Folkton & Flixton suffer title setback
Posted on 8th August 2021 at 00:41
Premier Division review
Folkton & Flixton saw their Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Premier Division title hopes dented as they lost at home to Welton by 71 runs. Tom Young (35) struggled to hold the visitors’ innings together in the early stages as they slipped to 88-6, Elliot Hatton (3-49) taking two of his three wicket haul early on. Chris Lound (69no) and skipper Rob Page (59) launched an outstanding counterattack with a partnership worth 98 for the eighth wicket and the former added 32 more for the ninth as his side finished on 250-8. Having let the visitors off the hook the home side who had lost just once at Filey Road this season were never in a position to chase down the target, captain Tom Norman led off the innings with 33 but became the first of three wickets for Luke Hills (3-53). Harry Walmsley (50) scored a fourth half-century of the campaign and when he fell to Ben Wilkinson (3-38) any hopes of an unlikely comeback were dashed.
Sesay increased their advantage at the top of the table with a dominant performance at home to York winning by 134 runs.
There was an absorbing conclusion to the game at Hull Zingari where despite five wickets from Beverley Town’s Jamie Wroe (5-68) the home team narrowly missed out on the chance of victory the sides separated by just nine runs. A second wicket partnership of 103 between Ben Hatfield (72) and Anthony Spence (61) provided the bulk of the visitors’ total of 209-9 from 50 overs, Simon Powdrell eventually dismissing both batters on his way to figures of 4-49. The home side responded strongly through their top order Jack Story and Matthew Bunn making 30 and 37 respectively to go alongside a half-century from Tom Jones, but all three fell in turn to Jamie Roe and too often the hosts lost wickets in pairs which continually set them back and the lower order were ultimately left with too much to do as they reached the close on 200-8.
Sheriff Hutton Bridge overcame Goole Town at Moor Farm, but it was slow going the home side taking 33 overs to pass the visitors total of 103. Scott Thorpe was Goole’s top scorer with 19 as all four bowlers used by skipper Daniel Cass picked up wickets, Nadeem Shefta leading the way with 4-34 closely followed by Harry Sutcliffe with 3-28. The home side made a patient start but lost four wickets before Tatenda Shuttleworth-Richardson (22no) and Daniel Cass (27no) came together with an unbroken partnership of 41 to see their side over the line and end a three-match losing run.
The days other game finished in a somewhat one-sided draw as Whitkirk closed on 173-9 in reply to Malton & Old Malton’s 274-8.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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