‘Fantastic’ Whitby 2nds roar back with weekend brace

Whitby 2nds skipper Andrew Wood'picture: Brian Murfield
Whitby 2nds skipper Andrew Wood'picture: Brian Murfield

The skipper of Whitby Cricket Club 2nds has praised his troops as they roared back in style from three heavy defeats in a row.

Andrew Wood’s men broke the bad run by landing a 61-run win at Hartlepool 2nds on Saturday – and took their newfound confidence into the second of their two weekend fixtures 24 hours later.

Robbie Hurworth and Finaly Morris both clouted centuries as the 2nds hammered Sedgefield 2nds by 107 runs on Sunday.

A delighted Wood told the Whitby Gazette: “This was a fantastic weekend for the second team who managed to pick up 50 points – something that didn’t appear possible before the weekend.

“The application shown by all batsmen was a great improvement and the bowlers bowled very tight lines and offered little to the opposition.

“There were some excellent performances throughout the weekend. Robbie Hurworth’s first Whitby 100, Tom Steyert’s bowling on Sunday and the combination of Mark Jackson and Ricky Hall on Saturday, but Fin Morris was the star of the show.

“To lead the attack on Saturday at his young age was excellent and to bat and bowl how he did on Sunday shows what great potential he has.

“He has found it difficult so far this year so hopefully this can be a springboard for him to kick on and make runs week in week out whilst also taking important wickets.”

The rain foiled Whitby 1sts’ game at home to Billingham Synthonia on Saturday. Chasing down a target of 186, only 12 full overs were possible before the division one clash was abandoned.

Whitby 3rds were without a game due to the 2nds being at home on Sunday.