Beverley Town crowned Champions
Posted on 11th September 2021 at 23:22
Premier Division Review
Beverley Town are the York & District Senior Cricket League Premier Division champions for 2021 clinching the title with a resounding 141-run victory at home to Welton. Gregory Whyley scored 94 and shared a 77-run seventh wicket partnership with his skipper Jamie Roe (36no) as the home side reached 264-7, three of the wickets falling to Luke Hills (3-44). The visitors looked to have made a confident start through Matthew Wilkinson (30) but then lost five wickets for ten runs, Matthew Mudd (4-53) with four of them. Daniel Gittings (38) was able to halt the collapse but could not prevent the side being bowled out for 123, Joey Franklin with (3-16) wrapping up the victory which will also see Beverley make a return to the Premier League at the first attempt.
They will be joined in the top tier by Sessay despite them suffering a final day defeat which could have proved so costly. Studley Royal, one of three relegated sides, pulled of a surprise victory winning a low scoring contest by just 15 runs. Stephen Langstaff (5-37) took five wickets for the visitors as the home side were dismissed for 137 despite a half-century from opener Rob Nicholson (53). Matthew Coad’s (6-40) six wicket haul came in reply and included the top four in the line-up, despite which had Liam Carver (37no) found more support in the latter stages he might still have got his side over the line.
Sessay’s defeat left the door ajar for Malton & Old Malton and had they won they would be looking forward to Premier League cricket for the first time, but they missed the chance losing to Hull Zingari by eight wickets thanks in part to a fine opening stand of 113 between Jack Storey (69no) and James Phillips (58) as the hosts chased down a target of 174. Earlier Robert Pinder (88) scored more than half the visitors final total and Callum Hellwig (4-36) enjoyed success with the ball taking the first four wickets to fall. The result means Zingari finish the season as the form side four wins from their last five helping them turn around a campaign the first half of which was spent in the relegation places.
Elliot Hatton took 7-32 to help Folkton & Flixton to a 178-run win at Sheriff Hutton Bridge which secured them third place in the table. Charlie Colley (3-2) took the other three wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 89, David Coverdale top scoring with 38. That was in response to the visitors total of 267-6 which featured a 121-run stand between Will Hutchinson (71) and Jake Hatton (84) for the fourth wicket, Hutchinson then adding a further 68 with Max Harland (32). Matthew Bird finished with figures of 4-60 including both Hutchinson and Hatton.
Mid-table rivals York and Whitkirk met at Clifton Park where a pre-arranged to 20 overs per side contest turned out to be something of a slugfest the sides combining to hit 33 fours and 19 sixes. Tom Webb scored 80 for the visitors from 45 balls putting on 105 with Simon Webb (36) before the first wicket fell, Sam Parker finished 32 not out as the innings ended with the total on 187-3. Charlie Elliot scored 38 at the start of the hosts reply before becoming one of four wickets for Tom Webb (4-42). Despite a valiant unbeaten 78 from Duncan Snell the visitors held on to win by four runs, bowler Alfie Wilkinson holding his nerve despite being hit for three maximums in the final over.
Kieran Bowes turned in a man of the match performance for Pickering finishing with as joint top scorer for his side with 42 alongside Ryan Taylor and then taking 3-44 as their side won at Goole Town by 47 runs. Thomas Marritt took 5-52 restrict the visitors to 208, and after Bowes’ wickets it took a 53-run partnership between William O’Donnell (33) and Ben Shelton (32) to keep their side in the contest. David Greenlay captured the wickets of both going on to finish with 3-36 as the home side were bowled out for 161.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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