York Senior League round-up

Sewerby's Adrian Long batting against local rivals Bridlington
Sewerby's Adrian Long batting against local rivals Bridlington

Folkton & Flixton beat promotion rivals Partington by seven wickets to move above them into third place in Division One of the York Senior League.

All-rounder Harry Walmsley sett up the victory with 3-38 and a knock of 50, while Jamie Nesfield (3-48) was also in the wickets again for the visitors.

Connor (66) and Jason McKinley (41) provided the bulk of Patrington’s sides of 185 which the hosts had little problem reaching.

Richard Malthouse (35no) and Michael Dennis (29no) both finished unbeaten, following the efforts of Walmsley and Anthony Stones (34).

An unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 98 between Michael Artley (54no) and Lyndon Warcup (57no) after Adrian Long had scored 59 meant Sewerby reached 211-5 against derby rivals Bridlington, for whom Sam Edmundson took 3-22.

Opener Harry Burnhill then batted through the visitors’ response to finish unbeaten on 54 and Simon Leeson scored 44 as their side reached 166-8 to earn a draw.

Six wickets from James Malthouse (6-33) put paid to Malton & Norton’s chances of chasing Whitkirk’s total of 213-9 as the division’s top two met, and an unbeaten 36 from Shaun Harland could not prevent a defeat by 90 runs for the visitors.

Earlier Robert Flynn (57) and Ashley Bell (44) had helped the hosts’ build what would be a match winning total despite four wickets for Ryan Gaughan (4-41).

Elsewhere in the division, Harrogate scored 262-8 against Beverley Town thanks to half-centuries from Harry Stothard (75) and Ashley Griffin (65) as Matthew Saint (3-59) and Gregory Whyley (3-61) shared six of the eight wickets to fall.

Harry Gamble followed last week’s century with 71 and Michael Cooke made 47 as the home side replied with 207-8 to claim a share of the points, Ben Bartlett finishing with 4-59.

In the Premier Division, Pickering defeated York by seven wickets.

David Greenlay produced a match-winning all-round performance for the visitors taking 4-37 as the hosts were bowled out for 175.

Greenlay then made an unbeaten 40 to see his side home after Isaac Christopher had hit 45.

Olly Grantham (83) and Andrew Burton (78) helped Beverley Town post an imposing total of 258-7 against Heworth.

But Town were unable to pick up the final wicket required for maximum points despite the efforts of Anthony Spence (4-31) and the rest of the attack, the home side closing on 196-9.

In Ebor Division Two, Scarborough 2nds secured a winning draw from their clash with Pickering 2nds.

Josh Mainprize’s unbeaten 52 and 32 from Neil Elvidge helped the visitors post an imposing 228-7 from their 45 overs.

The Pikes were never up with the required run-rate and stuttered to 111-6 from their allotted overs, meaning the away side took 26 points from the fixture to stay top of the table.

Malton & Old Malton 2nds hung on for a losing draw against Acomb 2nds.

The visitors racked up 237-3 off their 45 overs, Will Spencer the pick of the Malton attack with 2-52.

Opener Sam Batty made 39 and Spencer 33 in the Ryedale outfit’s reply, but they only made it to 165-8 as Acomb’s bowlers kept things tight.