Whitby CC look to bounce back with success in double-header
Whitby CC will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s loss with success in their Bank Holiday double-header.
Kai Morris’ side suffered a six-wicket home loss against Wolviston in the North Yorkshire South Durham League first division.
This Saturday they head to Bishop Auckland in the league and then on Monday they entertain Marton in the Kerridge Cup.
The skipper said: “It was disappointing because we’ve played some really good cricket so far this season and Saturday was another opportunity to continue moving in the right direction.
“We spoke after the game and everyone knows where we went wrong.
“Nobody makes mistakes on purpose and we are well aware of what we’re capable of as a side.”
Kai Morris is now firmly focused on this weekend’s league game.
He added: “It’s all about learning from last week’s mistakes and I’m confident we’ll bounce back well against Bishop Auckland on Saturday.
“The good thing about our league this year is that it’s very competitive.
“Anybody can beat anybody and if you aren’t at your best then teams will punish you.
“I’m expecting another good game on Saturday between two good sides, and I’m confident we can come out on the right side of it if we play well.”
The captain admits that Wolviston winning the toss at last weekend’s Division One match was a crucial factor in their defeat, considering the conditions.
He added: “With all the rain we had on Friday it was always going to be an important toss and conditions were obviously going to get better to bat as the game went on, so to lose it was always going to be a setback.
“Wolviston bowled really well and made the most of the conditions.
“Having said that we still had quite a few lads manage to get themselves set but unfortunately none of us were able to go on a made a big score, which is what you need to do especially when conditions are tough.
“However it was great to see Alf Jacobs continue to play with confidence following on from last week so hopefully he’s continues the way he’s going.
“And then in the field we were pretty good but maybe bowled a few too many four balls than you can afford when you’re trying to defend a small total.
“Defending 118 everything had to go our way and we just couldn’t quite build the sort of pressure that we needed to.”
Morris is also delighted with the new deal the club have in place thanks to sponsors Henderson’s Estate Agency, the players wearing their new club shirts sponsored by Henderson’s on Saturday.
He said: “Big thanks to Henderson’s Estate Agency who has signed a deal to be the main club sponsor for the next three years.
“Nick’s a great lad and a friend of the club so we’re very grateful for all of his support.”
Jacobs was the top-scorer for Whitby with 35 from 46 deliveries on Saturday, the likes of Ron Lyth (17), Kai Morris (15) and Andy Wood (17) all getting starts but not going on to capitalise on this work.
Whitby were all out for 118 in 35.3 overs, suffering a late collapse from 104-5 thanks to fine bowling from Stewart Rawling (4-28) and Spencer Nicholson (3-34).
Kobie Boocock, Ricky Hall, Corey Hart and Steve Allen took a wicket apiece but the visitors secured the win with 122-4 from 29.5 overs, Nicholson hitting 32 not out to cap a fine all-round display, David Ward 33 and Andrew Shepherd 29.
Whitby 2nds’ Division Three game on the road at Stokesley 2nds was washed out last Saturday.
The second team are in action at the Turnbull Ground this Saturday against Bishop Auckland 2nds.