Derwent Valley League round-up: Swiers swings it Ebberston’s way

DVL Cricket Scalby 3rds v Ravenscar 2nds Ravenscar opening batsmen  Picture by Neil Silk  122951a 21/07/12
DVL Cricket Scalby 3rds v Ravenscar 2nds Ravenscar opening batsmen Picture by Neil Silk 122951a 21/07/12

Eddie Swiers was the star man for Ebberston 2nds, who beat promotion rivals Ebberston by 74 runs to stay top of the pile in division A.

Swiers hit 41 as Ebberston made their way to 138-7, before his 5-26 helped skittle out Ravenscar well short of their target on 64.

DVL Cricket'Scalby 3rds v Ravenscar 2nds'Ravenscar opening batsmen (see Jon Stokoe for names)'Picture by Neil Silk  122951a'21/07/12

DVL Cricket'Scalby 3rds v Ravenscar 2nds'Ravenscar opening batsmen (see Jon Stokoe for names)'Picture by Neil Silk 122951a'21/07/12

Malc Spaven’s unbeaten 59 ensured Heslerton 2nds stay just behind them in the second promotion spot up for grabs as they beat Muston.

Muston were all out for 135 before Spaven helped his side to 139-5.

Sean Pinder hit 53 to help his Forge Valley 3rds side to a win from a tight affair against Brompton 2nds.

Pinder’s knock helped Valley to 139 all out, and Brompton came close to taking the win, but fell just short on 132-6.

DVL Cricket'Scalby 3rds v Ravenscar 2nds'Ravenscar opening batsmen (see Jon Stokoe for names)'Picture by Neil Silk  122951a'21/07/12

DVL Cricket'Scalby 3rds v Ravenscar 2nds'Ravenscar opening batsmen (see Jon Stokoe for names)'Picture by Neil Silk 122951a'21/07/12

Scott Wardman hit a superb unbeaten 86 to help Oriel to a convincing success at Fylingdales 2nds.

Fylingdales were 145-6 at the end of their 40 overs at the crease before Wardman teamed up with Kevin Pettit, 30 not out, to see their side home two wickets down.

Whitby 3rds recorded a seven-wicket win against Sherburn 2nds.

Sherburn were all out for 81 despite 26 not out from George Worthy.

Tim Richardson fired an unbeaten 45 to take his side to the finishing line on 82-3 to boost their chances of avoiding relegation.

Great Habton look a dead cert for promotion from division B after they beat Bridlington 3rds by 45 runs.

Habton finished on 161 all out, 41 coming from both Martin Piercy and John Lumley, before Brid finished their knock on 116-8.

Father and son duo Andy and Luke Dixon fired Flamborough 2nds to victory against Seamer 3rds, keeping them in second place.

Andy hit 92 and Luke added 25 not out to ease their side to 162-4 chasing Seamer’s total of 160-9. Craig Baker shone with the bat for Seamer, hitting 63.

Another side in the hunt for promotion after they beat Snainton 2nds by eight wickets.

Snainton were all out for 85 despite Alan Huby hitting 34, Keith Eddon took 4-10, before Jon Moxon’s unbeaten 33 eased Lockton home two wickets down.

John Sowden was the star man as Flixton 3rds registered a win against Sewerby 4ths.

Sowden hit a crucial 38 in Flixton’s 105-8, before taking 4-22 along with Josh Till, 3-14, to skittle out the cliff-top side for 81.

Nawton Grange 2nds made sure they kept pace with Wold Newton 2nds at the summit of the division C table with a win against Thornton Dale 3rds.

Dale were blown away by the bowling of Oscar Noble, 3-9, and were all out for just 40, before Grange made it safely to 42-3.

Wold Newton stay top after they received 20 points due to Wombleton’s resignation at the start of the campaign.

Filey 2nds hammered Wykeham 3rds to remain in the promotion mix.

Filey smashed 214-9, Jordan Colling, 58, John Hunter 38, and Paul Lilley 34, doing the damage.

Wykeham were 81-9 in their reply as Lee Plant took superb figures of 7-33.

Hunmanby 2nds are fourth after D Wardell struck a superb 95 not out to take his side to a three-wicket win at Muston 2nds.

Muston were 167 all out batting first, Ian Norris hitting 65 and John Precious 52, before Hunmanby made it to 171-7, mainly thanks to the superb knock from Wardell.

Scalby 3rds stay bottom despite having only played three games to date, after they lost out to Ravenscar 2nds at home.

Dennis Atkinson and Jon Stokoe hit 25 apiece to take their side to 113-6 before Jon Murrell took 5-21 to help bowl the hosts out for 83.

Valley Bar Nomads came out on top of a low-scoring affair against Thornton Dale 2nds.

Dale were all out for 53, Dave Parkinson, 4-16, and Jim Hunter, 3-12, doing the damage.

But the Nomads didn’t have it all their own way as Paul Waring’s 4-16 gave Dale hope, but they were unable to rescue the win and Nomads made it to 56-6 to take the win.