Walmsley praises his resilient Royal outfit

NADV. Ripon CC bowler John Gains in action at the Beverley Town match. 110606AR4pic5.
NADV. Ripon CC bowler John Gains in action at the Beverley Town match. 110606AR4pic5.

STUDLEY Royal are back according to skipper Steve Walmsley after Saturday’s improved performance away at Goole.

Charlie Scatchard was again the batting hero for the Royals with a well made 76 as they got the better of a draw at their southern opponents.

Bridlington CC bowling v Thirsk CC

Bridlington CC bowling v Thirsk CC

The result ended a run of losing games that saw the side drop down to the lower reaches of the Premier Division.

Next on the radar is Clifton Alliance tomorrow before a trio of important games against teams around them in the table.

“After Clifton we’ve got Sessay, Heworth and then Fenner again,” said Walmsley.

“It’s going to be a big few weeks for us.

“It was a good performance on Saturday. We needed that.”

On Saturday Walmsley (47) supported Scatchard as they reached 221-8.

Royal will now be missing Matt Coad who has gone to America.

However Gary Blackburn will come back into contention after returning from holiday.

Elsewhere in the Premier League SESSAY travel to Easingwold tomorrow.

On Saturday they lost out to title chasing Stamford Bridge.

The Main Street outfit made 142-9 having earlier been 32-6 with Chris Till (30) and Liam Carver (44no) in the runs.

Bridge then pulled home for a eight wicket win in reply.

In Division One THIRSK will be hunting a response after their defeat at Bridlington on Saturday. They are at home to Folkton & Flixton tomorrow.

On Saturday Thirsk were bowled out for 124. Brid’ had no problem pulling home (125-3) in response.

Division Two outfit RIPON will also be desperate to get back on the horse at home to Londesborough Park tomorrow.

They were beaten by York 3rds on Saturday.

Tom Leeming (70) was in the runs for the Studley Road outfit but they could only post 156 all out. York came through by four wickets in reply.