Beckett League round-up: Divisions A and C - Kirkby ease past Snainton as Park take advantage

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. KMS wicketkeeper Jody Robson and Snainton batsman Andy Holt in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957d 12/05/12
Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. KMS wicketkeeper Jody Robson and Snainton batsman Andy Holt in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957d 12/05/12
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kirkbymoorside began their bid for division a success and an immediate return to the Premier Division with a comfortable win at Snainton.

Kirkby’s Jamie Griffin took 3-11 and Kieron Bowes collected figures of 3-21 as Snainton were blown away for just 90.

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. Snainton batsman Mike Webster in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957a 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. Snainton batsman Mike Webster in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957a 12/05/12

Their reply was every bit as emphatic as their bowling display.

Skipper Jodie Robson hit an unbeaten 49 and his opening partner Phil Charlton also added 42no to ease them to 92-0, securing all 20 points on offer and start their season with a bang.

Mikey Readman was the man of the moment for Cloughton as his 6-20, couple with 4-19 from Andy Clyde, helped bowl Nawton Grange out for 91.

Cloughton were made to work hard for their runs in reply though, as Justin Palmer, 3-17, and Dean Coote, 3-20, took matters to the wire.

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. Kirby' bowler Daniel Jennings (sp??) in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957f 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. Kirby' bowler Daniel Jennings (sp??) in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957f 12/05/12

But 41 from club stalwart Paul Virr helped Cloughton to just about make it home for the loss of eight wickets.

Brompton’s home game against Sewerby 2nds, Sherburn 2nds v Bridlington 2nds, and Wykeham’s scheduled trip to Wold Newton were all called off due to the wet conditions.

duncombe park took advantage of their game being the only one to go ahead in division C as they beat Hospitals to move to the top of the table on Sunday.

The 19 points they accrued from their win over their visitors pushed them up to 41 points, moving them 11 points clear after just three games.

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. KMS wicketkeeper Jody Robson and Snainton batsman ?? in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957e 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. KMS wicketkeeper Jody Robson and Snainton batsman ?? in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957e 12/05/12

Park batted first and piled on the runs, making their way to 244-7, mainly thanks to the efforts of Pete Humpleby, who made 107.

He was supported by Barry Wheldon, 63, and Michael Diamond, 26, while Pete Milner to 3-80 and Simon Norris collected figures of 4-76.

Despite Jeremy Wardell making an unbeaten 63 in reply, Hospitals were never in their run chase and ended their knock on 132-8.

Alec Medd took 4-26 for Park.

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. Snainton batsman Paul Kingham in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957b 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Snainton v Kirkbymoorside. Snainton batsman Paul Kingham in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121957b 12/05/12

All the Saturday games were rained off.

Cloughton 2nds v Seamer 2nds, Ganton v Staithes 2nds, Thornton Dale v Scarborough 3rds and Wykeham 2nds’ scheduled home clash against Scalby 2nds were all called off.