Ferrie shines on debut as Scarborough 2nds see off Hovingham while Grey helps 1st XI to Rotherham win

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Scarborough 2nds set off their York Senior League campaign in fantastic fashion beating rivals Hovingham by 67 runs.

Scarborough 2nds lost the toss and were put into bat on a very wet and green wicket, and after a few early wickets Josh Mainprize and debutant Callum Ferrie steadied the ship and took what runs were on offer on a difficult batting track.

The partnership was broken for 67 when Ferrie was dismissed following a good catch.

Joe Hills also on debut, joined Mainprize and the pair put on another 40 before the fall of Mainprize for a scrappy 55.

The young team fought hard and ended on 157.

The Hovingham innings never really got going with a fantastic opening bowling partnership from Ferrie and Reece Milner, with the first 14 overs only going for 17 runs.

The first change was the turning point of the game, with Chris Hunter bagging 5-36 and young Jordan Welford taking 3-16, with a little help from some superb catching from James Pick, Ferrie and Mainprize.

A top team effort and a fantastic start to the season. Next week Scarborough’s 2nds face newly promoted Dringhouses at North Marine Road.

Scarborough’s 1st XI were also in action, securing a club double success by beating Rotherham at North Marine Road.

Rotherham won the toss and elected to bat first, but only Nathan Smith could master the track, hitting a superb unbeaten 71 from 75 balls.

He was helped by Archie Ogden, who added 28, but 4-40 from recent signing Chris Grey pegged them back to finish on 177-7 after their reduced innings of 41 overs.

Jack Holt chipped in with 2-13 while Matty Kay returned figures of 1-36.

Scarborough cruised to 42 without alarm, but lost skipper Andrew Simpson for 24, and Mark Tennant soon followed his captain back to the hut after registering just one before holing out off the bowling of Ben Sanderson.

Grey added to his efforts with the ball by hitting a superb 56 not out to guide the home side to success.