Dinesh stars in Ravenscar win

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Adam Robertshaw bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660a
Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Adam Robertshaw bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660a
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Ravenscar boosted their push for an immediate return to the Beckett League with an 82-run win at a severely depleted Forge Valley 3rds team in division A of the Derwent Valley League.

Dinesh Swamiwathan was the all-round hero for the visitors, taking 5-28 after top-scoring with 47.

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Adam Robertshaw bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660b

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Adam Robertshaw bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660b

Matt Smith struck an unbeaten 32 and Ivan Kirk added 28 as Ravenscar posted 179-7.

Eric Hall Jnr, with 35, was the only home batsman to shine as Swamiwathan and stalwart Jish Rewcroft, 3-34, sent the Forge batsmen back to the pavilion for 97 runs.

Brompton 2nds eased any relegation worries with a two-wicket win at home to Muston.

The visitors were skittled for just 85 runs, Phil Marr hitting 25, but the bowling of seamers Ross Triffitt, 5-33, and Tom Wilson, 3-13, proved too much for his team-mates.

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Scott Wardman bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660c

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Scott Wardman bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660c

Robert Hanson’s 3-21 put Muston within sight of an unlikely win, but the hosts, bolstered by Pete Gibson’s 28, edged home thanks to the tail-enders.

The crunch game between Oriel and Heslerton 2nds was washed out after the former had made their way to 23-2, while pacesetters Ebberston 2nds were sidelined by the fact that their opponents Whitby 3rds’ ground was waterlogged.

Sewerby 4ths boosted their hopes of gaining promotion from division B with a convincing seven-wicket home win against lowly Snainton 2nds.

Calvin Roche and Jay Mitchinson-Singh scooped three wickets apiece as Snainton posted 160-8, Mike Chapman compiling a superb 63 for the visitors, veteran Malc Maw chipping in with 28.

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Adam Robertshaw bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660e

Oriel v Heslerton,Oriels Adam Robertshaw bats Picture Richard Ponter 122660e

Richard Gibson’s fluent 90, allied to an unbeaten 26 from Mitchinson-Singh, paved the way to a comfortable win for the hosts.

Leaders Great Habton were well-placed when rain washed out their game at title rivals Flamborough 2nds.

John Lumley had crashed an excellent 106 and Will Curtis made his way to a cracking 70 as the visitors posted 210-6.

The home side had made seven runs without loss when rain stopped play after just two overs.

Basement club Bridlington 3rds were 49-5 when the rains saved them in their game at fellow strugglers Flixton 3rds.

Fourth-placed Sewerby 3rds were 40-2 when the weather put paid to their game at mid-table club Seamer 3rds.

No play was possible in the game between Lockton 2nds and third-placed Kirkbymoorside 2nds as the former’s ground was waterlogged.

Wold Newton 2nds pulled clear at the top of the division C table after a rapid eight-wicket triumph at Thornton Dale 3rds.

The hosts were skittled out for just 37 runs and Ian Baker, 35no, was in a rush to secure the points, hitting the winning runs with a six.

The rain was kinder to Thornton Dale 2nds in their match at home to high-flying Filey 2nds.

The villagers were floundering on 42-5 in reply to the visitors’ 125 all out when the torrential rain washed away the Clarence Drive club’s chances of a win.

Lee Plant top-scored for Filey with 37, while spinner Robin Boddy was the pick of the Thornton bowling attack with final figures of 4-34.

The elements also saved Wykeham 3rds as well, with their hosts Hunmanby 2nds having racked up a massive 282-8 before rain stopped play.

The star men for Hunmanby were Cameron Dobson, 78no, Gary Wardell, 64, and Chris Elvidge, 54.

Ganton 2nds were 107-5 when rain wiped out their game at Cayton 3rds, Joel Sarup having hit 31 and Liam Cousins 25, while Valley Bar Nomads were 23-3 in their game at second-placed Nawton Grange 2nds when the showers wiped out play.

Ravenscar 2nds were handed 20 points by Forge Valley 4ths’ inability to raise a full team, the latter being deducted five points.