Beckett League round-up: Staxton win but Ebberston take full points to edge closer

Saturday Cricket 'Cloughton v Kirkbymoorside''Picture by Neil Silk 122950 '21/07/12
Saturday Cricket 'Cloughton v Kirkbymoorside''Picture by Neil Silk 122950 '21/07/12

Staxton gained a four-wicket victory on their own ground, against Forge Valley but their lead at the top of the Premier League table has been reduced to 18 points after Ebberston gained maximum points after their victory over Filey.

Forge Valley were made to struggle at Staxton being bowled out for 118, with only Dave Morris 28 finding any form against Richard Flinton 5-41 and Adam Hargreaves 4-22, leaving Staxton to knock off the arrears for the loss of six wickets, Nick Gibson 57 and Dave Williamson 20 being the home teams principle scorers with Dave Morris picking up 3-26 for Valley.

Saturday Cricket 'Cloughton v Kirkbymoorside''Picture by Neil Silk 122950 '21/07/12

Saturday Cricket 'Cloughton v Kirkbymoorside''Picture by Neil Silk 122950 '21/07/12

Ebberston were thankful for a fourth wicket partnership of 116 between Eddie Craggs 47 and Tom Brough 71 as they reached tea on 212-9 against Filey, for whom Paul Kempson claimed 3-23. After the break the visitors made an excellent start Paul Bowes 59 and Andrew Burrell 40 putting on 96 for the opening partnership but once they had departed Dylan Bolton 3-40 and Chris Tindall 4-30 mopped up the remainder to have the seasiders all back in the pavilion for 135.

Simon Leeson 5-32 and Ben Traves 3-32 bowled Cayton out for 146, with only Craig Sherwin 41 threatening a more difficult target but in reply visitors Flamborough could only manage 106 with Steve McAleese claiming 3-28 and Jake McAleese 3-17.

There were more runs scored at Flixton were at last Heslerton found some batting form. Sam Triffitt set the tone smashing Pete Hill for six before being caught next ball by Rob Lacey. Alex Carrie stroked 12 fours in a well constructed 78 and with Anthony Stones nine fours and two sixes within his 57 added 117 for the second wicket. Tony Watson chipped in with 45 and Kristian Wilkinson 37 taking the visitors to 275-7 at tea, Ryan Baldry proving the most successful bowler claiming 3-78.

After the break the home team were reduced to 19–4 before Rob Lacey added 29. Ryan Baldry hit 3 fours in his 17 and a late surge from Alan Parvin smashing three sixes four fours in his 42 took Flixton 2nds final total to 117, Kristian Wilkinson picking up 3-26 from 9.4 overs and Adam Spaven 4-51 from his 13 overs.

Saturday Cricket 'Cloughton v Kirkbymoorside''Picture by Neil Silk 122950 '21/07/12

Saturday Cricket 'Cloughton v Kirkbymoorside''Picture by Neil Silk 122950 '21/07/12

Staithes were made to struggle at Seamer being reduced to 47-6 until Richard Ward 69 and Mark Allen 67 featured in a seventh wicket partnership of 116 to take the visitors to 217-9 after 45 overs, Adam Morris claiming 6-95 and Marc Tyson 3-56 for Seamer. In reply Craig Chadwick 28 and Marc Tyson 25 not out were the only batsmen to threaten, the home team being all back in the pavilion for 171, Steve Thornton creating most of their problems claiming 6-39.

In division A, the position of the top two were reversed as Cloughton beat previous leaders Kirkbymoorside in an exciting finish by just one wicket. Jodie Robson 30 and Jordan Rivis 43 put the Moorsiders in control on 91-2 but Mark Bennett 4-21 from 11.1 overs and Jake Dudding 5-32 from nine changed fortunes around bowling the visitors out for 127.

After the break Phil France 22 and Paul Virr 35 made a good start but it was a fine unbeaten 45 by Sean Exley that won the match for Cloughton with the final pair at the wicket. For Kirkby Martin Charlton claimed 5-38 from his 11 overs and Dan Jeminson 3-57.

Brompton remain the only unbeaten team in the league after being held to 129-8 on their own pitch by Bridlington 2nds, Tom Pateman top scoring with 30 as Peter Bowtell claimed 4-31 for the visitors. Replying Brid had no answer to the home team bowling attack of Tom Pateman 5-38 and Ian Atkinson 5-24 to be all back in the pavilion for 71.

