BECKETT LEAGUE: Staxton sink Seamer

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Staxton defeated Seamer by 100 runs in one of the few games to be completed on another weekend of Readers Scarborough Beckett League action ruined by the wet weather.

The hosts batted first and posted 229-7 in this premier division clash, with James Armstrong, 55, and Nick Gibson, 53, leading the way, Paul Greenhough bagging three wickets for the visitors for the cost of 49 runs.

Dan Bulman weighed in with 41 and Chris Dove 27 for the home side.

Seamer sank to 129 all out in 27-4 overs, spinner Elliott Cooper taking 6-24 for Staxton, Anthony Jenkinson top-scoring with a defiant 54.

In division A, leaders Grindale continued their fine start to the season with a 59-run home win against promotion rivals Scalby.

Ben Jackson’s 40 helped the home side post 151-8 from their 43 overs, Rich Jackson and Josh Dawson scoring 25 runs apiece.

In reply, Mike Buttery’s 35 gave Scalby hope, but top bowling from Tom Jackson, 6-15 from 13.4 overs, saw the visitors dismissed for 92 in 41.4 overs.

Wold Newton claimed their first win of the season, edging home by five wickets at fellow strugglers Sewerby 2nds.

Ian Dennis struck 41 and Cameron Rusbridge-Burns added 23 as the home side were dismissed for 125 off their 45 overs.

James Knaggs took 4-13 for the visitors.

In reply Vince O’Grady claimed 2-21, but fine batting from Dave Southwell, 30, Gwaine Hogg, 37, and Oliver West, 23no, saw Newton home.

In division B, Ryedale eased to a seven-wicket win at home to Staxton 2nds.

Michael Temple snapped up 3-14 off five overs as Staxton were skittled for 102 in 34 overs, Ryan Hargreaves top-scoring with 29.

Dan Hardey’s unbeaten 72 then secured the win for Ryedale with an excellent unbeaten 72.

In the only other game to be played, Heslerton 2nds won by six runs in a division C thriller at Scalby 2nds, the leaders’ first defeat of the season.

The visitors posted a decent 193-5 from their 30 overs, Tony Watson smashing 82 andJames Almond 74, Tony Geall the pick of the Scalby bowlers with 4-41.

Youngster Freddie Schmuck smacked 41, while A White, 33, and Grant Ellwell, 28, also shone to give Scalby a fighting chance, but tight bowling from Watson, 3-5, and P Coverdale, 4-60, saw the home side skittled for 187 with two balls remaining.