Senior Cricket League: Easingwold up to second following Beverley victory

Woodhouse Grange opener Nick Hadfield hits a boundary against Dunnington in the Hunters York & District Senior League premier division

Woodhouse Grange's Andrew Bilton in action against Dunnington in the Hunters York & District Senior League premier division

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EASINGWOLD moved back up into second place in the premier division with a good home win over fourth-placed Beverley Town in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

Beverley made a first innings total of 163-7, with Andy Burton compiling 35 and Jon Vodden hitting an unbeaten 78. Paul Skilbeck took 3-46 for Easingwold and then followed with 45.

Martin Piercy had earlier made 29 and then an unbeaten 34 by Jamie Postill clinched a five-wicket win for Easingwold.

Woodhouse Grange’s batsmen were in great form against bottom-placed Dunnington and rattled up a total of 255-2 before declaring.

Chris Bilton powered his way to 105 not out for the leaders, with opener Nick Hadfield making 77, Andy Bilton 33 and Mike Hattee 23 not out.

In reply, Collis King made 26 and Tom Loten 28 as Andy Horner claimed 3-33 but in-form Jack Bolam made 67 not out to steer Dunnington to a draw at 151-7.

With both their opening batsmen unavailable, Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s batting looked fragile at Hull Zingari as they slipped to 98-5 before heavy rain caused an abandonment.

Studley Royal were hustled out for a paltry 47 at home to Stamford Bridge, whose 30 points keeps them in touch with the pace-setting group.

Luke Robinson returned figures of 6-16 and Dom Rhodes grabbed 3-29. Dan Harper then made 30 not out as Stamford romped to a ten-wicket victory to end Studley's unbeaten record.

Fenner’s batsmen movved to 153-3 at Sewerby before the game was abandoned.

The ultimate local derby at Shipton Road saw Clifton Alliance gain much the better of a draw over York II after Joe Ashdown had hit 110 and Will Scholey made 68.

The pair helped to produce a total of 239-3 and, in response, Ben Horseman made 47 not out but Alex Renton’s 3-23 pegged York to 117-6.

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