Beckett League: Heslerton stay on top

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Heslerton kept their Readers Scarborough Beckett Cricket League premier division title push on track with a 59-run home win against rivals Flixton 2nds.

Tom Milner (30no) and Mal Spaven (23no) shared a crucial last-wicket stand to take the home side to 139-9.

Aussie Caleb Grant and Mark Shackley had the hosts in all sorts of trouble earlier in the innings with three wickets apiece.

Forge Valley maintained their challenge with a seven-wicket win at Cayton.

Paul Woodhead (37) was the only batsman to shine as the hosts were dismissed for 117, James Tindall taking six wickets and Andy Holden the other four, Valley easing to victory for the loss of just three wickets.

Kirkby eased to a 10-wicket win at home to Cloughton, while hosts Staxton defeated Ebberston by six wickets despite a battling 71 from the visitors’ Eddie Craggs.

Leaders Filey hammered division A title rivals Sherburn, easing to a 121-run success against the visitors at Clarence Drive.

Andy Burrell led the way with 68 and Aaron Howard struck 54 as the home side posted 168-8, Simon Dobson the pick of the Sherburn bowlers with 3-37.

Paul Bowes then snapped up a superb 6-16 and Lee Plant, promoted from the second team, took 4-28 as the villagers slumped to 47 all out.

Grindale continue to look strong at the top of division B, winning by 87 runs at home to Fylingdales.

Ian Cousins led the way with a forceful 81 as the hosts scored 213-8 and in reply ‘Dales stuttered to 126-6.

Scarborough 3rds climbed off the foot of the table with their first win of the season, triumphing by six wickets at home to Cayton 2nds.

Kieran Howard’s 51 was vital to Scarborough in their successful pursuit of Cayton’s meagre 111-9.

Scalby 2nds are looking strong at the top of division C, strolling to a 66-run win at home to Ravenscar, Brad Walker’s 68 the highlight of the hosts’ win.

A worrying development in this division was the inability of Cloughton 2nds and Heslerton 2nds to raise teams for their games against Ganton and Staithes 2nds respectively.

READERS SCARBOROUGH BECKETT CRICKET LEAGUE RESULTS June 2i

Premier Division

Forge Valley 121-3 beat *Cayton 117 all out (P Woodhead 37, J Tindall 6-45, A Holden 5-36) by 7 wickets. Pts 16-2

*Heslerton 139-9 (T Milner 30no, M Spaven 23no, C Grant 3-37, M Shackley 3-32 ) beat Flixton 2nds 80 all out (A Wardell 24, A Slaughter 4-14, A Spaven 5-47) by 59 runs. Pts 17-4

*Kirkbymoorside 58-0 (J Robson 42no) beat Cloughton 56 all out (S Dowson 4-7) by 10 wickets. Pts 20-0

*Staxton 135-4 (C Dove 37, D Williamson 33, A Hargreaves 27no) beat Ebberston 134 all out (E Craggs 71, E Cooper 5-60, A Holtby 4-25) by 6 wickets. Pts 17-4

Division ‘A’

*Filey 168-8 (A Burrell 68, A Howard 54, S Dobson 3-37) beat Sherburn 47 all out (P Bowes 6-16, L Plant 4-28) by 121 runs. Pts 18-4

*Seamer 82-1 (A Jenkinson 26no) beat Wold Newton 81 all out (K Lister 39, A Morris 4-14, S Park 5-9) by 9 wickets. Pts 20-0

Nawton Grange 163-9 (J Pickard 37, N Adams 25, D Warters 3-38) beat *Sewerby 2nds 129 all out (C Briggs 27, J Falkner 31, P Wilson 3-12) by 34 runs. Pts 18-6

Division ‘B’

*Bridlington 2nds 77-1 (R Middlewood 40no) beat Duncombe Park 2nds 75 all out (A Medd 35no, B Traves 5-29) by 9 wickets. Pts 20-0

*Forge Valley 2nds 198 all out (J Ledden 51, N Cook 27, S Boyes 41, D Blanchard 4-26, J Pinder 4-43) beat Staxton 2nds 35 all out (J Pettitt 5-13, A Noble 4-15) by 163 runs. Pts 19-5

*Grindale 213-8 (I Cousins 80, L Cousins 33, A Smith 32, M Estill 4-58) beat Fylingdales 126-6 (S Husband 43no, A Smith 3-16) by 87 runs. Pts 18-6

*Scarborough 3rds 113-4 (K Howard 51) beat Cayton 2nds 111-9 (S Williams 29) by 6 wickets. Pts 15-3

*Wykeham 129 all out (P Shepherdson 29, J Bryant 48, A Ibbotson 4-33, J Boyes 4-25) beat Ryedale 97 all out (D Walker 29, I Smith 26, G Barnard 3-33, S Day 5-4) by 32 runs. Pts 17-5

Division ‘C’

*Cloughton 2nds v Ganton – Cloughton 2nds failed to raise a team Pts 0-20

Wykeham 2nds 154 all out (D Corcoran 40, I Thompson 38, H Harrison 4-38, S Megginson 3-16) beat *Ebberston 2nds 120 all out (H Harrison 42, P Remmer 5-19) by 34 runs. Pts 18-6

*Scalby 2nds 173 all out (J Wainwright 29, B Walker 68, J Rewcroft 6-49) beat Ravenscar 107 all out (J Rewcroft 57no, G Elwell 3-28, A Hoolingsworth 3-25) by 66 runs. Pts 18-6

*Staithes 2nds v Heslerton 2nds – Heslerton 2nds failed to raise a team. Pts 20-0

*Thornton Dale 103-7 (O Sigsworth 35no, S Winwood 3-32) beat Seamer 2nds 102 all out (D Graham 46, D Hill 4-16, T Hunt 3-20) by 3 wickets. Pts 16-4