DERWENT VALLEY LEAGUE: Habton march on

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Great Habton maintained pole position in the Derwent Valley League division A with a five-wicket home win against Hospitals/Rugby Club.

Habton dismissed the visitors for just 105, Amol Gaikwad the top scorer for Hospitals with an unbeaten 24.

Liam Allanby and Tom Kellett took three wickets apiece for Habton.

Willie Piercy led the home side to victory with a strong 45, aided by John Lumley, 35, despite tight bowling by George Elliot, 3-23.

Muston claimed their opening win of the season with a 10-wicket hammering of visitors Sewerby 3rds, Steven Norris recording match-winning figures of 7-13 as the visitors sank to 30 all out.

Whitby 3rds also opened their account for the campaign with a six-wicket success at struggling Forge Valley 3rds.

Taylor Humble’s 5-14 sent the hosts scuttling back to the pavilion for 108, only a defiant 36 fromGary Gibson taking Valley into three figures.

Finlay Morris, 38, and Tim Richardson, 34, secured the win for the visitors.

Flamborough’s game with Brompton 2nds was off as the latter resigned the day before the game.

In division B, Filey 2nds also look to be in trouble as they called off their second Saturday game of the season due to being unable to raise aside, Bridlington 3rds being the latest recipients of 20 points due to Filey’s lack of personnel.

Despite this, batsman Aaron Howard, who struck a massive unbeaten 133 in his side’s 153-win against Flixton 3rds on Sunday May 18 (their only win of the season so far) has claimed the May batting prize sponsored by Dale PowerSolutions. Howard will receive a cash prize and a merit certificate.

Sherburn 2nds’ Chris Crawford claimed the bowling honours for his 8-23 against Flixton on Saturday May 17.

Kirkbymoorside 2nds continued their 100 per cent record with a five-wicket win at second-placed Sherburn 2nds.

Martin Marflitt struck 49 and Chris Cousins 28 as the home side limped to 126-7, Jamie Harper the pick of the Moorsiders bowlers with 4-29.

Harper capped a superb all-round day with 46, as he and Graham Jeminson, 38no, secured the Kirkby win, in spite of Robin Worthy’s canny 3-36.

Flixton 3rds moved into third spot with their first win of the season, a five-wicket success at home to Nawton Grange 2nds.

Connor Stephenson and Liam Lowery took three wickets each as Grange were skittled for 95, and Nigel Pickard’s 42 saw them home.

Cayton 3rds are on top of division C after outclassing visitors Thornton Dale 2nds in a one-sided affair.

Simon Stubbs snapped up 4-6 and Levi Towell 3-1 as Dale crashed to 34 all out, Stubbs completing a fine day with an unbeaten 25 to seal a nine-wicket home win.

Valley Bar Nomads moved into second spot with a dramatic five-run win at Ganton 2nds.

Craig Best’s 72, allied to a gritty 48 from veteran Colin Arnott, helped Nomads to 158-4, Joel Sarup taking all four wickets for 30 runs.

Sarup then struck 33 and Rob Bradley 42 as Ganton looked set to seal victory, but top bowling from Dave Parkinson, 3-30, saw them dismissed for 154, five runs short of Nomads’ score.

Wykeham 3rds eased to an eight-wicket win at home to Forge Valley 4ths.

Chris Bryan’s 49 dominated Valley’s 93 all out, and in reply Matthew Remmer, 26no, and Oliver Gunning, 21no, steered the home side to victory.

DERWENT VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE - RESULTS FOR SATURDAY MAY 31

DIVISION A (*Denotes Home Team)

Whitby 3rds 109 for 4 (Finlay Morris 38, Tim Richardson 34) beat *Forge Valley 3rds 108 all out (Gary Gibson 36, Taylor Humble 5-14) by 6 wkts - Pts 16-3

*Great Habton 109 for 5 (John Lumley 35, Willie Piercy 45, George Elliot 3-23) beat Hospitals/Rugby Club 105 all out (Amol Gaikwad 24no, Liam Allenby 3-16, Tom Kellett 3-10) by 5 wkts - Pts 16-3

*Muston 33 for 0 beat Sewerby 3rds 30 all out (Steven Norris 7-13) by 10 wkts - Pts 20-0

No game today - Flamborough - due to Brompton 2nds resignation, Lockton due to Oriels resignation

DIVISION B

*Flixton 3rds 96 for 5 (Nigel Pickard 42) beat Nawton Grange 2nds 95 all out (Connor Stephenson 3-27, Liam Lowery 3-23) by 5 wkts - Pts 18-2

Kirkbymoorside 2nds 128 for 5 (Jamie Harper 46, Graham Jeminson 38no, Robin Worthy 3-36) beat *Sherburn 2nds 126 for 7 (Chris Cousins 28, Martin Marflitt 49, Jamie Harper 4-29) by 5 wkts - Pts 15-4

*Bridlington 3rds beat Filey 2nds - Filey 2nds unable to raise a side - Bridlington 3rds 20 Pts - Filey 2nds deducted 5 Pts and fined £20 in accordance with league rules.

No game today - Wold Newton 2nds - due to Seamer 3rds resignation, Snainton - due to Sewerby 4ths resignation

DIVISION C

*Cayton 3rds 38 for 1 (Simon Stubbs 25no) beat Thornton Dale 2nds 34 all out (Simon Stubbs 4-6, Levi Towell 3-1) by 9 wkts - Pts 20-0

Valley Bar Nomads 158 for 4 (Colin Arnott 48, Craig Best 72, Joel Sarup 4-30) beat *Ganton 2nds 154 all out (Rob Bradley 42, Joel Sarup 33, Dave Parkinson 3-30) by 5 runs - Pts 18-5

*Wykeham 3rds 94 for 2 (Matthew Remmer 26no, Oliver Gunning 21 no) beat Forge Valley 4ths 93 all out (Chris Bryan 49) by 8 wkts - Pts 19-1

*Scalby 3rds drew with Muston 2nds - Scalby 3rds ground too wet for play - Pts 5-5

No game today - Ravenscar 2nds due to Hunmanby’s resignation