Derwent Valley League: Pratt smashes unbeaten 133 as Muston hammer Sewerby

Derwent Valley League round-up by Daniel Gregory
Derwent Valley League round-up by Daniel Gregory

Stephen Pratt was in masterful form as he hammered an unbeaten 133 as Muston beat Sewerby 3rds by a huge 252 runs in division A.

Muston made 283-3, Pratt’s 133no boosted by scores of 50 from both Phil Marr and David Meer.

Sewerby’s reply was short-lived as Barry Anderson worked his wonders with the cherry with 4-5, and as Gary Hanson claimed 6-22, the home side were all out for just 31, a massive 252 runs short.

Josh Suckling and Rikki Lawrence did the damage for Whitby 3rds in their win at home to Forge Valley 3rds.

Valley were all out for just 92 as Suckling, 4-28, and Lawrence, 3-17, got to work with the cherry. Only Stephen B Smith contributing with the bat as he made 25.

Despite Ben Storey claiming 4-34 in their reply, Oliver Roberts’ 34 helped Whitby home six down.

Great Habton received 20 points after Hospitals/Rugby Club withdrew from their fixture.

They now lie on 176 points at the top of the table.

Flixton 3rds secured the division B championship after beating Nawton Grange 2nds by just 10 runs.

Flixton could only make 117-8 as Pete Hill made 58 not out, James Dunn taking 3-34.

Grange made a good fist of charging down their target as Neil Ward hit 26, but fell agonisingly short as they were 107 all out.

Kirkbymoorside 2nds failed to raise a side for their game at home to Sherburn 2nds, with the latter being awarded 20 points.

Scalby 2nds skipper Jack Boddy gave his side a great chance of securing promotion from division C as his unbeaten 84 fired his side to an eight-wicket win at second-placed Muston 2nds.

Muston were 127 all out as Darrell Morley claimed 4-24, Pete Roberts hitting 31.

Boddy’s brilliant 84 took his side to 129-2 and are now level on 158 points with Muston in the table with two games left.

In an incredible contest at Thornton Dale 2nds, runaway leaders Cayton 3rds were beaten by just one run.

Dale were looking huge outsiders at tea after being dismissed for just 42 as Chris Pearson, 3-9, and Levi Towell, 3-17 got to work with the ball.

Robin Boddy, 4-4, and Paul Waring, 3-13, had other ideas though as Cayton were all out just one run short on 41.

Valley Bar Nomads eased to an eight-wicket win against Ganton 2nds.

Ganton were all out for just 115 despite Joel Sarup hitting 53, Jim Hunter, 3-34, and Jordan Wakeham, 3-36, doing the damage with the ball.

Craig Best hit 38 and Wakeham made 29 as Nomads eased to 119-2.

The worrying trend of teams being unable to fulfil fixtures continued as Forge Valley’s 4ths couldn’t raise a side for their game at home to Wykeham 3rds.