Pennock hammers ton to set early pace for batting award

Staxton batsman Nick Gibson
Staxton batsman Nick Gibson
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ANDYHIRE EVENING LEAGUE

Cayton’s Paul Pennock looks odds-on favourite for the league’s batting award after smashing an unbeaten 153 in their win against Wykeham C.

Pennock only took 63 balls to reach his massive total, which included eight sixes and 14 fours, which is looking to be a handy score in the season’s best batting performances.

Josh Brown added a tidy 32 as the hosts posted an unassailable 209-2 in the division C encounter.

Josh’s dad James then tore through the Wykeham batting order, securing five wickets for just 16 runs as the visitors were skittled for 74.

There was another run-fest in division A, Staxton’s openers helping them to a 10-wicket win at home to Ebberston.

Staxton’s Nick Gibson smashed 79no from 43 balls and his fellow opener Rob Pinder cracked an unbeaten 69 from 38 deliveries as they eased past Ebberston’s 167-1.

Matthew Turnbull had continued his powerful start to the season with an undefeated 94 from 55 balls, while Eddie Craggs chipped in with 35 as 335 runs were scored on the night for the loss of only one wicket.

Flixton eased to a six-wicket win at Cloughton.

Paul Virr (31) and Rich Ward (28) helped the hosts to a moderate 93-4, and Harry Walmsley (25) made sure Flixton wrapped up the win.

Ian Spence’s 60 helped Wykeham to a 22-run win at Filey.

Kev Thompson weighed in with 30 to support Spence as the visitors batted first and reached 132-8 despite excellent bowling from Nathan Robson, who ended with 5-27.

Ryan Baldry hit 30 in reply, and Andy Burrell struck 32, but they were offered little assistance by their fellow batsmen as the home side slipped to 110 all out, Matty Graves bagging 3-18.

Seamer strolled to an eight-wicket success at home to Cayton.

Sam Park’s 3-28 helped skittle the visitors for just 49 runs and Darrol Lewis (27) made sure of the win for Seamer.

Staxton B won by 14 runs at Flixton B in a tense division B clash.

Jonny Aldcroft’s 53 guided the visitors to 121-7, with Alan Parvin’s 3-33 helping to keep Flixton in the contest.

Chris Elvidge top-scored for Flixton in their reply, but the hosts only made it to 107-6.

Tom Benthall’s five-wicket haul set up a comfortable victory for Heslerton at Brompton.

The youngster snapped up five wickets for just 10 runs for the week’s best bowling figures, and they are also the top figures for the bowling performance so far this season.

Brompton’s 60 all out was soon passed passed by the visitors for the loss of just three wickets.

Forge Valley strolled to a six-wicket success at Scalby.

Medium-pacer James Glaves was the leading Valley bowler with 3-18 as the Carr Lane side posted 100-9.

Will Tindall’s 32 and 26 from Jack Bradshaw steered the Ayton club to victory.

Ravenscar won by 24 runs at Scarborough in division C thanks to brothers Shaun and Joe Bayes.

Shaun hit 57 and Joe 42 as the visitors made 132-2, and despite a fine 58 from Jonathan Read the North Marine Road club only hit 108-5 in reply.