Harland and Pick hit tons in Scarborough win while Flixton are left frustrated

Nick Zakrzewski on his way to a stunning 141 for Flixton against Pickering. Picture: Steve Lilly
Nick Zakrzewski on his way to a stunning 141 for Flixton against Pickering. Picture: Steve Lilly

Scarborough’s first and second teams both continued their title charges with victories, while Flixton were left frustrated by Pickering despite a stunning 141 from Nick Zakrzewski.

James Pick and Darren Harland both hit centuries as leaders Scarborough won comfortably at Beverley Town to stay top of the York & District Senior Cricket League premier division.

Darren Harland hit 135 and James Pick 147 as Scarborough hammered Beverley Town

Darren Harland hit 135 and James Pick 147 as Scarborough hammered Beverley Town

Neil Elvidge’s men posted an imposing 342-2 against the division’s bottom side as opener Harland, 135, notched his fourth century of the campaign and youngster Pick, 147, surpassed his previous best set earlier in the season.

Theo Smith took 3-16 as the home side replied with 135 as only Anthony Spence’s 37 made a dent in the Scarborough bowling figures as his side were bowled out inside 28 overs.

Scarborough can cement their place at the top of the premier division table with victory against rivals Woodhouse Grange at North Marine Road next Saturday.

Flixton’s 309-8 against Pickering in division one included the highest individual score of the day in the York League as Zakrzewski smashed 141 for the home side.

Chris Mann added 43 as despite Haydon Jackson’s 4-48, as Pickering struggled to contain the hosts’ scoring.

David Greenlay, 64, and Ryan Boyes, 44, led the reply but it was Mann’s 4-40 that ensured they finished well short of their target, but 237-8 was enough to earn a share of the points and frustrate Jamie Nesfield’s side.

Flixton tackle Sewerby at their iconic clifftop ground next weekend looking to continue their shift away from a potential relegation scrap.

Scarborough 2nds maintained their fine recent form in division three south with a dominant 205-run win over Welton & Brough.

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Scarborough’s Charlie Roberts struck a stunning 139 to fully justify skipper Mark Cowell’s decision.

He found support from youngster Harrison Wood, who added 28, while skipper Cowell hit 34 not out as the hosts posted a mammoth 282-7 declared.

Wood continued to impress when he returned with the ball to finish with figures of 3-15 to help to reduce Welton to a disappointing 77 all out.

Cowell’s side travel to Carlton Towers next weekend looking to continue their fine run of form.