We kicked off the Yorkshire Premier League season with a frustrating defeat at home to a good York side on Saturday afternoon.
We were missing one or two lads, but we still had a good team out for the game, but York are a brilliant side.
They have won the title six years on the bounce and they have quality players right through their side.
Jack Leaning batted well and made 69, and he has been playing for Yorkshire’s 2nd XI at North Marine Road this week in their game against Lancashire.
But we did well and it was a good game.
We had a lot of younger players in the team, with Sam Carver, Jack Holt, Jonathan Read, James Pick and Theo Smith in the side.
Jonathan kept really well and James showed signs of promise with the bat for such a young lad.
Theo bowled his medium pace well and things are looking good for the club’s future.
The leading light in the team had to be skipper Andrew Simpson though.
His 157 was absolutely brilliant.
To be honest he was unlucky to be caught at square leg and we probably would have gone on to win the game had he not been dismissed at that point.
Ash Lyth, promoted up the order to number four, made a nice 85 as well.
There were a lost of positives to take from the game and we’ll take a lot of confidence going into our next game.
We’re going to be boosted by the return of Samrat Sharma to the side.
He is currently waiting for a Visa back into the country.
Kunwar Bansil will also strengthen our batting line up when he returns to the side, hopefully this weekend.
Another guy who we might see at some point this season is Adam Lyth, who I’m backing to fire himself back into England contention.
Lythy had a superb season two years ago and flew into the limelight.
He struggled a bit last year, but he has all the ability in the world to get back to his best and start pushing for a regular slot in Jason Gillespie’s Yorkshire side, and then hopefully the England side.
It obviously benefits us when he is allowed to come and play for Scarborough, but I hope he is a permanent fixture at Headingley