Beckett League: Staxton keep pace at top
Fine knocks from Jodie Robson and Nick Gibson ensured that Staxton kept pace with early pacesetters Seamer at the top of Beckett League Premier Division.
Opener Robson (106 not out) hit an unbeaten century, while Gibson finished unbeaten on 67 as their side finished on 184-1 chasing Ebberston’s 183-8.
Adie Turnbull had led the way for the visitors, making 65, and Reece Milner added 46.
Staxton’s Nick Ringrose and Kingsley Gray both helped themselves to three wickets apiece.
Seamer stay top of the pile after a five-wicket success over Scalby.
The Seals were skittled for just 94 as Matty Morris, (5-14) and Adam Morris (3-31) wreaked havoc.
The in-form Anthony Jenkinson then led his side home once again, striking 53 in Seamer’s 95-5.
Filey were another side to be dismissed without reaching three figures as they lost ground with the top two following defeat to Staithes.
Simon Bowes was the all-round star for the Whitby side, taking three wickets in addition to Tom Steyert’s 4-24, then hitting 37 not out in a successful run chase that ended on 99-5.
A sizeable total of 254-6 was more than enough to see Nawton Grange to a home triumph over Heslerton.
Scores of 74 from Phil Marwood and 63 from Nick Thornicroft helped the Ryedale outfit set an imposing target, despite 3-60 from Paul Kinghorn.
Skipper Adam Spaven struck 35 in reply, but the rest of his Heslerton teammates were unable to find an answer to the pace of former Yorkshire bowler Thornicroft, who finished up with 6-37 as Heslerton were sent packing with just 94 runs on the board.
Tom Brough fell agonisingly short of another century, but his innings of 99 paved the way for Forge Valley’s thrilling victory at Flixton 2nds.
Connor Stephenson made 33 and Marley Ward 31 for the hosts in a useful total of 188 all out, Will Tindall grabbing four wickets for Valley.
Stephenson then took 5-60 with ball in hand, but some impressive hitting from Brough, allied to 28 from Charles Tindall, saw the away side to 192-9, as they sneaked home by just one wicket.
Bottom side Mulgrave failed to build on last week’s maiden top flight victory when they were humbled by Cayton.
The strugglers were bundled out with just 47 to their name, Tom Ward helping himself to 5-12.
Harry Holden (27no) then led Cayton to 52-1 in reply as they cruised to a 20-point haul and a comfortable success.
In Division One, Cloughton leapfrogged former leaders Settrington, when they claimed a 79-run success on home soil to go top of the pile.
Jon King (70no) was the cornerstone of a score of 148-6 from the hosts, Callum Ferrie and Jack Hakings both adding 25.
Settrington’s reply never really got going in the face of some superb bowling from Henry Whelan (3-6), Ferrie (3-19) and Paul Milner (3-27) and they were eventually dismissed for just 69.
Half-centuries from Ryan Hargreaves (60) and Matty Pearson (56) steered Staxton 2nds to a 63-run win over rock-bottom Cayton 2nds.
Staxton made their way to 178-6 before reducing their hosts to 115-8.
Brian Heywood struck 27 for Cayton, while Mark Dove returned figures of 4-17 for the victors.
Sherburn eased to a 10-wicket triumph over Wold Newton.
The Woldsmen were sent back to pavilion with a total of just 91 to defend, Mike Holtby taking 4-16 and Jamie Thomson 3-28.
An unbeaten 52 from Craig Sanderson and 30 not out from Lee Jack saw Sherburn to their victory target without the loss of a single wicket.
Thornton Dale moved out of the bottom two when they beat Wykeham by 89 runs.
Tim Hunt top-scored with 72 as Dale posted 183-8, Matthew Vincent the pick of the Wykeham attack with 3-43.
The home side’s run-chase fell well short in the end despite Dan Peel’s 37 and Ezra Pashby hitting 25 in a score of 94 all out, Colin Lockwood claiming 4-21 and Hunt 3-13.
Neil Fletcher (4-12) and Pete Webster (3-25) shared seven wickets as Brompton beat Grindale by seven wickets.
Grindale were bowled out for 82 before Robin Siddle (26no) and Fletcher (22) helped their side to a winning effort of 85-3.