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Vale League: Copmanthorpe snare honours for last-gasp win
10:43am Friday 20th July 2012 in Sport
Acomb opener Andrew Jacques (53) shared a second-wicket partnership of 68 with Sam Coulson (38) to put their side in a good position. However, Roy Atkinson (4-38) and Alistair Byers (2-34) got Copmanthorpe back in the game as Acomb finished on 156-8.
Atkinson (56) then put on 78 for Cop’s first wicket with Paul Newton (22), but the run-rate slowed and wickets fell with Steve Buckton taking 3-31.
With Byers making 31, Copmanthorpe inched towards their target, Neil Brook and Ben Beetham scrambling three byes off the first three balls of the final over.
Hirst Courtney moved into the semi-finals of the HPH Cup with a six-run win in an 18-overs-a-side thrash at Stockton & Hopgrove.
David Kerrison hit a top score of 37 as Stockton totalled 81-6 in pursuit of Hirst’s 87-7.
Stamford Bridge will face Thorp Arch & Boston Spa in the President’s Cup semi-finals after TABS beat Pocklington by 48 runs.
TABS’s 192-7 was set up by an 84-run partnership between Alistair Crawford (56) and Chris Stephenson (38). Graham Casey contributed 34 and Pock gave away 30 extras. Callum Quarton was the pick of the bowlers with 3-36.
Pock slid to 33-3 and although Elliott Newby instigated a recovery with 58, their reply fell short on 134-7, Adam Tomlinson finishing with 4-36.
Bowler Matthew Collins produced a great burst to fire Hirst Courtney II into the last four of the Graham Headley Memorial Trophy at the expense of Dunnington .
Hirst had made a modest 106-8, but it proved sufficient as Collins claimed 5-8 in seven overs. Eshan Malhotra responded with 40, but with Kieran Morris taking 3-18, Dunnington were bowled out for 91.
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