Derwent Valley League round-up: Flamborough suffer first defeat while eight-man Rugby Club edge past Sewerby 3rds

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

Runaway leaders Flamborough suffered their first defeat of the season at Forge Valley 3rds, while it was a day to remember for young Flixton bowler Finlay Ward, who claimed 5-28 against Filey 2nds.

Flamborough’s first defeat of the season narrowed their gap at the top of the table to 45 points, as Valley produced a team effort to ensure a shock win.

Valley batted first and made 140-8, veteran Pete Wannop hitting 39 and Aidan Thomas 38, whiel Harry Burton took 3-24.

A trio of Valley bowlers pitched in to ensure Valley pulled off the shock win as Thomas added to his efforts with the bat by taking 3-27, Ben Storey claimed 3-27 and Matthew Nettleton also took 3-17 as Flamborough were all out for 95.

Eight-man Hospitals/Rugby Club managed to beat Sewerby 3rds.

Sewerby were 109 all out, Rob Gunning hitting 40 of those runs while George Elliott claimed 4-7.

Experienced batsman Tim Elliott made his way to an unbeaten 43 as his side just edged home six wickets down and with their last batsmen at the crease.

Gunning took 3-27 to add to his efforts with the bat.

Great Habton’s home clash against Lockton fell foul to the wet weather, while there were no games for Muston or Whitby 3rds.

Youngster Finlay Ward enjoyed a game to remember after he helped his Flixton 3rds side keep their division B promotion charge on course against Filey 2nds.

Ward took 5-28 as Filey were 145 all out despite Jonathan Hunter hitting 38 and Dave Brannan Snr adding an unbeaten 32.

Another youngster, Jack Walmsley, hit 69 as Flixton eased home, Hunter taking 3-46 in the process.

Sherburn 2nds were indebted to Kevin Lickes as they beat Snainton by 41 runs.

Lickes hit 61 as Sherburn made 163-9. Lickes was supported by Jack Pickard, who hit 50, while Michael Kipling claimed 5-20.

Lickes was also in form with the ball as he took 5-33, helped by Robin Worthy’s 3-15 as Snainton were dismissed for 122, only Kipling making runs as he made his way to 36 not out.

Kirkbymoorside 2nds against Nawton Grange 2nds was abandoned.

Shaun Rennison was the star of the show as Cayton 3rds boosted their promotion charge in division C with a win against Ravenscar 2nds.

Rennison took 6-27 and Chris Pearson claimed 3-9 as Ravenscar were all out for just 56, before Rennison then hit an unbeaten 34 to help Cayton to 58-1.

Muston 2nds remain in second after they beat Ganton 2nds by 10 wickets.

Ganton 2nds were blown away by Brandon Horsefield’s 8-32, only Joel Sarup hitting 32 as they were all out for just 103.

John Precious, 57 not out, and Max Truelove, 33 not out, made sure there were no worries for Muston.

Veteran Jim Hunter used all his experience and guile to help Valley Bar Nomads to victory against Wykeham 3rds as the bowlers definitely took control.

Wykeham were 90 all out as Hunter took 7-30, only Nick Ellis contributing with an unbeaten 34.

William Wood made things a bit nervy for Nomads as he claimed 4-7, but Ben Atkinson’s 27 helped them edge home to 92-7.

Forge Valley 3rds were 30-3 when their game at Thornton Dale 2nds was called to a premature halt.