Two teams maintain 100% start to the Season
Posted on 8th May 2022 at 20:18
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Driffield Town continued their good form, and maintained their top of the table status, with a win at North Marine Road. Driffield had a shaky start, seeing their first four wickets blown away, with the score only 22. They were then indebted to a middle order stand between George Drury, and the experienced Mark Goddard, who scored 70* and 56 respectively. No other batsmen made significant contribution, as the team were dismissed in the last over, for a below par 167. Ben Elvidge mopped up the tail, with 5-41 from 10.2 overs. In reply no Scarborough batsmen made 25, as James Anson with 3-37 and Mayank Mishra 5-16 below away the Scarborough top and middle order. Alec Drury took the last two wickets, with 2-16, to complete an important win.
York Cricket Club had a fruitful day, having visited Host club Woodhouse Grange, on Sandhill Lane. The visitors had a fantastic Start, with an opening stand of 116, with Duncan Snell posting 121 from 165 balls, he was ably supported by Jonathan Tattersall with 55. Only Finlay Bean and William Wade passed 20, as the York innings petered out to 255-8. In reply Woodhouse Grange got off to a poor start, when Tom Young was bowled for 0, with the score on 1. However a 50 from Andrew Bilton and 41 from Fritz De Beer avoided a total collapse. Captain James Finch posted 36, as Woodhouse finished 198-8. Tom Bates and Darcy O’Connor were the chief destroyers, as they took 2-35 and 3-41 respectively.
Acomb posted a vital win, in their campaign to retain ECB Premier division status, with a convincing win over rivals Beverley Town CC. Acomb who won the toss and elected to bat, scored 192, despite losing their first three wickets with only 17 on the scoreboard. A middle order boost from Tom Oslen (31), Richard Love (45) and Joe Bradshaw (46) enabled Acomb to post a competitive score. A late order push from M Vincent saw him post 31*, but he eventually ran out of partners. Three Beverley bowlers took three wickets a piece, David Christie 3-36, Ed Chappell 3-35 and Joey Franklin 3-33 to end the innings. In reply, Beverley wickets fell at regular intervals, despite the first five batsmen all gaining a start, only David Christie troubled the scorers with a score over 25, as Charlie Marshal was pick of the bowlers with 3-37 from his allocation.
At St Georges Road, Harrogate, the home team posted a par score of 214-5. Henry Thompson at the top of the order made a patient 74, as he with William Bates (40) pushed the innings along. Henry Alison then blasted more than a run a ball 48, to see the home team pass 200. Matthew Till came on 6th change, to take 2-24 from 4 overs. In reply, the Sessay innings never threatened Harrogate, with impressive Matthew Pilans, taking the vital wickets of Mark Wilkie and Nasir Jamal. 33 from Jacob Spencer saw Sessay past the 100 mark, as his team were eventually dismissed for 121. Jonathan Macgregor taking 5-38 from 11.4 overs, to see the demise of the Hambleton side.
Clifton Alliance first team had a bad day at the office, in their short trip to neighbouring rivals Sheriff Hutton Bridge. Clifton won the toss and elected to bat, with the in form Scott Hopkinson making a good start, before falling LBW to Ashley Watson for 31. 60 from Andrew Whaits and 38 from Craig Nicoll at No6 halted the flow of wickets, to see their side post 191-8. Mark Fisher and Ashley Watson shared the wickets, with two a piece. The SHB reply was underpinned, by a vital 57* from captain Adam Fisher, he was ably assisted by Tommy Hudson (34) and Dulash Udayanga (22) Extras also provided 25, as the home team crossed the line, with only two balls to spare.
Report by Phil Robshaw
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