Elvidge’s men end campaign with Dunnington defeat

Scarborough batsman James Pick avoids a short ball during the defeat against Dunnington. Picture: Steve Lilly
Scarborough batsman James Pick avoids a short ball during the defeat against Dunnington. Picture: Steve Lilly

Scarborough’s first team rounded off their solitary season in the York Senior League Premier Division with a home defeat against Dunnington.

Skipper Neil Elvidge won the toss and elected to bat and lost openers Darren Harland and James Pick for 27 and 18.

Former club skipper Darren Harland made 27 in the defeat

Former club skipper Darren Harland made 27 in the defeat

Jack Holt, 22, and Theo Smith, 18, chipped in, but it was left to skipper Elvidge to help Scarborough past the 200-mark.

Elvidge hit five fours on his way to a solid 44 before becoming one of Jack Spofforth’s three victims after holing out to Jake Murphy.

Scarborough’s tail wagged slightly as Matty Watson, 13no, and Tom Bussey, 11no, ensured the home side weren’t dismissed cheaply, but it was the addition of 34 extras that took Elvidge’s side to 204-9 from their 50 overs.

Despite Kristian Wilkinson, Jack Holt, Sam Carver and Smith all taking a wicket apiece, Dunnington cruised home after Adam Iyer hit 49 and Jack Bolam, 70no from 40 balls, and Harrison Mussell, 36no, saw Dunnington home.

Scarborough finish the season in fourth spot having won 15 of their 26 games, losing five, drawing three and having three games abandoned.

Ex Staxton man Rob Pinder was celebrating after his Sheriff Hutton Bridge side lifted the Premier Division title.

Pinder ended the season with 949 runs at an average of 55.47, with seven 50s and one century.