EVENING LEAGUE: Top three suffer shock defeats

Evening League round up by Daniel Gregory
Evening League round up by Daniel Gregory

The top three of the AndyHire Evening League Division A all suffered shock defeats on Tuesday night.

Leaders Wykeham were all out for just 94 at Ganton as Sam Carver, 3-25, and Liam Cousins, 3-20, teamed up with the ball.

Neil Elvidge teamed up with his son Ben to help Scarborough to 151-0 in their win against Wykeham B

Neil Elvidge teamed up with his son Ben to help Scarborough to 151-0 in their win against Wykeham B

Ganton eased home five down, Rob Middlewood hitting 29 not out and Carver adding 25.

Gregg Chadwick’s superb 78 not out fired Seamer past Ebberston.

The hosts hit 116-8, Eddie Craggs, 35, and Ben Lockey, 25, their main scorers as Adam Morris, 3-25, and Harrison Wood, 3-28, did the damage with the ball.

Chadwick was supported by the in-form Anthony Jenkinson, 31, as they made it home for the loss of one wicket.

Champions Staxton’s slump continued as they lost out at Filey by seven runs.

Aaron Howard, 39, and Phil Dickens, 25, helped Filey post 124 all out, but Staxton couldn’t cope with the bowling of Josh Dawson, 4-21, as they agonisingly missed out by seven runs, Chris Dove making 26.

Heslerton beat Scalby by 30 runs, Paul Bowes’ 60 proving the match-winning knock.

Bowes’ innings, along with 36 not out from Tom Benthall, helped Heslerton to 140-4 before Scalby finished their reply on 110-8, Jon Barton hitting 37 while Adam Spaven took 3-26.

The father-and-son duo of Neil and Ben Elvidge made easy work of Wykeham B’s attack as Scarborough did their chance of beating relegation from Division B the world of good with an easy win.

Lee Yarrow and Lewis Eustace hit 44 and Ezra Pashby added 25 as Wykeham posted 147-5, Damian Foster taking 3-26.

Ben Elvidge, 72 not out, and dad Neil, 67 not out, guided Scarborough to 151-0 and a comfortable 10-wicket victory.

Flixton stay top after a 26-run win against Cloughton.

Harry Walmsley, 56, and Connor Stephenson, 28, guided Flixton to 147-5 before Stephenson took 3-26 to help restrict Cloughton to 121 all out despite James Long smashing 63.

Cayton remain in the promotion race after a five-wicket win against Sherburn.

Matthew Nettleton’s 3-21 helped to restrict Sherburn to 95-7 before Tom Ward hit an unbeaten 30 to guide them ro 96-5, Daley Wharton doing his best to keep Sherburn in the contest with 3-25.

Seamer B dominated Scalby B in their seven-wicket success.

Steve Winwood, 3-27, and Matty Morris, 4-18, teamed up to bowl Scalby out for 83 before veteran Phil Metcalfe’s unbeaten 34 helped Seamer B to 84-3.

Harry Sleep and Shakir Iqbal were the star men as leaders Cayton B stayed top of Division C with victory against Ravenscar.

Sleep, 4-14, and Iqbal, 3-22, teamed up to bowl Ravenscar out for just 64 before the leaders made it to 68-7, Will Warwick doing his best to make it a contest with 3-18.

Snainton held their nerve at the death to secure a dramatic one-run win against Flixton B.

Michael Kipling hit 67 and Michael Eyre added 32 as Snainton posted a total of 135-2.

Rob Lacey’s 48 looked to have set Flixton up for the win, but 3-23 from Liam Mintoft and 3-30 from Ben Norman ensured Flixton finished just one run short on 134-7.

Forge Valley A hammered Ebberston B by 102 runs.

Valley smashed 180 all out, James Fox, 40, Alex Glass, 35, and Steve Boyes, 27, contributing as Pete Webster took 3-27.

Webster then hit 25, but Ebberston finished well short on 78-7.

Liam Salt smashed an unbeaten 48 and Craig Lyons took 5-13 as Cloughton B beat Wykeham C by nine wickets.

Valley Bar Nomads grabbed a hard-fought seven-run victory at home to Muston.

Nomads were all out for just 72 as Phil Marr took 3-12, but Muston could only make 67-6 in reply.

The final game in Division C was conceded by Forge Valley B, Staxton B receiving the win as a result.