Leaders see off Cloughton

HITTING OUT ... Cloughton ace Tom Owenson
HITTING OUT ... Cloughton ace Tom Owenson

CLOUGHTON A pushed leaders Beeford all the way in a keenly-contested match on Sunday.

The hosts batted first and made 71-9, Albert Brown and Alex Muirhead bagging three wickets each for Beeford.

CAUGHT OUT ... Beeford's Josh Muirhead catches Jake Cooke out

CAUGHT OUT ... Beeford's Josh Muirhead catches Jake Cooke out

After losing early wickets, Josh Muirhead’s 23 saw the division C leaders secure the six-wicket success.

Beeford had eased to a 90-run win at Bridlington B on Wednesday.

Cloughton A were involved in a very close midweek game, losing out by one wicket at Staxton.

David Couch’s 25 retired guided Cloughton to 98-6, and the hosts made it home with the final pair at the crease, Kingsley Grey top-scoring with 27 ret and Joe Cooke bagging 3-22.

Cloughton B were involved in a tie with Scalby B on Wednesday.

Will Gibson’s 25 ret helped Cloughton B to 71-6, Sam Hepples snapping up 2-18.

James Deaves set Scalby B on the way with 25 ret, but cracking bowling from Aaron Virr, 2-14, and George Hampson, 2-11, saw Scalby dismissed for 71 to earn Cloughton a share of the points.

Cloughton B saw off hosts Wykeham B by 20 runs in their Sunday clash.

Callum Norris grabbed 3-3 as Cloughton posted 68-7, but Joe Gibson’s 2-3 helped peg back Wykeham to 48-7 in reply.

Scalby B defeated Staxton by seven runs on Sunday.

Nathan Barber’s 28 ret helped Scalby to 93-5.

Barber then bagged 3-11 as Staxton replied with 86-9, a valiant 25 ret from David Arnell proving to be in vain for the visitors.

Pickering B claimed two wins in as many games, seeing off Wykeham B in midweek and Hunmanby on Sunday.

Garvan O’Connor, 27 ret, Chris Davis, 26 ret, and Lewis Danby, 25 ret, helped Pickering to 139-4 at home to Wykeham.

The visitors made 67-9 in reply, Alex Paddock hitting a defiant 25 ret. Matty Butler, Liam Dawson and Eddie Davey snapped up two wickets each for the hosts.

Danby hit 24 on Sunday as the Pikes posted 123-9 at Mill Lane against Hunmanby.

Zach Briggs’ superb spell of 4-18 kept the visitors in the match.

Briggs then smacked a fierce 28 ret, and when Stephen Hill also made 25, it looked like Hunmanby could pass the Pikes’ score, but fine bowling from Davey, 2-3, helped peg them back to 97-5.

Pickering C experienced mixed fortunes in their games at Sherburn and at Bridlington B.

Batting first Sherburn were 45 all out in 17.1 overs. Kieran Boyes claimed 3-9, Thomas Snowden (2-1), Josh Greaves (2-6) and Daniel Ward (2-7) all impressed.

Pickering knocked off the runs in seven overs with the loss of three wickets, Ryan Taylor batted intelligently for his 18 not out.

Eddie Kershaw claimed all three wickets for 16.

Harrison Male, 28 ret, and Callum Flowerdew, 25 ret, steered Brid to 120-6 in their game at Pickering.

Two wickets apiece for Harry Gunning, Frankie Reffold and Mitchell Collins saw the Pikes skittled for 70 in reply.