Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Village Cup

posted by John Winn

Sessay, holders of the Village Cup made further progress towards retaining their trophy with an easy second round win over Cayton from near Scarborough on Sunday. They will face Langbaurgh League team Moorsholm at home in the next round which will be played on May 28th. Other clubs progressing in this group are Folkton and Flixton and Forge Valley.

In Scotland only one match was played which resulted in a crushing victory for Falkland over KIlmacolm. One of the closest matches played was at Addingham in Group 4,North Yorkshire, South
where Harome were the visitors. Harome made 215 for 9 and the hosts got home by one wicket.

As with yesterday's report on the club competition I have looked at the results for last year's quarter finalists. Six of these will be in action on May 28th, Sessay of course, Cleator, winners in 2013, Welsh club Carew who were semi finalists last year, Sibton Park, the Kent club who lost to Sessay at Lord's, Miskin Manor another of 2106's semi finalists and another Welsh team, and Cookham Dene who are one of three of the eight to progress by default. Two of the eight will not be in Round Three however for Newtown Linford lost to Leicestershire neighbours Langtons CC, a club based near Market Harborough and where I visited in 2014. The other of last year's last eight to come unstuck were Dinton beaten by Westbury in the Buckinghamshire group.

One name that caught my eye in this year's draw was that of Jolly Sailor CC, a team based in Leicestershire but who were beaten by Cropston by seven wickets on Sunday. Indeed the Jolly Sailors were all out for 69, a score overcome by Cropston with seven wickets to spare. Too much grog on Saturday night?

Full results available at

Sessay CC , near Thirsk

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