PICKERING Juniors had a mixed week of GreenWood Hire Derwent Valley Junior League results in the past week.

Pickering Under-15s 'A' lost Scarborough in the League Cup, after struggling to make 90-wickets - Owen Cowton batting well before retiring on for 30 and Macauley Gibson chipping in with a valuable 16.

But it was never going to be enough against a good Scarborough team that knocked the runs off for the loss of four wickets.

Pickering U15s 'B' faired better, beating Sewerby for the second week running to progress.

They made 89-5, with Tommy Wright and Luke Shepherd top scoring with 19, and then they restricted Sewerby to 73-4 in their 20 overs with tight bowling by Tom Dawson, Jack Dawson, George Ridler, James Boyes, Liam Welburn and Morgan Campbell.

Pickering U13s 'A' team were too strong for Pickering U13s 'B' in their league meeting.

The 'A’ team made 125-1 with Liam Welburn, Max Clough and George Ridler all retiring on 25. The 'B' team could only muster 35-5 but Lewis Henson and the all-girl partnership of Kelly Boyes and Evie Harrison-Bradley all performed with promise.

In their cup matches later in the week, both sides were beaten with the 'A' team being punished for some poor batting by a very good Flixton side and the 'B' team only just losing to Ebberston. Jack Cleary and Ryan Vance both batted well for the 'B’s but the bowlers and fielders were unable to keep Ebberston from knocking the runs off in the last over.

Pickering U11s 'A' beat Pickering U11s 'B' in the league, with the result never in doubt.

Ryan Vance, Morgan Elven and Alfie Suggitt stared with the bat for the 'A' and then at the end of the match a hat-trick by Callum Pepper off the last three balls capped the result.

The 'A' team, though, were shocked at home by Mulgrave on Sunday.

The visitors batted first and made 261 without losing a wicket, which is some achievement by an U11 side. Pickering 'A' lost wickets at regular intervals and could only finish with 243-5 with Isaac Edmond and Joe Barker being their best batsmen.

Meanwhile, Malton & Old Malton U15s beat Dunnington by three wickets.

Accurate bowling from Luke Scott (2-5), Archie Johnson (2-3) and Josh Windress (1-10) kept Dunnington's score down to 62-6. Malton had to work hard for victory, as they lost wickets regularly, but skipper Ollie Farrow saw them home with a patient 19.