Senior Cricket League: Easi points as division three north leaders move clear

Senior Cricket League: Easi points as division three north leaders move clear

Senior Cricket League: Easi points as division three north leaders move clear

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DIVISION three north leaders Easingwold landed the jackpot when they were gifted the full 30 points as Whitkirk were unable to field a side in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

The walkover increased their lead to 24 points as Sheriff Hutton Bridge had to settle for 24 points in a rain-affected game at Malton & Old Malton.

Bridge’s declared total of 173-4 included 82 by Steve Crowder and 55 from Mike Smith. Tom Magee then took 3-23 but an unbeaten 71 from Martyn Woodliffe enabled Malton to gain a draw at 139-6.

At Londesborough Park, Dan Grainger made 45, Tom Piercy 54 and Chris Cundall 25 as Huby posted a total of 183-8.

Rory Stephenson had 3-28 for Park, whose Tom Williamson then made 30 not out to earn a draw at 116-8. Grainger claimed 3-53 and Hugh Sheddon 3-30.

Stuart Craven had reached 71 not out in a total of 134-1 when Woodhouse Grange’s game with Stillington was closed by the weather.

York’s Kevin Mendham hit an unbeaten 69 as his side posted one of the day’s highest totals in a 104-run win against Drax.

Pradeep Basthiankoralage made 56 in a total of 160-8. In reply, Paul Vickers made 52 not out, but Tony Hall’s 4-47 proved to be the clincher.

Civil Service’s batsmen were in the groove when they made 252-6 and then won by 129 runs at home to Welton in division three south. Elliott Newby made 63 and Will Phelps 59, with backing from Glen Crouch’s unbeaten 40 and 26 by Chris Lowen.

Welton were routed for 123 as Travis Crouch bagged 4-32.

Andy James hit 81 for New Earswick, which turned out to be exactly the same as the innings total for opponents Goole. Andy Routledge added 35 as Earswick made 176-7.

In Goole’s 81 all out, Simon Franks made 39 but his colleagues struggled as Martyn Hewitson claimed 3-17 and Stuart Masheder 6-24.

Luke Welburn hit 86 in Pickering’s 189-5 against Stamford Bridge, whose Martin Veysey had 3-8 and Ben Beard 3-37. Stamford’s reply was 81 runs below par as Ady Boyes claimed 3-13 and Tony Evans 3-24. Graham Tipping made 22.

Heworth maintained their promotion push when they defeated Scarborough by eight wickets after the North Marine Road side had only been able to post a target of 76-9.

Will Fryer had 3-8 for Heworth, whose Jonathon Draper was unbeaten on 50.

Rowntrees & Huntington stayed top after they beat Selby by seven wickets.

Jamie Wheeler made 40 in Selby’s 106-8 as Rob Stevens claimed 3-21.

Huntington were taken to their goal by Jack Hugill, who made 57, and Stevens, who was unbeaten with 26.

Fenner dismissed hosts Yapham for 119, with Martin Pearson making 27, and then totalled 120-5.

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