HUNTERS ECB Yorkshire Premier League North 
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Newly promoted Carlton Towers posed a convincing 10 point win, at the hands of Folkton and Flixton CC, at Fish Pond field. Captain and Opener Tom Norman posted 30 runs, before he was bowled by Joe Romaniw, who went on to take 4-30. Cameron Anderson and Connor Stephenson scored 22 and 57 respectively, in the middle-lower order. As the side were eventually dismissed in the 49th over, for 173. Spin from Tom Collins and Robert Hollah throttled the innings, as they took two wickets a-piece. In reply, last seasons master blaster Tom Collins was dismissed for 7, but his fellow opener Natham Ellam carried his bat through the innings, to complete a important 75, from 159 balls. He was aided over the line by Sam Lingard (37) and Mark Holmes 27*, as the home team finished with 14 balls to spare. 
Stamford Bridge completed a convincing 10 point win at Hill Top Club, as they stroked Cottingham’s bowlers around the field to finish posting 212-9, from their allocation. Daniel Furlong completed his impressive form, with 3-41. Second and third change bowlers Jordan Yeomans and Byron Parker tried to stall the innings, taking two wickets each at the end, whilst going for less than five runs per over. Benjamin Pearson was top run scorer with 41 at the top of the order, and two scores over 30 from keeper Ryan Taylor and Connor Bowden pushed the innings along. In reply only four Cottingham batsmen scored double figures, as Dave Chaplain and Salman Syed took 5-37 and 4-26 respectively, to rip the heart out the Cottingham Innings. No1 bat Adam Siddall finished top scorer with 31. 
Easingwold CC produced one of the most convincing wins of the day on Back Lane, as they snatched 10 points from Pickering CC. Pickering won the toss, and elected to field, to then see Easingwold hit the ball to all parts, and finish on 316-6. Opener Harry Warn must have been mortified to be run out for 5, to then see Captain Tom Wilson hit 83, together with Kyle Waite 73 from 1101 balls. However, the major destroyer was Jack Redshaw, who levered 90 from 45 balls, with eight 4s and six 6s. 31 extras in 26 wides aided the innings. The Pickering reply of 115 was never going to threaten the host side, as all bowlers were in the wickets. Colin Frank returned to the team, to score 34, whilst Lewis Medley was leading wicket taker with 3-18. 
Hull Zingari posted a 52 run win on their home soil, as they won the toss and elected to bat first. The team were all out in the 50th over, for an impressive 239. Jack Storey fell just short of a century, as Casey Rudd dismissed him for 94. A middle order thrust from Muhammad Ayub and Callum Hellwig, 43 and 34* respectively helped the innings along, as no other batsman made a start. Again, 30 extras aided the score with 23 wides, as Thomas Hudson weas pick of the bowlers, with 3-41. In reply Captain Casey Rudd lead from the front, scoring 62. He was assisted by Joshua Mainprize, with 51 and Nathan Johnson with 40*. However wickets continued to fall, and the innings was closed on 187-7. The innings was not all in vein, as Bridlington picked up two valuable batting bonus points. Calum Hellwig taking 3-43 lead the bowling attack, with Jack Storey 2-39. 
Welton & Brough CC followed up their Bank Holiday loss against York II, to finish victors against Malton & Old Malton CC. Malton won the toss and elected to bat on their own turf, only to see them bowled out for 136 in the 39th over. No Malton batsman passed 20 runs, as Ollie Thane took 4-44 opening the bowling. Ben Wilkinson took vital wickets at the end, to finish with 3-10 form 7.1 overs. The 137 run chase in the second innings had a couple of shakes, as Matthew Wilkinson opening, was dismissed by Luke Smith for 9. However Tom Young and Ben Wilkinson scoring 47 and 50 respectively held the innings together for long enough, prior to their own dismissals, to allow James Windeatt and Jack Steel to the winning total, with 25 overs to spare. 
Whitkirk CC enjoyed their trip from Leeds to York, as they were put into bat first, on a firm pitch. Whitkirk posted 222-6, largely thanks to Tom Webb (51) and Sean Pickles 89*, form 108 balls. Tom Forsdike and Tom Backhouse each claimed two wickets, in their attempt to blunt the Whitkirk run feast. In reply, York gained 4 batting bonus points, but did not have enough momentum or impetuous to cross the winning line. Guy Darwin did his best opening the batting, scoring 27 from 417 balls. Captain Alex Collins had other ideas at Number6, as he clattered 92 form 122 balls, including seven 4s and three 6s. He batted together with glove man Richard Swann, who also claimed his half century with 52, but it was not to be, as Michael O’Brien claimed 4-53 with the ball, and Tom Webb and Josh Thompson two wickets each. Whitkirk will be looking to continue their improved form next week, as they take on Malton CC at home. 
There were two events yesterday worthy of note, which occurred in Division One West. Former Panel Umpire of eight seasons, and Clifton Alliance CC stalwart club umpire Duncan Renton umpired his last match, with League Secretary Phil Robshaw. We should all be grateful for Duncan’s efforts on the Independent Panel, and at his own club for so many years. As the league struggles to recruit new umpires, it is sad to see those existing go. We must all do out utmost in the coming seasons, to help cure this situation. 
Over the rail from Clifton Alliance, and on to Yorks second pitch, Thirsk opening batsman and bowler Ryan Gibson took 4-5 from 2.2 overs, to then hit 110 with the bat, from only 41 balls, infront of the fabulous new Dan Woods pavilion. His mauling of the attack, included seven 4s and eleven 6s. A strike rate of 268.29 will take some beating for the remainder of the season. 
Report by Phil Robshaw 
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