York Senior League round-up: Tom’s knock is Precious as Scarborough jump off the foot of the table

Ashish Kundi
Ashish Kundi

Tom Precious hit 48 to help Bob Carver’s Scarborough 2nds side to a winning draw against New Earswick that moved them off the foot of the division three table.

Precious’48, boosted by 34 from Mike Hurst and 30 from Ash Kundi as Scarborough made their way to 174 all out.

Paul Stimpson was the leading bowler for New Earswick, taking 4-36.

Despite Andrew James hitting a superb unbeaten 73 in reply, Scarborough took the winning draw as Earswick finished on 161-6.

Former skipper Nicky Sumpton collected 3-53 in the process.

Elsewhere, in division one Bridlington’s surge in fortune continued when they had a good 54-run win over a Harrogate side whose results have worsened. Casey Rudd’s 97 in Bridlington’s 157 all out was hugely important and enabled his side to post a decent score before being all out in 46.1 overs. The home wickets were shared between teenager Ashley Griffin who had good figures of 5-43 and Rob Stamworth whose 5-63 spanned a marathon 23 overs. In reply Simon Baines made 40 but his side were ousted in 39.4 overs for 103 as Sam Edmondson grabbed 6-44 and Steve Janney 3-18.

Flixton were beaten by Heworth by five wickets. There were runs for Flixton from Oliver Stephenson with 41 and Michael Clarke who made 43 but Dan Walton took 4-35 and Richard Bowling 3-40 to close the innings on 147.

Bowling then made 42 as he and Dave Simpson, 27, earned Heworth a five-wicket victory.

The day’s closest finish saw promotion-chasing Sewerby win off the penultimate delivery when they successfully chased down a Pickering total of 214-6.

Batting first on the cliff-top location, Pickering prospered through the batting of Colin Frank, who was undefeated with 64, Dave Greenlay 58, Eddie Cass 35 and Mark Shepherd who made 27.

Sewerby’s successful reply was masterminded by Russ Robinson who was unbeaten with 63 when a three-wicket win was clinched. He was well supported by Mike Artley 43, Luke Jennison 30 and Ben Dobson 29 whose combined efforts left Dave Greenlay frustrated with 3-88 off 23.5 overs.

Division two promotion candidates Malton & Old Malton fell off the pace when they were heavily defeated at Londesborough Park.

Park’s Darren Moody 5-39 and Mark Tissiman 4-31 were in decisive mood as they combined to dismiss Malton for 75. After an early blip,

James Hanley, 29no, and Sam Medley, 25no, strolled to a nine-wicket win.

In division three, joint leaders Duncombe Park came a cropper at Ripon where they lost by 37 runs in a game dominated by home player Tom Leeming.

He hit a first innings score of 54 as He and Rob Taylor, 67, helped the Citizens to 172-8, then captured 6-45 to plough the Park out for 135.

For the losing Helmsley side, Jack Cranage had creditable figures of 4-34 and Phil Marwood made 33no but lacked support as Matt Morton 2-24 gave Leeming bowling back-up.