Sessay claim local bragging rights in Village Cup win

Sessay's Mark Wilkie in action against Studley Royal.
Sessay's Mark Wilkie in action against Studley Royal.
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Sessay moved through the National Rounds of the Yorkshire Tea Village Cup with a 34-run win over local rivals Studley Royal last night.

Batting first, in a reduced 22-over game, Sessay smashed the ball to all parts to set a target of 173.

Studley Royal's Paul Scatchard bowls at Mark Wilkie.

Studley Royal's Paul Scatchard bowls at Mark Wilkie.

Matt Till and Mark Wilkie, who cracked 72, set the platform with an opening partnership of 138.

Studley made a fine fist of the run chase in reply.

But they just fell short, despite an exciting finale.

Sessay’s reward is a home fixture against 2011 champions Woodhouses, from Manchester, on Sunday.

Sessay's Matthew Till blasts a ball to the boundary.

Sessay's Matthew Till blasts a ball to the boundary.

It promises to be another cracking game of cricket for the Village Cup specialists. Sessay are now just four victories away from another trip to Lord’s.

The other ties are as follows: Streethouse (West Yorks, South Yorks & Humberside) v Stocksfield (Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear); Hawarden Park or Northop Hall (Cheshire & Clwyd) v Burneside or Milnthorpe (Cumbria & North Lancs); Carew (Dyfed) v Water Orton (Warwickshire);

Elmley Castle or Bretforton (Worcestershire) v Rolleston (Derbyshire). Barby (Northamptonshire) v Cropston (Leics, Notts & Lincs); Quatt or Hammerwich (Shropshire, Staffs & West Midlands) v Eastnor or Colwall (Herefordshire & Powys); Paultons (Hampshire) v Wembdon (Somerset & Avon); Goatacre (Dorset & Wiltshire) v Stithians (Devon & Cornwall).

Corse & Staunton or Apperley (Gloucestershire) v Great & Little Tew (Oxfordshire); Wraysbury (Berkshire) v St Fagans (Glamorgan & Gwent); Rowledge (Surrey) v Sibton Park (Kent); Bledlow Ridge (Buckinghamshire) v Plumpton & East Chiltington (East Sussex); Foxton (Cambs & Norfolk) v Reed (Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire); Findon (West Sussex) v Mistley (Essex & Suffolk).

Sessay's Mark Wilkie and Matthew Till on their way to a 138 opening partnership. Pictures by Adrian Murray.

Sessay's Mark Wilkie and Matthew Till on their way to a 138 opening partnership. Pictures by Adrian Murray.