THE Whitby Community College year 10 cricket team had a very successful day at the district six-a-side.
For the first time in the week, the slate grey skies cleared and the tournament was played out on a glorious sunny day.
Whitby played Scalby in the first match and Liam Featherstone quickly got to 20 runs – having to retire – something he managed in three out of the five matches played.
Having posted over 50 runs Whitby cleaned Scalby up for less than 30.
This set the tone for the day and Graham School and Malton School were dispatched in a similar way.
Whitby CC then had to play Caedmon in the group decider and with Caedmon only managing less than 30 runs.
Whitby were into the final against Lady Lumley’s School, where they managed to post their highest score – a superb 65 runs from five overs.
Lady Lumley’s were still in the run chase until Will Donald’s penultimate over when he kept the score down and grabbed a couple of wickets. Player of the tournament, Liam Featherstone, then held his nerve to bowl the last over and Lady Lumley’s fell 15 runs short.
Whitby’s highly competitive, team ethos held strong throughout the day.
The team took a squad of seven players – Joe Crowther, Theo Clarke, Arron Leeman, Will Donald, Liam Featherstone, Zac Tennant and Dom Gallon – all played their part and it was never noticeable when players swapped around.
School sports co-ordinator Pete Woolley said: “It was a real pleasure to spend the day with a group of lads who clearly enjoy their cricket.
“They played with the right competitive spirit throughout the day, showing enormous faith in each other and stuck to their good game plan throughout each match.
“I will never forget a memorable catch taken by Arron Leeman at mid-on in the second match against Malton.”