Ryedale snap up title at rounders tournament

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Lady Lumley’s hosted the Ryedale and Whitby partnership year 7 rounders tournament, with six teams entering.

In a round robin tournament, Ryedale School won four games, beating Lady Lumley’s, Fyling Hall, Eskdale and Caedmon convincingly and drawing with Norton College in the final game.

This meant that Ryedale won the tournament and became Ryedale and Whitby partnership champions. Grace Walker and Georgina Strickland were outstanding throughout the tournament, making significant contributions in every game.

Ryedale played in the under-15s Scarborough and district six-a-side cricket tournament, which was held at Malton Cricket Club.

Ryedale were grouped with Lady Lumley’s, Eskdale, George Pindar and Filey in what proved to be a very close and competitive group.

The Ryedale team played Eskdale in the first game and batting first, reached a total of 56 from five overs with Jack Hall retiring on 23 and Ross Leckenby scoring 18.

In reply, some tight bowling from Adam Leckenby and Jeremy Underwood restricted Eskdale to 28 from their five overs.

In the next game, Ryedale faced a very strong Lady Lumley’s team.

Batting first, Ryedale made 48 with Hall again retiring on 22.

Lady Lumley’s started slowly but with a couple of strong overs, reached the total with one ball remaining.

A similar outcome came from the third game against George Pindar College.

Ryedale made 56 with Hall retiring on 21 and Ross Leckenby retiring on 20.

George Pindar were restricted to four from the first over after some good bowling from Jeremy Underwood but reached the target with one ball remaining.

In the final group game, Ryedale batted first against Filey School reaching a total of 60 with Hall (18) and Ross Leckenby (20 retired) again batting very well.

In reply, Filey were bowled out in the second over for just two runs, with Underwood claiming three wickets and Hall taking two wickets.

Ryedale finished third in the group with Lady Lumley’s reaching the final.