Magnificent seven for Franklin & Kay
Posted on 25th July 2021 at 01:28
Premier Division review
Hunters York & District Senior League Premier Division leaders Folkton & Flixton maintained their advantage over the chasing pack as they crushed Studley Royal by 146 runs. After the loss of an early wicket Tom Norman (63) and Will Hutchinson (75) shared a century stand and runs further down the order from Jake Hatton (30) and Connor Stephenson (45) saw the visitors reach 262-8, Oliver Tomalin the pick of the hosts bowlers finishing with 3-55. Things could hardly have gone worse at the start of the home sides reply as they lost their first three wickets before a run had been scored. Rob Nicholson (56) did his best to hold the innings together with a half-century, but they were bowled out for 116. Charlie Colley with 3-18 a member of the five-man attack all of whom contributed at least one wicket.
Sessay bounced back from the disappointment of losing last week by inflicting a six-wicket defeat on Welton at Oval View. Stephen Langstaff produced the best figures of the season for the hosts taking 6-22 as the visitors were bowled out for 182, those wickets including top scorer Ben Wilkinson who made 58. Skipper Mark Jackson lead from the front in the home sides response scoring an unbeaten 80 from his position as opener and Joseph Watson made 30 before a partnership of 71 between Jacob Spencer (38no) and his captain sealed the win.
Shaun Harland (116) and Ben Gill (121) shared a double century stand for Malton & Old Malton who extended their unbeaten run to eleven games but were unable to bowl out visitors Pickering to earn a victory. There were three wickets for Kieran Bowes (3-55) as the home side scored a mammoth 327-6 from their 50 overs. Not to be outdone Danny Harper (11no) replied with an unbeaten century for the visitors with Shaun Smith (37) and Ryan Taylor (34) also playing their part to earn a share of the points from this latest local derby in which Adam Spaven recorded the best bowling figures from either side with 3-50.
Joey Franklin took seven for 30 as Beverley Town bowled out Goole Town for just 88 on the way to back-to-back victories which keeps their hopes of a return to the Premier League alive. Ben Shelton (30) top scored for the home side who have now lost six of their last seven and sit rooted to the foot of the table. They did at least make the visitors work for the win Guy Wilkinson (3-26) taking three of the five wickets that fell during the chase.
Nick Kay picked up 7-37 and Tom Spearman 3-36 as York recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since the opening two games of the season. Sheriff Hutton Bridge were the visitors to Clifton Park and had it not been for their captain Daniel Cass’ half-century their total who have been well below the 137 the eventually managed. The home side took less than 23 overs to reach the target Tom Spearman (39) and Iain Jarvis (40) sharing a stand of 54 and Tom Brooks securing the points with an unbeaten 34, a result which leaves York in mid-table and ‘Bridge sitting perilously just above the relegation places.
Whitkirk won for the second week in a row, despite being bowled out for 175 they were able to record a comprehensive victory at Hull Zingari by 79 runs. A second wicket stand worth 84 between Sean Pickles (46) and Jack Wood (32) provided a large proportion of the visitors total with all ten wickets shared between just three bowlers, Jason Hellwig taking 4-40 whilst Gavin Wilkinson (3-33) and Jack Storey (3-42) took three each. Despite the efforts of Daniel Mould, who made 32, the hosts never got going and when he became the fifth wicket in Tom Webb’s (6-29) six wicket haul the result was all but confirmed.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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