Goole Town Academy v Drax
After a loss against Patrington last week Goole Town Academy had a stronger team to face local rivals Drax who were struggling for form at the lower end of the table. Goole won the toss and decided to bowl first on a used pitch.
Harry Falkingham opened the bowling with debutante Max Innes but the windy conditions didn’t favour either bowler and they struggled with lines and lengths. Jason Greaves replaced Innes and ended with figures of 4-18 in 9.2 overs, getting the key wicket of Lewis Thomas who was going well for 22 runs. He then picked up two wickets in two balls as he removed Erin Thomas and Alfie Neal, both bowled. Thomas Marritt as always bowled very tightly, however without much reward taking 1-20. Harjit Singh bowled tightly with 3-10 from seven overs and getting the important wicket of Kevin Thomas for a well made 29. Keith Powell took Drax to an under-par score of 102 off 37.2 overs with the main contributions from Lewis Thomas (22) and Kevin Thomas (29)
After the tea break Goole came out to bat with captain Thomas Franks and Ciaran Smith. Franks was the first to go after a loose drive outside the off stump that was well caught by Erin Thomas in the gully. Edward Hasdell joined Smith in the middle and they put on a well-made 62 partnership until Hasdell retired on 32 not out. Smith was next to go when he was caught from Keith Powell’s bowling for a well-made 32, which follows on from his previous two innings of 36 and 30. Harjit Singh, Henry Cook on debut and Josh Tooke finished off the innings within 25 overs to see Goole home by seven wickets. Keith Powell had the best bowling for Drax with figures of 2-5 from four overs. The main contributions with the bat from Goole came from Ciaran Smith with (32) and Edward Hasdell (32) who both batted well and continue their good form for the Academy team. The Academy are at home again next week to bottom of the league Brandesburton and will look to make it eight wins for the season.
Thomas Marritt bowling to Kevin Thomas of Drax. (12-08-32 SU)