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Feversham Cricket League peeved by withdrawals
10:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in Sport
FEVERSHAM League bosses have been “dismayed” by invited clubs’ failure to play Countess of Feversham Cup ties.
League chiefs have praised the five member clubs for their efforts in getting league matches played in what has been the wettest summer in years.
Only two matches were cancelled and one conceded, with 26 of the 30 scheduled matches played to a conclusion, and one abandoned after a few overs.
However, said league spokesman Charles Allenby: “The same level of commitment was not forthcoming by four of the five specially invited clubs in the Countess of Feversham Cup.”
Ampleforth conceded their away tie at High Farndale, and Nawton Grange did not organise a date for their tie with Spout House and were removed from the competition.
Kirkbymoorside and Swinton & Broughton tried twice to play their semi-final but were thwarted by heavy rain, and the latter could not raise a side for the third attempt, and conceded.
Kirkbymoorside, having reached the final against Gillamoor, then withdrew.
Allenby said the club “cited two rather spurious reasons, adding: “Needless to say the Feversham League officials were dismayed at being let down in such a manner.”
The last of the league’s extended season will be the 18-overs-a-side final of the Supplementary Cup at Spout House this Sunday between Spout House and Gillamoor, starting 11am.