Sewerby 4ths quit Derwent Valley Cricket League as crisis deepens

Derwent Valley news
Derwent Valley news

The Derwent Valley Cricket League has been rocked by the third resignation this month, division B club Sewerby 4ths the latest side to fall by the wayside.

Following Hunmanby’s resignation from division C last week and top-flight side Oriel folding earlier this month - and Staithes 2nds exit from the Beckett League division C - this is a worrying time for local cricket.

League secretary Bernard Goulding said: “More bad news for local cricket in that I have just received the resignation of Sewerby 4ths from the division B of the Derwent Valley Cricket League, leaving all teams in this division with two free Saturdays in the coming season when teams were due to play Sewerby 4ths.

“Sewerby 3rds/4ths have also conceded their Home Guard Sunday Cup game to Hospitals/Rugby Club CC due to be played on Sunday due to lack of players, with Hospitals/Rugby Club now due to play Sherburn 2nds at home in the second round.

“In the Welford Cup Kirkbymoorside 2nds now get a bye in the preliminary round and will now play Flixton 3rds at home in the first round.”