Beckett League round-up: Spaven and Wilkinson send Heslerton back to the top while Pateman’s 8-53 fires Brompton

Beckett League round-up by Daniel Gregory
Beckett League round-up by Daniel Gregory

Heslerton moved back to the top of the Readers Scarborough Beckett League premier division table after they beat Flixton 2nds and Staxton were rained off at Staithes, while Scalby and Grindale continued their march for the top flight vy picking up wins in division A.

After Staxton’s game at Staithes fell foul of the unpredictable weather with the hosts on 65-0, Heslerton managed to collect 18 points as they beat Flixton 2nds by 69 runs.

Heslerton made their way to 152-6 with Kristian Wilkinson, 50, and Anthony Stones, 41, their top scorers as Lee Elvidge’s 5-55 pegged them back.

It was to prove more than enough for the hosts to pick up the crucial win though as Adam Spaven claimed 4-33 and Michael Dawson 3-27 as Flixton were all out for just 83.

Forge Valley remain an outside bet for the title after they edged past Ebberston by 29 runs.

Batting first the hosts made 192, Charlie Tindall hammering 71 with ample support from Tom Brough, who hit 63 against his former side, spinner Frankie Beal taking 3-59 and Ian Atkinson claiming 4-34.

Despite Eddie Swires making his way to 55 in reply, Dave Morris’ fine figures of 6-31 and Tindall’s 3-31 ensured Ebbertson could only muster 163.

Seamer gave themselves hope of beating the drop by beating Kirkbymoorside by 38 runs.

The home side made their way to a steady 191-5 as Aussie Brandon Tyzzer hit 47, Dave Graham added 47, Anthony Jenkinson made 32 and Craig Baker notched an unbeaten 29.

Despite South African Jacques Budricks hitting a superb 73 in reply, Kirkby were all out for 153 as Tyzzer, 3-38, Dan Jewitt, 3-36 and Matty Morris, 3-46, all got to work with the cherry.

Filey were on 108-2 when their home tie against Cayton was abandoned, Paul Bowes would have been frustrated not to get the chance to chase down three figures as he remained 60 not out at the premature close.

Scalby and Grindale are looking well placed to gain promotion to the top flight after they both secured victories.

Table-toppers Scalby beat Sherburn at home by 69 runs.

Batting first, veteran all-rounder Paul Hesp hit a composed 54 and skipper Adam Waugh made a rapid 32 before Jon Barton, 54 not out, and Daniel Gregory, 17 not out, took Scalby to 211-5 from their 40 overs.

Sherburn’s reply never got going as they lost a steady flow of wickets, only Phil Pickard’s destructive 60 down the order causing Scalby any problems as Mike Buttery, 4-22 and Hesp’s 3-35 ensured the away side fell short on 142.

Grindale stayed in second spot after beating Wold Newton by 52 runs.

Grindale were 155 all out as only Liam Cousins troubled the scorers with 33, but it proved more than enough for the promotion-chasers as Newton were dismissed for 103, J Dowson claiming superb figures of 4-3.

Tom Pateman was the star of the show as Brompton eased past Sewerby 2nds by seven wickets,

Pateman’s stunning 8-53 helped skittle out Sewerby for 107 before Tom Noble’s 56 helped them home for the loss of three wickets.

Nawton Grange were in huge trouble when their game against Cloughton came to a premature end due to the rain.

Grange were on 5-3, all five coming via extras, before the rain came to their rescue.

Settrington’s game against Wykeham just about got started before the players were forced off with the home side 0-0.

Mulgrave are now 70 points clear at the top of division B after they hammered Ryedale by 113 runs.

The table-toppers made 244-2 batting first, C Clarkson having a day to remember as he hit an unbeaten 127, with support from C Thompson, 41 not out, J Hinchcliffe, 32, and J Newton, 27.

Ryedale never looked like getting anywhere near their target as they were dismissed for 131, C Woodward, 5-32, and M Thompson, 3-32, doing the damage.

Thornton Dale stay second after beating Staxton 2nds by seven wickets.

Staxton made their way to 157-8, Kyle Outhart, 36, and Kingsley Gray, 31, in form with the bat as Lee Oliver, 3-31, and G Hunt, 3-34 got to work with the ball.

Oliver Sigsworth made sure Dale cruised home as he made a superb 79, while Tim Hunt added 25 as they made it to 160-3.

Ganton were bowled out for just 65 as they were well beaten by Fylingdales.

Mark Estill, 3-6, Chris Shrimpton, 3-14 and Steve Husband, 3-28, made sure Ganton didn’t post a decent total before R Grove made 33 as Dales made it home for the loss of one wicket.

Cayton 2nds edged past Forge Valley 2nds to stay in the promotion mix-up.

Valley made 117 all out despite Sean Pinder hitting 56, young spinner Kieran Glave collecting 5-38.

Stalwarts Steve McAleese, 34, and Simon Glave, 29 not out, ensured Cayton made it home seven wickets down, Anthony Noble claiming 3-34.

Scarborough 3rds were in a spot of bother at 52-6 before their clash at Bridlington 2nds came to a halt due to the rain.

Conner Myerscough was the star of the show as Seamer 2nds beat Cloughton 2nds by six wickets in division C.

Myerscough took 5-33 as Cloughton were dismissed for 93, Steve Winwood also claiming 3-25.

The young all-rounder then cracked an unbeaten 56 to carry Seamer to 94-4.

Leaders Scalby 2nds were blown away by Ravenscar 2nds’ bowling attack as they suffered a shock defeat.

The hosts posted 137-7, R Coulson hitting 38 and Joe Bayes 35 in the process, while Andy Bamfield took superb figures of 3-12.

Scalby’s reply never got going as no batsmen made it to double figures in tricky conditions as Dinesh Swaminathan took 6-20 and Matthew Smith 3-25 as the away side were all out for just 50.

Bowlers were certainly on top at Wykeham 2nds’ home clash against Fylingdales 2nds.

Dales made 81-7 batting first, swing bowler Steven Day taking 3-30, before Wykeham made their way to 82-5, R Thompson taking 3-26 in vain.

Ebbertson 2nds were 8-0 when their home tie against Heslerton 2nds was called off due to rain.