Beckett League round-up: Grange take first win while Kirkby press ahead

IN THE RUNS ... Kirkby wicket-keeper/batsman Jodie Robson (keeping against Snainton) scored 45 as his side beat Sewerby 2nds
IN THE RUNS ... Kirkby wicket-keeper/batsman Jodie Robson (keeping against Snainton) scored 45 as his side beat Sewerby 2nds

NAWTON Grange collected their first win of the season in division A in dramatic style when they edged out Bridlington 2nds by just one run.

The Nawton lads put together a score of 153-8, due mainly to the efforts of Aaron Rivis, who remained unbeaten on 91. Richard Mainprize was Brid’s top bowler with figures of 3-21.

A 53-run stand between Simon Brooke (53) and Michael Cawkill (28) gave Brid some hope in the reply, but Peter Wilson’s 3-23 and Tim Sharples’ 3-39 resulted in them dropping just short of the finishing line.

Kirkbymoorside continued their quest for glory when they recorded a solid five-wicket success on their trip to Sewerby 2nds.

Sewerby took to the crease first and managed to record a respectable tally of 176-7, with Rob Atkins’s 48 and Matthew Dandy’s 30 keeping things ticking on.

Martin Charton’s 17-over spell of 4-67 kept them pegged back.

Kirkby did lose five wickets in the reply, but they were ably helped home by the skills of Jordan Rivis (45) and wicketkeeper-batsman Jodie Robson (35).

Mike Brown took the honours with the cherry for Lockton as his side crushed Settrington by eight wickets in division B.

Tristan Midgley (27) scored over half of Lockton’s total of 48, as Brown took control with a devastating 7-17 from his 12.4 overs.

Veteran Les Welburn also got stuck in, mopping up the other three wickets for nine runs from just nine overs.

Settrington’s bowlers also earned their corn, with Andy Monkman delivering 14 overs for figures of 1-10. Graham Hunt helped to lead them home in the 39th over though, having faced 111 balls for a dogged unbeaten 16.

Only the one match went ahead in division C, as leaders Duncombe Park 2nds saw off previously unbeaten Scalby 2nds by six runs.

In a match reduced to 35 overs, Park struggled their way to 85-4, with Jeremy Lascelles’ 29 and Dan Medd’s 34 being the key contributions.

Left-arm medium-pacer Grant Elwell pegged them back with a decent showing of 3-43.

Runs were also at a premium for Scalby, as they lost a steady flow of wickets to Alec Medd’s 3-21 and Will Smith’s 3-5.

In the end they dropped just short, despite an early cameo from the aggressive Phil Stewart (22).

All the other games in the division were called off due to the wet weather.