Scarborough go top after Fenner victory while 2nds maintain promotion push

James Pick on his way to 73. Picture: Steve Lilly.
James Pick on his way to 73. Picture: Steve Lilly.
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Scarborough jumped to the top of the York League premier division table after hammering Fenner by 137 runs.

Scarborough replaced Woodhouse Grange at the top of the premier division table as reigning champions Grange dropped three places as they could only manage a losing draw against the division’s form side Dunnington.

Darren Harland prepares to run another single. Picture: Steve Lilly.

Darren Harland prepares to run another single. Picture: Steve Lilly.

James Pick, 73, maintained his superb run of form as he top scored for the new league leaders, while he was afforded support by Mark Tennant, who remained unbeaten on 70, scoring his fourth consecutive half-century, and Darren Harland, 28, enabling the home side to declare on 211-5 after 35 overs.

The extra time gained by the decision was not required as Fenner were dismissed for just 77 inside 29 overs.

Scarborough will look to cement their spot at the top of the table when they travel to Beverley Town next week.

Flixton were left frustrated as they had to settle with a draw from their trip to fellow strugglers Osbaldwick in division one.

Matt Dandy top scored for Flixton with 54 after they lost the toss and were asked to bat first, and he was supported by Anthony Stones, 37, Harry Warmsley, 31, Matt Nesfield, 25 and skipper Jamie Nesfield, 33, as they amassed 214-8 from their 42 overs.

Despite a superb display with the ball by youngster Connor Stephenson, who took 3-10, Flixton were left frustrated as the hosts remained intact at the close of their innings on 152-7.

Flixton host Pickering next weekend and the home side will be keen to put some daylight between themselves and the bottom two.

Scarborough 2nds grabbed a comfortable seven-wicket win against Sutton-on-Hull to continue their quest for promotion from division three south.

Having lost the toss, Sutton-on-Hull posted a disappointing 125-9 from 36 overs with Charlie Andrew top scoring with 41.

In reply, the promotion-chasing visitors showed their early season form to ease to victory.

Jake Finnigan, 41, and in-form Darren Mills, 29, impressed with the bat as Scarborough kept the pressure up on leaders Cottingham and eased home three wickets down.

Mark Cowell’s men host Welton & Brough 2nds at North Marine Road next weekend as they look to maintain their charge for promotion.