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Scarborough Beckett Cricket League round-up
2:50pm Wednesday 7th August 2013 in Sport
THE challenge for the Readers Scarborough Beckett League premier division championship intensified after second-placed Forge Valley inflicted the second defeat of the season on leaders Heslerton.
However, with only 16 points gained it enabled Kirkbymoorside to leapfrog the East Ayton team into second spot after they picked up a maximum 20 points in a convincing victory over Cayton.
Only Tony Watson (57) found any form for Heslerton as they were hustled back to the pavilion by a match-winning performance from James Tindall, who took a superb 9-39 during a devastating 19.4-over spell, six of which were maidens.
Tom Brough (60) and Mick Glew (31) ensured the leaders would not mount a recovery, putting on 103 for the opening partnership which led to victory for Valley by eight wickets.
Kirkbymoorside put Cayton into bat and bowled them out for 60, Dan Meredith (3-19), Stuart Dowson (5-33) and Martin Charlton (2-17) creating all their problems before Aaron Rivis, with 49 from 32 balls, put on 58 for the opening partnership with Eddie Cass – whose contribution was seven not out. The victory was duly gained in the 10th over by nine wickets.
Cloughton were restricted to 130 by Ebberston at tea, Paul Virr (34) and Jes Pratt (38) the leading run-makers as Frankie Beal (3-20), Neil Eddon (3-26) and Damian Readman (3-15) bowled impressive spells.
After the break, Matty Turnbull smashed an unbeaten 95 and, with Ben Lockey (25no), took the home team to victory by 10 wickets in 12.5 overs.
Jeff Morrison (59) took advantage of his first opening opportunity for Staithes and further contributions from Scott Major (33), Simon Bowes (69) and Paul Theaker (54) took the coastal team to tea on 266-8 against Flixton 2nds, for whom Geoff Hill claimed 2-7 from his only over.
Replying, James Clark (33) and a last-wicket stand of 50 between Pete Hill (56) and L Horton (14no) took the visitors to 168, Lee Oliver (4-30), Jeff Morrison (3-30) and Stuart Theaker (2-21) sharing the spoils for Staithes.
Settrington’s bad run in division ‘A’ continued, as they lost at Nawton Grange by 48 runs.
Tom Garbutt (45no) and Charlie Allott 34 took the home team to tea on 150-6, Adam Morley (3-27) and Charlie Rounthwaite (2-19) being the most successful Settrington bowlers.
Dean Coote, with 5-14 from 12 overs, then tormented the visitors and, with Peter Wilson (2-24), restricted the reply to 102, George Rounthwaite (31) and Arthur Divine (26) the leading run-makers.
Second-placed Seamer beat leaders Filey by seven wickets after bowling the visitors out for just 70, Sam Park (4-14) having the best figures.
Dave Brannan claimed 3-16 in response, but it was in vain, the 19 points gained by Seamer narrowing the gap at the top to 25.
That gap increased 24 hours later, though, as Filey won by nine wickets in their rearranged game at lowly Wold Newton.
Karl Ridsdale hit 37 not out and William Gray 25 for Newton but Nathan Robson took 6-42 and Lee Plant 3-29 to have them all out for 127. Benjamin Briggs was unbeaten on 66 as Filey claimed 17 points in victory.
Simon Dobson (90) showed his new Sherburn colleagues how to bat as Craig Sanderson (29) was the only other home team player to score over five in their total of 139 against Scalby, for whom Paul Hesp (4-16) and Sam Fox (3-28) starred with the ball.
Phil Pickard drove home Sherburn’s superiority, claiming 5-23 to have the visitors all back in the pavilion for 75.
Wold Newton’s struggle at the foot of the division continued even though they posted a useful 157-8 on their own ground against Brompton.
