BECKETT LEAGUE: Ebberston 2nds win at Ganton to go top

Marcus Edwards dismisses Luke Atkinson
Marcus Edwards dismisses Luke Atkinson

Ebberston 2nds secured pole position in Readers Scarborough Beckett Cricket League Division Two after their 31-run win at Ganton.

The hard-hitting Eddie Craggs blasted 59 and James Wingrove 37 as Ebberston were dismissed for 219, Will Bradley taking a superb 5-38 for the hosts.

Ganton were heading for a heavy defeat until an astonishing eighth-wicket stand of 102 between James Richardson, 60, and 13-year-old Fred Bradley, 58, gave the home side hope, but Tom Holmes' 4-60 helped dismiss Ganton for 188.

Ravenscar ended Fylingdale's unbeaten start to the season and boosted their own promotion ambitions with a 73-run win at their neighbours.

Skipper Jish Rewcroft led by example with what turned out to be a crucial 56 as his side limped to 139 all out as bowlers Chris Shrimpton, 4-35, and Harry Purves, 3-32, looked to have put the hosts in charge.

Will Warwick, 3-12, and Binooj Bhas, 3-31, had other ideas as they joined forces to skittle the hosts for just 66.

Hosts Great Habton saw off basement club Forge Valley 2nds by 26 runs in a runfeast.

Will Curtis hammered 70 and Liam Allanby 65 as Habton reached a massive 272 all out, skipper Gary Gibson bagging 5-92 with his slow bowling.

Gibson completed a brilliant all-round display with 86 in reply, and when Phil Pickard also struck 49 valley seemed to be in with a shout but Jack Cranage's 5-43 saw the Ayton side dismissed for a total of 246.

Scalby 2nds claimed a crucial four-wicket win over fellow strugglers Scarborough 3rds in a game dominated by the ball.

Sam Fox, 3-14, was the pick of the home attack as Scarborough laboured to 102-9 from 45 overs, Rich Mainprize top-scoring with 34 not out, the villagers making their way to victory for the loss of six wickets from just 22.4 overs.

Sewerby 2nds claimed the honours in the East Coast clash at home to Bridlington 2nds, winning by three wickets.

Andy Leeson was the leading light with 65 as Brid posted 155 all out, then Ian Dennis' 53 helped Sewerby make their way to victory.

Seamer 2nds are the new leaders of Division Three after ending the unbeaten record of hosts Flixton 3rds by six wickets.

Veteran Pete Hill's marvellous unbeaten 94 looked to have steered Flixton to a decent 189-7, Geoff Hill adding 35.

An equally magnificent 90 from Adam Robertshaw, along with 47 from stalwart Phil Metcalfe helped Seamer ease home with seven overs to spare.

Muston secured a 30-run win at lowly Ryedale, thanks to a stunning spell of 6-31 from Matthew Kings.

The away side posted 204-8, Phil Robson leading the way with an outstanding 88 in the face of good bowling from Jordan Newton, 3-31, and Kieran Edmond, 3-41.

Steve Temple also made a superb 88 in reply, and with Neil Cowton adding 39 the hosts seemed to be in with a shout until former Ebberston and Scarborough spinner Kings ripped through their batting order to dismiss them for 174.

Wykeham 2nds earned an 11-run win at home to fellow strugglers Flamborough.

Scott Wardman's fine 51 helped the hosts post 156-7 and then top bowling from James Wilson, 4-23, and Toby Wrightson, 3-27, dismissed Flamborough for 145 despite a plucky 43 from Harry Burton and 26 by Luke Dixon.

Nawton Grange 2nds duo George Bentley and Ben Stamp took 4-6 and 3-14 respectively to skittle a depleted Heslerton 2nds for just 22 runs.

The hosts then knocked off the runs in 4.1 overs.

Runaway leaders Snainton handed out yet another thumping in their latest Division Four encounter, on this occasion hosts Sherburn 2nds were the unfortunate victims.

Michael Eyre hit his second century of the season, top-scoring with an excellent 107, while teenager Luke Smith added 36 as Snainton made a massive 250-7 from 40 overs.

Yorkshire junior Smith then took 5-22 and Leigh Watson 3-22 as Sherburn were skittled for 39 in 12.1 overs as Snainton secured a 211-run win.

Cayton 3rds edged to a three-wicket home win against Filey 2nds in a low-scoring contest.

The away side were dismissed for 52, with Shakil Iqbal taking 5-17 in an excellent bowling display, backed up by Robbie Hill's 2-6.

Stalwart Kevin Chapman then took 4-19 and Lewis Adams 3-29 as Cayton struggled across the winning line, a knock of 29 from William Wood proving to be a match-winning effort.

Another low-scoring match saw Wold Newton 2nds win by 45 runs at Lockton.

The away side only managed 96-5 from their 40 overs but this proved to be more than enough as Lockton were skittled for 51 in reply, mainly thanks to Dave Stockdale, 5-26.

Marcus Edwards took 4-14 and Mark Kelly 3-29 as Hospitals/Rugby Club eased to an eight-wicket win at bottom-placed Cloughton 2nds.

The hosts were dismissed for 76, Graeme Jeffrey smashing an unbeaten 39 as the rugby lads wrapped up an easy win.

Valley Bar Nomads swept aside lowly Ganton 2nds to hang onto top spot in Division Five.

Ganton's in-form Richard Horsman top-scored with 69 as Ganton were dismissed for 149 in 34 overs, with skipper Tony Hulme and paceman Anosh George both taking 3-29 for the home side.

Midhun Singh's undefeated 59, alongside Ben Atkinson's 52, saw Nomads safely home with 14.2 overs to spare and seven wickets in hand.

Eric Hall hammered an outstanding 139 in Forge Valley 3rds' 66-run win at Muston 2nds.

Hall's dominant knock saw Valley post 188 all out, Barry Anderson taking 4-42 for the hosts who then slumped to 122 all out in reply.

Wykeham 3rds are only a point behind after leaders Valley Bar Nomads after a crushing 123-home win against basement club Scalby 3rds.

George Shannon and Lewis Eustace were the all-round stars for the hosts, hitting 65 and 63 respectively as Wykeham amassed an imposing 232-7, Luke Howland taking 4-44 for Scalby.

Howland also top-scored with 20 as Shannon and Eustace then impressed with the ball also, taking 4-35 and 5-17 in the 123-run win as the away side were dismissed for 109.

A low-scoring encounter at a foggy Ravenscar 2nds saw the home side lose out by 16 runs to Thornton Dale 2nds.

After a slow start, Dale were steered to 83 all out thanks to a hard-hitting 24 from Paul Waring and a watchful 17 not out by Tom Snowden in his first appearance for the seconds this season.

Luke Stokoe, 3-17, and Jon Murrell, 2-16, were the top Ravenscar bowlers as the hosts must have felt they were in with a chance of their first win of the season, but top bowling from Waring, 3-6, youngster Matthew Knowles, 3-12, and veteran slow bowler John Ellis, 3-25, saw the hosts slump from 49-4 to 67 all out.