Collins & Baston share 283 opening stand
Posted on 19th July 2021 at 09:47
Division One East & West review
Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Division One West continues to be dogged by cancelled fixtures but there was no shortage of action and drama in three games which did take place.
Tom Collins (142) and Henry Baston (158) shared an opening partnership of 283 as Carlton Towers extended their unbeaten to six matches after they posted 383-7 against Osbaldwick, the total also including 46 from Mark Holmes. The visitors refused to give in and battled to secure a share of the points despite Collins taking 5-37 as part of an eight-man bowling attack. James Hattee (53) scored a half-century and Adam burton made 31 as the hosts were left frustrated.
Easingwold beat Knaresborough in a thrilling contest at Aspin Lane to take over from them at the top of the table. Jack Redshaw scored a match-winning 93 not out to clinch a crucial win with just three balls remaining. Zak Wilson scored 44 at a run-a-ball as the visitors turned the innings around after they found themselves 106-4 chasing an unlikely 260 for victory. Earlier in the day the hosts second wicket pair of Greg Pickles (60) and Kevin Owens (69) put on 115, and the runs continued to flow thanks to David Girling (30) and Andy Ward (36) as they eventually closed on 259-7.
Heworth’s first home win of the season offers hope that they may yet avoid relegation as they beat local rivals Clifton Alliance by 75 runs at Elm Park. Chris Kays (79) and Guy Wilkinson (73) helped the home side build a formidable total of 263-9, and when it looked as though the visitors might hold on for a draw it was Jack Wilkinson who regained the momentum with three wickets in three overs. Captain Nicholas Hindle (33) and teenagers Jack Mead (30) and Joseph Hall (50) made strong contributions with the bat and their side almost held out loosing their final wicket of the last ball of the match.
Bridlington came out on top of the clash between the top two in Division One East as Sam and Mark Tennant both made centuries for their respective sides. Sam finished unbeaten on 126 as the league leaders scored 304-6 against title rivals Driffield Town, opener Sam Wragg also scoring a run-a-ball 48. ‘Town finished on 244-8 in reply Mark Tennant scoring 104 in an innings which included a stand of 94 for the third wicket with Jon Vodden (46), any hopes the visitors had of forcing victory were quelled by Casey Rudd who finished with figures of 4-33 to ensure his side finished with the upper hand.
Cottingham have climbed above Driffield Town in to second place following a comfortable eight wicket win at home to and in form Scarborough side that had won their last three. The visitors were bowled out for 173, Daniel Furlong (3-29) and Jordan Yeomans (3-36) each picking up three wickets, Yeoman’s haul including the wicket of Prince Bedi who top scored in the innings with 50. The hmoe side recovered from the loss of Adam Siddall to the first ball of their innings Danny Moss and James Berridge (40) putting on 98 for the second wicket. Moss finished unbeaten on 66 alongside Dominic Rhodes who was not out on 49 the pair with a winning stand of 76 to boost the sides title aspirations.
Londesborough pulled of a surprise victory at home to Patrington by the barest of margins, the last wicket pair of Tom Sowersby (21no) and Joe Shingles (10no) seeing their side home. Sam Fuller top scored for the visitors making 46 in a total of 133 all out, Shingles (3-40) and James Beevers (3-15) each with three wickets. Matthew Purse (3-42) took three wickets early in Londesborough’s reply, and Ian Buss (3-45) then kept up the pressure. Grant Van Es (3-28) appeared to have taken promotion chasing Patrington to the brink of victory only for them to be denied by some late heroics.
Martin Watkin (81) and Martin Russell (53) shared a match winning partnership of 106 as Hull Zingari ended Pocklington’s five match unbeaten run with a six-wicket win at Chanterlands Avenue. James Dunning picked up four wickets including top scorer Howard Johnson (37) as the visitors were bowled out for 158. The hosts lost two wickets early on but would go on to complete only their second home win of the season.
Sutton-on-Hull picked up a much-needed win beating Woodhouse Grange by eight-wicket in a low scoring game at Sandhill Lane. Hosts’ opener Roberts Draper (28) top scored for the home side who were bowled out for 136, Rob Gainer (3-37) and Rhys Martin (4-35) doing most of the damage before last wicket pair of Alex Bindloss (18) and Archie Wilcock (13no) put on 38 to give the total an air of respectability. The visitors opening pair, Benjamin Graham (39no) and Jonny Hambley (21) put on 81 to set up the visitor which was sealed with Graham and skipper Gainer (27no) at the crease.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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