Ben Rowe hits 99 and takes 7-30 in Cloughton win at Seamer
The agony of missing out on a century by one run was tempered by a magnificent seven-wicket haul for Ben Rowe as Cloughton stormed to a 109-run win at Seamer & Irton.
Rowe smashed 11 fours and a six before falling for 99 as Cloughton recovered from 60-6 and 146-8 to post 218.
He shared a 56-run seventh-wicket stand with Joel Ramm (38), and a crucial ninth-wicket stand of 72 with number 10 Gary Jordan (30).
Matty Morris took 3-40 for Seamer.
Rowe (7-30) then ripped through the Seamer batting order to reduce them to 17-6, only Ali Caw’s 37no took them to three figures at 109 all out.
Another batsman in top form was Ryan Baldry, smacking a stunning 162 as Filey swept to a 226-run win at home to Staxton.
Baldry’s astonishing innings helped Filey post a huge 354-5, skipper David Brannan scoring 44, Callum Ferrie 43 and Josh Dawson 34.
Dawson, Brannan and Dan Jeminson then took two wickets apiece as Staxton made 128-9 in reply.
Michael Dennis was another man in sparkling form with the bat, as his spectacular 116 from just 83 balls helped Cayton to an 85-run victory at Brompton.
After a rapid 64 from just 44 deliveries by opener Harry Holden, including two sixes and eight fours, Dennis crashed six sixes and 10 fours, sharing a 111-run fourth-wicket stand with Tom Sixsmith (33).
Cayton posted 302-8, Ross Triffitt taking 3-37.
Skipper Tom Pateman replied with an impressive 79 and Triffitt an excellent 71no as Brompton struck 217-7, Romario Roach adding 37, Jake McAleese taking 3-42 for Cayton.
Second-placed Scalby won by four wickets at Bridlington 2nds to pull to within three points of leaders Staithes.
The three-pronged Scalby bowling attack of Liam Cousins (3-46), Gregor Fraser (3-47) and Nicholas Austin (3-28) saw Brid dismissed for 200 from 44.3 overs.
Skipper Andy Smith was the star man for the hosts with a stunning 84 from 75 balls including six sixes and seven fours, with support from opener Rich Lount (28) and Elliot Traves (25).
Brid must have sensed a shock as Scalby slipped to 46-4, but an excellent fifth-wicket stand of 112 between Lachlan Cooke and Austin paved the way for the win.
Cooke struck sixes and nine fours in his brilliant 81, Austin sealing the win with 55 not out.
Ebberston kept their nerve to earn a four-run success at Mulgrave, despite a cracking unbeaten 129 from home skipper Craig Thompson.
Jordan Welford’s excellent 72, allied to Michael Hirst’s 54, helped the visitors post 203-9, despite an outstanding display from Andy Raw with the ball as he took 6-54.
Thompson’s 129no, including 16 fours and four sixes, could not steer the hosts to victory as they were dismissed for 197, James Boyes and Sam Hardie taking three wickets apiece