Roberts gets under way as Scarborough skipper with victory away at Yorkshire Academy

There was a winning start to the 2021 campaign for Scarborough’s 1st XI and Folkton & Flixton, while Scarborough 2nds came away with a losing draw.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:29 pm
MATCH ACTION: Pictures from Scarborough 2nds’ season opener against Beverley Town 2nds at North Marine Road. Pictures: Richard Ponter

Pat Roberts’ tenure as captain of Scarborough’s 1st XI got under way with a resounding nine-wicket win on the road at Yorkshire Academy in Yorkshire Premier League North.

Academy won the toss and elected to bat first, a decision that backfired as the hosts were dismissed for just 97 in 39.1 overs as openers Jack Holt and James Wainman bagged two wickets apiece early doors before all-rounder Ben Elvidge sealed superb figures of 4-13 to help wrap up the Academy innings.

Linden Gray and Piet Rinke also claimed a wicket apiece for Scarborough.

New signing Cian Dickinson impressed with the bat in Scarborough’s reply, remaining unbeaten on 57 alongside South African Breidyn Schaper on 16 not out after Oli Stephenson earlier made 21 as Roberts’ side cruised to 98-1.

Scarborough are on home soil against Stamford Bridge at North Marine Road this weekend.

In the York League Premier Division, Folkton & Flixton, also under a new captain in Tom Norman sealed a thrilling four-run win at Hull Zingari.

Despite slipping to 9-2, former captain Will Norman hammered four sixes and nine fours as he hit 79 to help the away side to 256-6, Connor Stephenson adding 43 not out, new skipper Tom Norman 39 and James Clark 36.

It looked like Zingari were going to charge down their target, but Flixton held their nerve and held the hosts to 252 all out, Tom Norman bagging 4-61 with two wickets apiece for Stephenson and Richard Malthouse.

Tom Norman’s men are at home to Sessay this weekend.

Scarborough 2nds held on to seal a 20-point haul from their losing draw against Beverley Town 2nds at North Marine Road in Division One East.

Beverley posted 226 all out, new signing Adam Hargreaves impressing on debut with figures of 5-24, with 2-53 from Dan Robson and a wicket apiece for Charlie Hopper and Guy Emmett.

Early knocks of 45 from young opener Ed Hopper and 42 from Hargreaves to complete an impressive debut were followed by a rapid 22-ball 53 from West Indian Romario Braithwaite, who plundered three sixes and seven fours as the home side held on to finish up on 204-8.

Nick Zakrzewski’s side are on the road at Hornsea on Saturday.