Beckett League: Division C and Premier Division - Mills leads Scarborough 3rds to win while Kiwi Major boosts Staithes

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Stuart Ward faces up to the Scarborough bowling at Scarborough College. 121872d. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012
Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Stuart Ward faces up to the Scarborough bowling at Scarborough College. 121872d. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

DARREN Mills led the charge for Scarborough 3rds to help them record a comfortable win at home to Ganton.

Mills fired with the ball to claim figures of 4-10 as Ganton were all back in the pavilion for just 81.

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Tim Allison in action. 121872b. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Tim Allison in action. 121872b. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

Jake Finnigan’s unbeaten 30 in reply saw Scarborough cruise to their victory target and claim a nine-wicket win and put 20 points on the board.

There was a high-scoring affair at Seamer as their 2nd XI took on Hospitals.

Hospitals won the toss and invited Seamer to bat first - a decision they ended up regretting as Nigel Moore, 70, Andy Ward, 69, Dave Lunn, 42, and Gary Lawton, 29, helped their side to a dominant 250-7.

Hospitals made a good fist of their reply with Marcus Edwards, 70, and Chris Helm, 42, scoring runs for their side.

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College.  Ganton's Stuart Ward faces up to the Scarborough bowling at Scarborough College.121872e. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Stuart Ward faces up to the Scarborough bowling at Scarborough College.121872e. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

But the bowling of Lawton, 3-90, helped peg Hospitals back to a total of 187.

Cloughton 2nds just about managed to see off new boys Staithes 2nds.

On their debut in the Beckett League, Staithes would have been disappointed to be bowled out for just 136.

Connor Clennan, 31, and Thomas Foster, 27, were their top scorers.

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Tim Allison in action. 121872c. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

Action from Scarborough 3rd's and Ganton at Scarborough College. Ganton's Tim Allison in action. 121872c. Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'05/05/2012

Former first XI man Phil Chambers took 4-12 and Roy Thompson claimed 3-43 as Cloughton put themselves in an excellent position to win the match.

Chambers added to his efforts with the ball by making 27, and he was ably supported by another of his former team-mates in the first XI, Paul Virr - the wicket-keeper/batsman making a superb 54 to help Cloughton to a win by three wickets, despite the best efforts of Stuart Theaker, who claimed 3-32.

Relegated Thornton Dale were beaten on their travels at Scalby 2nds.

Dale struggled to 155, Chris Headlam, 27, and Colin Lockwood, 26, helping them to a defendable total.

Steven Hugill starred with the ball for the home side, his 3-29 including a team hat-trick in the penultimate over - his sharp run-out at the non-strikers end wedged between two safely-taken catches.

Scalby’s reply started well with 14-year-old Joe Hills making his way to a solid 39.

After Hills’ dismissal, brothers Tom Gregory, 52, and Dan Gregory, 30, set about chasing down the target for the loss of five wickets.

Lockwood added to his runs with figures of 3-32.

Bowlers were definitely on top at Duncombe Park, as the promoted side managed to beat visitors Wykeham 2nds.

Wykeham were blown away for just 51 as James Allison, 4-4, and Connor Campbell, 3-17, fired them out.

Matthew Graves’ 4-9 in reply gave Wykeham hope of a shock win, but Park made it safely to a three-wicket victory.

in the Premier Division, Staithes’ Kiwi wicket-keeper/batsman Scott Major fired his side to a solid win at home to Seamer.

Major put on 103 for the first wicket with opening partner Richard Heggarty, who made 48.

Simon Bowes then added an unbeaten 58 with Major taking his score to 88 not out at the close with Staithes on a commanding 209-1.

In reply, Seamer made 150-9, Gregg Chadwick making 39 and Joe Danby 33. The bowling of Bowes, 3-23, Jeff Morrison, 3-57, and Paul Theaker, 2-34, doing the damage for the victors.

Premier Division champions Heslerton had to battle back from a tricky position to beat promoted Flixton 2nds.

Heslerton were teetering on 27-4 after 16 overs before their opener Alex Carrie started to steady the ship.

Carrie and Kristian Wilkinson took the Heslerton total to 116 before Carrie was clean bowled by Jack Walmsley for 58.

Wilkinson was the next man to go for 37 before Malc Spaven hit three sixes and five fours on his way to 52 as Heslerton reached 209-7 at the tea interval.

Flixton made a solid start to their reply as they sat on 41-1, but they slipped to 89 all out.

Their top scorer was extras as Adam Spaven, 5-24, and Daly Wharton, 3-11, wrapped up the win for the hosts.

Promoted Flamborough have moved to the top of the table after they secured a two-wicket success against fellow promoted outfit Cayton at home.

Cayton took first knock and Jake McAleese top scored with an unbeaten 31, ably supported by Mark Jackson, 24, and Brian Heywood, who retired hurt on 30.

Sam Wains, 2-28, was Flamborough’s most productive bowler as Cayton reached 130-7 from their 45 overs.

Good spells of bowling from experienced spinner Paul Woodhead, 3-24, and Steve McAleese, 3-33, made it difficult for the Flamborough batsmen, but 26 from Andrew Leeson and other steady contributions saw the home side to victory with just three balls of their last allotted over remaining.

Forge Valley’s ground was waterlogged and therefore their scheduled home tie against Staxton was called off.

Filey were forced to concede their home game against Ebberston due to a junior football tournament being held