Cricket Men’s 2nds

Time: Friday 11.30am
Location: 22 acres
Points: York 2

Roses: Cricket, Mens 2nds (Lewin out)

York Men’s 2nds secured a close victory at the end of an exciting day of cricket at the 22 Acres on Friday: having won the toss and batted first, the home team racked up a total of 272 runs which Lancaster failed to match.

After a nerve-wracking start to the first innings, with two wickets falling in the first 8 overs, York’s batsmen finally found their form and maintained a steady run rate, ending all out for 272 after 49 of 50 overs. The batting was galvanised by some magnificent stroke-play from Hudson, who came to the crease at number three and scored an elegant 90 including a smattering of neat boundaries.

Lancaster fought back after lunch and picked up the pace after a slow start, chasing the York total down to a fairly close 232, where they finished all out with four overs remaining.

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