Commercial’s nine men claim win at Flamboro’

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DESPITE only being able to field nine players, Commercial kept up their title hopes with a 10-wicket win at struggling Flamborough 2nds.

The title-holders were without several players due to other commitments, but the visitors were not hampered by having two less players than Flamborough, who were limited to 119-8 from 40 overs.

Ben Briggs top-scored with 52 for the hosts, with Mel Dixon adding a tidy 27. Sean Pinder and Scott Wardman bagged three wickets each for Commercial.

Eric Hall then blasted his way to a rapid unbeaten 84, with fellow opener Wardman compiling 34no as Commercial eased to victory.

Duncombe Park 2nds stayed in top spot after grafting for a three-wicket win at Muston.

Sam Ford’s superb spell of 6-30 sent the hosts crashing to 125 all out, Adrian Hammond topping the scores with a defiant 33.

Gary Hanson’s 4-50 gave Park a few early scares, but youngsters Josh Butler, 51, and Connor Campbell, 35, kept their cool and secured the win for the visitors.

Oriel were saved by the elements in their game at home to Heslerton 2nds.

The hosts were on the verge of defeat at 44-7 - in pursuit of Heslerton’s 210-9 - when thick fog and drizzle halted play.

Steve Pease, 51, and Alex Chapman, 35, shone for the visitors, while Simon Saxton grabbed 3-36.

Chapman claimed 5-19 before the fog saved Oriel.

Sherburn 2nds earned a 66-run win at Brompton 2nds.

Joel Wharton led the way with the bat for Sherburn with an unbeaten 73, Kevin Stocks adding 52 as the visitors posted 214-7, Ross Triffitt bagging 5-82.

Despite 43 apiece from Triffitt and Pete Gibson, Brompton were dismissed for 148, Joel Wharton and Jordan Wharton taking three wickets each for Sherburn.

Tim Farrant’s 91 helped Forge Valley 3rds to a 40-run win at Bridlington 3rds.

Valley made 196-5, but Brid were dismissed for 155 in reply, Graham Lount top-scoring with 61, Chris Calvert, 6-33, and Phil Lee, 3-60, starring for the visitors with the ball.