Hornsea bowlers go the distance against Rhodes
Posted on 16th May 2021 at 11:09
Division One Reviews
The Hornsea bowlers found themselves in the firing line against Cottingham as Dominic Rhodes scored a double-hundred off only 117 balls in Division One East of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League. The former Stamford Bridge Premier League all-rounder finished unbeaten on 224 as the visitors reached 339-9 from 50 overs, around him wickets fell at regular intervals with Nick Moulds the pick of the bowlers finishing with 4-85. The hosts were bowled out for 85 in reply top scorer Mark Brightmore (24) one of only three batters to reach double figures whilst Danny Moss picked up 3-37. The result leaves Hornsea in the bottom two themselves and Londesborough Park the only teams in the division to have not yet won a game.
Londesborough’s struggles continued as they were dismissed for 54, the lowest total in the competition to date. There were three wickets each for Beverley Town’s Charles Fish (3-19) and Jacob Hunter (3-18) as the visitors replied to their hosts 186-8. Opener Robert Fish scored 42 for the home side before becoming one of four wickets for James Beevers (4-41), whilst Will Harrison finished not out on 34. The result means Beverley Town remain unbeaten and keep in touch with Bridlington at the head of the table.
The league leaders made it three wins from three winning at Patrington by 52 runs. The visitors found the initial going tough and when Ian Buss (4-36) took three wickets in quick succession including Russell Robinson for 34 they found themselves 92-6. Steve Janney (31) and Thomas Hudson (28) were able to rebuild before the former became one of three wickets for Grant Van Es (3-41) as the visitors were eventually bowled out for 166. Bridlington’s Casey Rudd, who took four the last time the side completed a match, was once again in the wickets this time taking 5-13 including Ashley McKinley who top scored with 31 in the home sides total of 114.
Scarborough’s fourth wicket pairing of Thomas Precious (86no) and Sam Carver (85) put on a stand worth 175 against Hull Zingari, that followed a half-century from skipper Nick Zakrzewski (58) as his side reached 289-6. James Dunning returned the best figures for the visitors taking 3-33 for eight overs. Martin Watkin led the Zingari reply with 40 and Muhammad Ayub scored 33 but despite three wickets from Romario Brathwaite (3-31) the hosts were unable to force a victory the visitors finishing on 204-8 to earn share of the points.
Sutton-on-Hull tasted victory for the first time as they overcame Driffield Town at Kings Mill Road. The home side were bowled out for 101, Sam Graham (6-54) adding six wickets to the four taken against Beverley Town last time out. The visitors were made to work hard for the points losing five wickets, but Aaron Blagg was able to steer them home with an unbeaten 26.
Woodhouse Grange came out on top against their local rivals winning at Pocklington by four wickets in a low scoring game. Alfie Oliver (5-34) took five wickets and Tom Burdett (3-27) three as the home side were bowled out for 118 Nathan Saltmer’s 39 the only noteworthy innings for the hosts. ‘Grange were indebted to Ted Baty whose 46 got them over the line, Billy Higgins (3-50) taking three of the six wickets lost along the way.
For the third round of matches in a row the weather dominated Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Division One West with the matches at Thirsk and Thorp Arch & Boston Spa both cancelled, and three others had to be abandoned due to persistent rain.
The only game to dodge the weather was at Osbaldwick and it turned out to be a thrilling contest the home side beating Harrogate with their last wicket pair at the crease. ‘Gate opener Hector Bowerman made 39 and Corrie Keeble scored 40 in their sides total of 158-8, Daniel Ellwood and Anthony Butterfield each finishing with two wickets. The home side looked to be on course to complete a straightforward victory as Matthew Hattee (52) shared stands of 39 and 48 with James Hattee and Francis Kinsella but when he was run out the side lost five wickets for 21 runs, Ben Moss taking 4-15, it brought together Joseph Privett and Ryan Truswell with 14 runs still required. The final pair battled through seven overs before getting their side over the line. The result allowed Osbaldwick to climb into second place behind Knaresborough.
The league leaders were left frustrated after a partnership of 59 between Kevin Owens (49) and Tashmial Henry (57no) had put them in a strong position at Dringhouses. What would have been Owens’ second half-century of the campaign helped the visitors reach 180-5 from 44 overs, their hosts had stumbled to 46-3 in reply when play was called off.
The game between Clifton Alliance and Sessay looked to be delicately balanced when it too fell victim to the weather. Visitors Sessay, still searching for a first win, made an excellent start through an opening century stand between Stuart Clark (76no) and Matthew Wass (57) and after former added a further 67 for the third wicket alongside skipper Nick Thorne (35) their side had reached 198-5 despite the challenging conditions. Host’s opener Nicholas Hindle responded with 48 but departed just before the decisive rain arrived leaving his side on 118-2.
Only 24 overs were possible at Bolton Percy but that was long enough for Cartlton Towers’ Joe Raynor (4-11) to take all four wickets and have the bottom of the table side on the ropes at 31-4, the weather potentially coming to their rescue.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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