Beckett League Premier Division: Skipper Nick’s century fires Staxton to Staithes win

Seamer Cricket v Flamborough.Seamers Steve Irwin  is bowled out.Picture Richard Ponter.122067b

Seamer Cricket v Flamborough.Seamers Steve Irwin is bowled out.Picture Richard Ponter.122067b

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STAXTOn continued their top-flight resurgence when they beat rivals Staithes by eight wickets.

In a day for the big-hitter, Staxton were given the run-around by Staithes’ Simon Bowes, who smashed seven sixes and 11 fours during a powerful knock of 132.

Seamer Cricket v Flamborough.Seamers Joe Danby hits out....Picture Richard Ponter.122067d

Seamer Cricket v Flamborough.Seamers Joe Danby hits out....Picture Richard Ponter.122067d

Bowes teamed up with Mark Allen to put on 103 for the seventh wicket, with the latter contributing just 11 runs.

Richard Webster (3-74) and Adam Hargreaves (4-54) proved to be Staxton’s top bowlers as the first innings closed on 204-9.

This set the stage for Nick Gibson to follow suit in spectacular style.

He plundered seven sixes and 11 fours in his tally of 124 not out, adding to a match-winning third-wicket stand of 157 with Chris Dove (54no).

Seamer Cricket v Flamborough.Seamers Daz Lewis is bowled out.Picture Richard Ponter.122067a

Seamer Cricket v Flamborough.Seamers Daz Lewis is bowled out.Picture Richard Ponter.122067a

Flamborough held onto top spot in the division after they managed to beat Seamer by three wickets.

The bowling of Will Traves and Simon Leeson had Seamer under pressure from the start, with the pair grabbing respective figures of 3-17 and 4-24.

Nobody really troubled the scorers as Seamer were bowled out for 106.

The retort was swift, as Andy Leeson led the way for Flamborough with an unbeaten 49, though Seamer did cause the odd problem with the ball.

Ebberston also flexed their batting muscles when they beat Forge Valley by 59 runs.

Adrian Turnbull led the charge for Ebberston with a score of 63, with Dylan Bolton (35), Jonny Mason (40) and Eddie Craggs (34) also contributing.

Andy Holden was Valley’s top bowler with 3-45.

Phil Holden took Valley’s batting honours with 34, but it was in vain as Tom Bumby’s 3-38 and Bolton’s 3-52 ripped through.