An easy win against a Great Ayton team that lost a lot of wickets as they failed to deal with a low bouncing wicket and took risky runs that resulted in run outs.
Great Ayton batted first and struggled to a score of 48 for the loss of 13 wickets. The Clark brothers enjoyed themselves. Matthew, taking the place of the injured Connor McSherry at short notice, took a wicket with his first ball in competitive cricket, whilst elder brother John got a "five for", four bowled and one lbw, taking the match ball home.
When Richmondshire batted, they were under no pressure to score runs as they could afford to lose six wickets even if they scored no runs. James Irving batted well to score 11 not out, the other James, James Metcalfe, whose brother and father are both trained coaches, batted in a manner you won't find in any coaching manual to score 20 not out, as Richmondshire scored 88 for 2 wickets, to win by 128 runs.
Playing Marton at Marton next week will be a lot harder.