Walmsley predicts quick Studley Royal turnaround

hsb  Paul Scatchard batting for Studley Royal against York.  110528M2a.
hsb Paul Scatchard batting for Studley Royal against York. 110528M2a.

STUDLEY Royal captain Steve Walmsley has backed his side to revive their season in the coming weeks.

The Galphay Road outfit have been inconsistent so far in their York Senior Premier League campaign.

But their skipper has a feeling it will all come right soon.

“There’s no panic at the moment,” he said.

“We’ll be alright. We’re playing well in patches but not for the whole 100 overs.

“Our batters have been getting to 30 and 40 and getting out. We’ve not bowled as well as we could have done.

“And our catching has let us down. We’ve dropped too many and it’s right; they do cost you matches.”

Tomorrow Walmsley is gearing up for a trip to much fancied Dunnington.

The defending champions have started well again and with 60-year-old batsman Collis King in form the Royals skipper knows they have a game on their hands.

“He’s already scored a big hundred against Sessay. We’ll have to watch out for them,” said Walmsley.

“They’ve also got a bowler who’s been taking a lot of wickets. It’s a left arm bowler who by all accounts bowls left arm chinamen.

“Apart from Heworth and maybe Fenner there are no easy games in this league.”

On Saturday Charlie Scatchard hit a well played 70 but Mike Mortimer’s 7-50 for York 2nds bowled out Studley for 149.

Former Thirsk batsman Ryan McKendry then came out and hit 82 not out to see the Clifton Park side home.

On Monday Studley exited the York Premier Cup at the hands of Sessay.

Royal posted 204-9 with Walmsley (73) and Matt Coad (41) getting going, Stuart Peirse (3-35) and Matt Till (3-36) in the wickets.

Sessay also finished on 204 in reply with Jacob Spencer (76no) and Chris Till (56no) in the runs. They went through however having lost less wickets.

Two days previous they exited the relegation zone after beating Fenner.

Matt Till (69) and Mark Wilkie (39) saw them up to 164-9.

Steve Langstaff (3-33) and Stuart Peirse (4-15) then bowled out Fenner for 106.

In Division One THIRSK were well-beaten by Acomb last weekend.

They were bowled out for 112. Stuart Christon took 3-61 in reply but the York-based side pulled home for a six wicket win.

RIPON captain Chris Warters will be hoping to build on his impressive allround display on Saturday when they welcome Beverley in Division Two tomorrow.

Against Whitkirk Warters took 7-42 as they made 179-9.

He then cracked 48 with support from Howard Wooding (57) and Tom Leeming (40) as Ripon pulled through on 181-5.