Wold Newton and Sewerby 2nds also reversed their league positions, Sewerby reaching the break on 161 despite good knocks from Shaun Acton 69 and Cameron Rusbridge-Burns 38, Charlie Gray claiming 3-43 and Tim Lazenby 4-40 for the home team. After the interval Richard Riley 54 and Graham Hogg 42 helped Wold Newton struggle over the winning line by 2 wickets.

Jason Oakley was bowled by Gareth Barnard one run away from a century and with Paul Nicholson 24 took Snainton to tea on 160-7 at Wykeham, Barnard finishing with 4-25. Resuming Sam Colling remained unbeaten on 28 as Wykeham collapsed to 64 all out, Paul Kinghorn bowling a devastating spell of seven overs claiming 4-9.

Charlie Allott 33 and Neil Adams 29 helped Nawton Grange to 126 at the tea interval against Sherburn for whom Phil Pickard claimed 5-22 and Chris Crawford 3-45 but replying the visitors slumped to 56-5, Craig Sanderson having scored 36. Stu and Phil Pickard mounted a recovery with 25 apiece but when a further breakthrough was made the last five wickets fell for 11 runs leaving Nawton victorious by five runs, Dean Coote having claimed 5-32 and Justin Palmer 3-28.

Scalby are beginning to stretch out a lead at the top of the division, with second placed Settrington not having a fixture Scalby now have a 25 point lead and the opportunity of an immediate return to division ‘A’. The leaders were bowled out on their own pitch by Cayton 2nds for 132, Phil Stewart scoring 47 and John Barton 46 as Simon Glave claimed 3-36 and Anthony Noble 4-29 for the visitors.

Replying Simon Glave remained unbeaten on 29 as Peter Beard ran through the remainder, claiming 8-16, which included a hat-trick in only eight overs, three of which were maidens, seven of his victims being clean bowled.

Peter Hincliffe, 60, and Mario Spagnolo, 55, featured in a 113 second wicket partnership for Fylingdales against Ryedale, but finished on the losing side as the home team knocked off the runs for the loss of five wickets. Fylingdales batted out their full 45 overs scoring 173-6, Sam Burns being the most successful bowler claiming 4-59 from 15 overs but replying Ian Smith 42, Sam Burns unbeaten on 40 and Alex Ibbotson 23 took the home team to victory, Chris Shrimpton claiming 4-58 from 11 overs for the visitors.

Nigel Kendrew carried his bat for Forge Valley 2nds hitting nine fours during his knock of 69 out of Valley’s total of 139 scored in 41.4 overs against Grindale for whom Andy Smith claimed 4-33 in 7.4 overs and Ian Cousins 2-19 from eight.

Replying Cousins creamed three fours and two sixes in his 48, but Nigel Kendrew bowled his off-spinners to claim 4-36 from 16 overs and Greg Dixon 3-20 from 10 to bowl Grindale out for 124 with only five possible balls remaining.

Lockton v Staxton 2nds had to be abandoned with the ground at Lockton deemed still too wet for play.

Duncombe Park 2nds were left regretting their inability to claim the final Wykeham 2nds wicket as 10 man Wykeham hung on to be 88-8 at the break with Ian Thompson unbeaten on 27, Chris Ford claiming 3-12 for the Helmsley team.

The home team at little problem knocking off the runs for the loss of 3 wickets, Scott Plowman remaining unbeaten on 39 as Less Ramm claimed 2-13 for the visitors. That inability to claim the final wicket left Duncombe Park with 14 points instead of a potential 19.

Alastair Limb 42 and 31 apiece from Rob Gretton and Ajay Palakottil helped Ganton to 154-7 at the tea interval against Scarborough 3rds for whom leg-spinner Jordan Welford claimed 5-51. On the resumption Kawsar Ahmed hit an unbeaten 51, but the overs ran out with Scarborough on 140-5.

Chris Brame 4-14 and Connor Myerscough 3-27 had Hospitals all back in the pavilion for 60 leaving Seamer 2nds to knock-off the runs without loss, Nigel Moor scoring 52.

There was a close finish at Staithes where Cloughton 2nds were held to 162-5 after their allotted overs, John Bell scoring 30 and Rob Barker a fine unbeaten 95. Replying Paul Wilson hit 51 for Staithes 2nds and despite Roy Thompson claiming 8-61 from his 20 overs he finished on the losing side, the home team scraping victory by one wicket.

Thornton Dale were put into bat on their own pitch and took every advantage, Tim Hunt scoring 58, Lyle King 49, and Matthew Clark 35, to post a total of 220 against Scalby 2nds, for whom Adrian Hollingsworth claimed 6-25 from eight overs.

After the break Colin Lockwood claimed 6-34 from his 10 overs to have the visitors all out for 91.