York League: Malthouse smashes 113 as Flixton are left frustrated by Hornsea resistance
Flixton all-rounder Richard Malthouse hammered a superb century in his side's frustrating draw at home to Hornsea.
Richard Malthouse hit 113 for Flixton and with 53 each from Robert Lacey and Jake Mcaleese the hosts were able to reach a mammoth 329-7, Jake Butterworth taking 3-54.
Harry Walmsley (3-60) also took three wickets as the visitors held on eight down with 248 on the board to share the points thanks largely to 76 from Paul Clappison.
Elsewhere in Division One, Beverley Town won a high scoring contest at Pocklington by six wickets.
Ian Pratt top scored with 91 and both Ian Gillyon (67) and Liam Feasey (52) made half-centuries as the visitors chased down the home sides total of 258-8.
Earlier Connor Bowden (3-53) and Peter Parnaby (3-35) had each taken three wickets whilst Richard Readman (56) and Andrew Anderson (72) had helped build what they hoped would be a winning total.
Osbaldwick will be competing in Division Two next season despite hanging on nine wickets down to avoid defeat at Bridlington.
They had needed to beat their relegation rivals to have any chance of staying up, but all-rounder Simon Leeson sealed their fate with 62 and 3-22.
Anthony Heaton finished unbeaten on 62 as the home side scored 283-5, Sam Thompson then top scored with 57 but the visitors could only manage 152-9 in reply.
Malton & Old Malton put distance between themselves and promotion rivals Harrogate 2nds by winning at St George’s Road by four wickets.
Stuart Watmore (4-47) and Thomas Bumby (3-33) bowled out the home side for 154 of which Harry Stothard made 56.
Will Parker (3-45) looked to have got his side back in the contest taking the first three wickets as the visitors were reduced to 32-4 but a partnership of 85 between Gary Hall (40) and former Ebberston and Forge Valley all-rounder Tom Bumby (50no) saw them home.
Whitkirk continue to dominate the division after their 12th victory coming on the road at Sewerby.
The home side could only manage 204-6 despite a fifth wicket partnership of 126 between Steve Janney, who finished unbeaten on 86, and Adrian Long (42) after Michael O’Brien took 3-46.
He then featured in a century-stand, making 32 as alongside Mark Murphy (77) he lead the victory charge, Janney’s (4-33) all round efforts ultimately proving to be in vain.
Premier Division leaders Easingwold retained the advantage over title rivals Clifton Alliance extending their unbeaten run to eight matches winning at Beverley Town by 128 runs.
Openers Stephen Piercy (89) and Mark Mierzawinski (56) put on 143 and Matthew Turnbull blasted a quick-fire 73 off just 41 balls as, despite Bradley Graham taking 6-69, the visitors reached 279-7.
The hosts could manage only 151 in reply Harry Gamble top scoring with 54 whilst Richard Lindsey (3-31) and Josh Sargeant (3-2) took three wickets a piece.
Ben Kohler-Cadmore made 102 but finished on the losing side as Driffield Town were beaten at Goole Town by 71 runs.
The hosts scored 261-8 thanks to a half-century from Ben Shelton (54) and contributions from Antony Gibbins (44), Ollie Ounsley (40) and Chris Mainds (43no).
Ben Lamb (5-47) and Ben Earl (3-30) then did most of the damage as the visitors were bowled out for 190.
The mid-table duel between Sessay and Pickering ended in a draw after the hosts were unable to capture the final two Pikes wickets required for victory.
David Greenlay (3-35), Tim Whincup (3-64) and Tom Sigsworth (3-41) each finished with three wickets as the home side were bowled out for 236, the majority of the runs coming from Mark Wilkie (53) and Matthew Till (77).
The latter then took 4-42 as the visitors responded through Chris Nicholls 61, and David Greenlay 72 to reach 214-8 by the close.
Scarborough 2nds were indebted to Charlie Roberts as they clung on to a losing draw and seven points in the process at home to Carlton Towers in Ebor Division Two.
Two wickets apiece for David Snowball and Harrison Wood couldn't prevent Towers racking up 280-6, Josh Mainprize and Tom Precious grabbing the other two wickets to fall.
Roberts put on a one-man attempt to take Scarborough to the victory after the tea break at North Marine Road, his superb 94 coming in vain though as his teammates failed to offer any real support as they were 171-9 when their overs expired.
Pickering 2nds narrowly missed out on victory at York 3rds in a thrilling encounter.
York racked up 206-8, with the Pikes making it agonisingly close on 197-8 with the result hanging in the balance.
Their runs came via S Smith (65), L Welburn (32) and R Wharton (26).
Malton & Old Malton 2nds suffered a hammering by 94 runs against Dringhouses.
Malton won the toss and invited Dringhouses to bat first, a decision that backfired as the away side made it to 236 all out.
The hosts never looked in the contest after the tea break, and were eventually all out for 142 in 30 overs.