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Cricket: Kirkbymoorside take crown on last day of drama
2:12pm Wednesday 29th August 2012 in Sport
Kirkby put the visitors into bat and, although Brid skipper Greg Miller hit 35, Dan Jeminson (4-49) and Martin Charlton (3-32) had them all back in the pavilion for 109.
In reply, the home team cemented the championship – and sent Bridlington down – when Jodie Robson smashed a six taking the Moorsiders to victory by 10 wickets, Robson finishing unbeaten with 72 and Phil Charlton on 35.
Kirkby’s challengers for the title, Cloughton, who were also already assured of promotion, did all they could to keep the pressure on, scoring 153 at Sewerby 2nds, with Jake Dudding (33), Paul Virr (25) and Kev Keld (32) their principal scorers.
Mark Pallister (4-20) and Dominic Warters (3-58) kept the total to a manageable level but, after the break, Dudding (4-23) and Mark Bennett (4-27) bowled Sewerby out for 97.
Craig Sanderson (60no) was in rampant form for Sherburn before rain ended play at Snainton after 30.4 overs, Steve Eyre claiming 4-39 for the home team.
Wykeham versus Brompton was one of the games abandoned with no play possible – a result which sends Wykeham down.
Rain curtailed Staxton’s last match of the premier division campaign but it did not dampen their spirits as they celebrated the title they had already secured.
Nick Gibson (52), Chris Dove (43 not out), Adam Hargreaves (45), Dave Williamson (42) and Lindon Gray (41) took turns to hit runs as Staxton totalled 255-6 against Cayton, for whom Paul Woodhead claimed 3-43.
During the tea interval rain came to spoil the match, but not necessarily the party.
Tom Brough (43) led the way for Ebberston against Seamer but, after 16 overs, this match also had to be abandoned with the home team on 78-4 – a situation which left Seamerin the bottom two and relegated to division ‘A’.
Filey also go down after their match against Flixton 2nds was abandoned during tea. Filey had being bowled out for 134, Paul Bowes (44) and Lee Plant (26 not out) their principle scorers, with Pete Hill claiming 3-34 for the visitors.
Division ‘B’ champions Scalby were on 214-7 against Lockton, Tim Barton making 59 and Peter Beard 46, but after 40 overs rain caused the match to be abandoned.
Forge Valley 2nds made 115 against Cayton 2nds, for whom Simon Glave claimed 5-40, but the match was rained off with Cayton’s reply on 22-1. The 10 points gained by the home team kept them just outside the relegation position.
A sixth-wicket stand of 105 between Mario Spagnolo (66) and Barry Heyes (56) boosted Fylingdales’ total to 193-7 against Staxton 2nds, for whom Mark Dove claimed 4-61.
Needing victory to have any chance of avoiding relegation, Staxton made a fine start in their reply a Tom Nicholson (60) and Glen Rawson (43) put on 104 for the first wicket.
Mathew Pearson added 42 but the poor batting form of the lower order surfaced again as Martin Cairns claimed 5-30 to restrict the visitors to 185-7 – and division ‘C’ cricket next season.
- A record 124 matches in the Readers Scarborough League this season – amounting to 35.4 per cent of all games – were abandoned due to rain, 13 more than in 2008.