Beckett League round-up: Premier division and division b - Webester returns to haunt his old club while hat-trick can’t boost Hunmanby

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). James Armstrong in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956g 12/05/12
Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). James Armstrong in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956g 12/05/12
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FORMER Ebberston man Rich Webster returned to haunt his old side with a superb spell of bowling that helped Staxton to a comfortable premier division victory.

Staxton batted first and made their way to a solid 203-8, Chris Dove top scoring with 57, while James Armstrong, 56no, and Nick Gibson, 41, also chipped in while Dylan Bolton took 5-64..

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). Chris Dove in batting action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956f 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). Chris Dove in batting action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956f 12/05/12

Ebberston’s reply was short-lived as Webster, 3-6, got to work in showing his old club what they’re missing out on.

He was also supported by Chris Brown, 3-35, as Ebberston were all out for just 63, 140 runs short of their target.

Seamer’s Joe Danby starred with bat and ball as his side hammered Flixton 2nds by 161 runs.

Danby hit 72 as Seamer made their way to 213-7, Tom Irwin, 59, and Phil Metcalfe, 27no, also helping out with the bat.

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). James Armstrong (right) and Phil Bellamy in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956b 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). James Armstrong (right) and Phil Bellamy in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956b 12/05/12

He then took superb figures of 6-15, and along with Adam Morris, 4-35, helped bowl Flixton out for just 52.

Father and son duo Steve and Jake McAleese did the bulk of the damage against Filey to help Cayton to victory.

Son Jake hit 44no, and with help from Harry Holden, 30no, and Mikey Dennis, 27, took Cayton to 150-6, Phil Dickens taking 5-71 for Filey.

Father Steve then took 6-20, with spinner Paul Woodhead taking 3-46 to help end the Filey reply on 93.

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). James Armstrong in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956a 12/05/12

Beckett League Cricket - Ebberston V Staxton (batting). James Armstrong in action. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121956a 12/05/12

Forge Valley’s scheduled home game against champions Heslerton and the game between Staithes and Flamborough were both called-off due to waterlogged pitches.

In division B, a hat-trick from Hunmanby fast bowler Chris Crawford wasn’t enough for his side to avoid defeat by four wickets at home to Cayton 2nds.

Simon Glave’s 4-15 and 3-9 from Joel Boyer helped see off the Hunmanby knock for a mere 50.

Crawford put his side in with a chance though as his hat-trick helped him to 5-20, but Cayton made it home for the loss of six wickets to claim the win.

Scalby made it two wins from their two games played after hammering Ryedale at home by 170 runs.

Scalby were put into bat first, a decision Ryedale would regret, as Paul Marton, 83, Nigel Clapham, 47, and Adam Tildsley, 31, helped their side to a mammoth 284 all out.

Alex Ibbotson claimed 5-43 and Adam Durrant 3-75.

In reply only skipper Rob Featherstone could master the Scalby bowling attack, making his way to an unbeaten 55 as the rest of his side crumbled to 114 all out around him.

The other relegated side, Settrington, are ahead of Scalby in top spot after they beat Staxton 2nds away from home.

Settrington set a total of 174-7 as Arthur Divine made 41 and Rob Ireland 40, with Eddie Rounthwaite adding 27.

Mark Dove claimed five of the wickets to fall for 67 for Staxton 2nds.

In reply the home team were bowled out for 139, despite skipper Andy Dove, 51, and Liam Scott, 26, making some decent runs for their side.

Settrington’s Andy Storey, 4-24, Andy Monkman, 2-34, and Jonty Rounthwaite, 2-31, doing the bulk of the damage for the visitors.

Promoted sides Fylingdales and Grindale were all set to meet, but a waterlogged pitch at Robin Hoods Bay meant the game was called off.

Lockton’s home scheduled home game against Forge Valley 2nds also fell foul of the weather as their pitch wasn’t suitable for play.

Valley somehow sit third in the league without playing a game, their 20 points awarded after Grindale’s pitch was deemed unsuitable.