HUNTERS ECB Yorkshire Premier League North 
Division One Reviews 
HUNTERS Y&DSCL DIVISION ONE WEST bore the brunt of the regions wet weather with three of the six games called without a ball bowled. They included the eagerly awaited local derby between Harrogate and Knaresborough with both teams vying for promotion, second-placed Easingwold’s visit to Sessay and Osbaldwick’s trip to Thorp Arch & Boston Spa. 
In the games which did take place Carlton Towers beat visitors Dringhouses the pair exchanging fourth and fifth places as a result. Tom Owen (59) and Daniel Snaith (28) put on 77 for the visitors first wicket but needed 48 from Jacob Green towards the back end of the innings to ensure they passed 200 after Mark Spetch (4-50) had picked up four wickets. Needing 220 to win Carlton reached 175-2 thanks largely to Tom Collins (72), who went past 50 for the fifth time this season, and Josh Cruise who made 44, five wickets from Tom Storr (5-57) then threatened to de-rail the innings as Carlton slipped to 212-7 but they steadied things and reached their target with three wickets in hand. 
Clifton Alliance continued their recent run of good form to finish on top in their drawn game at Bolton Percy. Jake Atkinson (64) and Lewis Clark (46) rescued the visitors’ innings with a stand of 85 for the eighth wicket after the side found themselves 93-7 despite the efforts of opener Nicholas Hindle (34), the two Tom’s Anderson (4-44) and Atkinson (3-63) causing all the batters problems. Rain left the hosts 34 overs to try and reach their opponents 198 and a partnership of 86 from Thomas Malloch (41) and Tom Atkinson (33) offered some hope but three wickets each from Jack Heartshorne (3-31) and Simon Williams (3-14) meant they ended up battling to avoid defeat eventually finishing on 129-8. 
Graham Knott (5-41) almost inspired Heworth to their first home win of the season but they ran out of overs and were thwarted by Thirsk’s tenth wicket pair. Kalpesh Maheshwari (39) and captain Chris Barratt (47) both played crucial innings denying Sam Howes (4-29) the opportunity to add to his four wickets, and lead to a competitive score of 194-7 from 40 overs. Harry Collinson scored 191 in the previous meeting between the sides and again threatened to dominate making 57 before being dismissed by Knott. The visitors lost wickets at regular intervals and were unable to find a sizable partnership that could have taken them close to victory instead they closed on 166-9 from 34 overs. 
HUNTERS Y&DSCL DIVISION ONE EAST leaders Bridlington increased their advantage over the chasing pack with a convincing 122-run victory over relegation threatened Sutton-on-Hull. Sam Edmundson sealed victory for the home side taking 4-14 as the visitors were bowled out for 89, Ben Travers (3-25) also picking up three wickets. That came after the hosts had themselves been bowled out for 221, skipper John Major (41) and Joshua Mainprize (31) both contributed valuable runs to the total the latter becoming one of four wickets for Chris Matthews (4-23) whose haul also including Steve Janney who was last out having made 54. 
Driffield Town are up to second, an unbeaten half-century from Mark Clarkson (65no) the standout performance from a weather affected game at Londesborough Park. The opener batted throughout the 34 overs of the visitors’ innings guiding them to a total of 141-5. Ollie Ezard (2-30) struck twice early in the hosts’ reply and after James Barron (2-23) dismissed their captain James Beevers, for the sides top score of 22, the result was no longer in doubt. Muhammad Hamza Khan (3-23) wrapped up Town’s seventh straight win with wickets late on as ‘Park were bowled out for 95. 
A strong performance from Patrington allowed them the luxury of being able to declare inside 35 overs against Hornsea and still win by 138 runs. Connor McKinley (65) and Ashley McKinley (76) both scored half-centuries in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season and the duo repeated the feat before Jacob Duffill smashed 40 off just 15 balls, the visitors calling a halt to the run scoring once they reached 278-6. Nick Moulds top scored for the home side who were bowled out for 140 inside 30 overs in reply, Grant Van Es (4-21) and Matthew Dixon (4-28) each picking up four wickets. 
An unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 142 between Nathan Saltmer (62no) and Neal Jackson (74no) put Pocklington in charge of their game against Cottingham after Dominic Rhodes (3-33) had removed the visitors top three batters. Replying to a total of 214-3 Rhodes (50) and Adam Siddall (48) took the hosts to 91-1 but once the pair had been separated the innings lost momentum and they only avoided defeat thanks to last wicket pair Danny Moss and Jordan Yeomans who saw off the final four overs to close on 192-9. 
Scarborough were emphatic victors at Norwood Park where Edward Hopper (41no) and Duncan Brown (95no) shared an unbroken partnership of 142 to seal a ten-wicket win against Beverley Town. Their stand followed fine performance in the field in which six of the seven bowlers used by skipper Nick Zakrzewski took wickets, Prince Bedi the pick taking 3-23 as the home side were bowled out for 137, Michael Cooke the top scorer with 20. 
The match between Hull Zingari and Woodhouse Grange turned out to be a real run fest. Tad Baty (108) scored his second century of the season and shared stands of 131 for the second wicket with Robert Draper (34) and 64 for the third alongside Tom Stubley (56), all three were eventually dismissed by Jahangir Alam (4-97) only for Jonty Atkinson to score an unbeaten 45 to boost the total to 284-6. Martin Watkin opened the home side’s reply with 40 and although a stand of 120 for the fifth wicket between Fergus Wilkinson (62) and Alex Dale (75) came too late to challenge for a victory it was enough to earn their side a sizable share of the points from the draw thanks to a final total of 230-6. 
Report by Kevin Hutchinson 
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