Seamer & Irton 2nds' superb all-round effort secures opening-day win at home to Thixendale

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An excellent all-round effort from Seamer & Irton CC 2nds steered them to a 16-run home win against Thixendale in CPH Scarborough Beckett Cricket League Division Two.

The hosts made a shaky start as they slipped to 4-2, but Craig Baker (41) and skipper Jamie Haxby (37) steadied the hosts’ nerves, with further decent knocks from Dan Jewitt (25) and Dave Lawty (22) as they posted 181-9.

Jonty Gillingham was the top Thixendale bowler with 3-33 in nine overs, Ben Spencer and Simon Walgate taking two wickets apiece.

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Walgate (43), Dom Lawrence (36) and Ben Brown (34) kept the visitors in contention, but superb bowling from Matty Sheader (4-36) and Laurence James (3-32) saw Thixendale dismissed for 165.

Settrington won by 33 runs in a low-scoring contest at Flamborough.

Mulgrave 2nds v Cayton 2nds and Ravenscar v Cloughton both fell victim to the wet weather.

In Division Three, Wykeham 2nds strolled to a 10-wicket win at Wold Newton.

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Balraj Balachandran bagged 3-7 and Josh Grover 2-9 as the hosts were skittled for just 44, openers David Stockhill (24no) and Ian Thompson (14no) guiding the visitors to victory in 15.2 overs.

Malton & Old Malton’s 3rd XI had an easy win, sweep aside visitors Scarborough Rugby Club by nine wickets.

Grosmont v Filey 2nds and Muston v Sherburn 2nds were both wiped out by the weather.

Brompton 2nds stormed to a 106-run home victory against Malton & Old Malton 4ths in the Mark Evans Trophy.

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David Bointon’s hard-hitting 68 off 56 balls, including five sixes and four fours, helped Brompton to 192 all out, Tom Tyson on top form with 4-21.

Malton limped to 86-8 in reply, Tom Tyson top-scoring with 31no, while Aaron Fox scooped a stunning 5-15.

Scarborough Hospital CC edged to a two-wicket home win against Ravenscar 2nds.

The visitors struggled to 98-7 in 40 overs, while Raja Mariadhasan hit 24 as the home side secured the win with 7.1 overs and two wickets to spare, despite 3-23 from Hikmatullah Najib.

Forge Valley 2nds v Scalby 3rds and Scarborough 3rds v Bridlington 3rds were both called off, so each team receives one point.

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