Atkins' ton sends Staxton crashing out of Village Cup

Addingham's Will Atkins on his way to a match-winning 113 not out against Staxton in the Davidstow Village Cup. Picture: Simon Dobson
Addingham's Will Atkins on his way to a match-winning 113 not out against Staxton in the Davidstow Village Cup. Picture: Simon Dobson

Staxton were dumped out of the Davidstow Village Cup as Addingham batsman Will Atkins stole the show on Sunday.

Atkins carried his bat for a superb 113 not out, despite decent efforts with the ball from Chris Dove, 4-46, and Linden Gray, 2-26, as the visitors posted 232-6.

Gray then added to his efforts with the ball by hitting 59, while he was supported by Matty Pearson 44, James Armstrong 38 and Dove, pictured right, 21, but Dan Ellis 3-33 and Ricky Palcio 2-29, ensured Staxton finished 30 runs short on 202 all out.

This weekend sees Staithes host Ebberston in the North Yorkshire North Section semi-final.

Flixton host Sessay this Sunday, with the winners tackling the winner of the Staithes v Ebberston clash.