Yorkshire Ridings edge Berkshire in thriller.
Yorkshire Ridings 146 for 6 (R.Davies 45*; G. Orrell 42*; C.Sethi 2-24) defeated Berkshire 145 for 6 (D.Toose 51; J.Dinsdale 2-22, A.Mackle 2-28).
Batting first, Berkshire’s captain David Tooze batted beautifully to reach a half century before he became one of John Dinsdale’s two wickets. There were some handy contributions from Ken Fuller (26*), Don Townsin (15), Trevor Lacey (13) and Richard West (13) before they settled for a competitive score of 145 for 6 from their allotted 30 overs. It was a consistent effort by the Ridings’ bowling attack as Dinsdale and Mackle captured two wickets each. Chasing 146 for victory, Ridings stumbled to 75 for 6 before an inspirational partnership between Ron Davies (45*) and Gary Orrell (42*) swayed the momentum in their favour. The match went to the very last over with 7 runs required. A boundary off the third last ball sealed a memorable victory for Ridings by 4 wickets.
Player of the Match: David Tooze.
Umpires: Les White and Gordon Whickman
Scorers: Claire Whickman and Brian Fowler
Standings after Day 3 of the Malta Seniors Cricket Festival:
1) Warwickshire - Played 2 - Won 2 / Lost 0
2) Yorkshire Ridings - Played 2 - Won 2 / Lost 0
3) Berkshire - Played 2 - Won 1 / Lost 1
4) Essex - Played 3 - Won 1 / Lost 2
5) Kent & Surrey - Played 3 - Won 0 / Lost 3
Thu 29 March: 10:00 Warwickshire v Berkshire (Umpires: Boyall & Whickman)
(Match Day 4) 14:15 Kent & Surrey v Yorkshire Ridings (Umpires: Chilmaid & White)
Fri 30 March: 10:00 Berkshire v Essex (Umpires: Whickman & Toombs)
(Match Day 5) 14:15 Yorkshire Ridings v Warwickshire (Umpires: White & Boyall)