Alfie Cooper dominates the day
Posted on 21st May 2022 at 20:34
Stamford Bridge made it five wins from five with a dominant display at Pickering winning by 219 runs, the league leaders having posted aa mammoth 373-5. The total was built around an outstanding innings from Alfie Cooper who scored 166 from 127 balls and shared partnerships of 142 with Dominic Rhodes (88) and 137 with Ameya Joshi (37), Luke Shepherd taking four of the five wickets at a cost of 72. Shaun Smith scored 75 for the hosts but the target was always well out of reach as Dominic Rhodes took 3-49 and the competitions leading wicket-taker Dave Chaplin (4-20) added a further four to his tally.
Easingwold bounced back from last week’s defeat to record a comfortable win at home to Bridlington by 89 runs. Kyle Waite’s 43 was matched by Zak Wilson as the pair put on 71 for the host’s fourth wicket on the way to a total of 196-9 which included four wickets from Ricky Robinson (4-45). The visitors top four batters all failed to register a run to the total and a half-century from Russell Robinson (51) was the stand out in a total of 107, Jack Redshaw’s figures of 4-19 included four of the last five wickets to fall to wrap up the points.
Malton & Old Malton kept pace with the leaders with victory at home to York, William Spencer (64no) and Charlie Allott (29no) taking the total from 125-5 to a winning score of 207-5 with a partnership worth 82, after Matthew Hodsdon (4-36) had taken four wickets of the five to fall. The visitors total had been something of a team effort Neil Laidlaw opening with 31 to be followed by Sam Backhouse and Alex Collins who both made 46 and an unbeaten 33 from Nick Kay, with Luke smith finishing as the pick of the host attack with 3-57.
Welton won at Hull Zingari by 50 runs, Matthew Wilkinson (6-22) with six wickets including the last five to secure victory the hosts having been 73-1 chasing 202-9 Daniel Mould with 36. Tom Young (56) and James Windeatt (59) had earlier both scored half-centuries for the visitors combining to add 84 for the third wicket before Callum Hellwig (3-28) and Jack Storey (4-70) brought the game back into the balance at the half-way stage.
Carlton Towers and Whitkirk fought out a high scoring contest at Carlton, the home side coming out on top by 20 runs. Sam Lingard scored a half-century and then Mark Holmes (59) and Josh Cruise (33) added 83 for the sixth wicket, both were then removed by Michael O’Brien who went on to finish with figures of 4-53 out of a total of 264. Jack Wood top scored for the visitors with 71 in a total which also included 33 each from Tom Webb and Sean Pickles. Robert Holah (3-73) took three wickets including the key ones of Wood and Pickles.
Cottingham are still searching for their first win having lost by six wickets at home to Folkton & Flixton the visitors securing victory with just two overs to spare. David Furlong top scored with 31 for the hosts as Harry Walmsley (4-50) captured four wickets to go with two previous three wicket hauls, leaving the home side on 173-8. Visiting captain Tom Norman headed the visitors’ response making 79 to set up what turned out to be a slightly nervy ending.
by Kevin Hutchinson
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