The weekend of 14th and 15th May saw Mexborough Athletic Cricket Club’s 1st team continue its 2016 unbeaten run.
Sat 14th the teams secured a 5th win in the league remaining 10 points clear at the top of the South Yorkshire Cricket Division 3 East with a win against Doncaster Towns 2nd Team. Starring roles from our young Australian Aaron Beaty (5 for 48) and local players Ian Hubery 62 Not Out and James Hobson 60. Mexborough with a full 7 points for a 4 wicket win.
Sunday saw the first round of the Presidents Cup with Mexborough Facing Shiregreen 2nd Team. With a few First Team players not available to play 2 games in the weekend Captain Ryan Tingle called on a number of second team players to support the first team in a hard fought victory. Batting first Mexborough lost early wickets and the day looked to be lost. However a Captains Innings from Ryan Tingle (74) steadied the innings cameso for Zimmy Khalil (18) and Shak Jamil (33) saw the home team finish on 163 for 9.
Mexborough tool to the field knowing this would be a difficult score to defend but a run out in the first over settled the nerves and increased positivity in the field. Stand in Wicket Keeper James Hobson took a late catch to provide Ryan Tingle with his first scalp of the day ( 2 for 26). The whole bowling attack contributed to keep the Shiregreen run rate down to a manageable level. Zimmy Khalil (4 for 30) Aaron Beaty (2 for 33) and Rafique Hussain (1 for 25). Ryan Tingle securing victory with the first ball of the 44th over with a cleaned bowled leaving Shiregreen short by 11 Runs.
All in all a good weekend for Cricket at Mexborough Athletic Sports Club