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Bishopthorpe and North Cave head-to-head in York Vale Cricket League finale
11:39am Thursday 6th September 2012 in Sport
Cave will have home advantage at Church Street, where they edged out Hirst Courtney last Saturday by six runs. A third-wicket partnership of exactly 100 between Rob Page (68) and James Windeatt (51) earned Cave a narrow victory.
It was easier for Bishopthorpe, whose game at Ovington was switched to Ferry Lane because the Knavesmire pitch was not fit. The Bishops won by 70 runs after a rapid 49 from skipper Ben Smith lifted his side to 172-8 which proved well beyond Ovington’s reach.
Should the Cave v Bishopthorpe game be off, or tied, then that will leave the door open for Hemingbrough who would take the title if they win at Ovington.
Hemingbrough will go into that game in good heart after thumping relegated Wheldrake by 87 runs, Matt Milburn (77) leading them to an impressive 225-7.
Clifton Alliance were shot out for 59 by Stockton & Hopgrove, Matt Bradshaw, Jamie Ross, Kallum Perera and Rich Grimes taking a couple of wickets apiece. Giles Smith was the only wicket to fall as Stockton won by nine wickets.
Copmanthorpe continued their recent revival at Burn where Sunny Sharma top-scored with 91 after Andy Northfield (52) and Giles Ricks (39) shared a 92-run opening stand as Cop made an impressive 240.
A spectacular bowling performance by the Baldock family swept Fulfordgate to the second division title at Barmby Moor.
The home side had advanced to 69-4 with Dave Baldock (4-29) taking all the wickets to fall. His father, Alan, then took six wickets in eight deliveries, including his second hat-trick of the summer, as Moor were bowled out for 72. Fulford lost three wickets as they knocked the runs off in 25 overs.
Askham Bryan consolidated second spot by beating Ben Johnson and Kelfield maintained their promotion hopes as runs by Chris Walker (62) and Andy Charlton (54) proved decisive against Thorpe Willoughby.
A second-wicket stand of 122 between Jeremy Phillips (89) and Mike Charno (81) set up York RI’s crushing win against Selby .
North Duffield batsman Paul Johnson ran riot against Thixendale in division three, smashing 152 from just 92 balls. His innings included ten sixes and a dozen fours and saw Duffield post an impregnable 292-8 – the highest total by any side in the league this year. Johnson figured in two century partnerships –111 with Steve Miller (38) and 103 with James Knibb (39) for the second and third wickets respectively.
Pocklington completed their fixtures by beating Burn II to go top of division four but could still be overhauled by Goole who visit bottom club Wheldrake II.
Askham Bryan II moved into pole position in division five by defeating Thorp Arch & Boston Spa, victorious skipper Mike Bains being run out for 93.
Lewis Smith cracked 70 to guide Stamford Bridge to a six-wicket win against Thorp Arch & Boston Spa II in division six.
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