Beckett League: Franks smashes Flixton 2nds to Filey win

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Flixton 2nds started the 2016 campaign in superb fashion with a resounding 52-run win against Filey.

After winning the toss and batting first, Leigh Franks' stunning 127 not out to help Flixton to 219-4 from their 45 overs, Matt Dandy also chipped in with 28 as the Filey bowlers toiled.

After the tea break, Filey fell well short on 167 all out, Jamie Gilbank, 37, and Phil Dickens, 37, their only real run scorers as Mark Shackley, 3-18 from 6.5 overs, and Matt Mason, 4-44 off 11 overs, cleaned up the visitor's line-up.

Staxton cruised to a seven-wicket win at home to Scalby.

Scalby skipper Adam Waugh elected to bat first and they looked in real trouble until new signing Connor Carson, 46, Jon Barton, 59, and veteran all-rounder Paul Hesp, 27, helped them make it to 185 all out. Andrew Holtby took 3-45 for the hosts.

Staxton lost opener Paul Witty early on, but Jodie Robson, 32, and Nick Gibson, 64, steadied the ship, before Chris Dove's unbeaten 57 helped them over the line for the loss of three wickets with seven overs to spare.

Jake Keyworth and Dan Jeminson were the stars as Heslerton won on the road at Ebberston.

Batting first, Ebberston could only post a score of 116 from 39.4 overs, Jeminson taking 4-36 in the process. Ebberston were indebted to tail-ended Reece Milner, who hit 44 of their 116 to help them make it past three figures.

Keyworth made light work of the Ebberston attack in reply, hitting 47 as Heslerton made it home six-down with plenty of time to spare.

Seamer registered a comfortable win in their first game back in the top flight, easing past Forge Valley.

Anthony Jenkinson, 55, and Greg Chadwick, 52 not out, helped Seamer to 191 all out, Dave Graham also hitting 27.

Nasar Khan, 3-39, and Shaun Topham, 3-48, did their bit with the cherry to help restrict Seamer, but their batsmen had no answer to brothers Matt Morris, 3-8, and Adam Morris, 3-32, as they were bundled out for just 116 in 35 overs despite Charlie Tindall's 45.

The games between Cayton and Staithes and Mulgrave and Nawton Grange were called off without a ball being bowled.