Till ton the best yet
Posted on 12th June 2021 at 23:21
Premier Division review
Matthew Till hit a HUNTERS Y&DSCL PREMIER DIVISION season best 147 for leaders Sessay who scored 318-4 in a high-scoring draw against Sheriff Hutton Bridge. There were also half-centuries for Mark Wilkie (54) who put on a 158-run opening stand with Till, and Mark Jackson who smashed 62 off just 27 balls. The visitors found themselves 2-2 but David Coverdale (52) and Matthew Maltby (112no) produced a remarkable comeback with a partnership of 142, and Maltby remained unbeaten at the close the visitors total of 219-5 enough to earn a share of the points.
Folkton & Flixton got the better of promotion rivals Beverley Town confirming their place in the top two with a four-wicket win. Harry Walmsley returned figures of 6-60 as the visitors were restricted to 209-9 in which opener Ben Hatfield top scored with 76. Andrew Burton was next best with 31 both batters part of Walmsley’s haul. Tom Norman (55) and Richard Malthouse (57) began the hosts’ reply with a stand of 121, Norman, the divisions leading run scorer, making his third half-century of the season, Jamie Roe (3-45) struck back with three wickets but could not prevent the home side securing maximum points with a couple of overs to spare.
York took advantage of result at Flixton to move in to the top three, Alex Liley’s 96 the standout performance as they finished the game on top against Pickering. The visitors total of 250-8 including 37 from Bevan Fawcett proved well out of reach of the hosts despite an unbeaten half-century from Kieran Bowes (55no). Danny Harper (41) and Andy Sharman (33) also made useful contributions to their sides final total of 205-7.
Josh Watson (97) narrowly missed out on a century for Whitkirk but was able to add 130 for the fifth wicket alongside Alfie Atkinson (59no). Opener Matthew Webb made 33 but his contribution was overshadowed by the concession of 72 extras by the home side, 46 of which were wides all adding up to a total of 323-6. Tom Webb (3-40) took the first three wickets to fall in the hosts reply, including top scorer Matthew Wilkinson for 33. Michael O’Brien (3-23) picked up the next three to fall and the side were eventually all out for 159.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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