Double ton delight for Scalby ace Wainwright

James Wainwright
James Wainwright

JAMES Wainwright’s fantastic knock of 204, allied to 117 from 15-year-old Joe Hills, saw the Scalby 2nds openers put on a massive 321 for the hosts’ first wicket against struggling Wykeham 2nds.

Wainwright said: “I’ve had a century before but could never in my wildest dreams have imagined getting a double ton.

“I am the first person in the history of Scalby CC to manage it too, so that is an amazing feeling.

“We started well and kept it up. Joe batted really well too, so credit has to go to him.”

Wainwright crashed 18 fours and 11 sixes during a fantastic innings of 204 which was responsible for a best ever league total of 407-4, this comes just two weeks after Cloughton’s Jake Dudding, 201, and Gary Pickup, 150, featured in an unbroken opening partnership of 369 at Bridlington.

Replying, opponents Wykeham were shell-shocked as Adrian Hollingsworth claimed 4-22 and Darrel Morley 3-14 to be all back in the pavilion for 61 being defeated by 346 runs.

John Bell, 64, and Roy Thompson, 42, helped Cloughton 2nds to 203-6 at the break against Seamer 2nds.

Chris Brame claimed 3-82 for Seamer.

In reply, Dave Plowes, 84, and Craig Baker, 89, knocked off the runs for the loss of one wicket, the pair featuring in an unbroken second wicket partnership of 166.

Rob Gretton hit an unbeaten 71 for Ganton but support from the other end was lacking the team being reduced to 106 all out at the tea interval against Staithes 2nds.

Lee Oliver was in top form once again, claiming 6-35 from 14 overs and Ryan Chapman taking 3-33.

After the break Sam Hepples bagged 2-28 but the home team gained victory for the loss of five wickets, Paul Wilson scoring 23 and Mathew Sanderson 21.

It was a very close encounter at Scarborough College where Scarborough 3rds took tea on 182-3 after a terrific second-wicket partnership of 144 between Sam Hills, older brother of Scalby 2nds batsman Joe, who remained unbeaten on 100 and Abishek Napa, 55.

Visitors Thornton Dale fell just four runs adrift despite an inspiring seventh-wicket partnership of 106 between Tim Hunt, 81, and Chris Headlam, 27, the bowling heroes for Scarborough being Chris Hunter, 5-63, and Tom Bussey, 3-21.

Duncombe Park 2nds took advantage of the Hospitals pitch again being deemed unsuitable for Beckett League cricket and were awarded the full 20 points, which keeps them at the top of the division, but it’s a real scrap at the top with four teams all within 10 points of the top position.