Knaresborough the best in the West
Posted on 23rd May 2021 at 14:47
Division One East & West review
At the top of HUNTERS Y&DSCL DIVISION ONE WEST Knaresborough made short work of beating Clifton Alliance at Aspin Lane chasing down a victory target 92 off 17.4 overs. After been put in the visitors were bowled out cheaply Jordan Tear (3-25) and Andy Ward (3-17) both taking three wickets, Jamie Butt finishing as top scorer with 21. The current league leaders were rocked by the loss of both openers inside the first two overs, but they were able to get back on track thanks to a 58-run stand between Kevin Owens and Dave Girling (39). Owens finished not out on 26 as the hosts completed a third victory of the season to maintain a slender advantage over the chasing pack.
Zak Wilson (4-40) and Jack Redshaw (3-23) shared seven wickets as Easingwold bowled out Carlton Towers for 124 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Redshaw (56) and his captain Tom Wilson (40) had earlier shared a third wicket partnership of 86 for the home side, the visitors getting back into the match once skipper Robert Holah (4-50) dismissed his opposite number and soon after Redshaw fell to Mark Spetch (3-48), the hosts eventually finishing on 182-9. Josh Cruise (32no) top scored in the Carlton reply, but his runs could not prevent prevent a first defeat of the season which saw them drop from third to fifth in the table.
Bolton Percy’s first win of the season came courtesy of a solid all-round performance from Tom Atkinson (3-30). Three wickets, including two early on, put hosts Heworth under pressure and it took a captain’s innings from Chris Barrett (43) to get his side to a respectable total of 158-8 which also included three wickets for Danny White (3-34). Jacob Green scored 45 at the top of the order for the visitors in reply but it was Atkinson (47) who added 43 with Green and 51 with Ian Lynch (29no) who played the pivotal role in the result which leaves Heworth winless and in the bottom two.
Dringhouses kept up their challenge to the sides at the top by bowling out Thirsk for just 67. George Wilson bowled an unbroken spell of 15 overs taking 3-35 and Max Thomas finished with 4-15 from seven as the hosts were bowled out inside 30 overs, wicket-keeper Liam Hancy claiming four catches before going on to be top scored with 28 as the visitors romped to victory inside 14 overs.
The games at Harrogate and Sessay were both cancelled as the weather wet continues to have a disruptive influence on the season their matches against TABS and Osbaldwick bring the total of cancelled or abandoned matches to 19 compared to 17 in which a result has been achieved.
Bridlington strengthened their position at the head of HUNTERS Y&DSCL DIVISION ONE EAST despite been denied victory by east coast rival Scarborough’s last wicket pair. Adam Newington (4-36) spent last season with Bridlington but showed his former side no favours taking four wickets as the league leaders were bowled out for 157, the innings also including two wickets in two balls from Guy Emmett removing the former Premier League duo Sam Tennant and Russell Robinson. It was therefore crucial that opener Sam Wragg (53) completed a half-century to ensure a competitive target. Opener Edward Hopper (25) top scored in Scarborough’s reply and their dogged defence held up the hosts. Casey Rudd was miserly taking 4-19 from 15 overs and Russell Robinson 3-37 but Charlie Hopper and Dan Robson held firm at the end to earn a share of the points.
The game of the day took place between two sides towards the foot of the table as Hornsea held their nerve to record a one wicket win away at Londesborough Park. The day began well for the hosts a half-century from opener Tom Jennings helping them reach 115-2 but they then lost five wickets for just three runs. Douglas Griebenouw (3-27) struck the first couple of blows which were quickly followed up on by Joe Butterworth (5-27) who claimed his second five wicket haul of the season, the home side slumping from a promising position to 142 all out. The visitors struggled in the early part of their reply, but Mark Brightmore (48) looked to be a steadying influence and despite his departure with five wickets in hand and only 11 runs required the result looked a mere formality. Joe Shingles (5-36) had other ideas and three wickets in the space of six balls re-ignited the contest whilst a further wicket brought together the final pair before Taylor Wallace managed to find the winning runs.
Dominic Rhodes proved once again his talents belong at a higher-level figures of 7-26 from 10.1 overs helping dismiss Sutton-on-Hull for 61 in reply to Cottingham’s 208. An innings of 89 from 97 balls saw him become the first batter across the Y&DSCL to pass 500 runs in 2021. A 70-run sixth wicket stand with James Brown (48) was ended by Josh Dudding whose five wickets for 64 included both Rhodes and Brown and Sam Graham (3-49) picked up three wickets, but their efforts were undone when the batting was blown away resulting in a 147-run defeat.
Driffield Town registered their second win of the season at Kings Mill Road despite being bowled out by Pocklington for 153. Billy Higgins (3-46) and Chris Saltmer (3-33) both took three wickets for the visitors, but a 43 runs eighth wicket stand between Jordan Caley (25) and Alex Burton (22) and 38 extras would eventually prove decisive. The visitors struggled from the outset and found themselves three down for ten runs, Andrew Anderson top scored with 24 and there were three wickets each for Nicky Johnson (3-25) and Jack Oakley (3-8) in a total of 89 all out.
Beverley Town retained second place despite their match at Hull Zingari been cancelled and a saturated outfield prevented Woodhouse Grange from entertaining Patrington.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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