Bridlington return to the top
Posted on 28th June 2021 at 11:37
Division One East & West review
Bridlington have taken over at the top of HUNTERS YORK & DISTRICT SENIOR CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE EAST after they beat Hull Zingari and former leaders Cottingham lost to fellow title rivals Driffield Town.
Steve Janney took six wickets for 44 runs as hosts Hull zingari were bowled out for 175 in reply to Bridlington’s 256. The visitors total was built around half-centuries from Russell Robinson (78) and John Major (51) and although Jahangir Alam (5-89) produced the first half of a notable all round performance with five wickets and James Dunning took 3-34 the competition leaders were in control. Martin Watkin replied for the home side with 67 and Alam made 42 to go alongside Mohammed Ayub’s 37 but they were unable to get close to their target and a fourth successive defeat leaves them in the relegation places.
Former leaders Cottingham slip to third after they lost for only the second time this season, and it was by the narrowest of margins, visitors Driffield Town winning with their last wicket pair at the crease. Openers Adam Siddall (78) and Danny Moss (32) got the home side off to a strong start in testing conditions with a partnership of 72 and James Brown added a further 31 in their total of 198-4. Driffield found themselves 11-3 in reply and it looked likely their five match winning runs was about to come to an end, but Jack Oakley (44) and Jon Vodden (48) launched a fightback with a stand worth 71, and Vodden added a further 82 alongside Muhammad Hamza Khan (63). The late drama came with just 14 runs required and four wickets remaining, James Brown dismissed Khan and after Jordan Yeomans (5-59) claimed his fifth of the innings and with scores level Brown picked up his second before Ollie Ezard was able to find the winning run.
Patrington leapfrogged Cottingham into second place despite being denied victory at Norwood Park by Beverley Town’s last wicket pair. Sam Fuller (60) top scored for the visitors and Jacob Duffill (34) and Billy Ienson (38) both contributed to their total of 258-8 with James Emery the pick of the hosts attack taking 3-73. Jacob Hunter (46) and Acklam (45) both narrowly missed out on half-centuries for the home side as Grant Van Es picked up five wickets for 39 runs but crucially, he was unable to capture the wicket of Adam Pashby (32no) who remained unbeaten to secure a draw for the home side.
An unbeaten half-century from Prince Bedi (55no) secured Scarborough a first home win of the season as they overcame Sutton-on-Hull by six wickets, that coming after Rob Gainer (4-37) had taken all four wickets to leave them 63-4 chasing 114. Opener Ben Graham top scored for the visitors with 30 but they lost their last seven wickets in the space of 29 runs to hand the hosts they advantage, Adam Hargreaves with five wickets for 20 and Adam Newington 3-9.
The surprise result of the day came at Londesborough Park as they climbed out of the relegation places with a 39-run victory over Woodhouse Grange. Charles Rook (75) and Lucas Stephenson (64no) shared a fourth wicket stand worth 140 for the home side as they reached 234-4 from their 50 overs. There were four wickets each for Joe Shingles (4-59) and James Beevers (4-44) as a youthful Woodhouse side containing six teenagers were bowled out for 195 in reply, Christopher Wood (51) top scoring with a half-century in his first game back with the club having re-signed from Tickhill.
In the days other match Pocklington made it three wins in a row winning at bottom of the table Hornsea by nine wickets.
HUNTERS YORK & DISTRICT SENIOR CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE WEST leaders Knaresborough returned to winning ways beating bottom of the table Heworth at Elm Park by four wickets. The home side looked to be on course for a bigger total then their eventual 171 all out with skipper Chris Barrett (39) at the crease and going well but Greg Pickles (4-22) wrapped up the innings as the hosts lost their last five wickets in the space of 21 runs, earlier Kalpesh Maheshwari made 38 before becoming one of three wickets for Andy Ward (3-54). Teenage opener Harry Dawson scored a patient half-century for the visitors, but it took a quick-fire 35 from Tashmial Henry to get them over the line as Maheshwari (3-42) kept his side interested with three wickets.
A century stand between Ed Noble (57) and Tom Atkinson (57) helped set up Bolton Percy for their first home win of the season, victory over Dringhouses by 87 runs lifting them clear of the relegation places. Tom Anderson (27) and Matthew Howden (30no) both contributed runs towards the end boosting the total to 225 in which George Wilson (3-52) and Tom Storr (3-65) shared six wickets. Tom Anderson (4-43) ran through the visitors’ top order and then Danny White picked up a season best 5-27, including Tom Owen (32) who was one of only three batters to reach double figures for the visitors.
Tom Collins scored 153 off 124 balls for Carlton Towers as they posted 309-6 at home to Thirsk. The openers second century of the season provided most of a 205-run stand for the first wicket alongside skipper Robert Holah (55). Mark Holmes added another 33 before he like the two openers were dismissed by James Wilkinson (4-84). The visitors struggled in reply, Harry Collinson top scoring with 22, as Joe Romaniw (3-44) and Mark Spetch (3-36) picked up three wickets a piece as Thirsk were bowled out for 127 to lose by 182 runs.
Isaac Light (67) and George Owram (66) put on 108 for Harrogate against Sessay at St George’s Road and their effort was backed-up by strong performances down the order from Ben Moss (43), Will Topham (30) and George Hampson (38no) who all scored quicker than a run-a-ball in a total of 280-7. Chris Stokes (3-57) captured three wickets in the visitors’ innings including Tom Wilkinson who top scored with 43, but despite three late wickets the visitors were able to hold out and closed on 178-8 to claim a share of the points.
Clifton Alliance recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they won at Thorp Arch & Boston Spa by 86 runs. Recent signing Charlie Robinson (45) was one of four batters to pass 40 alongside his captain David Taylor (48), and sixth wicket duo Jamie Butt (42) and Elliott Precious (48no) who added 57 as the side reached 276-7. Eshaan Kapoor (3-87) was his sides leading wicket-taker and a stand-out all-round performance also saw him lead the way with the bat scoring 70 out of his sides total of 190, which included three wickets for Matthew Simms (3-50)
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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