Match Reports 2019 (most recent is at the top)

Westow CC - RBL XI v Settrington -  4/7/2019 (link to Scorecard)

Birthday boy Jacob Stephenson guides his team to an excellent win tonight against Settrington.

Jacob won the toss and opted to bowl. The boys got off to a great start with the early wicket of Rich Reynolds, caught behind by Chris from the bowling of Jamie Smith. Matthew got in on the act with a good bit of fielding in the 2nd over running out Tom Harrison with the score on 4. Setty started to build their innings with Stephen Beal and Jamie Rounthwaite, before Jamie Smith bowled Rounthwaite for 8. John Crowe joined the attack and took the score to 64 before Crowe was bowled by Jamie Kerrison for 21. It was around this point Stephen ended up pulling something in his leg, so to avoid running, just stood and hit the ball hard. Callum Stark and Beal piled on the runs. Stephen eventually being out bowled by Jacob for 77 from 46 balls, 10x4s and 2x6s. Matthew Midgley took a first ball for Jacobs 2nd in 2 balls, but sadly couldn't manage the hat-trick. Callum carried on the onslaught finishing with 43 not out from 28 balls. Settrington ending their innings with 166 from the 14 overs. So a challenging total for Westow to chase at nearly 12 per over.

Jacob and Mark Jackson took to the crease, and Jacob showed his intentions with a 4 from the first ball. Mark rotated the strike nicely picking up runs when he could, but it was Jacob who was having a great time, smashing the ball to all corners of the field. Jacob reached 50 from 26 balls, and with Mark carrying on well at the other end soon rattled through to a partnership of 139 before Mark was eventually bowled for 42 by Ben Corner. Matthew joined Jacob with Westow still needing 28 runs, but now with the run rate less that 1 per ball, the momentum was strongly with Westow. Jacob reached his 100 from 45 balls. Shippo played a vital part in the final chase adding 1 to score, with Jacob claiming the rest, finishing unbeaten on 114 from 48 balls., with 14x4s and 5x6s. Quite impressive when the 167 run target was reached in less than 11 overs.

Excellent win, by the team and an excellent performance from skipper Jacob.

And to top it all off, his mum left him a birthday cake and we all sang happy birthday.

Westow CC - 1st XI v Sheriff Hutton - 29/06/2019 (link to Scorecard)

First real scorchio day of the year. With the races on at York, Chris and Nathan decided they wanted to watch Busted after the races

instead of playing. Not to worry, retired club legend Dave C stepped in to help out. Shippo won the toss again and thought we'd enjoy the sunshine by standing out in it first. Jamie and Mark were first up with the ball, Jamie bowling too well for the top order batsmen. At the end of the 8th over SH were 4 wickets down for only 5 runs. Dave Snowdon was the only batsman to hit double figures with 15, but when he was out the other wickets started to fall again. Mark, Jacob and Jamie all bowled very tightly, with the last wicket falling in the 26th over, 13 of which were maidens. Mark, Andy W and Andy P all taking catches. It is a big field, and on a hot day with only 10 fields we did well. SH finished on 35 all out, giving Westow a small target of 36 to chase.
The tea was superb, but there was still a job to be done.
Andy W and Jacob went to bat, but Andy W was unfortunately back in the pavilion after a short time, when he pulled up injured after running a quick single. Kristian was sent in to finish it off, and after a couple of close misses manged to connect only for it to spoon up and be caught at mid-on. Shippo joined Jacob, but apart from a couple of runs for Matthew, Jacob was determined to finish the game himself as quickly as possible finishing with a 4 to take his score to 33 of the 37 runs scored.
8 out of 8 wins for 1st XI (and one rained off)

Westow CC - 1st XI v New Earswick - 22/06/2019 (link to Scorecard)

After the disappointment of being rained off the previous week, the boys were keen to get back to wining.

Westow won the toss and stuck to form deciding to bowl first. Wickets fell steadily with only Tim Richardson getting in to double figure with 36. Mark, Jacob, Nathan all got in to the wickets with Jamie getting the best figure another 5-fer for 27 runs, his second of the season so far. Fielding was good, with onny taking another catch, also Nath and Jamie. New Earswick ended their innings on 67 in the 30th over.

After tea, with Welly missing Westow opened with Mark and Jamie. Jamie was steady away batting for a draw, and was finally our scoring 4 from 36 balls. A rather unusual leisurely strike rate from Mr Smith. However Jacob was next in and with Mark chipping away at the score at one end, Jacob was all guns blazing, with 28 from 15 balls.

