Champions Woodhouse Grange stretch lead with premier division win over York II

York Press: York II bowler Chris Burn successfully appeals for an LBW decision against Woodhouse Grange batsman Nick HadfieldPicture: Nigel Holland York II bowler Chris Burn successfully appeals for an LBW decision against Woodhouse Grange batsman Nick HadfieldPicture: Nigel Holland

REIGNING premier division champions Woodhouse Grange strengthened their grip on top spot as they beat York II by six wickets in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

Will Stephen carried York’s batting as he made an unbeaten 63, but his side were only able to total 148 as Andrew Horner took 3-19 and Steve Burdett 3-43.

Tom Young made 64 and Chris Bilton an undefeated 41 as Grange recorded their fifth win of the season.

Sewerby are finding premier division life difficult and suffered a fifth defeat when entertaining Clifton Alliance.

Lewis Beasley made 47 not out and Tom Chippendale added 37 in Sewerby’s 175-8, while Liam Green had 3-31 for Alliance.

Shaun Acton claimed 3-57 in the Alliance reply but Joe Ashdown hit an unbeaten 81 and John Hunter was on 26 not out when a six-wicket win was registered.

Easingwold lost a little ground on the leaders but still moved up to second place after gaining a profitable draw with fourth-placed Fenner.

The Piercys were Easingwold’s batting heroes, with Martin making 67 and Steve 62 in a total of 222-7, while Fenner mustered 156-8 in response.

Second-placed Beverley dropped down the table when they had to settle for the worst of a draw at Stamford Bridge.

Stamford posted a target of 183-7, headed by Paul Milner’s unbeaten 33. Matt Mudd took 3-44 for Beverley, whose response was led by Faisal Abid's 26.

The bowling of skipper Matt Beckett, with 4-35, and D Davies, who had 3-35, held Beverley to 168-9.

Batting first at Studley Royal, Sheriff Hutton Bridge found Steve Walmsley a handful as he claimed 4-37 with his good spin bowling.

Skipper Adam Fisher top-scored with 40, but a first innings total of 150-7 appeared to be inadequate when Studley made a promising start.

Walmsley fell for 39 and his dismissal allowed the visitors to get back into the game with Mark Fisher taking 4-21 and Ben Harrison 4-56. The Royals held out for a draw at 128-9.

Two sides in the bottom three met at Dunnington and an exciting game ended with Hull Zingari winning by one wicket.

Dunnington totalled 173-9 with Jack Bolam’s 42 the best knock, backed by Kev Bradley (29), Adam Sutcliffe (32) and Tom Loten (25).

Adam Iyer then took 4-55 and Josh Barrett 4-47, but Luke Hills' unbeaten 52 saw Zingari sneak home.

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7:19am Wed 18 Jun 14

hula says...

Here we go again,Woodhouse Grange on their way to another premier league title....Yawn.....
Here we go again,Woodhouse Grange on their way to another premier league title....Yawn..... hula
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