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Ryedale Beckett Cricket League round-up
2:40pm Wednesday 7th August 2013 in Sport
KIRKBYMOORSIDE capped their title-winning season with an enjoyable but narrow last-over victory over Harome in the last game of the Ryedale Beckett League campaign.
Harome had been in with a shout of the crown a couple of weeks ago but Kirkby sealed their success last week, meaning this game had the feel of an end-of-season dead rubber.
The Moorsiders elected to bat and the formidable opening pair of Dave Gardner and Eddie Cass put on 87 until Cass fell for 44. Jodie Robson and Gardner added another 42 and Gardner destroyed the last over for 34 to finish on 85 not out – ending the season with 527 runs at an average of 87.8.
Harome enjoyed a number of early sixes from Nick Thornicroft and Jack Cranage in their reply but wickets fell to the pace of Jimmy Harper and spin of Dan Jeminson, until number 10 Mark Haines entered the fray with 51 still needed.
Haines got the score to within four runs with only two balls left after smiting six sixes in his 47 – only to fall to a smart catch from Jeminson.
Park started well with Brian Leckenby and Alistair Holmes getting them off to solid start until Holmes top edged a ball into his face and had to retire hurt on 33. Leckenby ended on 34 before Peter Kent (46no) and Pete Humpleby (27no) took them to 151-3.
Pickering were always behind the run-rate with Colin Frank (35) and Ryan Boyes (28) the only batsmen to get scores.
Hovingham snatched the runners-up spot after an 18-run victory at Settrington.
Tom Lund smashed the ball to all parts, bringing up his half-century in the fifth over. When he departed the run-rate slowed, as Adam Morley picked up three wickets with his leg spin. In reply, Settrington lost early wickets in a fiery spell from Steve Mosey. George Rounthwaite made 32 but the hosts were always behind in the chase and ended up well short.
Division two winners Malton & Old Malton completed an unbeaten campaign with a six-wicket win over Nawton Grange.
Nawton’s openers made a good start with Dean Coote scoring 24 before being out to a wonder catch by Wayne Dawson off Stuart Watmore. Coote’s opening partner, Charlie Allott, batted well into the innings before being out for 37.
Malton’s bowlers, though, ensured Nawton never got away as the innings closed on 89-5, Nick Lock (2-20) the pick of the attack.
Malt’s reply got off to a stuttering start with Neil Adams (4-29) dismissing four batsmen for single figure scores. But Brett Crowe (39no) and Danny Foxton (20no) ensured there were no more wobbles and reached the target in the third-last over.
Whitwell-on-the-Hill sealed third place with a seven-wicket win at Ampleforth, after bowling the hosts out for 99, of which Mark Wilkie made 29, James Skelton 28 and Lyle Hillier 25. In the reply, Ted Harrison (60no) starred.
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