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Senior Cricket League: Champions Woodhouse Grange underline their domination
A half-century by Nick Hadfield, allied to good support by the Bilton brothers, saw Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League champions Woodhouse Grange underline their domination with a six-wicket victory at York.
The home side took first innings and, despite a nap hand of cameos, were dismissed for 180 as Quinn, with 4-29, and Suddaby with 3-16, put the newly-crowned kings in control.
This superiority then materialised into a six-wicket win as Hadfield struck 51, Chris Bilton 46no and Andy Bilton 40.
At Beverley, John Thornton set up a comfortable victory for Clifton Alliance which assured survival.
Tony Spence made 32 for the hosts but lacked support as Thornton captured 5-50 in a maximum permitted 15-over stint. Sid Corley then made 55 and Joe Ashdown 43 in a nine-wicket win.
Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s runners-up rating was put in peril when they suffered their second defeat of the season.
A fine unbeaten 84 by Kyle Waite propelled Easingwold to a five-wicket win with ten balls to spare.
Bridge skipper Adam Fisher hit 64 to take his season’s tally to 870 runs. Rob Pinder made 46 but Bridge slipped from 147-3 to 192-7.
Easingwold’s Martin Piercy and Kyle Waite saw them move to 102 after an early loss before Piercy was dismissed by Mark Fisher for 50.
Fisher (3-42) brought about a mini- collapse before Waite found a powerful partner in Dan Copeland who hit a quick 34. Waite went on to reach 84no.
Stamford Bridge maintained their powerful drive towards the runners-up slot when their five-wicket win over rivals Dunnington left them a mere five points behind second-placed Sheriff Hutton Bridge.
Kev Bradley hit 67 for Dunnington and support came from Jack Bolam (42) and 37no from Collis King whose unbeaten 37 took his seasonal aggregate to 887.
But Dave Craven bowled a fine 5-33 and restricted Dunnington to 197-8.
Dunnington skipper Adam Iyer claimed 3-52 but was outgunned by his opposite number, Matt Beckett who notched 77. With Phil Hill making 27no, Stamford earned maximum reward at 201-5.
In division one, Heworth leap-frogged Sessay into third place when they won by 17 runs in a bowler-dominated game.
Olly Sherwood (35) and Dan Walton (46) excelled for Heworth as spinner Steve Langstaff wrought havoc by taking five wickets for as many runs. With Matt Till supporting with 3-25, Heworth were rolled over for 121.
Matt Till was the only batsman to prosper as he made 51 as Sessay were dismissed for 104, Walton (3-25) and Dan Ellwood (3-8) doing the damage.
A 117-run partnership for the fifth-wicket between Colin Frank (66) and Mark Shepherd (57) ensured Pickering made a respectable 206-8 in reply to Fenner to ensure division one safety.
Following their 11th win of the season which clinched the first division title, Hull Zingari were presented with the Gilmour and Dean Trophy.
Zingari stretched their unbeaten run to 29 games when they inflicted a nine-wicket defeat on a Beverley II side which suffered relegation.
The latter posted a useful 221-8, headed by Andy Burton 71’s and James Vodden’s 54no.
Hull, however, relied on a match-winning stand of 154 between Guy Martinson, who totalled 106no and Alistair Markham, unbeaten on 67, to confirm the title triumph.
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