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Derwent Valley Cricket League round-up
3:15pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
GREAT HABTON’S title chances in the Derwent Valley League were ended in sorry circumstances as their game was rained off while leaders Mulgrave enjoyed victory by default.
Every ground in division ‘A’ was deemed too wet for play, including Brompton’s pitch, where Habton were to visit.
The second-placed side could therefore only pick up five points from a call-off against a side already relegated.
Mulgrave, meanwhile, picked up the full 20 points from their game against Sewerby 3rds as the visitors were unable to raise a side – the weather not coming into play for this one.
Mulgrave now have a 41-point lead at the summit with one game to play.
Sewerby, deducted five points, slipped into the bottom two ahead of the final weekend of the season.
Lockton and Flamborough have gained promotion from division ‘B’ – with two points separating the top two ahead of this weekend’s final fixtures.
Lockton were the big beneficiaries last weekend as they beat Nawton Grange 2nds by five wickets while Flamborough’s game, like the rest in the division, were called off.
Will Lancaster hit 38, Simon Boyes 33 and Guy Nattrass 28 as Lockton made 143-5, Jack Hugill picking up 3-23. This was in reply to Grange’s 142-7, of which Neil Ward made 41 and Terry Ellis an unbeaten 34.
Other games were rained off, although Kirkbymoorside and bottom club Sewerby 4ths forfeited their respective matches at Wold Newton 2nds and Seamer 3rds as they were both unable to raise a side.
Wold Newton are now safe from relegation, with Seamer 3rds going down with Sewerby 4ths.
Dale were skittled for 39 and Cayton lost six men in reaching their low target, John Ellis taking four of them for 15 runs.
Snainton, in third, maintained their slim hopes of overhauling Cayton this coming weekend thanks to a nine-wicket win at fourth-placed Scalby 3rds. The hosts were all out for just 59, James Wilson taking 4-35 and Leigh Watson 5-17. Michael Eyre then made 31 not out to take the visitors to victory.
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