Beckett League: Slaughter takes five as Heslerton take step closer to the title

Beckett League news
Beckett League news

Heslerton took a giant leap towards securing the Beckett Premier League title after beating second-placed Kirkbymoorside

Dave Morris hit an unbeaten 103 to guide Forge Valley into second place as they beat Flixton 2nds, veteran Andy Holden taking 5-71 in the process.

Filey and Seamer look likely to be making an immediate return to the top flight after one of their closest rivals Sherburn were beaten by Brompton, who will now harbour outside hopes of closing the gap on the top two.

Seamer saw off the challenge of Sewerby 2nds.

James Bryant was in beligerent form with the willow as he hammered 158 not out to further boost Wykeham’s promotion charge in division B.

The promotion chasers saw off leaders Grindale by 158 runs.

The worrying trend of teams struggling to raise sides continued in division C as Cloughton 2nds were forced to withdraw from their scheduled clash against leaders Thornton Dale, who look set to gain promotion alongside Ganton, who were convincing winners against Wykeham 2nds.

RESULTS (10-08-13)

PREMIER DIVISION

Staxton 207-9 (N Gibson 65, A Hargreaves 48, D Bulman 26, T Sigsmith 3-73, M Dennis 3-57) beat *Cayton 136 all out (M Dennis 30, T Sigsmith 29no) by 76 runs. Pts 20-6

Staithes 165 all out (R Geggarty 57, R Ward 51no, P Goodenough 5-19, H Whelan 3-26) beat *Cloughton 85 all out (R Nock 26, J Morrison 5-9) by 80 runs. Pts 18-5

Forge Valley 214-8 (D Morris 103no, L Wannop 27) beat *Flixton 2nds 203-9 (P Hill 58no, J Walmsley 39, C Grant 28, A Holden 5-71) by 11 runs. Pts 19-9

*Heslerton 203-8 (A Carrie 46, A Stones 35, T Clarke 35, K Wilkinson 31, T Benthall 30no, M Charlton 4-71) beat Kirkbymoorside 161 all out (J Rivis 35, M Charlton 29, K Wilkinson 4-35, A Slaughter 5-35) by 42 runs. Pts 20-7

DIVISION A

*Brompton 208-7 (T Pateman 57, J Rewcroft 31, P Webster 34no, B Simpson 3-55) beat Sherburn 187 all out (K Metcalfe 38, S Pickard 33, A Lickes 25, P Webster 4-77, J Rewcroft 4-46) by 21 runs. Pts 20-7

Nawton Grange 148-5 (J Pickard 69) beat *Scalby 146 all out (L Kerr 27, N Clapham 43, D Coote 5-16) by 5 wickets. Pts 17-4

Seamer 155-2 (D Lewis 28, A Jenkinson 75no, J Tiffany 25) beat *Sewerby 2nds 153-9 (J Faulkner 49, L Warcup 27, S Wragg 26, S Park 3-31, M Morris 4-39) by 8 wickets. Pts 17-4

DIVISION B

Cayton 2nds 221-5 (J Riley 39, S Glave 92no, S Stubbs 41) beat *Duncombe Park 2nds 217-4 (B Welden 67, J Lascelles 34, T Elliss 50no, A Medd 45, S Glave 4-75) by 4 runs. Pts 17-7

*Forge Valley 2nds 167-8 (A Toal 62, N Kendrew 42no, P Bowtell 4-42, F Reffold 3-39) beat Bridlington 2nds 166 all out (R Middlewood 67, G Miller 35, A Noble 6-59) by 2 wickets. Pts 18-7

*Scarborough 3rds 205-7 (D Foster 54, B Milburn 37, M Southwell 36, J Finnigan 33) beat Fylingdales 167-8 (M Spagnolo 58, M Grunwell 4-40) by 38 runs. Pts 19-6

Ryedale 274-5 (A Hill 103, D Walker 61, A Young 3-34) beat *Staxton 2nds 181 all out (J Pinder 67, A Young 26, J Boyes 5-58) by 93 runs. Pts 20-6 *Wykeham 279-4 (C Bateman 51, J Bryant 158no, L Cousins 3-67) beat Grindale 121-9 (B Jackson 44, M Vincent 5-36) by 158 runs. Pts 19-3

DIVISION C

Ravenscar 159-9 (I Kirk 37, R Coulson 26, J Rewcroft 49, S Hardie 3-31) beat *Ebberston 2nds A Machen 82, H Harrison 28, J Rewcroft 5-58, G Smith 3-15) by 10 runs. Pts 18-6

*Ganton 289-8 (G Mills 56no, M Snowball 52no, S Ward 33, J Bannister 32, J Sarup 25, J Palmer 3-69) beat Wykeham 2nds 135 all out (R Creaser 33, M Glave 26, I Thompson 25, J Bannister 4-20) by 154 runs. Pts 20-6

Heslerton 2nds 126 all out (J Wharton 44, S Winwood 6-48, C Brame 4-30) beat *Seamer 2nds 95 all out (S Wood 26, M Dring 4-36, J Duffill 5-19) by 31 runs. Pts 17-5

*Thornton Dale v Cloughton 2nds – Cloughton 2nds could not raise a team. Pts 20-0

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