Knaresborough pair share 261 run partnership
Posted on 6th June 2021 at 10:53
Knaresborough were unable to overcome Thorp Arch & Boston Spa despite a 261-run second wicket partnership between skipper Greg Pickles (135) and Kevin Owens (97). Nitikant Kasana (4-69) took all four wickets to fall as the host compiled a formidable 306-4. Andy Ward (3-35) and Tashmial Henry (3-23) both took three wickets and their side looked to be on course to record their third home win of the season, George Gibson (30) and Edward McNicholas (30) both having been dismissed, but the final wicket pair of Dale Gibson (10no) and Toby Wells (35no) withstood everything the former leaders could throw at them batting out the final 14 overs of the match adding 53 runs to leave their side on 215-9.
Easingwold’s third straight win see them leap-frog Knaresborough to take over at the top of HUNTER YORK & DISCTRICT SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE WEST. The game against Heworth at Back Lane looked to be heading for an early finish when the visitors found themselves 52-7, Stephen Peircy taking 3-29, but Daniel Toone (40no) and Graham Knott (49no), who spent 2017 at Easingwold, put on a stand of 101 to extend the contest. Knott then picked up the wicket of Piercy in the opening over of the home side reply but hopes of an upset were quelled by a 99-run partnership between Kyle Waite (65no) and Tom Wilson (44) which set up an eventual eight wicket win.
A fine 89 from skipper Ben Collinson helped his Thirsk side record back-to-back wins as they chased down 208 to beat Osbaldwick. Joshua Neilson (39) shared a 92-run stand with his captain and the hosts were able to withstand a late onslaught from Anthony Butterfield (5-59) which threatened to take the game away from them. Earlier in the day Matt Senior (63) scored a half-century whilst both James Hattee (31) and Francis Knisella (33) added valuable contributions to the side total which included three wickets from Tom Spence.
Sessay climbed of the bottom of the table to be replaced by Bolton Percy who they beat at Oval View to record their first win of the season. Ben Kettlewell took (5-42) his sides first five-wicket haul of the season helping to limit the visitors to 172 despite a half-century from Tom Atkinson (55). There were also three wickets for Aiden Gaunt-Edwards (3-34) including both openers and the final one to fall. Matthew Wass passed 50 for the second time this season finihsing unbeaten on 75 and was involved in an opening stand of 88 with Stuart Clark (37) which set the foundation for the six-wicket win.
A partnership of 176 between Liam Hancy (105) and Jamie Thornton (74no) set up Dringhouses for a comfortable victory at home to Clifton Alliance. An unbeaten 36 by Max Thomas added to the total allowing them to reach 246-3. George Wilson (6-52) ensured the visitors were never in with a chance taking six of the first seven wickets to fall as they slumped to 77-7 a position from which they never recovered eventually being bowled out for 117.
HUNTERS YORK & DISTRICT SENIOR CRCKLET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE EAST leaders Bridlington extended their unbeaten start to the season to eight games with a victory at home against Hornsea. Paul Clappison, a centurion last weekend, top scored for the visitors making 81 of his sides total of 178 all out, which also included 30 from Mark Battye. Richard Robinson captured the wickets of both Clappison and Battye finishing with figures of 3-30, and there was also three wickets for Russell Robinson (3-13 & 42no). And it was the latter who sealed the victory with an unbroken partnership of 75 alongside Sam Tennant (36no) after openers Casey Rudd (49) and Sam Wragg (34) had earlier put on 74.
Dominic Rhodes (117 & 5-17) turned in another dominant performance for Cottingham as they kept pace with the leaders thanks to a resounding victory at Hull Zingari, the visitors winning by 193 runs. The all-rounder’s third century of the season alongside a first from Adam Siddle (102) meant their side were able to post an unassailable total of 354-3 with Danny Moss (42) and James Berridge (45no) also contributing. The hosts were bowled out for 161 in reply, Alex Dale their top scorer with 42.
Patrington, having played a game more than those around them, moved up to third after they won at Pocklington by 96 runs. The hosts pairing of Harry Collins (3-55) and Connaire Brattan (3-53) shared six wickets between them but a mid-innings stand of 127 between Jacob Duffill (94) and Ian Buss (66) left the hosts chasing a total of 271-9, and they were soon in trouble Buss (6-36) with the first three of a six wicket haul coming before the total had reached 20. The home side rallied briefly thanks to a half-century from Ben Shingles (50) and Dan Croft finished not out on 36 but in the end they were well beaten.
Driffield Town overcame visitors Scarborough in an unusually low scoring encounter at Kings Mill Road. The home side had James Barron (4-40) to thank, three of his four wickets accounting for top order batters, as the visitors were reduced to 72-7. Ryan Hargreaves (39) lead something of a recovery as the final three wickets more than doubled the total to 148 all out. Opener Mark Clarkson (39) held firm as the hosts stumbled in their reply before Jon Vodden (23no) and Muhammad Hamza Khan (27no) got them over the line five wickets down.
Despite a century from James Beevers (102no) Londesborough Park remain bottom of the table after they narrowly missed out on victory over fellow strugglers Sutton-on-Hull. Beevers shared stands of 127 with Martin Pearson (73) and 62 with Tom Eagling (41) as the visitors reached 282-4. Home team captain Rob Gainer (71) did his best to inspire his side to victory before becoming one of three wickets to fall to Joe Shingles (3-63) and the match ended with Sutton’s final pair at the crease earning a share of the points with the match ending with them on 214-9.
Oscar Sugden (63) and Tom Stubley (52no) both scored half-centuries as Woodhouse Grange chased down Beverley Town’s 164 to win by five wickets at Sandhill Lane. Olly Grantham top scored for the visitors with 41 but the innings was dominated by Alfie Oliver who took 5 for 36 from 13 overs to set up a victory which maintains the hosts unbeaten home record this season.
By Kevin Hutchinson
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