On an otherwise low-scoring day in the Derwent Valley League, Richard Horsman and Pete Bray smashed centuries in the game between Ganton 2nds and Muston 2nds.
Horsman smashed 102 as Ganton 2nds posted an imposing 253-6 in the Division B clash against Muston 2nds, Dan Reardon’s 50 and 32 from Mark Lockwood offering support.
Despite the best efforts of Pete Bray, who made 100, and James McMillan, 41, 4-71 from Jake Sarup helped restrict Muston to 227-5.
Snainton maintained their charge for promotion with a nail-biting three-run win against Cayton 3rds.
Michael Eyre smashed 78 not out and he was supported by Paul Nicholson, 33, and skipper Matt Davies, 31 not out, as Snainton posted 177-3 in the face of Chris Pearson’s spell of 3-46.
Cayton edged towards Snainton’s total as Will Wood weighed in with 73 and Shakil Iqbal added 41, but 15-year-old Josh Stockill took crucial wickets in his spell of 5-26 and Leigh Watson took 3-68 as Cayton fell agonisingly short on 174 all out.
Valley Bar Nomads suffered defeat at home to Wykeham 3rds.
Wykeham made 188-8 thanks to contributions from Paul Rennard, 41, Jamie Briggs, 29, and George Shannon, 28, before stunning figures of 5-7 from Ben Norman helped skittle out Bar for 136 despite 54 from Anosh George.
John Nelson was in form as Ravenscar 2nds grabbed their second win of the season against Thornton Dale 2nds.
Dale were all out for just 51 as Nelson took 5-6 and veteran Jon Stokoe 4-15.
Nelson then hit 25 as Ravenscar made it home, although it wasn’t all plain sailing as they lost six wickets, Harry Stenton taking five of them for 21 runs.
Kirkbymoorside continued their charge for the Division A title with a nine-wicket win against rock-bottom Forge Valley 3rds.
Valley were all out for 47, Mark Nettleton making 18 of them, before Kirkby eased home for the loss of one wicket, James Magson unbeaten on 28 at the conclusion.
Nawton Grange 2nds kept up the pressure in the promotion battle with victory against Wold Newton 2nds.
Newton ended their innings on 103-8, Phil Hesslehurst making 41 not out as Rory Talling took 4-16 and George Bentley 3-23.
Neil Ward retired on 35 and Adam Durrant made 29 as Grange eased to 105-1.
Hospitals/Rugby Club continued to move away from the relegation mix-up as they hammered Filey 2nds.
It looked like Filey were well on top at tea as only Ian Williams troubled the scorers with 33 as they were all out for 57, Dan Kaye taking 3-12.
But it was far fromn over as Filey were all out for just 33 in the face of superb bowling from Mark Kelly, 5-15, and Tim Elliot, 4-14.
Brian Garbutt was in fine form with the ball as Sherburn 2nds beat Lockton by just nine runs.
Lockton dismissed Sherburn for just 82 as Andrew Sellers took 3-2 and he was supported by 3-33 from both John Lay and Keith Eddon.
But it proved to be enough for Sherburn as Garbutt grabbed 5-6 and Ashley Oldroyd 5-36 as Lockton were dismissed for just 73.
DIVISION A (* Denotes Home Team)
*Hospitals/Rugby Club 57 all out (Ian Williams 33, Dan Kaye 3-12) beat Filey 2nds 33 all out (Mark Kelly 5-15, Tim Elliot 4-14) by 24 runs. Pts 15-5.
*Kirkbymoorside 48-1 (James Magson 28no) beat Forge Valley 3rds 47 all out (Mark Nettleton 18) by 9 wkts. Pts 20-0.
Sherburn 2nds 82 all out (Andrew Sellers 3-2, John Lay 3-33, Keith Eddon 3-33) beat *Lockton 73 all out (Ashley Oldroyd 5-36, Brian Garbutt 5-6) by 9 runs. Pts 15-5.
Nawton Grange 2nds 105-1 (Adam Durrant 29, Neil Ward 35 retired) beat *Wold Newton 2nds 103-8 (Phil Hesslehurst 41no, George Bentley 3-23, Rory Talling 4-16) by 9 wkts. Pts 15-1.
No Game Today - Flixton 3rds
*Ganton 2nds 253-6 (Richard Horsman 102, Dan Reardon 50, Mark Lockwood 32) beat Muston 2nds 227-5 (Pete Bray 100, James McMillan 41, Jake Sarup 4-71) by 26 runs. Pts 17-8.
*Snainton 177-3 (Michael Eyre 78no, Paul Nicholson 33, Matt Davies 31no, Chris Pearson 3-46) beat Cayton 3rds 174 all out (Shakil Iqbal 41, Will Wood 73, Leigh Watson 3-68, Josh Stockill 5-26) by 3 runs . Pts 19-4.
Ravenscar 2nds 54-6 (John Nelson 25, Harry Stenton 5-21) beat *Thornton Dale 2nds 51 all out (John Nelson 5-6, John Stokoe 4-15) by 4 wkts. Pts 17-3.
Wykeham 3rds 188-8 (Paul Rennard 41, Jamie Briggs 29, George Shannon 28) beat *Valley Bar Nomads 136 all out (Anosh George 54, Ben Norman 5-7) by 52 runs. Pts 19-6.
No Game - Scalby 3rds.