Zak Wilson ton keeps Easingwold on track
Posted on 15th August 2021 at 09:12
Division One East & West review
In Division One West Zak Wilson was one of two batters to score a century, his coming for table toppers Easingwold who reached 345-5 at home to Dringhouses. Tom Wilson (34) and Kyle Waite (67) put on 59 for the second wicket but that was somewhat overshadowed by the 152 added for the sixth by Wilson and Max Cosgrove (41no), Wilson scoring 114 not out off just 50 balls. In the face of such an onslaught the visitors might have been forgiven for wavering, but they responded reaching 204-5 opener Gary Wilson (37), George Wilson (79no) and Tom Storr (31) denying the hosts victory, the latter pair with a stand of 110.
Second placed Carlton Towers also missed out on the chance of a win at Elm Park where Heworth’s last wicket pair of Graham Knott and Jacob Casey held them at bay to earn a draw. Tom Collins smashed 143 off 103 balls for the visitors who declared on 297-3 which included a second wicket stand between Collins and Robert Holah (82) worth 205, Mark Holmes contributing a further 42 before the visitors called a halt allowing themselves four extra overs with the ball. Joe Raynor (6-53) captured five of the first six wickets in the hosts’ reply including Guy Wilkinson (33), before a partnership of 72 for the eighth wicket between skipper Chris Barratt (43) and Alex Bell (41) halted what seemed an inevitable slide towards defeat, the last wicket pair completing a fine rear-guard action.
Knaresborough put the disappointments of the previous two weeks behind them with an emphatic eight-wicket win at home to Osbaldwick. Visiting captain Matthew Hattee (51) scored a half-century in his sides total of 172 which included a first five-wicket haul since moving to Aspin Lane for Toby Giddings (5-34) and saw Tashmial Henry back in the wickets with 3-37. Skipper Greg Pickles responded to the efforts of his counterpart making 42 at the top of the order contributing to an opening stand of 77 alongside Andy Ward (72), who went on to add a further 76 with Kevin Owens (36no) for the second to ease their side towards victory.
Bolton Percy ended Harrogate’s unbeaten run which stretched back to May 15th Tom Atkinson (4-22) and Danny White (4-12) each with four wickets as the visitors were bowled out for just 55, and as a result they drop from second to fourth in the table. That came after the home side had scored 215-9 the quartet of Jacob Green (40), Tom Atkinson (49), Ian Lynch (43) and Mathew Howden (46) all missing out by varying degrees on a half-century. The result lifts Bolton Percy to mid-table after spending much of the first half of the season in the relegation places.
Sessay won for the fourth week in a row, this latest one coming at home against Thorp Arch & Boston Spa by 52 runs, Chris Morrison taking 6-73 to bowl his side to victory. Despite four wickets from Eshaan Kapoor (4-65) the hosts scored 250-9, James Skelton (53) with a half-century to go with 41 from Dave Johnson before Ferdinand Rex took charge late on striking 74 off only 43 balls, he would then go on to take three wickets including the key ones of Kapoor (60) and Sam Smith (41) who put on 107 for the sixth wicket, after which the visitors challenge quickly faded.
Ben Collinson scored an unbeaten 86 for Thirsk as they beat Clifton Alliance by three wickets. Chasing a target of 228 the home side were given the perfect start by openers Mark Cook (38) and James Trueman (37) who put on 81 for the first wicket. Collinson then dominated the scoring and despite three wickets from Jake Mead (3-33) the hosts completed a straightforward win to record back-to back victories. The visitors’ innings included half-centuries for both Alistair Wray (54) and Jamie Butt (54), skipper David Taylor made 40 and Richard Marshall 30 but all their efforts would prove to be in a losing cause, and Alliance remain in the relegation places.
It was a good day for the home sides in Division One East of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League with all but one winning, the only exception being Londesborough Park who lost to leaders Cottingham and as a result drop into the relegation places.
Dominic Rhodes (4-38) produced another dominant performance at Londesborough taking four wickets alongside a similar effort from team-mate Daniel Furlong (4-37) as the home side were bowled out for 123, Tom Ealing their top scorer with 42. The visitors wasted no time in pursuit of victory reaching the target inside 22 overs for the loss of just three wickets, Rhodes finishing unbeaten on 82 from just 40 balls.
Five wickets from Nicky Johnson (5-45) and three from Muhammad Hamza Khan (3-38) helped set up back-to-back wins for second-placed Driffield Town as they won at home to Patrington by five wickets. A partnership of 101 for the second wicket between Ben Butler and Ashley McKinley (42) looked to have set the visitors on their way but after Butler was out for 71 with the score on 154 the innings fell apart the last six wickets adding only 47 runs. The hosts lost their first wicket with just three on the scoreboard but a collective effort from the top order then saw them home. Matthew Southwell (41) and Carl Busfield (34) put on 73, Jon Vodden (31no) and James Richardson (31) sharing a stand of 62, the point secured with nine overs to spare.
Bridlington moved up one place to third with a three wicket win against Beverley Town chasing down a target of 225 in the final over of a tight contest at Dukes Park.
Woodhouse Grange returned to winning ways thanks to an outstanding performance from Christopher Wood who took six wickets and then scored an unbeaten 79 as Scarborough were beaten by six wickets at Sandhill Lane. Visiting captain Nick Zakrzewski top scored for his side with 32 but was one of only three players to reach double figures as they were bowled out for 129. Having returend mid-season after two years at Tickhill Wood scored his second half-century in the competition as ‘Grange made it three wins from their last four to climb up to fifth in the table.
Benjamin Graham scored a magnificent 106 not out as Sutton-on-Hull secured a much-needed win against Pocklington which lifts them out of the bottom three for the first time in almost three months, with just four weeks of the season to go. The innings proved crucial and an unbroken stand of 90 with Harry Masterman (27no) got their side over the line after they had been 89-5, Harry Sumner (3-58) having taken three wickets. That came in reply to the visitors’ total of 176 all out, Abid Hussain (4-47) and Josh Dudding (4-59) both picked up four wickets in amongst which Richard Readman (56) and Neal Jackson (50) scored half-centuries.
Alastair Markham (51no) and Martin Russell (34no) shared a match-winning partnership as Hull Zingari overcame Hornsea despite four wickets from Lawrence Smith (4-73), the home side chasing down a target of 239 with almost six overs to spare. That followed the visitors’ innings which also included a half-century this one made Mark Battye (60) with Martin Russell (38) and Nick Moulds (31) also contributing useful runs to the total.
Report by Kevin Hutchinson
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