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Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League round-up
2:14pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Sport
DAVE GREENLAY, of Pickering, was a star man on the fourth weekend of the Hunters York & District Senior League season – but he found himself on a losing side.
Greenlay produced a memorable bowling spell which saw him claim 8-31 in 23.1 overs at Fenner. Nevertheless, Greenlay, who included 10 maidens in his marathon spell, then saw his team toppled for just 63 to lose by 42 runs.
Fenner’s win was remarkable, given that Greenlay had reduced them to 26-5 before skipper Jason Hellwig stroked five invaluable boundaries in a match-winning 26 to lift the Marfleet side’s total to 105 all out in 47.1 overs.
Pickering’s batsmen then fared even worse as they were reduced to 31-8 by Luke Robinson, with 4-23 in 13 overs, and Luke Laybourne, with 3-28 off 12. Only Colin Frank (18) offered any appreciable resistance.
Low scores prevailed on the day generally, but there was a high-scoring division one game at Folkton & Flixton for the second successive week when, following last week’s aggregate in excess of 600, 594 more runs were scored in a thrilling tie which earned both the hosts and visiting Harrogate 24 points apiece.
The game’s top score came from former Bridlington player Scott Cooper, who hit 90 for the home side. He was supported by Oliver Stephenson (41), the league’s leading run scorer, and Neil Elvidge (27), as Flixton totaled 247-9.
Harrogate were given a superb start by Andy Hawkswell (85) and George Owram (74) in an opening partnership of 180 in 32 overs. Harrogate then lost three more wickets in adding a further 11 runs.
Flixton continued to nibble away with Mike Hunter taking 4-58 and Rich Malthouse 3-38 and the game was tied when Harrogate’s innings closed on 247-8.
The premier division’s best batting of the day came from Stamford Bridge, who hit 226-8 at Easingwold despite Andrew Metcalfe’s 5-68. Dave Bradshaw headed the pack with 75, with Dave Chaplin (30), Steve Sergeant (34) and Dominic Rhodes (39) also contributing.
In reply, Jon Marwood made 49 before Paul Redshaw’s unbeaten 31 helped the home side gain a draw at 147-7. Chaplin followed his batting with bowling figures of 3-60.
Current leaders Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s game at champions Woodhouse Grange was abandoned without a ball being bowled. It was the third of Grange’s four matches to date to be called off.
Duncombe Park were one of few sides to make a decent total when they reached 170-8 at Carlton Towers in division three.
Brian Leckenby (44) led the way with Fergus Ward (38) and Peter Kent (31) also batting well.
Carlton made a fine start through Jonathon Dilks (42) and Darren Graves (23), who reached 71 before they were parted, but then capitulated to 109 all out as opening bowler Jack Crannidge (5-18) and Kent (3-18) took charge. Cannidge’s feat was remarkable – his first five overs were wicketless but he then took 5-4 runs in two overs to sew up the match.
A youthful Malton & Old Malton II side salvaged a draw when facing a target of 190-6 posted by Pocklington in a reduced 38 overs game.
For Pock, Andy Inns’ 56 was supplemented by Ian Camwell with 28 and Ed Gallagher with 30 not out. When Malton replied, extras were the top score with 28 while a resolute 19 not out by skipper Andy Tyres enabled his side to close on 76-6. Alex Downet took 3-9 in 12 overs.
New Earswick made 148-8 when they batted first at Sheriff Hutton with cameo knocks from Kev Barker (31), Andy Routledge (42) and Andy Freeman (37). Nick Schofield took 3-25 but then saw his side struggle to 115-9 as Aaron Read claimed 6-34.
Only one batsman made any impression with the bat as Welton & Brough inflicted a 51-run defeat on Hovingham. He was Adam Boasman, who made 29 in Welton’s 121-9 as Tom Lund claimed 3-15. Lund was then trumped by Steve Scammells, whose 4-8 sent Hovingham to a modest 70 all out.