Rain ends firsts’ encounter early

Whitby Cricket Club 1sts’ match at Norton on Saturday was ended early by a heavy shower which washed the game out.

Whitby owed a great deal to opening bowler, Tom Steyert, who took five wickets for only 33 runs and proving a handful.

At one stage he took four wickets for five runs in four overs – a spell which devastated the Norton innings.

Norton had got off to a solid start of 59 runs when the first wicket fell but thanks to Steyert’s aggression, supported by steady bowling from James Fawcett, the home side slumped to 69/6 but some mighty sixes from John Kean late in the Norton innings took their total to 176/9.

Whitby were left the difficult target in only 32 overs because of time lost and were left struggling on 39/5 when rain forcing the abandonment of the match. No result counted and Whitby came away with 10 points, with their hosts only amassing two more.

Whitby currently sit in joint first place in the league table.