BACC 1XI’s good form continued on Saturday as they defeated Normanby Hall CC by 103 runs in their NYSD Div. 1 fixture. After losing the toss, Nathan Rimmington’s men were asked to bat on a tricky wicket, on a square which was re-laid in recent years. Bishops were very quickly backs against the wall as they fell to 24-3 with the Rose brothers Matthew (2/51) and Martin (2/30) taking new ball wickets. Skipper Nathan Rimmington (21) joined Matt Cowling (91) for the start of the rebuild. They added 45 before Rimmington was adjudged LBW. Cowling batted superbly on a pitch which was at times difficult for his 91, which included 8 x 4’s and 1 x 6. The Oldfield brothers, Scott (38) and Callum (14) shared partnerships of 72 and 47 respectively with Cowling, which helped Bishops reach 200 before they were bowled out. Both offered fantastic support to Cowling, especially the much faster Callum, who ran superbly for Cowling as he raced the overs to reach his 100 before the end of the innings, falling sadly just before the end of the allocated 50 overs for 91 with only balls remaining from the accurate left arm spin of Waleed Rehman 3/27.
In reply, Normanby Hall’s innings started slowly as both openers applied themselves in the early overs against an outstanding new ball attack. Aussie young gun Ben Roosenboom showed his best form to date bowling with good pace and accuracy. He removed Majeed (15) with his first ball from around the wicket and caused many problems throughout his 8 over spell. Nathan Rimmington continued his outstanding start to the season finishing with 6/43 from 15 very fine overs which brought him a couple of wickets from short balls. When Steve Chapman (3/23) removed the very organised Waleed Rehman LBW for 24 the writing was on the wall for the home side, who were eventually bowled out for 97 in the 38th over.
There wasn't a 2XI fixture scheduled this weekend