Pixies win Pocklington’s Worsley Cup

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The 24th year of Worsley Cup action between Pocklington Cricket Club and the Pocklington Pixies started with a few moments of silence being observed for Oliver Worsley, the ex-President of Pocklington CC, who donated the trophy and who sadly died, after a long illness, during the close season.

When the Pocklington innings got underway. the chief contributors were Howard Johnson (70), Jamie Kember (31) and Mark Goddard (31), all helping the home side to a respectable 224 all out, off all but two balls of their allotted 45 overs.

For the Pixies, AJ Clarke and Joel Hughes each took three wickets and John Micklem-Cooper, on debut, had two victims.

A regular fall of wickets, backed up by excellent fielding, particularly from James Hanley (also on debut) kept the score to an attainable target.

However, at 23-2, the Pixies were not in as confident a mood. Then Joel Hughes with 112 not out (only the fourth century in the 24 years) and Matthew Atkinson (44) saw the Pixies home with four overs to spare.

Ex-Pocklington CC skipper Dave Tinson presented the trophy to the Pixies skipper, Andrew Inns, and both thanked the organisers and officials for all their efforts during the day.

The third successive victory for the Pixies brought their total to 15 wins against seven for the Town (with two no results).