Coote wickets keeps Malton in the hunt
Posted on 29th May 2022 at 06:26
Stamford Bridge made it six from six at the top with five wicket win at Clifton Park against York. The home side slumped from 44-0 to 96-8 with Dave Chaplin taking 5-52 before a recovery between Tom Forsdike (39) and Tom Backhouse in the form of a 71 run ninth wicket partnership saw them reach 167. In the league leaders reply Alfie Cooper (56) was again in the runs, this week with a half-century and despite three wickets from Tom Backhouse (3-49) the visitors eased home, Matt Beckett (58no) guiding them to victory with an unbeaten half-century of his own.
The game of the day came at Bridlington where the hosts clinched victory with just two balls to spare, Tommy Hudson striking back-to-back boundaries at the start of the final over. Visitors Pickering scored 250-8 having recovered from 36-3 thanks to runs from Daniel Ward (66) and Daniel Harper (45) and an eighth wicket stand of 67 between Joe Harland (38no) and Michael Brown (39), Steve Janney finished as the pick of the bowlers taking 3-52. Openers Sam Wragg (42) and Casey Rudd (83) put on 88 in reply but three wickets each from David Greenlay (3-71) Joe Harland (3-45) looked to have swung the game in the visitors favour however runs from Sam Tennant (37) and then Steve Janney (28) set up a tantalising finale.
Despite a slight stutter Easingwold came out as comfortable winners by five wickets at Folkton & Flixton. The home side had reached 76-3 but three wickets each from Lewis Medley (3-43) and Tom Quinn (3-38) and two apiece for Jack Wilson and Zak Wilson saw them bowled out for 154. Harry Warn and Kyle Waite each made 40 and added 90 for the second wicket but the visitors then lost three wickets in the space of six runs and needed the calm head of Max Cosgrove (31no) to see them over the line.
An unbeaten 81 from Matthew Turnbull extended Malton & Old Malton’s winning run to three matches as they won at home against Carlton Towers by six wickets. Turnbull led a recovery from 24-3 in reply to 164 and a partnership of 93 for the fourth wicket alongside Matthew Lock (35) kept them in the early stages of a promotion picture. Earlier Dean Coote (5-33) took five wickets and Michael Linsley (3-39) as the visitors were bowled out, Henry Bayston (58) top scoring with his second half-century of the season.
Welton inflicted a sixth straight defeat on Cottingham and in doing so kept themselves fourth in the table. The home side were 24-2 at one stage but recovered thanks to partnerships worth 97 between Matthew Wilkinson (78) and James Windeatt (49), then 99 between Wilkinson and Jack Steel (89), then Chris Lound added another 55towards the end as the total reached 335-6. The visitors were bowled out for 157 in reply.
Hull Zingari bounced back from defeat last week to win at Whitkirk by 66 runs. Daniel Mould (76) and Jahangir (64) shared a century partnership for the fifth wicket, and it proved crucial in a total of 236 which included three wickets for the home side from Josh Thompson (3-52). The hosts Michael O’Brien (47) and Sean Pickles (40) had their side on track during a stand of 79 for the third wicket but the innings was de-railed by wickets from Callum Hellwig (3-41), Jack Storey (3-50) and Jason Hellwig (4-30) who took all ten between them.
by Kevin Hutchinson
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