Senior Cricket League: Leckenby falls just short of century again

Duncombe Park’s Brian Leckenby on his way to 90 against Pocklington

Duncombe Park’s Brian Leckenby on his way to 90 against Pocklington

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PROLIFIC Duncombe Park batsman Brian Leckenby was out in the 90s for the second time this season in a rain-hit division two north game at home to Pocklington.

His innings of 90 was the backbone of the home side’s 177-7 declared. Visitors Pocklington were in trouble at 54-6 off 20 overs when the weather came to their rescue.

In a reduced overs game against York, Woodhouse Grange batted first on their own pitch and posted 100-8 off their 25 overs. Jonathan Bean weighed in with 22 as Ben Atkinson took 4-36 for York.

Skipper Paul Grewer soon had York in trouble with his 3-22, but the contest was brought to an early end with the score on 25-3 and 6.4 overs bowled.

In division two south, Clifton Alliance found a trio of Hornsea veterans in fine form as the home side racked up 266-6 thanks to skipper Paul Johnson (93), Dan Dales (62no) and Richard Medforth (26). Ryan Turner took 3-19 for Clifton.

In reply, the visitors had Will Scholey's 73 not out to thank as they closed on 133-8 as Medforth took 4-25.

Hosts Beverley Town took the bulk of the points against Hull to go top of the division.

In a match reduced to 25 overs per side, Beverley scored 129-8 with Brad Dobson top scoring with 35. Then James Emery’s 4-35 was not quite enough to oust the visitors as they hung on at 118-9.

Patrington scored 239 at home to Thorp Arch & Boston Spa, who then closed on 158-7 with George Gibson contributing 66.

Scarborough continued their steady climb up the division three south table after trouncing visitors Welton & Brough.

Josh Mainprize hit an unbeaten 101 and skipper Joe Padmore 68 in the hosts' 225-2 and Welton were shot out for 97 as Mathew Kay took 6-20.

At Stamford Bridge, Goole Town notched up 146-5 in 38 overs,with Simon Franks contributing 33 and Brendan Lewis an unbeaten 57.

The Low Catton Road outfit were 74-4 when proceedings ended after 18 overs.

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