Top two slip to open up the East
Posted on 25th July 2021 at 10:45
Division One East & West review
The top two in Division One East both suffered surprise defeats offering the opportunity to their promotion rivals to close the gap. Leaders Bridlington went down to a 57-run defeat at Pocklington, Ted Donkin (71) and Alex Downey (54) with runs at the top of the order helping the hosts reach 249-9 despite four wickets from John Major (4-44). Connaire Brattan (3-38) and Henry Sumner (3-45) each picked up three wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 192 in reply, a half-century from Steve Janney (53) not enough to prevent only a second defeat of the season for his side.
Cottingham lost at Beverley Town despite scoring 296-4. Danny Moss (104) scored a century alongside Dominic Rhodes (77) whilst Danny Furlong narrowly missed out on becoming his sides second centurion finishing not out on 97. In clearly excellent conditions for batting Mike Cooke made 66 for the home side but was eclipsed by Jacob Hunter who smashed an unbeaten 164 as the hosts won off the last ball of the match.
Patrington made up ground on the sides above them with a seven-wicket win at home to Hull Zingari. The visitors made a bright start and reached 209-3 thanks to Martin Watkin (64), Muhammad Ayub (85) and Fergus Wilkinson (36) but then the innings quickly unravelled Ian Buss taking 4-59 and Grant Van Es with 5-42 the last seven wickets falling in the space of 36 runs. The hosts faltered in their reply losing two early wickets before Ian Buss (92) and Sam Fuller (75no) put on 137, and then Fuller and Jacob Duffill (41no) sealed the win adding a further 77.
An unbeaten century from Jarryd Basson (106no) helped Woodhouse Grange build an unassailable total against Driffield Town. Basson put on 123 with Ted Baty (85) and a further 90 with Matthew Ainley (39) as the visitors scored 272-4. Opener Jack Riley scored 65 for the home side before becoming one of four wickets for Ted Baty (4-56). There were also four wickets for Ainley (4-61) meaning the hosts were unable to build notable partnerships eventually being bowled out for 210.
Londesborough Park’s last wicket pair survived to deny Scarborough victory in an enthralling match at North Marine Road which ended with the sides separated by just 11 runs. Brad Milburn (33) and skipper Nick Zakrzewski (40) added 60 for the third wicket for the hosts before James Beevers (4-41) and Scott Hardwick (3-52) threatened to run through the side. Adam Newington (29no) and Tom Bussey (30) prevented them doing so with a crucial 59 for the ninth in a total of 218-9. Beevers (37) and Tom Jennings (39) got the reply off to a solid start but then the side lost wickets at regular intervals Adam Newington (3-45) with the key one of Tom Sowerby (27) towards the end to set up a tense finale.
The basement battle between Sutton-on-Hull and Hornsea went the way of the home side after they bowled out Hornsea for 103. Nick Moulds carried his bat making 25 as Rob Gainer picked up 3-28 and Abid Hussain finished with 4-60. Openers Benjamin Graham (37) and Jonny Hambly (26) shared a partnership which more than halved the deficit setting up the hosts second successive victory, which they achieved for the loss of four wickets.
The top four sides in Division One West of the Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League all won leaving the title and promotion places unchanged.
Leaders Easingwold were made to fight hard for their victory beating Bolton Percy at Back Lane by two wickets with just three overs to spare. Thomas Mallock (78) and Ian Lynch (57no) put on 89 in the visitors total of 223-6 which began with 36 from opener Jacob Green and ended with three wickets for Stephen Piercy (3-70). Tom Atkinson (4-48) took the first three wickets to fall in the home side’s reply, but Edward Wright (36) and Zak Wilson (47) were just about able to keep the innings on track. Danny White (3-46) picked up both their wickets, but ninth wicket pair Max Cosgrove (31no) and Andrew Metcalfe (22no) held their nerve to secure a crucial win.
Knaresborough kept up the pressure on their title rivals with a convincing victory at Thirsk, skipper Greg Pickles (46) and Tashmial Henry (52no) easing their side to a nine-wicket win reaching the target of 115 inside 18 overs. Tom Scott had earlier scored 30 as the home side lost their last seven wicket for 41 runs Tom Metcalfe (3-18) and Andy Ward (3-20) finishing with three wickets a piece.
Robert Holah took five for 44 as Carlton Towers extended their unbeaten run to seven games by beating hosts Thorp Arch & Boston Spa by six wickets. Nitikant Kasana (35) and Dale Gibson (42) put on 52 for the home sides eighth wicket in a total of 163. A second wicket partnership of 98 between Tom Collins (39) and Josh Cruise (68) set the visitors on the way before both were dismissed by Eshaan Kapoor (2-21), the wickets coming too late to affect the result Carlton reaching their target in the 23rd over.
Sessay secured a comfortable five-wicket win at Dringhouses where the home side were bowled out for 139 Ferdinand Rex taking 4-38, Chris Morrison (3-30) and Ben Scaling (3-26) with three wickets each. Daniel Snaith and Paul Milner both made 30 for the hosts. Opener Stuart Clark top scored for the visitors with 34 and after Jacob Stimpson-Rooke (3-23) took three wickets Nick Thorne secured the victory with an unbeaten 27.
Harrogate managed to beat Clifton Alliance despite being bowled out for 103, the visitors’ decision to bat first looked to have backfired when they found themselves 9 for 4, Joe Kilvington (4-47) collecting two of his four wickets early on. Corrie Keable scored 39 in the middle of the innings to give the hosts a fighting chance before being dismissed by Elliott Precious (3-29). At 63-2 with Oliver Sherwood at the crease and going well the home side looked to be in control but when he was dismissed for 31 by Charlie Stokes (3-36) the innings fell apart and they were bowled out 12 runs short of the target.
Openers Jack Wilson (64no) and Chris Klays (60no) secured a ten-wicket win for Heworth at Osbaldwick as the side from Elm Park recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The pair took just 21.5 overs to chase down a target of 136 after the home side had been bowled out cheaply Alex Bell (3-42) and Guy Wilkinson (3-39). Their target could have been much smaller had it not been for Daniel Ellwood (65) and Joseph Privett (20) who put on 98 for the ninth wicket after the hosts found themselves 32 for eight at one stage.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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