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Cricket: Call-offs see Duncombe Park lose ground
2:20pm Wednesday 29th August 2012 in Sport
DUNCOMBE Park lost ground in the race for the Hunters York & District Senior League division three title over the Bank Holiday weekend as fixtures on Saturday and Monday were hit by rain.
Second-placed Park moved to 56-3 in 11.2 overs against third-placed Welton & Brough on Saturday before the weather forced an abandonment. Brian Leckenby was on 26 not out.
Then on Monday, they had restricted hosts New Earswick to 18-1 after nine overs before rain came to end that game too.
Leaders Woodhouse Grange II, however, played Monday’s game to a conclusion and defeated Sessay by seven wickets. Their game against Carlton Towers on Saturday had been abandoned with Grange on 59-0 after 12 overs in reply to Towers’ 229.
Welton & Brough boosted their promotion hopes with a 54-run victory over lowly Malton & Old Malton II on Monday, after declaring on 178-4 after 42 overs, Graham Copley (74) the star of the show. In reply, Steve Audsley made 28 and Oliver Gilbank 26 but Adam Boasman’s 6-37 was decisive as Malton were dismissed for 120.
Ripon rose to fourth on Saturday after crushing Hovingham by 168 runs thanks to Tom Leeming’s unbeaten 59 and 5-20. John Waterfield also hit 103 and Rob Taylor 52 as Ripon posted 232-3, with Hovingham shot out for 64, with only Stuart Prest (25) offering any resistance.
On Monday, Hovingham had made 28-0 in 10 overs at home to Pocklington before the rains came.
At the foot of the table, 45 overs of play were possible at Malton & Old Malton II on Saturday where relegation rivals Scarborough II reached 155-8, Mike Hurst (50no) top-scoring. Stu Whatmore had taken 3-17, but then the rain came.
Sheriff Hutton’s Saturday game at Pocklington did not start, and only 11 overs were possible of their match at home to Carlton Towers on Monday, the visitors reaching 50-1.
Pickering II had no play in division four on either Saturday or Monday.