York League: Scarborough 2nds beat rivals Driffield in thriller, Elvidge hits ton in Flixton draw

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Darren Mills claimed five wickets as Scarborough 2nds beat visitors Driffield 2nds by three runs in a pulsating York Senior League division three match, while left-hander Neil Elvidge struck 136 as his side claimed a winning draw against Bridlington in division one.

Scarborough were put into bat by Driffield after skipper Bob Carver lost the toss for the ninth successive match.

The hosts got off to a shaky start when teenager James Pick, returning from county duty, was dismissed for a third-ball duck.

Several players got starts but failed to convert them into big scores, including Rhys Milner (16) and Matthew Southwell (17).

Mills played his natural game and top scored with 34, Tom Bussey chipping in with an unbeaten 17, but the rain cut the overs short and the Scarborough team ended 114-6 after 37 overs.

Driffield batsmens J Richardson and A Rogers hit 37 and 23 respectively but like the Scarborough batsmen failed to convert promising starts into a winning innings.

Mllner came back into form, bagging 3-25 and Mills turned it on with the ball, taking 5-24, his first five-wicket haul of the season, thanks to some superb catching and two stunners in the slips from Matty Kay.

The game was taken down to the wire with Driffield poised at 111-9 needing just three runs to win, but Chris Hunter was the hero, knocking back the middle stump of the Driffield number 11, clinching victory and bagging an all-important 30 points bumping them up the table.

Next week the young Scarborough side will aim to continue their winning ways as they travel to league favourites Duncombe Park.

Flixton posted a fine 244-6 thanks to the heroic Elvidge, who was well-supported by Scott Cooper’s 47 and 28 by Oliver Stephenson.

Bridlington hung on with 202-8 despite three wickets from Jamie Nesfield, John Major top-scoring with 66, Neil Tennant adding 61 and Rich Lount weighing in with 26.