EBBERSTON kept their Readers Scarborough Beckett League premier division title hopes alive with a nine-wicket success at Seamer.
The hosts were once again thankful for the efforts of Aussie ace Tom Irwin, who blasted a superb 80, but the only support he was offered was Joe Tiffany’s 25 as they were dismissed for 145.
Another man on top form this season, all-rounder Tom Bumby, took 4-44 and Col Palmer scooped 3-39 for the second-placed side.
After the break fellow Australian Dylan Bolton scored 30 for Ebberston but Adrian Turnbull’s unbeaten 66 and Tom Brough’s 48no wrapped up an easy win for the visitors.
Staxton stay in top spot after skittling Cayton for just 83 despite Brian Heywood remaining unbeaten on 25.
Richard Webster grabbed 3-21 and Chris Brown 3-17.
In reply, James Armstrong hit 25 but four wickets were lost before the victory was claimed.
On a wet pitch at Flamborough, Heslerton made a promising start before opener Tony Watson was caught by Andy Leeson off his brother Simon for 23 having put on 75 with Alex Carrie.
The latter continued, hitting 73 before being the fourth wicket to fall with the total on 129.
Sam Triffitt’s 26 and Kristian Wilkinson’s 31 added 44 for the fifth wicket as they chased runs at the death off Mark Purvis who finished with 4-40 from four overs has Heslerton ended up on 210-8.
Flamborough were soon in trouble with Adam Spaven, 3-16, and Kristian Wilkinson, 4-16, destrying the home batting order with Tom Benthall chipping in with 2-1 from two overs as Flamborough were sent back to the pavilion for 48, of which 16 were extras.
Filey eased their relegation fears with a two-wicket win at fellow strrugglers Flixton 2nds.
Daz Ellis, 51, and Leigh Franks, 32, helped Flixton to 189 at the break against Filey, Paul Barnes taking 4-62 and Dave Brannan 3-36.
In reply, Nathan Robson, recently transferred from Flixton, top scored with 63 and with Paul Bowes adding 27 and Jordan Powell 34 the visitorsjust did enough to gain victory by two wickets as Leigh Franks claimed 3-48 for the home team.
Kirkbymoorside moved to the top of division A by beating a struggling Bridlington 2nds team by 45 runs on their own ground.
Sean Walker top-scored for the Moorsiders with 29 as Richard Mainprize, 4-12, and Sam Edmundson, 3-23, dismissed the visitors for 108.
But that total proved decisive with Dan Jeminson claiming 4-26 and Walker 3-10 as Bridlington crumbled to 63 all out.
Jason Oakley hit 106 for Snainton but still finished on the losing side at Sherburn.
With Alex Clark, 36, the big-hitting Oakley put on 140 for the visitors’ second wicket but a total of 167-3 after 45 overs didn’t prove a problem for the home team as ex-Snainton ace Craig Sanderson, 88, and Lee Jack, 58no, featured in an opening stand of 139 helped record victory by eight wickets.
In division B, Grindale were bowled out at Settrington for 140, with stalwarts Richard Jackson, 50, and Ian Cousins, 41, scoring the bulk of the runs as Andy Monkman ripped through the rest of the order with astonishing figures of 7-36 from 14.2 overs.
Settrington knocked off the runs for the loss of four wickets.
Solid knocks from Pete Revis, 27, Adam Morley, 25, Eddie Rounthwaite, 31no, and Arthur Devine, 33no, proved vital, Andy Smith taking 2-29 for Grindale.
At Staxton 2nds, a one minute’s silence was held before their match against Fylingdales in respect of the visiting club’s chairman John Barber who passed away during the week.
Staxton were put into bat on their own pitch by Fylingdales and struggled to 114-9, Mathew Pearson scoring 32, Martin Cairns bowling unchanged to claim 3-37 and Mark Estill 5-26.
After the break Fylingdales were made hard work of their four-wicket win, Theo Clarke top scoring with 26 as Kyle Outhart claimed 3-43 and Kingsley Gray 2-15, victory gained after 39.4 overs.
In division C, Hospitals’ pitch is deemed unsuitable for play and as no alternative ground could be found opponents Scarborough 3rds have been awarded 20 points.