Harry and Frankie star in title victory

Forge Valley v Bridlington Cricket jnr match.Brids Harrison Male Bats.Picture Richard Ponter 122662a
Forge Valley v Bridlington Cricket jnr match.Brids Harrison Male Bats.Picture Richard Ponter 122662a

THE first under-15s league title of the season was decided on Sunday when Bridlington B defeated their nearest rivals Forge Valley by 82 runs to secure the division C crown.

The unbeaten Brid side posted 99-2, Harry Burnhill top-scoring with 25 retired and Harrison Male striking an unbeaten 17.

Forge Valley v Bridlington Jnr cricket .Brids Jay Welch is bowled out.Picture Richard Ponter 122662c

Forge Valley v Bridlington Jnr cricket .Brids Jay Welch is bowled out.Picture Richard Ponter 122662c

In reply, the home side were skittled for 17 runs, Frankie Reffold taking three wickets for just one run.

In division A, Pickering boosted their hopes of avoiding the drop with a 22-run win at fellow strugglers Sewerby A.

Matthew Butler led the way for the Pikes with 26 retired, Chris Davis and Garvan O’Conner also weighed in with 25 apiece as the visitors scored 11-2.

In reply, Luke Dixon struck 27 retired, and Steven Kitching 26 retired, but keen bowling from Kieran Bowes, 2-8, pegged the home side back to 89-6.

Forge Valley v Bridlington Jnr cricket .BridsJay Welch lashes out.Picture Richard Ponter 122662d

Forge Valley v Bridlington Jnr cricket .BridsJay Welch lashes out.Picture Richard Ponter 122662d

Scarborough A edged closer to the title with a crucial four-run win at home to rivals Driffield.

The North Marine Road club batted first and made a reasonable 90-3, Matthew Southwell, 25 retired, and Joe Hills, 24, both impressing for the hosts.

Reuben Kelly’s 26 retired looked to be steering Driffield to victory, but the visitors then lost wickets at regular intervals to end narrowly short on 86-7, James Pick snapping up 3-21.

Ebberston’s slim hopes of challenging for the title were kept alive by their 16-run success at Bridlington A.

Forge Valley v Bridlington Jnr cricket .Brids Harrison Male defends.Picture Richard Ponter 122662e

Forge Valley v Bridlington Jnr cricket .Brids Harrison Male defends.Picture Richard Ponter 122662e

James Wingrove’s 26 retired was the foundation of the visitors’ 91-7, Joe Dunnett adding a useful 22, while Tom Hebden secured exceptional final figures of three wickets for seven runs.

Elliot Traves did his best to keep Brid in the game with a knock of 26 retired, but they ultimately fell short on 75-8.

Cayton breathed fresh life into their climb away from the wrong end of the table with a 106-run success at basement club Wykeham.

The visitors put the game beyond Wykeham’s reach with a masive 139-2 from their 20 overs, Josh Brown leading the way with 28 retired, while Ryan Woodhead, Joel Boyer and Jack Wood all smacked 25 retired apiece.

The hosts then only made their way to 33-7 in reply.

The only game to go ahead in division B saw basement club Scarborough B beat relegation rivals Hunmanby by 19 runs.

Wicket-keeper Jonathan Read was the star man for the visitors, top-scoring with 26 retired and then bagging four stumpings when his team fielded.

Sam Hepples added 25 retired as the visitors posted 85-8.

Jacob Codling scooped 3-11 when Hunmanby batted, and, allied to Read’s good work behind the stumps, pegged the Sands Lane club back to 66-9.

In the under-11s League Zone One, Pickering A are still in top spot after defeating hosts Scarborough by 28 runs.

The Mill Lane club’s score of 284-5 was mainly due to fine batting of Dan Ward, 17, Tommy Wright, 16, and James Boyes, 10.

This earned them victory as Scarborough only made 256-6 despite knocks of 24 from Arthur Astin and 18 by Harrison Wood.

The same teams also met in the Under-11s Knockout Cup semi-final.

Scarborough gained revenge for their league defeat by the slender margin of two runs, in a fantastic high-quality game played with good spirit from both sides, Tom Dawson taking 3-7 as Scarborough made 259-5. Dan Ward hit 24 in Pickering’s 257-3.

Wykeham remain top of the Zone Two table after their 62-run success at Snainton.

Aaron Fox struck 28 as Wykeham scored 276, which was too much for Snainton, who hit a total of 214.