Match abandoned between Dunnington and Castleford
Round 6 of the league season put us up against Castleford CC who were also lingering around the drop zone, albeit slightly above us due to their victory versus Woodhouse Grange the previous week. Jake Murphy missed out with a back injury and was replaced by fellow seamer Josh Barrett.
Jack Bolam proved once again what a ‘top tosser’ he is and elected to field first on an overcast day at the Pryers Solicitors Cricket Ground. With rain around in the afternoon, it seemed like the only decision he could make to give us the best chance of winning the game.
In contrast to recent weeks, our bowlers got off to an excellent start with Kadeem Edwards and Josh Barrett finding good areas consistently, making it difficult for the Castleford opening batsmen to score. Josh Barrett made the breakthrough early on, removing Liam Hyde LBW for 1. Kadeem Edwards also got his reward for his good start, removing number 3 Connor Hyde for 5, caught at gully by Harwood Williams.
After both openers tired and offered a few more loose balls, Dave Brent and Harwood Williams were introduced into the attack and stemmed the flow of runs extremely well. Brent was at his shrewd best, varying his pace beautifully which proved too much for the young Castleford opener Luke Edwards who was removed for 24, caught at backward point by ‘number 8’ Olly Sherwood. Harwood Williams also gave nothing away and forced the Cas middle order to take risks in order to score.
Unfortunately, after 36 overs the heavens well and truly opened and a torrential downpour put an end to proceedings for the afternoon. Despite taking an early tea, the rain never subsided enough for us to get back onto the field and put an end to our hopes of 10 points with Castleford on 123-3.