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Crayke crack at Clifton to fall into Pilmoor League’s second division
9:49am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Pilmoor League
Clifton Alliance took first innings at Crayke and, with the consistent Nick Hindle making an unbeaten 82 and Ryan Partington supporting with 38, Alliance posted 142-2.
Crayke’s response limped to 55-7 with Josh Bean claiming 4-21.
Newburgh went into their fixture at Helperby needing a win to be certain of retaining their division one status. Batting first, Tom Banks (38), Charles Ramsay (54no) and Jason Sargent (23no) all made runs as Newburgh totalled 126-2. Helperby were 34-1 in the ninth over when the weather intervened.
Champions Thirsk suffered a rare defeat at Sheriff Hutton Bridge.
Thirsk batted first and 47 from Ben Elders and 25 from Mark Nursey took them to 116-6, but Bridge opener Josh Cockerill made 31 and David Phillips 43 in a winning 118-3 in the 15th over.
Sessay ended their season with a win at home to Dringhouses .
Dringhouses struggled to 54-7 as Alistair McKenzie took 3-14. Nick Thorne (29no) and Paul Flintoff (23no) then took Sessay to a rapid victory at 60-0 in five overs.
Division two winners Alne lost at Rowntrees. Steve Burdett made a half-century in Rowntrees’ 108-4, with John Dowd (21) also contributing. Toby Stirke had the best return for Alne with 2-11.
Rowntrees pair Steve Allen (2-14) and Pete Edmondson (2-19) restricted Alne to 106-7.
There was another close finish at Acomb where Huby were edged out by three runs.
Steve Lennox (49) and Chris Foster (21) helped Acomb to 145-5 with Mark Swales returning 3-34.
Huby’s Max Lord (46), Ian Robertshaw (35) and Thomas Piercy (15no) carried them to 142-4.
Easingwold ended their campaign with a victory when they beat Sheriff Hutton by two wickets.
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