Mulgrave Cricket Club extracted revenge on Hinderwell with a well-deserved victory in the Esk Valley Evening League.
A previous game had been Hinderwell’s first win of the season but this time they were not good enough for a rejuvenated Mulgrave.
Winning the toss, Hinderwell batted first and openers Tom and Jason Steyert started slowly but kept the score ticking over.
Tom was out for 46 and Patrick Nedley came in but still the scoring was behind what was required.
After Patrick was caught off Clarkson’s bowling, George Garbutt-Jones came in but in an effort to push on the score he was clean bowled by Clarkson. Jason and Jamie Cole and then Steven Sargent tried to push on and with a final flourish, brought the score to 131/5.
Mulgrave opened with J Hinchcliffe and Hinderwell lad James Newton and the first ball middled by James looked ominous for Hinderwell. Two balls later, James was back on strike and dismissed caught and bowled by, much to the delight of his friend, Tom Steyert.
Hinderwell were pleased to see the back of a dangerous player.
Unfortunately not much else went well for the home team.
The other opener was cleaned bowled by Reece Cole but an undefeated 75 by C Clarkson and a supporting 13 by K Noble gave Mulgrave an easy win by nine wickets.
Hinderwell coach Phil Nedley said: “This was the first game where the young player’s heads dropped and they were very disappointed after the game.
“The response of the team is very important now with a rearranged game coming up quickly and what do the manager and captain do to raise everyone.
“We are very pleased with the effort of the young players but they have to step up now, listen to the coaches, take on board what is being said, do the extra work needed to make you better players and fulfil the potential you have.”
Hinderwell’s most valued player: Sam Cole