Griebenouw's efforts prove to be in vain
Posted on 2nd May 2021 at 11:11
Division One East & West review
Douglas Griebenouw took seven wickets for 44 runs but finished on the losing side as Scarborough won at Hornsea by 38 runs in Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Division One East. Those wickets included Thomas Precious for 72 but not before he had shared a third wicket partnership of 108 with Edward Hopper (48) their stand enable the visitors to post a total of 192. The home side were in the contest thanks to runs from Paul Clappison (44) and Griebenouw (31) but when the latter fell to Thomas Precious (3-43) the chase faltered and Charlie Hopper (3-5) sealed the result with three cheap wickets at the end.
A fine all-round display from Bridlington’s Casey Rudd maintain his sides winning start to the season. Four wickets in the heart of the Woodhouse Grange innings checked the visitors progress after Robert Draper (32) and Jonty Atkinson (31) had helped their side make a positive start, and they reached 149 before three wickets from Steve Janney (3-18) helped close out the innings. Rudd then opened for the hosts alongside Sam Wragg (31) and finished unbeaten with a run-a-ball 78 to secure an eight-wicket victory.
Beverley Town were the only side in the division to pass 200 on a low scoring day and that was enough to gain them an 89-run victory over Sutton-on-Hull at Norwood Park. Jacob Hunter top scored with 50 but the total was made possible thanks to useful further contributions from William Harrison (45) and Robert Fish (30). Sam Graham (4-55) and Charles Andrew (3-53) combined to share seven wickets but could not prevent the host reaching a total which proved well out of the visitors reach. There were five wickets for James Emery (5-33) and a further three for Matthew Saint (3-36) as the visitors were all out for 136 which included 33 from Rob Gainer.
Pocklington handed Londesborough Park a second successive defeat bowling them out for 109. That was in reply to the visitors’ total of 198-7, which included a seventh wicket partnership between Nathan Saltmer (64no) and Charles Lambert (26) after Neal Jackson had been dismissed for 44. Only three Londesborough batters reached double-figures, Toby Williamson the best with 18 became one of four wickets for Ben Shingles (4-25) and there were three wickets for Connaire Bratten (3-38) too.
A century opening stand by Hull Zingari pair Daniel Mould (78) and Martin Watkin (48) set their side on the way to a six wicket win at home to Driffield Town. Jack Oakley took 3-40 including both openers but after Jahangir Alam had added 32 the result was already inevitable. Oakley had been joint top scorer with 40 alongside Kevin Woodcock when the visitors batted but three wickets each from John Hyde (3-20) and Alam (3-25) had meant that a total of 180-9 was never likely to be enough and so it proved.
The division’s other game between saw Partrington host Cottingham the home side chased down the visitors 142-6 to win by five wickets.
The top two in Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Division One West both recorded comfortable victories to open up an early lead over their promotion rivals. Easingwold bowled out Thorp Arch & Boston Spa for 65 Tom Quinn taking 5-23 and Stephen Piercy 3-28, Sam Smith with 34 was the only player in the innings to reach double figures. Piercy followed up his wickets with an unbeaten 34 as the visitors raced to their target inside ten overs for the loss of just one wicket.
There were four wickets for Tom Metcalfe (4-25) at Oval View were Knaresborough bowled out hosts Sessay for 113, Richard Till top-scoring with 21. The visitors needed only 20 over to chase down their target with Kevin Owens (32no) and David Girling (36no) in the runs for the second week in a row, this time the pair shared an unbroken match winning stand of 69 for the third wicket, to keep up their sides perfect start.
Clifton Alliance missed the chance to make it two wins from two instead they had to settle for a share of the points finishing on 195-5 in reply to hosts’ Carlton Towers 212 all out. Mark Holmes got the hosts off to a solid start with 42 and a stand of 52 between Ben Copeland (38) and Mark Spetch (43) but four wickets from Flynn Southgate (4-50) including both Holmes and Spetch kept the scoring in check. David Taylor (34) and Simon Williams (38) made early contributions in the visitors reply but despite 65 from Jamie Butt they were unable to overhaul their target.
Osbaldwick bounced back from the disappointment of an opening day defeat to inflict a second successive loss on Bolton Percy. The visitors were the division’s top scorers posting 236-9 in which Francis Kinsella scored 68 and Matthew Hattee (47) narrowly missed out on his second half-century of the season. Giles Anderson took 3-50 for the home side, Kinsella responding with 3-34 after the interval and had it not been for an unbeaten 50 from Thomas Malloch the defeat would have been even larger than the eventual margin of 103 runs.
Harrogate recorded their first win of the season beating Thirsk at St George’s Road by 62 runs thanks largely to Charlie Stokes who took 6-32, the best figures in this season’s competition to date. Harry Collinson (57) and Kieran Fenwick (28) got the visitors off to a strong start with a second wicket stand worth 87 before both fell to Dominic Bradburne (3-60) but from that point on Stokes dominated and the last seven wickets added only more 60 runs. That all came in reply to the home sides 211-9 which included a 95-run opening partnership between George Owram (47) and Sanjay Mani (41) which was followed by a Brian Fenwick (51) half-century. The openers both fell to James Wilkinson (3-33) and despite the innings stuttering as Tom Spence (4-73) took four wickets the total was enough to ensure a victory.
Dringhouses beat Heworth in a low scoring encounter at Elm Park the visitors recovering from 63 for five chasing 109. Daniel Snaith steadied the innings and finished unbeaten on 42 to guide his side to a first win. Earlier in the day the home side had been bowled out for 108 Theo Walton (3-16) with three wickets and George Wilson and Tom Storr with two each.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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