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Woodhouse Grange march on as York exit Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy
10:59am Tuesday 8th May 2012 in Sport
WOODHOUSE Grange thrashed Thackley by 133 runs to reach the semi-finals of the – while York exited after a 13-run defeat at Woodlands.
Sutton-on-Derwent-based Grange will play either holders Whitley Hall or South Yorkshire League champions Elsecar in the last four after thumping Aire-Wharfe League winners Thackley in round one.
The reigning Hunters York & District Senior League premier division champions rattled up 249-5 from their 50 overs batting first.
Wicketkeeper Mike Burdett led the way with 114 not out from 108 balls. His explosive knock included 11 fours and four sixes.
The main support came from Tom Young, whose unbeaten 53 was his first half-century in the first team ranks. He faced 46 balls and struck seven fours.
Burdett and Young put on an unbeaten 138 in 15 overs, including 109 runs off the last ten overs of the innings.
The hosts were then bowled out for 116 in 37.3 overs.
Paul Naylor top-scored for Thackley with 29, with Tom Quinn claiming 3-26 and David Suddaby taking 3-30.
Meanwhile, Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League holders York were edged out by 13 runs in a nail-biting encounter at Bradford League winners Woodlands.
Duncan Snell led a York side missing four regular first-team players.
Having won the toss and put the home side in, Snell had every reason to be proud of his young bowling attack as they dismissed Woodlands for 175.
Jake Murphy opened up with a tight spell and five of his first eight overs were maidens.
But it was his new ball partner, Glen Richmond, who struck first as his full straight delivery was too good for the defence of ex-county player Scott Richardson.
Former York run-machine Simon Mason, now in his second season at Woodlands, made a dogged half-century.
He survived a couple of early scares when lofted shots just evaded the fielders, but Snell then trapped the other opener Sam Frankland lbw. It took the hosts until the 34th over to reach 100. In the same over Ryan McKendry (3-41) picked up the first of his wickets, Richmond taking a well judged catch at deep long on.
The spinner picked up wickets in each of his next two overs, including Mason, caught in the deep by Oliver Hairs.
Tim Orrell threatened to ignite the innings, scoring 22 from 20 balls, but Murphy knocked back off stump. Two balls later he removed overseas signing Safraz Ahmed and the pace bowler wrapped up the innings for 175 with three wickets in his next over to finish with figures of 5-22 from ten overs.
The best batting performance of day came from Oliver Hairs with a 42-ball half-century containing nine fours and a six.
With him at the crease and the total on 86-2 in the 17th over, York looked in control.
When Hairs departed, Alex Collins made 24 and, when he was run out, the visitors needed 38 from the last 11 overs with four wickets in hand.
However, the fielding side kept their nerve and Mason’s direct hit to run out Richmond ended the contest.