York League: Leckenby cuts Scarborough down to size

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Scarborough 2nds succumbed to a seven-wicket defeat at York League division three title-chasers Duncombe Park, Bri Leckenby’s unbeaten 93 taking the hosts to victory.

With the first XI not having a game this weekend due to Yorkshire’s t20 game a strengthened second team travelled to Helmsley.

Skipper Bob Carver handed the reins over to Matty Kay, and Park won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Scarborough got off to a shaky start losing three quick wickets, but Tom Precious steadied the ship and hit a superb 80. Despite Precious’ efforts wickets tumbled around the youngster and the side fell to 145 all out. Jack Cranage was the pick of the home bowlers with 4-24.

The visitors needed early wickets and got off to a good start with Darren Mills removing opening batsman J Skelton cheaply.

Park youngster Jacob Michie joined veteran Leckenby and grafted well scoring 30 before also being dismissed by Mills (3-31).

Leckenby, as he has on so may occasions, played a lone hand scoring 93no proving to be the difference.

This weekend Scarborough 2nds take on second-from-bottom Sheriff Hutton.

In division one, Flixton suffered a six-wicket loss at home to Beverley Town 2nds.

Nick Zakrzewski, with 25, was the top scorer for the hosts as they were dismissed for 162 in 37 overs, Kieran Thompson the leading Town bowler with 4-42.

In reply, Phil Deboule’s 88, allied to 42 from Tim Smith saw Beverley safely home with six wickets to spare after 35 overs.

In the same division, Pickering lost by five wickets at Sessay.

Col Frank’s 61 was the driving force behind the Mill Lane club’s 156-8 from 48 overs, Stephen Langstaff taking three wickets for the hosts.

Sessay then made comfortable progress towards victory, Nick Thorne smashing a fine 58 and Liam Carver’s 36 making sure of the win.

Another local team to suffer on the road was Malton & Old Malton, who slipped to a five-wicket loss in division two at Hull 2nds.

The visitors batted first, but could only reach 157-6 from their 45 overs, top-scorers being Steve Linsley (40) and Tom Audsley (45no).

Jason Hellwig took four wickets for the home side during a crucial spell.

Hull’s Martin Watkin then hammered 70 to ease the hosts to the win, with Dave Watkin unbeaten on 32.

Mike Linsley was the pick of the Malton bowlers with 1-22 from 12 overs.

Malton & Old Malton 2nds were the only team from this area to claim victory on Saturday, triumphing by seven wickets at home to Goole Town 2nds in division four.

Chris Hudson took 4-24 off eight overs and spinner Mark Yates 3-20 off 8.4 as Goole were skittled for just 90 runs in 30.4 overs,

In reply Morgan Fraser struck 23, but all-rounder Hudson’s undefeated 29, including a six to secure the win, made sure of the win for Malton’s second string.

Pickering 2nds hung on for a losing draw at home to Huby.

Tom Piercy’s 71 was the highlight of the visitors’ 235 all out Richard Steel falling one short of his half-century.

George Barker was the pick of the Pikes bowlers with 5-51.

In reply, the hosts made it to safety at 189-8 thanks to fine, battling knocks from Charlie Marwood (41) and Tim Whincup (40), Matty Allinson having earlier hit 26.