Staxton beat Hunmanby to stay in pole position

Linden Gray, of Staxton, who hit 43 in the win against Hunmanby Picture by Neil Silk  121477a 08/04/12
Linden Gray, of Staxton, who hit 43 in the win against Hunmanby Picture by Neil Silk 121477a 08/04/12

Staxton A maintained pole position in the Andy Hire Evening League division A with a 22-run success against struggling Hunmanby A.

Youngster Linden Gray top-scored with 43 for the leaders, while Rob Pinder added a useful 33 in their 145-5.

Leigh Franks smashed a superb unbeaten 81 as Hunmanby made a valiant attempt to surpass Staxton’s score, but left-arm spinner Elliott Cooper took 3-29 as the Sands Lane club fell short on 123-8.

Ebberston A kept in touch with the leaders after their final-over victory against title rivals Flixton A.

Ben Elvidge, 48no, and Darren Ellis, 39no, led Flixton to 139-4.

In reply, Matty Turnbull, 40, and Tom Brough, 49, steered Ebberston to a winning 142-5.

Paceman Will Hunter snapped up a superb 5-8 as Filey skittled 10-man Scalby for 42, including a hat-trick against the young visiting team.

Paul Bowes also took 3-5 for the Filey side, who had posted 115-7 thanks to Andy Burrell’s 38. Teenage seam bowler James Scott took 4-33 for the villagers.

Spinner Jake Dudding took 4-5 as Wykeham were shot out for just 32 runs against Cloughton, who swiftly wrapped up a nine-wicket win.

Bowlers also shone in division B, with Forge Valley A’s Nick Cook bagging 5-6 in their win against Ganton.

Sam Carver, 22, was the only Ganton batsman to impress in their 54-7. Jordan Welford did his best to keep Ganton in the game with 3-32, but Josh Gretton’s 22 helped Valley to victory.

Kingsley Gray took 4-5 and Kyle Outhart 3-16 as Staxton B dismissed Wykeham B for 46.

Staxton knocked off the runs for three wickets.

Joe Tiffany took 3-13 and hit 34not out in Seamer B’s five-wicket win against Brompton, while teenager Harry Holden claimed 3-22 and struck a crucial 40 in Cayton B’s win against Sherburn.