The target was reached in the 16th over for a nice quick win

7 out of 7 wins for 1st XI (and one rained off)

Westow CC - U13 v Pickering U13 - 17/6/2019

The under 13's returned to winning ways with a big win against Pickering at home. Ron had battled the rain earlier in the week to prepare a perfect track, and the sun decided to make a mid season appearance. Batting first, Westow raced to 107-3 in their 18 overs with the foundation coming from skipper Alfred (28 retired no)and Theo (25rno). Late runs were then quickly added by Joe (11no) and Rollo (23no).

Pickering never really got going in reply with Westow ripping them out for 29. There were 2 wickets for Alex and Ollie S and wickets each for Woody,Alfred,Rollo and Will. Westow were back to their sharpest in the field with a run out, 2 catches for Rollo and a very tidy display by Theo behind the stumps.

We move up to 2nd in the league, but most of our nearest rivals behind us have games in hand. We await who we face in the next round of fixtures.

Westow CC - 1st XI v Hovingham - 08/06/2019 (link to Scorecard)

Sadly the weather beat us in this game. Westow were going well at 125-1 from 23 overs.

Still 6 out of 6 wins for 1st XI (and one rained off)

Westow CC - U13 v Nawton Grange U13 - 03/6/2019

Westow Under 13’s lost narrowly to an organised Nawton Grange side, led by Thomas Easterby - schoolmate & friend to most of our side. Batting first Westow were delighted when Rollo trapped Thomas for 3 runs. Westow bowled well with another wicket for Rollo, a wicket for George and 2 a piece for Woody and Will. Ted took 2 good catches as Nawton posted 100-7.
Alfred led the chase with 25 retired and Ted added a quick 13. However, the tight bowling of Easterby and his fellow opening bowler Degazon who each bowled four overs for 7 runs meant that Westow fell just short at 84.
We are competing well against older lads, and we have got to be happy with 2 wins and 2 defeats in our first 4 league matches.

Westow CC - 1st XI v Duncombe Park - 01/06/2019 (link to Scorecard)

DP won the toss and batted first, which suited Westow. With some players missing it was time for others to take the opportunity to bat and bowl, much shows how strong our small squad is, that we can do that and still win convincingly.

The first 4 wickets fell for 16 runs with Adrian and Nathan sharing the spoils with 2 each, and it looked to be another quick day. Middle order pair of Sam Rawson and Toby Crusher where the only batsmen to show any resistance, with 32 and 26 respectively, Kristian, Will H claimed a could of victims each with Adrian adding a 3rd to his wicket column. DP ending their innings on 85. Fielding was good with 2 catches from Jacob and one each from Jonny B and Nath.

After team it was chase time. Andy's Welford and Philips took to the crease both batting sensibly (well almost), knocking the runs off in the 14th over. Welly on 47 and Philips on 28

6 out of 6 wins for 1st XI

Westow CC - 1st XI v Tadcaster Magnet - 27/05/2019 (link to Scorecard)

A bit of a change for us today having to play a bank holiday Monday. However we didn't let that bother us, and continued the winning run.

Tadcaster batted first, setting a target of 159 from 45 overs. Ali took 4 wickets, with some good catches and run outs in the field.
In reply we were 3 wickets down quickly with not many runs on the board. But Westow rallied round with Matthew and Chris putting on a 4th wicket partnership of 138 to seal victory in the 25th over.

5 out of 5 wins for 1st XI

Westow CC - 1st XI v Heslington - 25/05/2019 (link to Scorecard)