Dave Southwell (23) and Anthony Yates (36no) led the home team’s batting as Pete Webster and Josh Rewcroft claimed four wickets apiece before Brompton knocked off the total for the loss of four wickets, Neil Fletcher (41) Sam Cooper (30) and Tom Pateman (34no) scoring the bulk of the runs. Mark Holtby took 3-68 for the wold club.
• Wykeham slipped a further four points adrift of leaders Grindale at the top of division ‘B’ despite a convincing victory against Bridlington 2nds.
The seasiders were restricted to 139-7 on their own turf, Tom Hebden (32no) remaining defiant as Steve Day picked up 3-25, before Pete Shepherdson (28) and Steve Clegg (45) took the visitors to victory by six wickets.
Grindale got a wake-up call from bottom club Scarborough 3rds before edging home by two runs.
The villagers got away to a flying start, Josh Dawson (80) and Ian Cousins (49) taking them to 120-1 after the first 13 overs, Andy Smith adding 28. But the introduction of spin slowed the scoring and, after little more than 30 overs, the home team were bowled out for 189, Grunwell claiming 4-13.
On the resumption, Jake Finnigan (75) continued his fine form, taking the Scarborough youngsters to the edge of victory, but in a frantic dash to complete the result two run-outs during the final two available overs left them two runs adrift with two balls remaining.
Ian Dennis (34) helped Cayton 2nds limp to 92 at the break against Staxton 2nds for whom Dan Outhart claimed 2-23, Lindon Gray 4-14 and Kingsley Gray 3-16.
Gray (43no) and Andy Witty (28no) took Staxton to victory for the loss of three wickets, Joel Boyer claiming 2-13.
Duncombe Park 2nds posted 163-7 at Fylingdales, Barry Wheldon (56), Joe Sailes (30) and Daniel Smith (26) taking the batting honours as Mark Estill picked up 5-64.
After the break, Mario Spagnolo (75) and J Noble (28no) eased the home team to victory by seven wickets.
Dan Walker (80) and Andy Hill (22) featured in an opening partnership for Ryedale of 118 against Forge Valley 2nds. Dan Hardey (40) and Alex Ibbotson (37) helped to take the final total to 243 at tea, Carl Jackson claiming 4-80 from his 18 overs for the visitors.
Replying, Valley had no answer to Jim Boyes, who skittled 8-17 from 9.3 overs, while Alex Ibbotson took 2-12 as they were all out for 62.
• Ebberston 2nds completed a double whammy for division ‘C’ leaders Scalby 2nds in the Readers Scarborough Beckett League.
Scalby were deducted 35 points for fielding an ineligible player in their recent rearranged Sunday fixture at Staithes, after which they were beaten on their own pitch by five wickets by the Ryedale side.
Lee Kerr (40) and Grant Elwell (37no) took the home team to 163, Tom Holmes claiming 5-31 for Ebberston before Chris Beal (38no), inset, and Henry Harrison (65) led the visitors to victory, Nigel Clapham claiming 3-6 for Scalby.
Thornton-le-Dale took over at the top after bowling Heslerton 2nds out for 70, Ryan Wharton (20) and John Howden (21) being the leading scorers as Tim Hunt claimed 3-9.
Replying, Lewis White (28no) and Tim Hunt (36no) took Thornton home for the loss of one wicket.
Ganton remained in contention, after reducing Ravenscar to 103-6 from their 45 overs, Jish Rewcroft (51no) trying to boost the final total as James Richardson claimed 3-33 for the visitors.
In reply, Stuart Ward (39) helped Ganton to victory by six wickets, Robin Coulson (3-47) being the leading home bowler.
Seamer 2nds were skittled for 72, Andy Ward (22) top-scoring, at Wykeham 2nds for whom Chris Remmer claimed 5-33 and Dan Bateman 3-4.
Wykeham duly won by five wickets, Ben Metcalfe (20) and Mathew Remmer (12no) taking them home.
Cloughton 2nds failed to raise a team to play Staithes 2nds and remain firmly at the bottom of the table.
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