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Stamford Bridge claim Foss Evening Cricket League title
10:07am Wednesday 3rd August 2011 in Foss League
Stamford Bridge ousted reigning champions Woodhouse Grange by 11 runs in a tight clash to claim their maiden Foss Evening Cricket League title.
Dom Rhodes’s 66 off 44 deliveries, graced by five fours and five sixes, and a 28-ball 33 topped by two sixes for David Chaplin led Bridge to 144-4.
Rob Daniel (24) and Andy Anderson (37) laid a foundation for Grange’s chase before Jamie Hopwood (45) tried his best for the outgoing champions.
Rhodes took two wickets in his only over and Steve Sergeant’s tight second spell saw Bridge home.
York’s chances of taking a maiden title were quashed by Bridge’s victory. York were left kicking their heels as Pocklington conceded early in the day.
Londesborough Park gained a vital win over Dunnington. Tom Williamson’s 4-13 saw Dunnington struggle to 85-7 before James Beavers hit 34 to see Park home by eight wickets. To survive, Park must beat Heworth next week and hope now-relegated Barmby Moor can do them a favour by beating Pocklington.
Barmby Moor lost at Heworth as Tom Collard (60 not out) and Rich Walton (53) led the home team to 144-2. Youngster Tom Neal took 3-21 to leave Moor short at 128-6.
Osbaldwick confirmed themselves as division two champions in their debut campaign, beating nearest rivals Stockton & Hopgrove.
In a tight match Osso posted 104-6 before Stockton fell just short at 100-8.
The loss by Stockton puts Westow in prime position for promotion, leapfrogging their rivals after defeating The Retreat. Martyn Woodliffe (48) and B Boyd (40) led Westow to 140-5. The efforts of Salman Syed (45) and Andy Northfield (32) were not enough to see The Retreat home, falling short by 13 runs.
Yapham shook the relegation battle up by defeating Melbourne by 37 runs. John Flint (48) and Will Axup (38) counterbalanced Rich Readman’s 3-23 to lead Yapham to 120-8. Martin Pearson (3-13), Alex Gurnell (3-13) and Alex Nattrass (3-21) were in the wickets as only Ian Scott (26) made runs in Melbourne’s struggle to 83-9.
Wheldrake secured their first victory of the summer in convincing fashion. Anthony Carter (92no) and Jon Hamilton (41no) saw Wheldrake post 142-0.
Bishopthorpe were bowled out for 111 as Dave Fearne and Hamilton took two wickets apiece.
Division three remains a tight duel with Thixendale and Heworth Colts tied at the top going into the last game after Thix turned over their rivals at Elmpark Way.
Steve Hood (59) led Thixendale to 147-8 before Pete Wooley’s 3-22 ensured the Colts were well short at 102-8 despite the efforts of Matt Huffer (34) and Carl Bairstow (33). Both sides are promoted, but the result of the last round of matches will determine the title winners.
York RI’s season finished in defeat as Fulfordgate ended a run of tied matches between the two.
RI posted 101-9 – S Mason (37) the only batsman to avoid the spell of Ray Dodd (3-18).
Fulfordgate were seen home by reliable batting lynchpin Mick Nelson (25no) with Liam Hancy (16no) hitting the winning runs to go with his two wickets.
Dunnington Academy have given themselves a chance of a top-three finish after beating The Retreat II by ten wickets. John Hughes made 29 but youngster Sam Blain took 3-7 to limit Retreat to 80-6.
Kevin Bradley (61no) enabled Dunnington to cruise home in only ten overs.