Derwent Valley League: Flamborough maintain charge for promotion as Stadler shines with the ball

Derwent Valley League round-up by Daniel Gregory
Derwent Valley League round-up by Daniel Gregory
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Flamborough are looking on course for promotion to the Beckett League after beating Lockton, while Flixton 3rds were in form in division B and Cayton 3rds stay top in division C.

Andy Stadler was in fine form with the ball as he helped guide Flamborough to a comfortable win against Lockton in division A.

Stadler took 4-6 and Duncan England grabbed 3-23 as Lockton were blown away for just 54, before Andy Dixon’s unbeaten 25 helped the home side home for the loss of five wickets as they continue their charge for promotion.

Whitby 3rds hammered Hospitals/Rugby Club by a huge 145 runs.

Whitby made 200-3, Mark McCarthy hitting 66, Tom Wheldon, 44, and Rob Wheldon, 38, Mark Kelly taking 4-45.

Tom Wheldon added to his efforts with the bat by taking 3-7 as Hospitals were all out for 55, Dom Gallon also claiming 3-23.

Forge Valley 3rds also picked up a crucial win as they beat Sewerby 4ths by nine wickets.

Ben Storey took 4-23 as Sewerby were all out for just 113, Harry Gunning hitting 26.

Shaun Topham, 56no, and Eric Hall, 40no, helped Valley home to 117-1 in reply.

Only two games went ahead in division B as Flixton 3rds and Wold Newton 2nds picked up wins.

Flixton 3rds beat Snainton by 85 runs.

John Sowden, 78, Nick Ringrose, 32, and Tony Rudeforth, 32, helped Flixton to 200-4.

Snainton were all out for 115 in reply despite Michael Kipling’s unbeaten 33 and 32 from Ben Norman, Mick Drury claiming figures of 3-24.

Wold Newton beat Nawton Grange 2nds in a close encounter by 28 runs.

Newton made it to a modest 130-8, James Ward making 40 while George Bentley took 3-40.

Grange couldn’t make it to their target as they were all out for 102, Ward taking 4-29 and Gordon Taylor 3-18.

Bridlington 3rds failed to raise a side for their game against Sherburn 2nds.

Cayton 3rds continue to dominate division C after they beat Ganton 2nds by seven wickets.

Ganton were all out for just 65 as Simon Stubbs, 3-10, and Josh McNeil, 4-20, got to work with the ball.

John Crowe hit 28 as Cayton made it home three wickets down, Joel Sarup claiming all three wickets to fall for 35.

Muston 2nds stay second after they beat Forge Valley 4ths, who were all out for a miserly 18.

Muston made 136 all out, Pete Robson hitting 55, while Chris Bryan took 5-25.

Valley were blown away in reply as the bowling of Brandon Horsefield, 5-4, proved too much to handle for them.

Scalby 3rds edged to a three-run win against Thornton Dale 3rds.

The home side were all out for 143, Stan Jackson hitting 39 and Carl Marton 29, while John Ellis, 3-32, and Paul Waring, 3-45, produced decent spells with the ball for Dale.

Waring then hit 48 and Paul Elgey 44no in reply as it looked like Dale were going to make it to their target, but they ended agonisingly short on 140-9 and Scalby moved up to third.

Jon Morrell helped Ravenscar 2nds to a 12-run win against Wykeham 3rds in a low-scoring affair.

Ravenscar were all out for 92 as Graham Shannon, 5-10, got the better of their batsmen, who could only make 92 all out.

Morrell’s 5-15 helped see off the Wykeham reply just 12 runs short on 80 though and Ravenscar kept their promotion hopes alive.