Tykes T20 fundraiser a big success

Malton & Old Malton’s team for the charity game

Malton & Old Malton’s team for the charity game

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MALTON & Old Malton have said a "massive thank you" to the people of the two towns and all from further afield who supported their special fundraising match last week.

After Old Malton's pavillion was burnt down by arsonist, Yorkshire County Cricket Club chief executive Mark Arthur promised to help them raise funds for a new building by sending a team to play the Ryedale outfit in a twenty-20 friendly.

There was a carnival atmosphere at the packed Malton ground with hundreds of people in attendance to see the Yorkshire XI win by 58 runs in a decent encounter.

More importantly, the event raised more than £3,000.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat. Wayne Dawson(1-31 off three overs) took the early wicket of Andrew Hodd (13) but the other opener, Eliot Callis, amassed 75 before the young Ryan Gaughan (1-29 off three) got him out.

James Wainman ended on 61 not out as Yorkshire's fast and furious innings finished on 194-5.

Malt's other wicket-takers were Chris Hudson with the run-out of wicketkeeper Barney Gibson (9),

Stu Watmore (1-25 off three) and Oliver Gilbank (1-34 off three). There were catches by guest player Matty Turnbull, Dan Foxton, Ben Gill and Max Fraser.

In reply, Malton openers Shaun Harland (26) and guest player Neil Johnson (24) put on half-century before Johnson fell to James Brown (1-28 off three), while Turnbull top-scored with 31.

The pick of Yorkshire's bowlers was left-arm orthodox spinner James Logan (2-13 off four) and captain Ryan Gibson (2-7 off two).

Malton batted out their 20 overs but fell some way short at 136-8.

A club spokesman said: "Many thanks go to Yorkshire CCC, all the organisers, helpers, players and the DJ for his humorous music at the fall of a wicket, and to the generosity of the wonderful supporters."

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