Beckett League: Dales lose pole position

Bridlington 2nds' Mike Tate bowls a Fylingdales during his side's Division Two victory
Bridlington 2nds' Mike Tate bowls a Fylingdales during his side's Division Two victory

Fylingdales were knocked off the top of Division Two when they lost by five wickets at Bridlington 2nds.

Barry Heyes’ side made 118-9 as a number of batsmen including Chris Shrimpton (28 not out), Guy Shrimpton (26) and Duncan Steele (25), made starts but failed to progress to big scores.

Callum Battams claimed 4-21 and Mike Tate 3-36 for the hosts before Andy Leeson struck an unbeaten 58 to guide them to a winning total of 120-5.

Scarborough 3rds made it two wins on the bounce when a pair of impressive knocks from Jake Finnigan and Damian Foster helped them chase down basement boys Forge Valley 2nds’ 236-5.

Valley must have thought that they were poised for a first victory of 2016 when they rattled up 236-5, Alex Glass’ 65, Gary Gibson’s 40, and 30 not out from Stephen Boyes leaving them well set.

Finningan (103) and Foster (84) had other ideas however, the pair the mainstays in a reply of 237-2 which saw Scarborough to an eight-wicket triumph.

Calvin Roche hit 55 not out as Sewerby 2nds made 110 all out at Ravenscar, a score that enabled them to win the game by 49 runs.

Jish Rewcroft (3-19) and John Murrell (3-26) impressed with the ball for the villagers as they restricted the away side to what looked like an achievable total.

Ravenscar were bundled out for just 61 however, Rewcroft’s 21 the pick of their batting efforts.

Jake Hatton was in unplayable form for the victors, taking 6-10 which included a hat-trick, helping his side claim top spot in the league standings.

Tony Geall and Craig Thordarson took three wickets apiece as Scalby 2nds chased down 113 to beat Ebberston 2nds by five wickets.

Joe Tyson hit 50 for the home side, but was the only real highlight of their innings, and the experienced Paul Marton led the way with a knock of 27 as the Seals eased home on 114-5.

John Lumley’s half-century helped Great Habton to an eight-wicket success on the road at Ganton.

The home side had made 123 all out, Alastair Limb top-scoring with a knock of 62 as Kieran Edmund returned figures of 4-26 and Tom Richardson claimed 3-17.

Lumley (62) had support from Martyn Piercy (32) as Habton cantered home, despite a decent spell from Ed Bradley who took 2-11 in a losing cause.

Jamie Griffin’s efforts ensured that Seamer 2nds continue to lead the way in Division Three after they scraped past Nawton Grange 2nds in a low-scoring affair.

Griffin took a superb 8-24 as Grange were dismissed for 76, Jack Hugill hitting 29 of his side’s meagre total.

Seamer did not have things all their own way in reply however as they stumbled over the line on 77-7, George Bentley leading the visitors’ fightback with 4-27.

Jimmy Lacey smashed an unbeaten century to guide Flixton 3rds to a 50-run success at Heslerton 2nds.

Lacey’s 127 not out was added to by 39 from Pete Hill as the away side registered a score of 241-4.

The hosts made a good fist of chasing down their victory target but eventually fell short on 191 all out, Stephen Temple (97 no) running out of partners and ending up stranded just short of his ton.

Grant Elwell offered useful support with an innings of 47, while Hill capped off a good all-round personal display with three wickets for Flixton.

A total of 139 all out proved enough for Kirkbymoorside to see off Wykeham 2nds, the home side eventually triumphing by 42 runs.

Andy Bayes led the way for the Moorsiders with a knock of 42, James Wilson (4-23) and Ian Thompson (3-50) impressing for Wykeham with the ball.

The visitors were all out for 97 as Jamie Harper (3-20) and Howard Mudd (3-35) shared six wickets.