Great spirit abounds in final midweeker

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Hinderwell were well beaten by Fryupin their final Esk Valley Evening League game but the spirit in which the game was played was a testament to the sportsmanship of both teams.

Both teams decided to play cricket like it should be.

Hinderwell won the toss and the batting order was drawn out the hat, bringing together batsman that don’t usually get the opportunity to play together.

Fryup swapped their bowlers around and were pleasantly surprised at the quality they have in the team. Even without the main bowlers on show Hinderwell struggled to get any quick runs and lost wickets steadily.

Reece Cole steadied the ship with a solid 18, followed by Patrick Nedley’s exciting boundary-rich 21. A late flourish from James Barwick gave Hinderwell a score of 100/8.

Fryup ‘s openers were scoring at will off the Hinderwell’s bowling which was in reverse order from the batting set-up.

J Smith was the first wicket to fall when he was clean bowled by Jason Steyert for 26. T Pickering continued to score freely and his big hitting got him to 56 before he was trapped lbw by Patrick Nedley.

There was not much left for the next two in Kelly and Lloyd, who knocked off the remaining runs to win by nine wickets.

Hinderwell coach Phil Nedley said: “Although the season hasn’t been too successful on the pitch for us, we have managed to get 11 players out for every game and also brought on an enthusiastic group of young players.

“The next task is to set up a Saturday team for next season. Anyone interested is to get in touch with me.

“A few end of season friendlies against the Hinderwell football team and the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat should bring in some much needed funds and set us up for next year.”

Most valued Hinderwell player: Patrick Nedley.