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Senior Cricket League: Civil Service survive hat-trick by New Earswick’s Marcus Johnson
NEW Earswick’s Marcus Johnson bagged a hat-trick but finished on the losing side as Civil Service snatched a dramatic one-wicket win in division four of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.
Johnson took 4-18 but Chris Lowen hit 42 and Dan Dodds 39 not out as Service won at 165-9.
Earlier, Johnson had made 29 in support of Andy Routledge, who hit 47, and Chris Smith, who made 55, as Earswick reached 164-9.
Huby were overwhelmed by leaders Hull Zingari, who extended their unbeaten record with a ten-wicket home win. The visitors posted a total of 81-9.
Easingwold’s Rob Harrison took 5-5 in his 12 overs to help his side earn a 44-run victory over Pickering.
Earlier, Easingwold had made a seemingly modest 141-9, with Ian Dobson making 26 and Alan Robinson 45. H Jackson (3-30) and L Welburn (3-18) appeared to have tipped the scales in Pickering’s favour.
Welburn then hit 62 not out but his fellow batsmen floundered against Harrison and 14-year-old Josh Summerscales, who claimed his first senior wickets in taking 2-11 in a seven-over spell which helped dismiss Pickering for 97.
Rowntrees & Huntington posted 258-6 at Goole, with Nick Johnson hitting 103 and Jack Hugill 73. Goole were dismissed for 190, with Dan Waterworth taking 5-39.
Matty Watson, 15, bowled Malton & Old Malton to a 41-run victory over Drax when he claimed 6-26 to end the innings on 98. Earlier, Malton had been bowled out for 139. The bulk of their runs were provided by Andy Raines (33), Tom Audsley (29) and Morgan Fraser with (25).
Heworth moved to the top of division five with a six-wicket win over Welton & Brough.
Welton were whipped out for only 68 by a good bowling team effort headed by Graham Knott’s 3-18. Knott then made 33 as Heworth completed the win.
Yapham and Castleford both side lost a wicket off the first ball of their innings in a game Cas won by five runs.
Castleford scraped 121 all out and Yapham recovered from an early collapse, with Jack Holman (39no) taking them close.
E Smith hit 73 and Iain Hodson 32 not out as Londesborough Park eased past Stamford Bridge’s 184 to win by three wickets. Bridge’s Roddy Vann hit 55, but Park’s Tom Eagling bagged 6-30.
Sheriff Hutton Bridge were knocked off the top after a draw at promotion rivals Selby.
Selby progressed to 213-4 thanks to Ed Townend (62), Alex Bowden (38) and Matt Hoyle (53). Toby Latham led the reply with 62 as Bridge closed on 158-6.
Stillington batted first against bottom side Hornsea and made 232-3 with Wayne Linton hitting 86, Barry Milburn 60 not out and Karl Simpson 37.
Linton then took 3-53 as Hornsea drew at 150-7.
York IV relieved their relegation worries by defeating fellow strugglers Bolton Percy by six wickets. Mike Furze made 45 for Bolton but Tom Patmore’s 3-33 restricted them to 169-7. Kallum Ahmed then hit 66 not out in York’s 173-4.
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