Sessay closing in on league title
Posted on 21st August 2021 at 22:31
Premier Division review
On a day when most of their rivals were beaten by the rain Hunters York & District Senior League leaders Sessay tightened their grip on top spot, and now the sole promotion place, with a convincing win over Goole Town. Put in to bat the visitors struggled from the off and when top scorer Ashton Nottingham (14), one of only three batters to reach double figures, was dismissed the innings quickly subsided. Stuart Peirse (3-29), Liam Carver (3-18) and Tim Hall (3-10) all finished with three wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 58. The home side raced to a seven wicket win off just ten overs skipper Mark Jackson making a quick-fire 25.
The match between the Sessay’s two nearest challengers ended with honours even in terms of points but with visitors Beverley Town certainly in the ascendancy as Connor Bowden (4-8) almost single-handedly reduced Malton & Old Malton to 13-4 in reply to 189-9. Joe Dale had earlier top scored for the visitors with 38 before becoming one of three wickets for Tom Bumby (3-44), the final total was boosted by a stand of 48 for the seventh wicket between Adam Pashby (26) and his captain Jamie Roe (20no). ‘Town stay second in the table but Folkton & Flixton, whose game against York was cancelled due to covid, now sit third, and there was also disappointment at Pickering where their game against Whitkirk was cancelled due to the weather without a ball being bowled.
Roberts Stevens (80) rescued Sheriff Hutton Bridge after they found themselves in trouble early in their match at Hull Zingari. He added 62 with Will Warren (30), who was one of four wickets for Nathan Johnson (4-65), and shepherded the score from 19-3 to 187-8 before being out in the closing stages after which just four more runs were added. The home side faced eleven overs in reply reaching 38-0, the majority of those coming from the bat of Daniel Mould who finished 24 not out.
Welton won at home against Studley Royal by four wickets meaning the sides swap places in the table leaving the visitors in the relegation places. Opener Rob Nicholson scored 72 but the away side lost their last six wickets for 30 runs finishing with 163, the trio of Ben Wilkinson (3-49), Chris Lound (3-18) and Daniel Gittings (3-12) each with three wickets. The hosts were made to work hard for the victory and needed a sixth wicket partnership of 70 from Matthew Wilkinson (62) and Chris Lound (37no) to secure their third win in the space of four weeks a run of form they will be keen to continue as the season draws to a close.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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