Beckett League: Leaders chase down Ganton

Action from Saturday's Division One clash between Fylingdales (batting) and Ebberston 2nds. Picture: Brian Murfield
Action from Saturday's Division One clash between Fylingdales (batting) and Ebberston 2nds. Picture: Brian Murfield

Bridlington 2nds continue to lead the way in Division Two of the Beckett League, after a successful run-chase at Ganton.

Brid’s Mike Tait took 4-33 as the home side made their way to 221, Alastair Limb contributing 82 of his side’s runs and Rich Bannister hitting 56.

Opening pair Greg Miller (69) and Andrew Clay (58) laid the platform for Oliver Beckett (48no) and Steve Lount (30no) to guide Brid to an eight-wicket victory with 4.5 overs to spare.

Fylingdales remain hot on Brid’s heels in second place after an 84-run triumph over Ebberston 2nds.

Batting first, Dales posted 223-5 an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 113 between Duncan Steele (62no) and Guy Shrimpton (49no) the cornerstone of their innings, while Mark Estill added 43.

Ebberston skipper Joe Tyson made 51 in response and Doug Bentley added 39, but a destructive spell of 6-31 from Chris Shrimpton saw the away team dismissed for just 139.

Bottom side Forge Valley 2nds were fired to victory over Scalby 2nds by an Eric Hall century, but it was not enough to save them from relegation.

Hall made 103 of his team’s 234, Alex Glass notching also notching a half-century, while there were a trio of wickets apiece for Scalby’s Tash Turan, Tom Gregory and Sam Fox.

Just Valley’s second league win of 2016 was confirmed by 5-41 from Shaun Topham and 3-13 from Jaymaine White as the hosts were bundled out with just 95 on the board, Turan the top-scorer with 25.

Sewerby 2nds eased their fears of relegation to Division Three with a crucial five-wicket home success over fellow strugglers Scarborough 3rds.

The visitors posted a target of 164-9, Ben Rowe making 29, but Vince O’Grady’s 5-33 and 3-43 from Calvin Roche made life tough for the away side.

S MacDonald then made a knock of 72 to help Sewerby over the line, despite 3-25 from all-rounder Rowe.

Great Habton dismissed Ravenscar for 123 as Jack Cranage took 5-52 and Will Curtis 4-20, Shaun Bayes and Gerald Smith both making 27 for the visitors.

Curtis’ knock of 38, allied to 34 from John Lumley helped Habton win the game with 125-5 in reply.

Wykeham 2nds leapfrogged Seamer 2nds into the second promotion spot in Division Three after a narrow victory over their fellow high-flyers.

With just two fixtures remaining this season, a single point separates the sides following Wykeham’s 14-run success.

Scott Wardman (44), John Hoggarth (39) and Andy Shepherdson (36) helped the hosts to 179-7, Phil Metcalfe the pick of the Seamer bowlers with 3-31.


Despite 46 from Joe Tiffany in reply, the visitors fell short on 165 all out as Wardman completed a good all-round effort with 4-65 and Ian

Thompson claimed 4-31.

Ryedale’s good run of recent form continued when they overcame Flamborough by four wickets.

Flamborough mustered just 123-8, Dan Hardey taking 3-41 before hitting 32 in his side’s reply.

It was however a knock of 72 from Dan Walker that proved the main reason for Ryedale reaching 124-6 and taking the spoils.

Terry Ellis hit 86 not out and Neil Ward 76 not out in Nawton Grange 2nds’ 197-1 as they beat Muston by nine wickets.

M Atkinson made 63 of Muston’s 195, Nathan Marwood taking 4-59 and James Dunn collecting 3-35.

Heslerton 2nds conceded their match with league leaders Kirkbymoorside.