YORK LEAGUE: Flixton see off rivals Malton in runfeast

CRICKET --- Flixton CC vs. Malton, played at Flixton. // Malton batsman Shaun Harland is bowled out by Chris Mann (left). Pictured with Flixton wicket keeper Anthony Stones. Saturday 11th July 2015. HARRY ATKINSON
CRICKET --- Flixton CC vs. Malton, played at Flixton. // Malton batsman Shaun Harland is bowled out by Chris Mann (left). Pictured with Flixton wicket keeper Anthony Stones. Saturday 11th July 2015. HARRY ATKINSON
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Flixton won a high-scoring contest in York League division one against Malton & Old Malton, while Scarborough 2nds eased to a seven-wicket victory at Yapham to bolster their division three south title push, but Scarborough slipped off the top of the premier division table with a shock five-wicket defeat at home to Easingwold.

Five batsmen made half-centuries as hosts Flixton won a high-scoring contest against Malton & Old Malton, Thomas Bumby, 53, and Daniel Foxton, 52, helped the visitors to an imposing 273-8.

But seemingly undaunted by the task at hand Nick Zakrzewski, 84, and Anthony Stones, 56, laid the foundations which allowed Harry Walmsley, 58no, and Chris Mann, 33no, to take their side to a three-wicket victory despite the efforts of William Spencer, whose 4-44 stood out in a match dominated by the bat.

Scarborough 2nds batsman Josh Mainprize smacked an excellent unbeaten 88 to secure a comfortable win for the division three south leaders at Yapham.

The hosts posted 154-9, Jordan Welford bagging three wickets for the title-chasers and then Mainprize took centre stage as the visitors cantered to victory.

Scarborough’s first team must have been contemplating extending their recent run of premier division successes at the tea interval, as former Heslerton batsman Alex Carrie smashed 124 and Mark Tennant 104no on their way to a double-century stand for the second wicket out of a total of 251-4.

But Easingwold skipper Mark Mierzwinski, 104, had other ideas as he shared partnerships of 115 and 97 with Stephen Piercy, 60, and Martin Piercy, 56, for the opening two wickets to set up victory for the visitors.