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Debut York Vale Cricket League cup win for Hirst Courtney
10:23am Saturday 18th August 2012 in Sport
The Hirst innings got off to a cautious start as tight bowling from Adam Prescott and Matt Smith had the openers in all sorts of trouble.
When Goddard was snapped up by a smart catch behind with just 17 on the board Burn’s attack was in the ascendancy. Opener Tony Hinch, benefitting from a dropped catch, steadied the ship while Craig Lawson (34) kept the score ticking over.
When spinner Jamie Bingle broke the vital 69-run partnership in the 23rd over, Jake Wild (37) rapidly moved the score to 150 before Hinch (61) also fell victim to Bingle following a smart stumping by Ed Clark.
Bingle finished with 4-50 from his ten overs, while Smith returned 3-32 from nine as Hirst closed on 204-8.
Burn’s reply got off to a bad start. Opener Ray Adamson went for nine and wickets continued to fall regularly.
A determined 34 by Bingle kept the response on track before he was run out after a smart throw from the covers into the gloves of veteran Lol Stones, who capped a fine wicket-keeping performance by snapping up two catches off the bowling of Mark Alford.
It was Alford who put an end to Burn’s spirited attempt to keep up with the run rate with a superb 5-42 in six overs as Burn were bowled out for 122.
The silverware was presented to Hirst skipper Hinch by Robert Woolley, a partner in sponsors HPH.
North Duffield successfully defended a total of 153 against York RI to lift the Scothern Construction Cup.
They won by 31 runs in the final at Hemingbrough, where RI could not capitalise on a solid bowling performance.
Trevor Britain made 63 and Shaun Pickles struck eight boundaries in his 42 for Duffield, who were held in check by Gary Walker, with 2-20 from ten overs, and 3-29 by Phil Holland.
RI’s response was led by Holland (32) and Will Outhart (30) but, at 68-5 after 23 overs, they were well behind the clock.
Steve Miller (4-24) accounted for RI’s top three batsmen and with John Patrick finishing with 4-21, RI were bowled out for 122.
Askham Bryan II stormed into the final of the Graham Headley Memorial Trophy with a 172-run demolition of Hirst Courtney II.
Askham amassed 263-6 with the major contributors being Sam Abbey, who notched his second successive half-century with 61, Ashwin Shetty (55), Steve Mason (46no) and skipper Mike Bains (43).
Hirst were never in the hunt and Askham luxuriated in giving ten of their players a bowl, including wicket-keeper Varatharajam Balakumar, who took a hat-trick with his first three deliveries.
Askham will face Stockton & Hopgrove II in the final at Kelfield on Sunday, September 2.
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