RAVENSCAR 2nds were edged out in both their games in a thrilling weekend of division C action.
In their first match, at home to Wykeham 3rds on Saturday, Ravenscar must have been fancying their chances after they stunned the visitors - skittling them for just 66 runs.
Young all-rounder Matthew Remmer top-scored with 30 for the visitors, who had no answer to the accurate bowling of Jon Stokoe - who took 4-17 in his first game of the season.
He was offered fine support by fellow medium-pace bowler Robin Coulson, who took three wickets for three runs, while Stokoe’s 13-year-old son Luke bagged his first-ever wicket to send Wykeham back to the pavilion for 66.
In reply, Ravenscar lost wickets at regular intervals, with spinner Tim Metcalfe turning the game in Wykeham’s favour with match-winning figures of 6-19.
Remmer capped a fine all-round dsiaply with 3-23 as the hosts were dismissed an agonising two runs adrift, skipper John Morrell the final wicket to fall while attempting to hit a boundary.
The Sunday game saw Ravenscar play host to leaders Sewerby 4ths, with the visitors winning by two wickets off the fourth ball of the final over.
Robin Coulson hit 35 and John Morrison 23 as the hosts were dismissed for 154, Dominic Warters putting in a cracking display to earn 7-52.
Youngster Ricky Webster and veteran slow bowler Anthony White took three wickets each to make it hard work for the title-chasers.
A steady 53 from Rob Searby, and 29 from youngster Matthew Clay, helped Sewerby secure the win from the fourth ball of the final over.
Sewerby 4ths had swept to a nine-wicket win at Hunmanby 2nds 24 hours earlier.
The hosts were dismissed for 57 and the leaders cruised to victory for the loss of one wicket.
Kirkbymoorside 2nds bounced back from a shock defeat at Ganton 2nds on Saturday to net a 116-run success at Scalby 3rds just 24 hours later.
Youngster Kieran Boyes snapped up 6-16 as the visitors dismissed Ganton for 89 to put them in the box-seat.
But Kirkby then slumped to 42 all out, John Bannister registering superb figures of 7-19 for Ganton.
The Sunday game was a stark contrast, Phil Charlton hammering 102 and Jodie Robson 30 as Kirkby were dismissed for 192, Mike Tildsley snapping up 5-61 for Scalby 3rds and Ryan Labuschagne bagging 3-30.
In reply Scalby sank to 76 all out, Howard Mudd snapping up 4-14 and Matthew Butler 3-29.
Scalby 3rds had enjoyed better fortune in their Saturday game, beating visitors Thornton Dale 3rds by six wickets.
Stalwarts John Farrow, 34, and Colin Pickering, 35no, top-scored as Dale limped to 107-5 from 40 overs.
Skipper Darrell Morley led Scalby to victory with an impressive 57.
Wold Newton 2nds won two games in as many days to mount a late push for promotion.
Wold’s first win was by five wickets at basement club Forge Valley 4ths on Saturday.
The experience of Chris Calvert, 43, and Simon Dawson, 26, saw Valley edge to 107-9.
Gordon Taylor, 4-21, was the pick of the Wold bowlers.
Kirk Lister’s unbeaten 73 steered the visitors to victory for the loss of five wickets, despite a fine bowling spell from Calvert, 3-33.
In their Sunday game, Matthew Southwell and Paul Brignall pouched three wickets apiece as hosts Wold Newton 2nds dismissed promotion hopefuls Wykeham 3rds for 90 runs.
Lister was on form with the bat once again in this game, scoring 32, and with Ant Yates smacking 34 the hosts eased to an eight-wicket triumph.
Cayton 3rds all-rounder Daz Jones hit 45 and recorded figures of 5-25 in his team’s 58-run success at home to Muston 2nds.
Jones was the only home batsman to sparkle as his team posted 140-9 from their 40 overs, Jim Hunter snapping up 4-59 and Babu Matthew 3-33 for the visitors.
Cayton then shone in the field, Jones’ five-wicket haul was supported well by veteran Trevor Davies, 3-26.