Ben Luntley's ton keeps Scalby in top spot in AndyHire Evening League Division B
Ben Luntley's stunning 102 from just 67 balls helped Andy Hire Scarborough Evening Cricket League Division B leaders Scalby to a nine-run home win against Folkton & Flixton B.
The opener blasted seven sixes and seven fours in his superb knock which steered the hosts to 153-4, Calum Hatton and Charlie Colley taking two wickets for the youthful visitors.
Callum's older brothers Jake and Elliot gave 10-man Flixton a chance of chasing down the target with an opening stand of 114, but when skipper Ellliot fell for 50 and Jake for 58 the innings lost momentum and they ended up on 144-3, Gregor Fraser taking 2-26.
Scarborough kept the pressure on Scalby with a 51-run win at Brompton, the North Marine Road club remaining a point behind the pacesetters.
James Metcalf's 41no and opener Prince Bedi's 35 helped the visitors to 151-6, Joe Harland taking 2-27 and Tom Fletcher-Varey 2-42.
Bedi completed a fine all-round performance with 3-25 as Brompton were dismissed for 100, while James Denton bagged 2-6, Charlie Parker 2-22 and Tom Bussey 2-19.
Fletcher-Varey also had a fine all-round evening, top-scoring with 30 while Romario Roach added 26.
Sherburn boosted their chances of beating the drop with a 20-run win at home to winless Seamer & Irton B.
Folkton & Flixton boosted their hopes of claiming the Division A crown with an eight-wicket home win against Staxton.
The visitors posted 125-4, skipper Linden Gray hitting 38, opener Kev Armstrong 33 and Chris Dove 20no, Jack Stephenson taking 2-33.
Openers Connor Stephenson (45) and Harry Walmsley (38no) gave Flixton the ideal start in their run-chase, Sam Wragg (35no) and Walmsley then seeing them home from 12 overs.
Kingsley Gray took 2-43 for the visitors.
Ebberston defeated Filey by four wickets to climb into third spot, while Seamer & Irton v leaders Heslerton and Cloughton v Wykeham were both cancelled.
Ebberston B remain top of Division C after their five-wicket win at home to Forge Valley B.
John Flinton's 42 and Alex Glass' undefeated 35 helped Valley post 127-4,
Skipper Sam Megginson then smacked 44 and fellow opener Rich Ward 32 as the hosts made a solid start, Jon King (26) and veteran Jonny Metcalfe (17no) steering Ebberston to victory despite 2-40 from Aaron Kaya.
Muston won by four wickets at home to Cayton B.
Harry Smith top-scored with 30 as Cayton posted 96-7, Bradley Gregory taking 3-11, Max Truelove 2-4 and Kyle Orange 2-35.
Truelove then steered Muston to the win despite a fine effort from Cayton bowlers Matthew Micklethwaite (3-8) and Toby Junes (2-25).
Second-placed Snainton strolled to an eight-wicket win at Ravenscar, while Wykeham B won by 44 runs at home to Scalby B.