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Michael Charno makes an unbeaten 144 in Foss Evening Cricket League
10:47am Wednesday 13th July 2011 in Foss League
American expatriate Michael Charno hit a suspected record Foss Evening Cricket League innings in division three to kick-start York RI’s late promotion charge.
RI posted a huge 222-2 as Charno clubbed an unbeaten 144 from just 60 balls, with 17 fours and eight maximums, and Cooper added 36. Charno’s effort was the third century of the season in a run-laden summer. The Retreat II were well adrift in reply at 100-9 with Curtis 31 not out and Brookes taking 4-10 as RI carded a third straight win.
Stamford Bridge continue to top the division one championship race with a win over Barmby Moor. Dom Rhodes (47), Jack Barnett (45no) and Dave Bradshaw (26no) led Bridge to 133-2. Moor replied with 98-1 led by Sean Houltham (48no) and Adie Stancer (33no).
York remain second as brothers Kyle (53no) and Ryan (38no) Waite led the city side to a nine-wicket win over Londesborough Park with three overs to spare.
Park were restricted to 96-7 as Andrew Hodgson took 2-9 from four overs. Andrew Simpson also took two wickets.
Woodhouse Grange took revenge on Pocklington for a last-ball defeat earlier in the season with a ten-wicket triumph at Sutton-on-Derwent.
Pocklington mustered only 66-8 before Tom Quinn biffed a quickfire 51 not out. Jamie Hopwood’s unbeaten 19 included two sixes to finish the match.
Dunnington were bowled out for 56 as Martin Boothroyd took 3-11 while there were two wickets apiece for Fosdike, Dan Walton and Ian Middleton.
Stockton & Hopgrove are on target for successive promotions with an eight-wicket division two win in a low-scoring match with Melbourne.
The MCG men made 68-6 in 16 overs, Stockton knocking the runs off in 11 overs for the loss of two wickets.
There was another low-scoring game at Yapham as Dan Edwards (4-15) and Martin Pearson (3-12) shot out The Retreat for 47. Yapham lost four wickets in passing the target but victory lifted them into the top half, though only one point above the drop zone along with their opponents and Bishopthorpe.
There was a thrilling last-over victory in division three for Heworth Colts over fellow youngsters Dunnington Academy. Dunnington posted 114-7 with the efforts of Dan Andrew (24) and Ollie Souter (23) blown away by Hennie Cottze’s three wickets in four balls.
Heworth were on top with Jonny Elsegood (43) and Will Rymer (20) opening with 66. Dunnington skipper George Wilson pulled it back with figures of 4-0-12-2 leaving the Colts needing 14 from the last over. An inside-out six over extra cover from Greg Sykes (37no) won it for leaders Heworth.
Ovington and Thixendale did not play due to the Little Knavesmire side’s continuing travails with their ground. The League have given dispensation for the teams to try to replay the match, while Ovington are faced with having to play their last four games away from home in the chase for promotion in their debut season.