4 wins from 4. Max points again vs Heslington. A bit more of a challenge this week with opening bowlers Mark and Jamie missing, oh yeah and Ali
Not to worry though Kristian , Patrick and Ted stepped in to fill the gaps.
Ship won the toss again and bowled. Some quick wickets soon had the visitors for 4, with Adrian and Nathan sharing the victims.
A solid batting session by Heslington batsman Chris Lowen made their score look a bit better, and was finally out caught by Jacob in the deep from Adrianwith the score on 87-6
A few small cameos followed but nothing too dangerous, Jacob bowling very economically for only 13 runs from 10 overs, taking 3 wickets in the process. Adrian and Nathan picked up 3 each, with Kristian getting in on the act also with 1 wicket. A target of 139 was set, with 56 overs to get them.
Andrew and Andy started off steadily totting the runs with ease. Andy P was first to go for 15 with the score on 46, to be replaced by Jacob. A quick 19 moved the score on, with Andy W picking off the runs without too much issue at the other end. After Jacob was out and replaced by Matthew, it got a little boring scoring. The highlight being my running commentary to Shane after each dot ball Matthew played. It was very Boycottesque, and to be clear I mean Boycott now at the age of 78, not when he was in his prime.
When Matthew finally hit one, it went up and was caught behind. Chris had a go, and was caught in the deep trying to hit Heslingtons young spinner into next week. Nathan settled it down again though, with some nice ground strokes for a solid 3 not out. At the other end, Andy W had taken it upon himself to get the game finished before all his batting partners committed suicide, so guided the team to the win with a 6, to take his total to 89 not out from 77 balls included 10 x 4s and 4 x 6s.
A good win. Keeps us top of the league with 120 points out of a possible 120.
Good luck on Monday against Tadcaster.

4 out of 4 wins for 1st XI

Westow CC - U13 v Mulgrave U13 - 20/5/2019

Our Under 13’s suffered their first defeat of the season at home to a strong and chirpy Mulgrave side who out bantered and played us. Batting first only Theo (12) and Ted (28) got to grips with the Mulgrave attack. We were all out for 71. Despite a tidy 1-9 in 4 overs from Isaac and a wicket for Rollo the visitors raced to 75-2 to bring us back down to earth after Fridays heroics. We still competed throughout and must remember the majority of our team are 1 or 2 years too young for this Under 13’s League.
We will bounce back.

Westow CC - 1st XI v Osbaldwick 2nd XI - 18/05/2019 (link to Scorecard)

Another good win away against Osbaldwick CC - 2nd XI

Shippo won the toss and bowled again. Mark took first over, and after taking the last 2 wickets in 2 balls against Cop 2nds last week was on a hat trick. First ball, wicket to wicket, batsman missed, stumps are knocked over. Well done Mark. That is 2 hat tricks so far, one for Mark and one for Jamie.
Jamie bowled the other end well, with some good accurate bowling. By 4th over Jamie had his first wicket with score 9/2
Wickets continued to fall, with Jacob and Adrian getting in on the act. The last wicket fell just after 3pm with Oso scoring 75. 
A lovely tea was provided. The scorecard link below gives the full details.
Andy and Andrew opened the batting with Mark dropping down a few as he's on hols soon, and others needed to have a go.
Welly enjoyed his few minutes in the middle, but clearly liked it better in the pavilion. Jacob went in to smite the ball all over, including the only 6 for the game. A rapid 39 from 25 balls, took the game to within distance. Andy at the other end showed that he hasn't lost his touch with a nice unbeaten 19. With Jacob out with only a few runs left, Mark helped finish off the run chase with the final boundary on the first ball of the 11th over. Everyone played well, with some good catches and fielding all round.

3 out of 3 wins for 1st XI

Westow CC - U13 v Duncombe Park U13 - 13/5/2019

Westow U13’s made it 2 out of 2 with a convincing win against a very strong Duncombe Park side who had 3 District players (1 of which is also playing Yorkshire Rep cricket). Batting first Theo (25 retired) and Alfred (26 retired) laid the foundation for a respectable 121 with Alex (13) and Ollie S (17) scoring valuable quick runs. Westow then produced one of our best ever fielding and bowling displays to bowl the hosts out for 75. Star strike bowler was George Christie who bagged 3 wickets (all clean bowled) in his first over. Will P grabbed 2 wickets, with 1 each for Alfred & Joe. The bowling was backed up with excellent fielding including a stumping, run out and sensational catch from Alex Baroni.
Proud of every single player in a true ‘team’ performance 💪. Mulgrave at home Monday night, tickets still available!!

