Bakewell lost out to Civil Service

Yorkshire &

Derbyshire League

Bakewell’s inconsistent form continued on Saturday as they suffered a heavy defeat against Sheffield Civil Service.

After winning the toss, Bakewell decided to bat, but openers Lee Tann and David Hadfield (21) struggled to find runs against left-arm seamer Jason Clarke (5-21), both falling to identical dismissals in the same over.

The home side continued to toil under the sun, finding the fielder instead of the boundary too many times, and it was only a dour and dogged display from Jeff Madin (33), with support from Paul Fearn (11) and Chris Haynes (4), that gave the total an unconvincing air of respectability.

The Sheffield opening pair of Andrew Higgins (36 not out) and David Whitby (5) settled into their work quickly, before Bakewell’s Mick Clark (1-17) struck to dismiss Whitby.

However, this proved to be a moment of false hope for the home side, as despite a rare bowling stint from Chris Haynes (1-24), Higgins and Hummad Younis (45) steered the visitors to an outright win by eight wickets.