posted by John Winn
Clubs still involved in the Village Cup and The National Club Championship were in action yesterday and although not all results are yet to hand it looks as if the weather allowed all ties to go ahead.
In the Village Cup it was Round Five and those results that have appeared on the competition play cricket website show wins for Mayfield, Rockhampton, Bledlow, Horndon, Reed, Aston Rowant, Astwood Bank, Falkland and holders Sessay. Falkland, winners of the Scotland Group entertained Staxton who made the long journey from the Scarborough area to the Kingdom of Fife, and the hosts came out on top by eight wickets with 13 overs to spare and they are now through to the last 16 and a home tie on July 9th with holders Sessay. Sessay progressed to the last 16 by beating East Ardsley by 13 runs. Full results for yesterday's game should be available in the next couple of days and I will post an update later in the week.
In the National Club Competition all results are available at ecb.play-cricket.com. Tie of the round saw holders South Northumberland beat York at Gosforth by 4 wickets with just under four overs to spare, South North will now entertain Ormskirk in the last 16 at home on July 16th. Next round fixtures available on the website. One disappointing feature to report is that Cambridge Granta conceded their home tie with Swardeston.
A lovely morning in the Lower Ure Valley and time to do a few jobs before setting off to Headingley where it looks as though we should get a full day and night's play but the forecast for the remaining days is not good and my weather app is showing heavy rain for LS6 for both Wednesday and Thursday. Gates open for members at 11:30 and there is an EGM in the Long Room at noon. For non members gates open at 12:30. After 5:00 adults can gain admission for £10, seniors for £5 and juniors free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult.