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Cricket: Agony as Malton & Old Malton relegated
2:45pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Sport
Malton & Old Malton came agonisingly close to escaping relegation when they met Sheriff Hutton in a relegation decider in division three of the Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League.
Sheriff posted a total of 213-8 with Geoff Schofield making 29, Joel Wilford 68 and Nick Schofield 45. Stuart Whatmore had 3-34 for Malton whose reply of 203-8 left them just 11 runs away from survival.
Malt were well served by Martin Woodliffe (67) and Tom Audsley (52) but Eddie Hull’s 4-36 was just enough to enable Sheriff to fight again next year.
In contrast, Duncombe Park finished the season off in style with a rapid eight-wicket win against Hovingham but, for the fourth successive season find themselves cast as the bridesmaid rather than the bride by again narrowly missing out on promotion.
Hovingham had a first wicket stand of 49 between James Skelton (24) and Will Prest (20) but then fell away to 102 all out as Jack Crannidge took 3-31 and Alistair Holmes 3-24. Brian Leckenby then hit 44no in the Helmsley side’s 19.5 over win.
Sessay II were well beaten at home by Scarborough who made 155-6 with Nick Sumpton scoring 25, Sam Carver 35 and Ash Kundi 39. Kundi then took 3-14 in an economical 12 overs as Sessay were toppled for 110.
Whitkirk pipped Tadcaster Magnet for the second promotion place in division two when they enjoyed an eight-wicket home win after restricting Malton & Old Malton to 136-6. Shaun Harland made 50 of them while James Dawson scored 24no.
Acomb made it a double promotion celebration for the club when they captured the fourth division title with a 108-run victory at Pickering . Acomb made an impressive 273-6 then bowled Pickering out for 165.