Sessay a step closer to title
Posted on 29th August 2021 at 14:09
Premier Division review
Stuart Peirse (5-35) bowled Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Premier Division leaders Sessay to a resounding 128-runs victory at Sheriff Hutton Bridge. The home side who currently fill one of three relegation places were dismissed for 92, number nine batter Nadeem Shefta with 25 not out one of only three to reach double figures. That was in reply to the visitors total of 220-7 of which Jacob Spencer contributed an unbeaten 85 and Liam Carver 32 the pair adding 72 for the seventh wicket. Victory leaves the league leaders needing a maximum of 39 points from their last two games to secure the title.
Beverley Town boosted their promotion hopes and at the same time dented those of Folkton & Flixton with a dominant nine-wicket win over their rivals at Norwood Park. Ben Hatfield (113no) scored an unbeaten century and put on 164 for the opening wicket with Olly Grantham (72) before going on to seal the victory with a match winning stand of 69 alongside Anthony Spence (32no) as the hosts chased down the visitors total of 232-9. Their effort included half-centuries from Will Norman (54) and Max Harland (52) as the side recovered from 69-4, Thomas Haytack (3-36) with two of those early wickets. There were also three wickets for skipper Jamie Roe (3-56) who completed a memorable week having won the Hunters Cup with his side last Sunday.
Malton & Old Malton took advantage of the result a Beverley to move up to third in the table with a resounding victory over Goole Town where Matthew Turnbull scored a career best 129 not out in the visitors’ total of 334-3 which also included 94 from Shaun Harland the pair putting on 115 for the third wicket, Turnbull then adding a further 123 with Ben Gill (33no). Town whose relegation is confirmed were bowled out for 122, Scott Thorpe making 41 before becoming the first of a five-wicket haul for Dean Coote who finished with figures of 5-20 from ten overs.
Jack Storey (8-45) took eight wickets for Hull Zingari as they bowled out Studley Royal to complete a 65-run win. The hosts were dismissed for 141 in reply to the visitors 206-7, Leo Wilson top scoring with 31. James Phillips (60) and his captain Matthew Bunn (44) shared a third wicket partnership of 78 after their side had been put into bat, both batters eventually dismissed by Steve Walmsley who took 4-63. The result was a welcome boost to the away side as they took a giant step towards safety whilst their opponents look destined to be playing in a lower tier next season.
Whitkirk came out on top at home to Welton, but the visitors put up a spirited fight to gain a share of the points in a high-scoring contest. The home side’s innings included back-to-back half-century stands both featuring captain Simon Webb (75) the latter alongside Jack Wood who went on to finish unbeaten on 86 in a total of 266-7 which also included 32 from Alfie Wilkinson, who was one of three wickets for Tom Brown (3-52). The visitors made the worst possible start losing a wicket before a run had been scored but a partnership of 72 between Ben Wilkinson (34) and James Windeatt (61) got them back on track and 40 from Chris Lound helped them reach 242-7 by the close.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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