YORK LEAGUE: Pikes beaten by Beverley

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Pickering CC slipped to a six-wicket defeat to Beverley Town in the York Senior League Premier Division.

Matthew Mudd took 5-32 as the Pikes were dismissed for 145, Kieran Bowes top-scoring with a knock of 32.

A third half-century in four innings from Will Parker (59) and 46 from Anthony Spence then set up Town’s victory, ending a three-match losing streak and moving them away from the division’s bottom two in the process.

Grant Halder (5-55) and Johnny Anderson (4-50) bowled brilliantly for Driffield 2nds in their clash at Sessay.

The pair’s efforts saw the home team dismissed for 176, but the Woldsmen were grateful when rain forced the players off as they found themselves 114-7 thanks in the main to five wickets from Stephen Langstaff (5-15).

Mark Clarkson (40) and Richard Grice (39) both batted well for Driffield, but a third win in four matches for Sessay looked the likely outcome prior to the abandonment.

Mark Pallister took five wickets as Sewerby claimed their first league win of 2016.

Beverley Town 2nds were bowled out for 135 in one of only two York Senior League Division One matches to beat the weather, Pallister leading the way with 5-32 and Lyndon Warcup chipping in with two wickets for only three runs from just 10 balls.

Olly Grantham made 56 and Kieran Simpson 30 for the visitors, before opposing skipper Adrian Long (32) set up his sides three wicket win, Scott Cooper (27no) and Steve Janney (25no) seeing their side over the line.

Elsewhere in the division, three wickets each for Bridlington’s Adam Newington (3-36) and Richard Medford (3-63) helped bowl out Hornsea for 185.

Sam Edmundson (43) top-scored for the home side before the weather prevented any reply from the visitors.

Pocklington’s home clash with Malton & Old Malton was abandoned with the visitors on 65-2, and only seven overs were possible between Selby, who managed to score 18-2, and Folkton & Flixton.

A devastating spell of bowling from Darren Mills helped Scarborough 2nds to a nine-wicket success over York 3rds in Ebor Division Two.

Mills helped himself to five wickets for the cost of just 16 runs as the home side were skittled with just 58 on the board.

Tom Precious chipped in with three wickets of his own and then top-scored in Scarborough’s reply with an unbeaten knock of 32 as the visitors eased home inside 12 overs.