4:34pm Wednesday 28th May 2014
SHERIFF Hutton Bridge II got themselves into a promising position at home to Castleford II before rain ended their match in division two (north) of the Hunters York & District Senior League.
With their innings restricted to 37 overs, Castleford found runs somewhat hard to come by and reached 85-4 in 31 overs before the fourth stoppage ended the proceedings.
Nick Scaling had two wickets for the home club, while Simon Tucker made 21 for Cas.
Elsewhere, York III won by six wickets at Thirsk after the hosts were only able to post a target of 107-6.
Stuart Christon claimed 3-26 in the reply but 28 from D Patmore ensured a comfortable win for the visitors.
The day’s tightest game took place at Driffield in division two (south), where the hosts just beat Londesborough Park by three runs.
John Woolley hit 68 as Driffield totalled 170-6, R Curtis taking 3-29 for Park.
Rob Woodcock also made 25 and followed with 3-47 in the reply as he and Andy Rogers (3-17) combined to bowl Park out for 167. Tim Medley made 38, Steve Dawson 55 and Jim Beevers 26.
There was another tight game at Welton, where Hornsea managed to gain the better of a closely-fought draw.
They batted first and were all out for 164, with N Moulds making 42 and Doug Griebenouw 27 as M Hatfield captured 4-18.
When Welton responded, D Gittings made 32 and T Harrison 36, but Paul Johnson’s 3-39 proved to be decisive as Welton were restricted to 158-8.
Only one game was started in division three (south) as hosts Fenner gained much the better of a draw against Welton & Brough.
Danny Parker crashed an unbeaten 130 off only 70 balls in 69 minutes, including 10 sixes and six fours.
He shared an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 103 in a mere 38 minutes with Jon Park before their skipper declared at 208-5.
N Thompson had 3-27 for Welton, but then saw his side struggle to a draw at 108-8 as L Beaton made 34.
Division four (east) leaders Sutton-on-Hull walloped South Holderness by nine wickets.
Holderness were whipped out for only 47 as L Sinclair grabbed 4-2 and T Headspith 3-29.
Hornsea’s batsmen failed lamentably when they entertained Cottingham and were only able to make 23-8 – presumably with only nine men present. Doing the damage were Dave Furlong, who bagged 5-6, and R Moy, who took 3-16.
Patrington were all out for 95 at home to Beverley for whom Sam Welburn 3-0 and James Emery 3-16 and Kieran O’Brien 3-17.
All other games fell foul of the weather.
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