Wade century keeps York top
Posted on 28th May 2022 at 20:19
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A maiden Hunters ECB Yorkshire League North century from William Wade (133no) ensured York continued their unbeaten start to the season with victory in the local derby at Clifton Alliance. The opener put on 64 with Duncan Snell (46) and then 154 for the second wicket with Finlay Bean (86), who went past 50 for the third time this season, as the visitors made 291-4. Opener Andrew Simpson made a half-century at the start of the hosts reply and Liam Green 39 down the order before the latter became one of six wickets for Ryan McKendry (6-65) who finished with the club best return of the campaign as the visitors won by 78 runs.
Sheriff Hutton Bridge remain second in the table after they beat defending champions Castleford at Savile Park by seven wickets. Dulash Udayanga and Tommy Hudson (70) put on a partnership of 102 for the third wicket, the Sri Lankan guiding the side to victory with an unbeaten 79, the same score he made last week. That was in reply to the hosts total of 211-8 which included a second wicket stand worth 127 between Callum Rowe (80) and Brayden Clark (45). The home side had looked set for a bigger total but lost their last five wickets for 35 runs as the visitors fought back through Ben Harrison (3-53) and Avish Patel (4-60).
Breidyn Schaper was Scarborough’s match winner as the visitors snatched a dramatic victory over Sessay at Oval View, the South African with a six off the last ball with scores level. Needing to overhaul 241-8 the visitors looked to be in charge following an opening stand of 152 between Oliver Stephenson (61) and Duncan Brown (87) but as the game headed to its conclusion the result could have gone either way with 38 coming from the final four overs. Earlier in the day Nasir Jamal became the first Sessay player to score a Premier League century doing so in emphatic fashion his first 50 coming off 36 balls the second off only 27, that came after Mark Wilkie (47) and Mark Jackson (56) had put on 84 and looked as though it was enough to set up the hosts for only their second victory of the season, but it was not to be.
Harrogate ended their losing run beating Acomb in emphatic fashion by 164 runs at St George’s Road, and in doing so climbed away from the foot of the table. Harry Allinson scored 58 to hold the top half of the innings together as Chris Aplin (3-48) took the first three wickets. Ben Kempley (62) and Ben Moss (66) both scored half-centuries in a stand of 112 for the fifth wicket before both were dismissed by James Tindall on his way to figures of 6-74 in a total of 260 all out. The visitors offered little in resistance being dismissed for 96 with Finn Baqai top scoring 33 as Jonathan MacGregor finished with six wickets for 22 runs.
Driffield Town kept pace with side at the top of the table with victory at home to Woodhouse Grange by 53 runs. A first century of the season for Sam Drury (111) and 86 from Alec Drury allowed the pair to combine for a stand worth 142 for the third wicket providing almost half the sides total of 286-7, with Christopher Suddaby (3-85) the pick of the bowlers in batting friendly conditions. A strong performance from the visitors’ middle order of Fitz De Beer (72), Stephen Burdett (45) and towards the end James Finch (50no) threatened to take the game close, but it was in the end wrapped up by Nick Hardgrave who finished with 4-53 from 12 overs.
by Kevin Hutchinson
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