Harland makes opening day hundred
Posted on 23rd April 2022 at 21:51
Malton & Old Malton’s Shaun Harland (102) hit the competitions first century of the season and shared a stand of 185 with opening partner Nick Thomas who made 83. Casey Rudd did his best to fight back for visitors Bridlington by taking 5-60 but his side were still left chasing a target of 299. The east-coast side were never in the hunt although Matthew Fudge made a defiant 34 late on, that coming after Nick Thomas had done the early damage with the ball taking 3-50, and they were eventually dismissed for 157.
Stamford Bridge made a winning start in their attempt to make an immediate return to the Premier Division with a five-wicket victory at Carlton Towers. The homes sides total of 201-9, which included runs from Robert Holah (34) and Matthew Torn (37) lost wickets at regular intervals including three for Matthew Adamson (3-40). The visitors lost a couple of early wickets but 44 from Dominic Rhodes steadied the innings before an unbeaten stand of 72 between returning captain Matt Beckett (52no) and Ryan Taylor (34no) saw their side over the line.
Jack Storey (36) and Matthew Bunn (68) both figured in half-century stands for Hull Zingari despite which their side struggled being bowled out for 196 with three wickets each for David Greenlay (3-26) and Tim Whincup (3-54). The total however proved well out of reach of opponents Pickering who managed only 106 in reply. Storey added to his early efforts with the bat returning figures of 4-34 and Jason Hellwig took 3-8 from 4.2 overs. Greenlay ended up as the visitors’ leading scorer with 29 no other batter got beyond 20, extras the next best contribution with 25.
Folkton & Flixton’s top order needed just 33 over to chase down a target of 172 at Whitkirk. Visiting opener Elliot Hatton (58) scored a half-century paving the way for Harry Walmsley (63no) and Will Hutchinson (33no) to secure a victory with an unbroken stand of 78. Earlier in the match Sam Parker had top scored with 42 for the home side whilst Charlie Colley kept the innings under control with 4-48 from 13 overs.
By Kevin Hutchinson
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