Westow CC - 1st XI v Copmanthorpe CC - 2nd XI - 11/05/2019 (link to Scorecard)

Good home win against top of the table Copmanthorpe
The weather was a little better today than it has been recently, but showers were forecast. Westow skipper Matthew Shipley won the toss, and opted to bowl.
Mark Earle and Jamie Smith opened the bowling and kept the runs contained. Copmanthorpe opening batsmen, Martin Hillyard and Roy Atkinson had a gentle start making 25 before the first wicket fell in the 12th over with Atkinson bowled by Smith for 6. Matthew Clapperton came to the crease but fell a few overs later to Earle, caught behind by Westow keeper Chris Inman for 5 in the 15th over.
A change of bowling at both ends with spinner Jacob Stephenson and fast bowler Nathan Pratt coming on, being effective with a wicket each to see Joel Arnold (11) and Copmanthorpe skipper Dave Martin (0) back in the pavilion by the 24th over.
Hillyard was finally fell to Pratt. bowled for a resilient 29 in the 26th over. Stephenson bowled economically taking 4 wickets in his 12 overs only conceding 13 runs, but missed out on a 5-fer when Westow skipper dropped a simple catch at point. Earle rejoined the attack and took the final two wickets with the first two balls of his spell, so will be on a hat-trick for the next ball he bowls. Matthew Oakes and Adam Mosley added to the Cop total with 10 and 11 respectfully. Copmanthorpe ending their innings on 96 all out from 42.2 overs
A rain break during the Copmanthorpe innings reduced the match overs by 8, but the sun finally returned for the Westow innings. Mark Earle and Andy Welford taking the crease with Adam Mosley and Joel Arnold bowling. Westow set about chasing the target of 97 steadily, with Earle initially struggling to get going including being dropped on 1. Welford provided most to the run chase before being caught by Clapperton from the bowling of Paul Wynn. Jacob Stephenson was soon back in the pavilion with a rare failure, being caught by Wynn from the bowling of Ben Hoare. However skipper Shipley and Earle started putting the pressure on, with Earle beginning to find the middle of his bat. The target was finally reached in the 19th over with a 6 from Earle to not only win the game, but to also take Earle to 52 unbeaten from 56 balls, including 4x4s and 3x6s, so becoming Westows first batsman to score a 50 in the York Senior League. This achievment went nicely with being the first Westow bowler to take a 5-fer in the Senior League during the season opener against Stillington 2nds. Skipper Shipley provided a steady supporting role with an unbeaten 13.
A good game, played with good spirit from both teams.

2 out of 2 wins for 1st XI

Westow CC - U13 v Wykeham CC - 6/5/2019

A good win last night in the first match of the under 13’s season. Batting first against a weakened Wykeham side, Westow scored 79 in 20 overs, with Theo top scoring with a patient and chanceless 25 retired. Alfred, Rollo and Ollie T all chipped in. Westow pinned Wykeham to 60 in reply with Ted, Woody and Alex Baroni taking wickets and Rollo a catch. Spirits were high on a cold night - we got the job done but I am sure there will be lot tougher nights as the season progresses. Well done boys.

Westow CC - 1st XI v Stillington CC - 2nd XI - 27/04/2019 (link to Scorecard)
Westow's first Senior League game end with Victory
After winning York Vale Div 1 in 2018, Westow had the opportunity of moving up in to senior league cricket, and joined Galtres 4.

After glorious weather the previous weekend, we all woke up to damp, gray and miserable weather.

The first game was at home against Stillington 2nds, Ron Welford the groundsman had done a sterling job getting the ground ready. The track was covered and dry, but the outfield was wet but OK to play on.

A slight delay for rain occurred but we finally got under way. Westow won the toss and elected to bowl. Stillington took to the crease with a steady start due to tight bowling from Mark Earle and Jamie Smith. Westow took the early initiative with Jamie Smith bowling Stillingtons opening bat Josh Moate with the score on 13. A steady flow of falling wickets then started, with only Stillingtons number 3 Louie Kirkham getting into double figures, going unbeaten on 21. The last 7 batsmen all fell for ducks. Mark and Jamie both got 5-fers, which included Jamie talking his first ever hat-trick.

Stillington ended on 45 all out. A superb tea was enjoyed by all, with plenty to eat and mugs of tea and coffee to drink. A small target of 46 was required but with the weather being temprimental anything could happen. A further rain delay at tea, reduced the overs a little. Mark Earle and Andy Welford set about the target, however Marks good bowling form didn't carry to his batting and he was bowled without scoring by Simon Kirkham with the Westow total on 7. Jacob Stephenson came in at 3 and carried on with his great form from 2018 with a rapid 28, alongside Andy Welfords 13 to see the target acheived in 6.1 overs.

A solid win and a good start to the season.

Thanks Stillington for the game and the guidance for our first senior league game. See you again at your ground later in the season.

1 out of 1 wins for 1st XI