As you were!
Posted on 12th July 2021 at 11:14
Division One Reviews
There were no changes to the standings among the top eight in either of the Division Ones leaving everything still to play for.
Woodhouse Grange’s Tom Young produced the outstanding performance of the day in Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League Division One East scoring 131 not out against Bridlington, but despite his efforts the visitors held on to earn a draw and retain top spot. Ted Baty made 54 for the home side before Young and his captain Jonty Atkinson (40no) came together with an unbroken stand of 171 for the fourth wicket, their side posting a total of 271-3. The league leaders were in trouble early on but fought back thanks to a century partnership between Joshua Mainprize (42) and Steve Janney (56) and further resistance from the lower order saw them reach the close on 245-9, with Henry Wilson the pick of the bowlers finishing with 4-57.
Driffield Town missed out on what would have been an eighth straight win, just three runs separating them and Hull Zingari at the end of a gripping contest at Kings Mill Road. Muhammad Ayub (73) and his captain Alastair Markham (48) put on 113 before both batters were dismissed by Ollie Ezard who took 3-48 and there were also three wickets for Muhammad Hamza Khan (3-44) in the visitors total of 230-7. Khan would also feature with the bat making 44 after Jack Oakley (67) and Kevin Woodcock (51) had both posted half-centuries as part of a strong reply from the hosts’ middle order. They look well placed on 213-5 but lost four wickets in the space of 12 runs and were unable to find the winnings runs of the final few deliveries.
Jordan Yeomans (5-65) took five wickets for Cottingham as they beat promotion rivals Patrington in a low scoring contest at Southside. Joe Routh did the early damage taking 3-40 as the home side were reduced to 58 for four, but Ian Buss fought back making 37 before becoming the third wicket in Yeomans second five-wicket haul of the season. A strong showing from the visitors’ top order included 37 from opener Adam Siddall and a quick-fire 41 from Dominic Rhodes coming off just 23 balls as they chased down the target inside 33 overs.
There was a close finish in the game between Pocklington and Londesborough Park where the visitors held on after Connaire Brattan (4-40) and Harry Collins (4-46) threatened to bowl the home side to victory. Opener Ted Donkin scored 36 then Ben Alport (37) and Ben Rees (32) put on a sixth wicket partnership of 50 as Pocklington scored 203 all out, a total which included four wickets from James Beevers (4-55). A second half-century stand of the match between Charles Rook (41) and Lucas Stephenson (43) looked to be turning the game in favour of the visitors but once the latter was dismissed the game hung in the balance right until the end a margin of 13 runs separating the sides with the visitors nine wickets down by the close.
It was a similar story at Netherhall where Beverley Town were unable to bowl out Sutton-On-Hull in the closing stages. The day began badly for the visitors who found themselves 18-5, four of Abid Hussain’s (5-39) coming in the early exchanges. Bradley Graham (65) and Matthew Mudd (57) provided some much-needed stability to the ‘Town innings before Sam Graham (3-56) took three wickets to restrict the visitors to 194. The home side suffered an even more dramatic start to their innings losing the first three wickets for just nine runs, and despite the efforts of skipper Rob Grainer who made 52 the innings never really got back and his side finished on 148-9, Peter Parnaby the pick of Beverley’s attack finishing with 3-46.
Only four games took place in Hunters York & District Senior League Division One West and the pick of those was the one at Alliance Cricket Ground where Carlton Towers last wicket pair Robert Holah and Nathan Ellam got their side over the line with an over to spare. Visiting skipper Holah (4-48) also starred with the ball taking four wickets including that of his Clifton Alliance counter-part David Taylor who top scored with 36 in his sides total of 183-9. Jamie Butt (33) and Joseph Hall (21) put on 45 for the seventh wicket before the former was bowled by Tom Collins who finished with 3-35. Mark Holmes (28) added 50 alongside Collins (35) as the visitors made a solid start in reply reaching 99-2 but after three quick wickets it was left to the Carlton captain to carry the side to victory despite the effort of Jack Heatshorne (3-40), two of his three wickets coming in a tense finale.
Easingwold had to settle for a draw despite scoring 342-8 against relegation threatened Thorp Arch & Boston Spa. Nitikant Kasana (5-90) reduced the home side to 43-3 early in the game at Back Lane but they fought back with a partnership of 125 between skipper Tom Wilson (101) and Jack Redshaw (66). Wilson scored his first century for the club during a stand of 75 for the seventh wicket with Max Cosgrove who finished unbeaten on 55, the total also including 49 extras. The visitors lost two early wickets and little hope of victory the visitors dug in George Gibson (65) and Oliver Riley’s (67) stand of 129 spanning almost 32 overs leaving the hosts insufficient time force a win as the innings ending with the total on 174-4.
Dringhouses beat bottom of the table Heworth by 34 runs, Tom Storr (3-25) with three wickets and Jacob Green (2-31), George Wilson (2-8) and Harry Watkinson (2-15) each with two as the visitors were bowled out for 104, number eight batter Finley Scott the top scorer with 22. That was in reply to the hosts 138 which represented something of a recover after they had been 36-5 at one stage. Alex Bell finished the innings with 4-29 included in which was the wicket of George Wilson whose 30 late on proved to be the difference between the sides.
It was a tale of two exceptional individual bowling performances in the match between Thirsk and Harrogate. Josh Neilson took seven for 31 from 15 overs, visitors ‘gate reaching 156-9 with openers Sanjay Mani (31) and George Owram (42) providing the bulk of their sides runs. The hosts were bowled out for 86 in reply and their batters must be sick of the sight of Charlie Stokes who took 6-32 in the first meeting between the sides this season, and claimed 6-24 this time to set up a convincing 70-run victory for his side.
By Kevin Hutchinson
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