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Hovingham win Ryedale Beckett League division one championship
2:49pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Sport
Hovingham lifted the Ryedale Beckett League division one championship in style with their eighth win of the season away to Settrington.
Tom Lund’s side, already sure of their crown, reached their target of 96 in just 10 overs with Geoff Pears (20) and Paul Deverill (17) causing damage before Lund hit 22 off just five balls. Dave Chugg (3-41) again produced a fine spell for Setty.
Harome and Kirkbymoorside used their clash to blood younger players, and Gareth Skelton, for Kirkby, and Harome’s Nathan Marwood and Sam Newton showed promise with the ball.
Harome’s 172-4 – indicative of the wickets finally drying out after one of the wettest seasons on record – was due largely to Josh Greenlay (56 not out), Mark Haines (48) and Nick Thornicroft (33). Kirkby replied with 110-6 with Mark Fairweather (39no) and Jimmy Harper (28) top-scoring.
The 62-run winning margin saw Harome leapfrog the Moorsiders to clinch runners-up spot.
Duncombe Park ’s 11-run win over Pickering lifted them to third. Captain Jonathon Leckenby’s decision to rotate the batting order paid off as his 46, along with 31 from Johnnie Birbeck, set a challenging 132-6.
Pickering made a good fist of the challenge with Ben Lealman (20) getting off to a quick start, but 14-year-old Adam Leckenby’s opening four-over spell of 3-18 kept a rein on the Pikes’ early cavalry charge.
Ryan Boyes (38no) batted determinedly later on but the experienced Dave Dunn (1-21) held his nerve at the end to see Park home.
The clash of the two relegated sides went the way of Burythorpe, who overtook the 112-4 target set by Malton to easily win by eight wickets.
Andy Milner rolled back the years to produce a match-winning 74 and upstage Wayne Dawson (70no), who had formed the backbone of the Malton innings. Des Healy again showed his ability, exploiting the conditions to take 4-23.
The Burythorpe victory was achieved with an over to spare but they still get relegated along with a Malton side who lifted the title only last year.