Sunday, 11 October 2015


By Brian Sanderson,

Unfortunate John Fuller from Yorkshire Cricket was unable  to see the final match at Arthington against St. George cricket club who play in Harewood ground. So I went  to the match with just two people in my car

Again the sun was shining as St. Georges posed for  their photograph.  They bowled first and found it hard going against some big hitting by Vince Greaves-Newall.

One of the sixes was hit over the spectators car and worth a twelve runs.

At one point it took four people to find the ball in the nearby field.

By drinks break Arthington had scored 77 for 1 as the wind had blown off the wickets number. Vince Greaves -Newall scored 54.

By this time there was a cold breeze blowing which caused spectators to their cars and this brought a scene you have not seen before ie Brian Senior in the driving seat. During this time Chris Binks batted very well and after scoring 50 he declared his innings. Arthington went  on to score 174.

After the tea break James Lord opening the bowling a bowled his six overs  for 2-16. This brought in Andy Stoddart  after his fifty yesterday for Cambridge Meths. Today he scored 59 against some tight bowling.

Geoff Barker  bowling figures were 6-1-9-0. Good figures for any team.

By drinks break the score was 65 for 4. It was left to Andy Stoddart to help St. Georges win the match.

They were also helped by the O' Sullivan family who won the match with one over to spare. The time was 5.50 and that was the end of the 2015 cricket season in England.

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