Pilmoor Cricket League: Sheriff Hutton Bridge take pole position in three-way title battle

Pilmoor Cricket League: Sheriff Hutton Bridge take pole position in three-way title battle

Pilmoor Cricket League: Sheriff Hutton Bridge take pole position in three-way title battle

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SHERIFF Hutton Bridge are right in the mix for the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League division one title after toppling rivals Sessay.

With one round of fixtures remaining, the Bridge are now joint top with Thirsk, with reigning champions Sessay a point further back.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge batted first at Sessay and lost three early wickets before a quickfire 22 from Nick Scaling set them on the road to recovery.

Steve Clipston's 23 not out saw them to 105-8 as Mark Jackson took 2-27 and Tom Wilkinson 3-37.

Tim Hall made 33 to keep Sessay on track but the innings fell apart when he was out. Wilkinson made 17 but Mark Fisher (2-14), Jordan Grose (3-26) and A Ibbotson (3-17) had them all out for 77.

Thirsk overcame a strong challenge from visiting Sheriff Hutton.

Thirsk batted first and made 131-7, James Wilkinson making 25 while Eddie Hull took 2-43 and David Hull 2-23.

Geoff Schofield then hit 61 and Joe Schofield 25, but they fell agonisingly short on 129-2.

Alne came out on top in a relegation encounter at Newburgh.

Luke Vincent (42) and Alex Buteux (32) helped Alne to 102-6, with Wayne Linton claiming 3-35 for the hosts.

Toby Stirke (2-17), P Clark (4-29) and Alex Buteux (2-22) chipped away as Newbburgh fell short on 95-9.

Helperbys's losing sequence came to an end when beat bottom side Clifton Alliance.

Atish Chouhan (44), Mark Spilman (26) and Luis Rees-Hughes (46) took them to 157-2.

W Paragreen, with 2-12, and Ollie Swiers, with 2-18, restricted Clifton to 104-8, despite 57 from Dave Skaith.

Easingwold kept alive their promotion hopes with a win over leaders Acomb in division two and a win in their final fixture will see them promoted.

Easingwold's 151-5 included 50 retired from Luke Ramsay and 45 from Ryan Waite, with Martin Pepper taking 2-18 for Acomb.

Pepper then struck 54 and Joe Dale added 27, but Tommy Langstaff was Easingwold's match winner with 5-23 as Acomb closed on 130-6.

Crayke recorded their second victory of the campaign when they came out on top at Raskelf.

Peter Carr (44) and T Pears (39no) helped them to 116-3.

Mark Hutchinson then took 3-18 as the home reply closed on 103-5 despite an unbeaten 33 from Harry Ellis and 19 from John Wilson.

In a delayed fixture, Rowntrees & Huntington beat Dringhouses.

John Dowd (33), Robert Stevens (29) and Richard Shaw (25no) steered Rowntrees to 109-5, with Mick Kenyon returning 2-10 for Dringhouses.

Elliott Shires top-scored in the Dringhouses reply with 42 not out, but they closed on 86-6, curtailed by Steve Beales (2-14) and Alex Phillips (2-37).

Rowntrees & Huntington then tied with visiting Huby.

Max Lord (39), E Buck (37), Sean Dixon (39) and Mike South (21) posted 155-9 for Huby against Alex Phillips (2-36), Max Hunter (2-19) and Tom Shaw (2-6).

Tom Shaw led the home reply with 50 retired, while Richard Shaw made 42 not out and Dan Waterworth a rapid 21.

A scrambled two off the last ball saw them tie the scores at 155-4.

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