SCALBY 2nds managed to stave off a late charge by a young Scarborough 3rds side to seal 19 points and move back up to second in the division C table.
Scarborough skipper Martin North invited the hosts to bat first and the decision looked to have been a good one as Scalby’s top three of Adie Hollingsworth, Phil Perry and Phil Stewart departed without notable runs.
Skipper Danny Gregory and Adnan Fazal boosted the score as Fazal tore into the visiting bowling attack, quickly acquiring 35 runs in a short stint at the crease.
He was dismissed by impressive spinner Josh Rewcroft, before the same bowler managed to remove the dangerous Tom Gregory.
Sam Carver was looking dangerous with the ball and bowled John Everett as Scalby teetered on 64-6.
Vice-skipper Tony Geall joined Gregory at the crease and the pair put on a 98-run partnership, taking Scalby up to 162-7 when Geall departed to pace bowler Kawsar Ahmed.
Gregory pushed on beyond his 50 to make 71 but departed when he holed out to long-on off Ahmed’s bowling and Scalby were all out for 200.
Scarborough’s reply also started somewhat shakily as Scalby’s opening bowlers James Wainwright and Tom Gregory picked up early wickets.
Rewcroft steadied the ship with a solid 30 and Martin North was looking dangerous until he was sent on his way by Geall shortly after coming on to bowl.
Young all-rounder Ahmed came to the crease and blasted 57 to add to his efforts with the ball.
He was bowled by young Scalby all-rounder David Makepeace, and it seemed Scalby would cruise to victory.
But Chris Hunter blasted 38no and Sam Spivey added 21no to take Scarborough to within touching distance of victory.
Scarborough needed 10 from the last over to seal a win but Wainwright held his nerve as the visitors fell four runs short of the win on 197-8.