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Senior Cricket League: York II batsman Simon Lambert prospers in rain-hit weekend
THE Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League programme suffered its worst disruption of the season with the majority of games rained off.
A host of matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled and most of those games that got under way were called off at an early stage.
One of the day’s best batting performances saw York II’s Simon Lambert register his second century of the season when his side batted first against visiting Easingwold.
Lambert’s 113 hoisted his seasonal tally to 677 to put him second in the premier division run aggregate table behind Dunnington’s Collis King.
Dave Patmore stepped up from the fourth team and made 60 not out as York reached 205-3 before the rain came.
Champions-elect Woodhouse Grange batted first at Stamford Bridge and progressed to 47-1 before the wet curtain came down.
Dunnington were in a spot of bother at bottom side Selby, who reduced their visitors to 45-4. Kevin Bradley hit five fours in his 32 before becoming one of Gareth Roberts’ three victims as the Selby skipper took 3-12.
Sheriff Hutton Bridge included up and coming young stars Matthew Fisher and Eddie Barnes against Clifton Alliance.
England Under-19s ace Fisher was on 20 not out when the rain ended the contest with the Bridge on 52-1. Fisher’s older brother, Mark, was also unbeaten with 20.
Sewerby’s trek to Studley Royal was called off after the Coasters had reached 67-3.
Acomb’s game at Beverley was the only premier division tie to be played to a conclusion, with the hosts gaining an advantage draw.
Beverley totalled 176 with useful contributions from Mike Cooke (34) and Matt Mudd (26) as James Byford claimed 4-41 for Acomb.
The York side’s reply was fronted by Scott Nicholls, with 48, but Mudd, with 3-18, and Greg Whyley, who bowled a fine spell of leg spin to earn 3-49, reduced Acomb to 138-9.
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