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Damp squib greets start of centenary cricket season
10:08am Monday 23rd April 2012 in York Senior League
The Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League’s centenary season got off to a stuttering start.
Persistent rain caused two thirds of the opening-day games to be called off by mid-morning.
A hailstorm and more rain meant play was only possible in nine of the scheduled 46 games – and only five of those were played to a conclusion.
Only two premier division games made a start and both had to be aborted after tea.
At Beverley, division one champions Selby were dismissed for 127 as Mal Mudd claimed 5-33 for the hosts.
Selby’s best batting came from Gareth Townend (23) and Josh Cruise (25). Beverley had moved to 25-0 when the weather took over.
Dunnington batted first at Easingwold and made 152-8 thanks to Jack Bolam’s 62 and Kev Bradley’s 29. Paul Redshaw was the pick of the home bowling with 4-63, while Nick Thornicroft took 3-63 on his debut. Easingwold’s reply failed to get under way.
Acomb gained a march on their division one rivals by chalking up a win over Bolton Percy. Percy were whipped out for 89, with Acomb skipper Simon Brown taking 6-25 and Joe Dale 3-47. Andy Green then made 29 as Acomb moved to a seven-wicket victory.
Pocklington were on the wrong end of a draw with Welton & Brough in division three.
In division five, Stamford Bridge beat Welton and Whitkirk defeated York IV.