SCARBOROUGH’S two teams will be gunning for cup glory next month after securing semi-final success in their respective competitions.
The Scarborough A team won by 25 runs at home to Duncombe Park in their McCain Junior KO Cup (Division A) semi-final.
Skipper Kawsar Ahmed smashed 28 retired, while his team-mates Will Donald and Callum Ferrie struck 25 apiece as the hosts reached 134-1.
Connor Campbell and James Magson hammered 25 retired each as the Helmsley teens gave it their all, but keen bowling from Joe Crowther, 3-8, and Donald, 2-12, saw Park dismissed for 109.
Scarborough will play against Cayton in the final on Monday July 11 at Ebberston CC, 6pm start.
Cayton stunned leaders Pickering A in the other semi-final, the village side winning by 21 runs.
James Cox’s 26 retired helped hosts Cayton to 99-8, David Bointon bagging 3-8.
Tom Tate hit 25 retired to keep Pickering in contention, but top bowling from Joel Boyer, 3-14, and Connor Davidson, 2-12, saw the visitors stumble to 78 all out.
Scarborough B secured their spot in the final of The Engraving Company Junior KO Cup (Division B) by claiming a 33-run victory at home to Seamer.
Jacob Codling top-scored for the hosts with 25 retired, while Billy Garrity’s 21no helped them to 128-3.
Matthew Morris, 28 retired, James Cunningham, 25 retired, and Adam Smith, 25 retired, all batted well but the rest of the visitors’ batsmen failed as the villagers sunk to 95 all out.
Their opponents in the final, on Monday July 4, at Heslerton CC, 6pm start, will be Ebberston after their five-wicket win at home to Scalby A.
Ryan Labuschagne led Scalby to 95-5 with a cracking 28 retired, while 25 retired apiece from David Makepeace and Matthew Holden also boosted the visitors’ tally.
Henry Harrison was the star Ebberston bowler with 3-20.
The hosts secured victory for the loss of five wickets, Douglas Bentley’s 25 retired their top score.
Beeford closed in on a league and cup double with an eight-wicket win at home to Cloughton A in their semi-final in The Pavilion Junior KO Cup (Division C).
The leaders dismissed Cloughton for 76, Stephen Croft claiming 3-13 and Rowan Rhodes 2-10.
Peter Fisher’s 20 was the only Cloughton innings of any substance.
Rhodes then hit 25 retired in reply as Beeford eased home.
The pacesetters will tackle Sewerby B in the final at Flixton CC on Monday July 18, 6pm start, after the cliff-top club saw off Scalby B by 36 runs in the other semi-final.
Ross Pearson and Matthew Keyworth both hit 25 retired as Sewerby reached 111-8, James Deaves bagging 3-17 for Scalby.
The three-pronged attack of Louis Leddy, Pearson and Craig Ward snapped up two wickets each as Scalby were dismissed for 75.