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Eight-wicket win for Staxton in Beckett cricket league
3:06pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Sport
BIG hitting was to the fore at Staxton as the hosts enjoyed an eight-wicket win in the premier division of the Readers Scarborough Beckett League.
The inclement weather again bit into the fixture list across the league as 11 of the weekend’s 19 matches fell victim.
There was action aplenty at Staxton, though, started by Simon Bowes, who crashed seven sixes and 11 fours during his knock of 132 for Staithes.
He put on 103 for their seventh wicket with Mark Allen and so dominant was Bowes that Allen’s contribution was only 11. For the home team Richard Webster claimed 3-74 and Adam Hargreaves 4-54.
After the interval, the big hitting continued, led by Nick Gibson, who also hit seven sixes and 11 fours during his unbeaten 124. He and Chris Dove, with 54 not out, featured in an unbeaten match-winning partnership of 157.
Adrian Turnbull (63), Dylon Bolton (35), Jonny Mason (40) and Eddie Craggs (34) took Ebberston to 193-8 on their own pitch against Forge Valley, for whom Andy Holden claimed 3-45.
Valley were then restricted to 134-9 after their 45 overs, Tom Bumby claiming 3-38 and Dylon Bolton 3-52, with only Philip Holden (34) threatening a closer contest.
Kirkbymoorside moved to the top of division ‘A’ with a game in hand after beating Sewerby 2nds on their cliff-top ground by five wickets.
Batting first, Sewerby reached tea on 176-7, with Rob Atkin (48) and Mathew Dandy (30) the principle scorers as Martin Charlton (4-67 from 17 overs) proved Kirkby’s most successful bowler. After the break, Jordan Rivis hit 45 and Jodie Robson 35 to knock off the arrears for the loss of five wickets.
Nawton Grange moved off the bottom after the narrowest of victories at Bridlington.
Batting first, Nawton scored 153-8 after a fine unbeaten 91 from Aaron Rivis, Richard Mainprize picking up 3-21. Despite a 53-run partnership between Simon Brooke (53) and Mikeal Cawkill (28), the seasiders were then restricted to 152-9 after their allotted 45 overs. Peter Wilson claimed 3-23 and Tim Sharples 3-39 for the visitors.
The division ‘B’ fixture between Lockton and Settrington was switched to Settrington, but the move did not help the new home team as they were shot out for 48.
Tristan Midgley top-scored for Setty with 27 as Lockton’s Mike Brown clattered through the line-up with 7-17 from his 12.4 overs, well supported by Les Welburn with 3-9 from nine.
Replying, Lockton were made to fight for every run, Graham Hunt facing 111 balls for his unbeaten 16, but they eventually ran out winners by eight wickets after 39 overs. Andy Monkman was in miserly form for Settrington, bowling 14 overs to claim 1-10.
The only match to beat the weather in division ‘C’, between Duncombe Park 2nds and Scalby 2nds, was reduced to 35 overs.
The home team struggled to 85-4, Jeremy Lascelles scoring 29 and Dan Medd 34, with Grant Elwell claiming 3-43 for Scalby. After the break, the visitors also found runs at a premium, being bowled out for 79, Alec Medd claiming 3-21 and Will Smith 3-5.