Bilton's fifth ton sets up 'Grange victory
Posted on 14th May 2022 at 21:25
Premier League review
Woodhouse Grange bounced back from last week’s defeat to record a comfortable victory over Beverley Town at Norwood Park by 61 runs. Christopher Bilton (128no) scored his fifth Premier League career century, and the visitors would eventually finish on 253-6, 98 of which came for the fourth wicket with Stephen Burdett (42). Faced with such a stiff target the home side made a decent start Jacob Hunter (56) with a half-century and Anthony Spence 37, but Christopher Suddaby put the breaks on with 4-60, although Town managed to reach 192 enough to secure them a couple of points despite the defeat.
Castleford extended Sessay’s losing run to four games with a seven-wicket victory at Savile Park, the defending champions restricted the visitors to 148-9 thanks largely to their captain David Wainwright’s bowling effort the spinner taking five for 12 from 13 overs, Jacob Spencer top scoring with 39. Liam Hyde dominated the hosts response with 81 including a partnership worth 76 with Connor Hyde (40no) which took the side to the brink of victory.
Clifton Alliance needed less than 25 overs to bowl out Acomb at Alliance Cricket Ground, Samuel Grant taking 3-31 and Scott Hopkinson (4-10) with his second four-wicket haul of the season. Opener Joe Schofield top scored with 34 for the visitors but once dismissed they subsided from 73-4 to 89 all out. The hosts lost just one wicket in reply Andrew Simpson finishing unbeaten on 51, the result ended Acomb’s two match winning run as Alliance maintain their record of never having lost to their local rivals in the Premier League.
Driffield Town missed the chance to draw level at the top of the table with York as they were beaten at home by Sheriff Hutton Bridge by five wickets. The hosts were hampered by the loss of early wickets before Owen Goldsworthy (59) and George Drury (48) came together to build the score to 112-3, but after they were separated wickets fell at regular intervals and they had to settle for 187-9. Openers Louis Foxton (71) and Mark Fisher (64) both struck half-centuries for the visitors, who have now won all five Kings Mill Road matches between the sides, and a stand of 96 set a winning platform, victory arrived with three overs to spare Ashley Watson finishing 27 not out.
Scarborough’s top order turned in a dominant performance to condemn Harrogate to a third defeat of the season. Duncan Brown (104no) scored an unbeaten century and both Breidyn Schaper (37) and Ben Elvidge (39no) contributed to a successful chase of a target of 206, Brown and Elvidge putting on 116 to take their side to an eight-wicket victory. Earlier in the day Henry Thompson (45) and his captain William Bates (77) had shared a second wicket stand of 85 but the hosts were unable to capitalise on it. The result leaves the side from St George’s Road bottom of the table with a single win from their opening four matches.
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