Pickles too hot for Bolton Percy
Posted on 14th June 2021 at 12:12
Division One East & West review
Knaresborough kept up the pressure on the leaders with a seven wicket win at Bolton Percy where Greg Pickles produced one of the best all round performances in the competition to date. The off spinner took 6-49 including the key wickets of Ian Lynch (77) and Giles Anderson (44) as the hosts were bowled out for 221, and then swapped ball for bat to open the innings and made an unbeaten 120 from 123 balls sharing a match winning partnership of 163 with Tashmial Henry (59no) who scored his third half-century of the season.
An opening stand of 148 from Kyle Waite (63) and his captain Tom Wilson (86) set Easingwold on the way to a fourth straight win to maintain their advantage at the top of HUNTERS Y&DSCL DIVISION ONE WEST. Chasing 245 to beat Clifton Alliance the victory was sealed with a 78-run unbroken sixth wicket stand between Zak Wilson (40no) and Sean Dixon (32no). Earlier opener Nicholas Hindle made 45 for the home side who then stumbled as Tom Quinn (5-68) took his second five wicket haul of the season, before recovering thanks to a stand of 96 between John Gilham (91no) and Lewis Clark (37no).
Back-to-back wins for Dringhouses has seen them climb to third in the table. Four wickets from Tom Storr (4-58) and two each from Jacob Green and Max Thomas helped bowl out local rivals Osbaldwick for 132 for who Francis Kinsella top scored with 31. That was in reply to the visitors 203-9, Tom Owen making 43 and teenager Harry Watkinson 39. The latter was one of three wickets for James Hattee who finished with identical figures to those of Daniel Ellwood (3-39). A third straight defeat for the home side has seen them drop from third down to seventh.
Thirsk pair James Trueman (67) and Keiran Fenwick (60) inspired their side to victory at Thorp Arch & Boston Spa despite a burst from Harry Contreras (4-34) whose wickets late on threatened to turn the game on its head. The hosts, batting first, had been 76-4 with opener Contreras (33) already out but recovered to reach 210-9 thanks largely to Oliver Riley (36) and Dale Gibson (40no). Trueman and Fenwick’s second wicket stand of 126 in reply was followed by the loss of six wicket for 46 runs before the visitors reached their target with a couple of overs to spare.
There was a run feast in the match at Carlton Towers between them and Sessay with batters from both sides making centuries. Tom Collins scored 102 for the hosts sharing stands of 102 with Henry Bayston (102) and 70 with Mark Holmes who went to make 79 in a total of 289, in a game dominated by the bat Ferdinand Rex’s 5-64 stood out, his wickets including both Bayston and Holmes. The visitors reached 268-8 in reply the game finishing evenly poised, Ben Kettlewell having been dismissed but 52 but Christopher Till still there unbeaten on 108, Joe Romaniw (3-31) finished with the best figures of the eight-man Carlton bowling attack.
The game between Heworth and Harrogate was cancelled do to a covid outbreak and with a re-arrangement unlikely the standings in the table will be determined based on an average points per game played going forward.
Cottingham are the new leaders of HUNTERS Y&DSCL DIVISION ONE EAST after they scored a comprehensive victory over Bridlington as the top two went head-to-head at Beverley Road. The home sides 202-9 included 47 from Danny Moss and 71 from Dominic Rhodes the pair adding 132 after their side had been 8-2. Casey Rudd (2-58) picked up both batters’ wickets, but Ben Traves (3-18) finished with the best figures. The visitors suffered for a second time at the hands of Rhodes (4-43), whose wickets accounted for four of the top five in the line-up, and Moss (3-24) and were bowled out for 114 ending their unbeaten start to the season.
Patrington have played a game more than their rivals and sit third following a 39-run victory over Sutton-on-Hull. The visitors new ball pairing of Rob Gainer (3-17) and Abid Hussain (4-47) put their side on top early in the match reducing the hosts to 51-5 but they were able to recover through Ian Buss (38) and Bob Eldon-Smith (51no) and reached 181 before being bowled out. Aaron Blagg (40) tried to hold the visitors’ innings together and they reached 142 in reply, the ten wickets shared equally between all five Patrington bowlers.
Ted Baty scored magnificent 144 not out as Woodhouse Grange trashed Hornsea by 224 runs. Tom Stubley (66) passed fifty for the second week in a row as the visitors scored 318-5, Jonathan Fisher the best of a beleaguered bowling attack finishing with 3-63 for 15 overs. Four early wickets from Ryan Lockwood (4-25) effectively ended the match as a contest and Alfie Oliver (3-17) wrapped up the victory, the only resistance coming in the form of an unbeaten 39 from Mark Battye.
Nicholas Dobbin scored an unbeaten 70 guiding Driffield Town to their fourth straight win, this latest one coming at Beverley Town where they chased down 137 to win by seven wickets. Robert Fish top scored for the home side with 67 not out but no other batter reached 20 as Alex Burton (3-30), James Barron (3-38) and Muhammad Hamza Khan (3-38) all picked up three wickets.
Londesborough Park beat Hull Zingari by four wickets to record their first win of the season and at the same time climb off the foot of the table. The visitors needed 41 from Muhammad Ayub to ensure they posted a three-figure total after Joe Shingles (3-33) and Tom Sowerby (3-28) had reduced them to 51-5. Needing 135 to score a first victory the home side found themselves up against it at 44-4 but a 70-run stand between Charles Rook (34no) and Tom Eagling (45) steadied the nerves, got the reply on track, and Rook was still there at the end to strike the winning run.
An unbeaten 91 from Ted Donkin guided Pocklington to a five-wicket win over Scarborough at North Marine Road. Howard Johnson also contributed 34 as the visitors reached their target with a dozen overs to spare. Edward Hopper had opened the hosts’ innings with a half-century but three wickets from Connaire Brattan (3-58) and four from Ben Shingles (4-33) meant they relied on last order runs from Charlie Hopper and David Snowball to post a reasonable total both batters scoring 34 in their sides 176-8
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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