Great Habton batsman Robin Richardson smashed an explosive unbeaten 147 to help his side’s Derwent Valley League division A title chances with a 97-run win at home to Brompton 2nds on another Saturday ruined by the wet weather.
Richardson was assisted by an unbeaten 38 from Will Wright as the hosts declared on 201-3 after getting full batting points, and John Lumley’s 3-3 then helped dismiss Brompton for 104.
This win pulls Habton 13 points clear of former leaders Mulgrave, whose game at Sewerby 3rds was rained off, as was fourth-placed Oriel’s game at Muston.
Hospitals suffered a 22-run defeat at Forge Valley 3rds despite restricting the hosts to 96-9.
Tim Farrant’s 46 proved crucial for the hosts with Simon Norris taking 4-38.
In reply, Hospitals never really got going in the face of strong bowling from Chris Calvert (5-26) and Wesley Wharton (3-12) as they slipped to 74 all out.
The weather was very unkind to Whitby 3rds, who were within touching distance of a win at home to promotion hopefuls Fylingdales 2nds when rain stopped play.
John Beech struck a superb 69 but was offered little support as the visitors were dismissed for 133, Mark McCarthy taking 4-38.
McCarthy hit 29 to cap a fine all-round day, but despite 31 no from Mike Fawcett the elements called a halt to play with the hosts needing just 24 runs to win with seven wickets in hand and nine overs to spare.
Flixton 3rds remain top of divisionB after winning by 31 runs at home to Sherburn 2nds.
Kevin Samuels hit 33 as the hosts were skittled for just 107 runs, Dan Bean and Robin Worthy taking four wickets apiece for Sherburn.
Lee Jack’s unbeaten 25 was in vain as the visitors were dismissed for 76, the Flixton match-winner proving to be bowler Liam Lowery who took 6-19.
Lockton and Flamborough chalked up comfortable wins to keep up their respective chances of gaining promotion.
Filey 2nds moved into top spot in division C with a six-wicket success at home to Ravenscar 2nds.
Tricky bowling from veteran Kev Chapman (4-29) and seamer Kieron Grainger (3-24) saw the visitors slip to 98 all out after a promising start.
Jamie Cornish’s 37 then made sure of the win, despite 2-24 from teenage medium-pacer Luke Stokoe.
Rob Holt’s 7-17 helped Snainton earn an eight-wicket win at home to Ganton 2nds, continuing their steady progress up the table.
Scalby 3rds’ Abhishek Kumar hit 31 then took 4-17 as his side kept up their promotion challenge with a 57-run win at Thornton Dale 2nds.
Derwent Valley Cricket League Results for Saturday June 22
DIVISION A * Denotes Home Team
*Forge Valley 3rds 96-9 (Tim Farrant 46, Simon Norris 4-38) beat Hospitals/Rugby Club 74 all out (Chris Calvert 5-26, Wesley Wharton 3-12) by 22 runs Pts 15-4
*Great Habton 201-3 declared (Robin Richardson 147no, Will Wright 38no) beat Brompton 2nds 104 all out (Robin Siddle 36, Steven Appleby 41, John Lumley 3-3) by 97 runs pts 20-2
*Whitby 3rds 110-3 (Mike Fawcett 31no, Mark McCarthy 29) drew with Fylingdales 2nds 133 all out (John Beech 69, Mark McCarthy 4-38) - Rain stopped play Pts 11-8
*Muston v Oriel - No play due to waterlogged ground Pts 5-5.
*Sewerby 3rds v Mulgrave - No Play due to waterlogged ground Pts 5-5
*Flamborough 76-3 (Graham Harvey 22) beat Bridlington 3rds 75 all out (Phil Robson 43, Harry Burton 5-20) by 7 wkts Pts 19-1
*Flixton 3rds 107 all out (Kevin Samuels 33, Dan Bean 4-37, Robin Worthy 4-24) beat Sherburn 2nds 76 all out (Lee Jack 25no, Liam Lowery 6-19) by 31 runs Pts 16-5
*Lockton 219-5 (Rory Lancaster 67, Simon Boyes 28, Guy Nattrass 47no) beat Nawton Grange 2nds 174 all out (Sam Myres 57, Neil Ward 34, Guy Nattrass 3-31) by 45 runs Pts 20-5
*Kirkbymoorside 2nds 40-0 drew with Wold Newton 2nds 111 all out (James Ward34, Jamie Griffin 3-31, Howard Mudd 3-16) Rain Stopped play after 9.2 overs of Kirkbymoorside’s innings Pts 10-6
*Seamer 3rds v Sewerby 4ths - No Play due to waterlogged ground Pts 5-5
*Filey 2nds 100-4 (Jamie Cornish 37) beat Ravenscar 2nds 98 all out (Kevin Chapman 4-29, Kieron Grainger 3-24) by 6 wkts Pts 16-2
*Snainton 68-2 beat Ganton 2nds 67 all out (Joel Sarup35, Rob Holt 7-17) by 8wkts Pts 19-1
Scalby 3rds 102-9 (Abhishek Kumar 31, Paul Waring 3-32, John Ellis 3-17) beat *Thornton Dale 2nds 45 all out (Abhishek Kumar 4-17, Stan Jackson 3-16) by 57 runs Pts 16-4
Valley Bar Nomads 20 Pts win for game against Thornton Dale 3rds who resigned from league early into season
*Hunmanby v Forge Valley 4ths - No Play due to waterlogged ground Pts 5-5
*Wykeham 3rds v Muston 2nds - No Play due to waterlogged ground Pts 5-5
No Game this week - Cayton 3rds