Spence fails to save Wykeham from defeat at leaders Kirkbymoorside

Staxton v Forge Valley,Staxtons Andy Dove defends the wicket.Picture Richard Ponter 122175c.
Staxton v Forge Valley,Staxtons Andy Dove defends the wicket.Picture Richard Ponter 122175c.

In division A of the Scarborough Beckett League, Kirkbymoorside continued their early-season fine form, winning at home by 55 runs against Wykeham, who have yet to win a game.

Jodie Robson, 40, and Phil Charlton, 65, shared an opening stand of 105, Jordan Rivis weighing in with 32 in a total of 219-8.

Staxton v Forge Valley,StaxtonsRyan Hargreaves defends the wicket.Picture Richard Ponter 122175e.

Staxton v Forge Valley,StaxtonsRyan Hargreaves defends the wicket.Picture Richard Ponter 122175e.

Ian Spence took 4-64 for the visitors from his 13 overs.

In reply good knocks from Craig Bateman, 30, Ian Johnson, 34, and Ian Spence, 62, were not enough to stop Kirkby’s attack of Martin Charlton, 3-21, Dan Jeminson, 3-38, and promising youngsters, 13-year-old Kieron Bowes, 2-30, and 14-year-old Mathew Butler, 2-36, leaving Wykeham 54 runs adrift, all out for 165.

Wold Newton edged home by one wicket against Bridlington 2nds.

Josh Dawson hammered 82, while Dave Southwell added 27, and Adam Stubbs 30, while an unbeaten 26 from Tim Lazenby just did enough to beat local rivals Brid, despite top bowling from Richard Mainprize, 4-57, and Paul Hebden, 3-56, for the seasiders.

Solid knocks from Graham Lount, 39, Rob Middlewood, 50, Steve Briggs, 27, and Steve Lount, 27, laid the foundations for Brid’s 216-8, with Richard Riley claiming 4-49 for Newton.

Brompton posted 149-6 at home to Nawton Grange, with Tom Pateman, 40, and Karl Theobold, 26, the leading scorers after a steady bowling performance from Grange.

In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 114 in spite of a battling 42 from Aaron Rivis, Pateman bagging 3-29 and Ian Atkinson scooping 3-19 for the victors.

Cloughton cruised to a seven-wicket win at Sherburn thanks to an unbeaten 73 from Paul Virr.

Jake Dudding also chipped in with 26 and Gary Pickup 23 as they surpassed the home side’s 144-8.

Dudding had also taken 3-42 with the ball, with the top knocks for Sherburn coming from Lee Jack, 33, Phil Pickard, 34, and Kev Metcalfe, 27.

Sewerby 2nds moved away from the foot of the division with a 57-run win at Snainton thanks to a fine innings of 99 by opener Chris Briggs who after crashing 18 fours was finally caught and bowled by Steve Eyre, 5-46, one run away from a deserved century.

Cameron Rusbridge-Burns struck 34 and with Briggs put on 147 for Sewerby’s fifth wicket.

Jason Oakley, 27, and Michael Eyre, 25, helped Snainton to 148 but Damian Warters, 4-19, and Mark Pallister, 3-32 set up the win for the visitors.

Mike Brown hit 37 then took 7-18 in Lockton’s 76-run division B win at Hunmanby.

Lockton were dismissed for 125, with Dan Baldry taking 3-48, Ryan Baldry, 3-24, and Chris Crawford, 4-45.

The Sands Lane club were then sent packing for 49 in the face of fine bowling from Brown.

Scalby won by three wickets at Settrington thanks to an unbeaten eight-wicket stand of 105 between Paul Hesp, 39no, and Adam Waugh, 61no.

Settrington were bowled out for 136 on their own pitch against Scalby, Charlie Rounthwaite, 24, and Andy Monkman, 26, their top scorers as Jon Crowson picked up 3-22 and James Scott 3-33.

Scalby were in deep trouble, losing their first seven wickets for only 33 runs until Hesp joined Waugh but the pair remained unbeaten, with Waugh and Hesp having added 105 for their eighth wicket, to go to the top of the division, Charlie Rounthwaite finishing with 5-31.

Staxton 2nds got their season on track with a 115-run win at home to Forge Valley 2nds.

Ryan Hargreaves top-scored with 48, while Jonny Aldcroft’s 45, and a 17-ball 26 from Chris Stephenson steered Staxton to 211 all out.

Mathew Topham took 4-65 for Valley and Shaun Topham 3-87.

After the interval Nigel Kendrew looked like reducing the arrears but when he was brilliantly caught by Jack Pinder off Mark Dove for 23, the innings folded with Dove bagging 6-43 from his 14.1 overs. There were also two wickets apiece for Dan and Kyle Outhart.

Grindale’s home match was played at Ryedale to enable time for their Rudston pitch to recover and found the move very much to their liking, picking up their first victory of the season.

Seasoned campaigners Richard Jackson, 36, and Ian Cousins, 32, laid a solid base for Grindale’s 168 total.

Dan Hardie took 5-46 for Ryedale, with Robin Asquith taking 3-23.

Rob Featherstone struck 43 for Ryedale and Danny Walker added 28 to try and get Ryedale back on track but James Watson produced a match-winning 6-39 to gain 18 points for Grindale.

Fylingdales were put into bat on their own track by Cayton 2nds and were all back in the pavilion for 139 despite Mario Spagnolo’s 44, Simon Glave finishing with excellent figures of 7-59, Simon Stubbs took the other three wickets for 30.

After tea, Jes Riley hit 58 to lead Cayton to victory by three wickets, Martin Cairns claiming 4-30 for the home tea.