled with incredible accuracy, making it hard for us to get off to our usual quick start. Jack Platt fell early for 3 and soon after Joe White was undone with a ripper to leave us in trouble. Max Percival scored 7 before chipping to mid-on leaving us 43-3 at the half way stage. We still felt that the chase was on however Isaac Bottomley fell for 26 and Isaac Tate soon after for 2 leaving us in a spot of trouble. James Cox tried to guide the tail to victory however once he fell we lost our final 4 wickets for 2 runs, finishing on 77.
It has been a fantastic set of results for the Year 10 team and we look forward to further success in the summer term.