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Senior Cricket League: Dunnington’s attack axis underpin win
David Johnson and Adam Iyer bowled Dunnington to their first Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League win of the season when they had little difficulty in protecting a low total of 105 at Selby.
Collis King top-scored with 21 as Josh Cruise, with 3-27, and Josh Jackson, with 5-32, appeared to have put Selby in control at the half-way stage.
However, the visitors’ bowlers then hit back with a vengeance with Johnson triggering a home collapse by claiming a hat-trick when he dismissed Tom Collins, Andrew Jarvis and Gareth Roberts with successive deliveries in a spell of 4-24.
Despite this impressive feat he was actually out-bowled by Iyer who closed with 5-21 as Selby were bustled out for only 52.
Clifton Alliance bowler Joel Hughes set up a fine win for his side over Beverley Town when he recorded the best analysis in the premier division for two seasons.
Ian Gilyon made 27 but Hughes claimed an impressive 8-32 in 17 and a half overs to dismiss last season’s runners-up for 103 in 34.3 overs.
Simon Roe hit back with 3-33 but was powerless to prevent Clifton moving to the top with a six-wicket win in 26.4 overs when John Gilham (27 not out) and Jason Gatus (30no) successfully built on Nick Hindle’s 30.
Two York batsmen fared well when their side took first innings at home to Studley Royal.
Rich Love made 46 and Rob Flack 45 to defy an 18-over spell by Steve Walmsley, who closed with 3-53, to take the Clifton Parkers to 161 all out.
Studley’s successful reply rested on an 86-run stand for the second wicket which was forged by Rob Nicholson (60) and Gary Blackburn (28).
Kallum Ahmed posed problems with 5-51 in 18.3 overs but could not stop the Royals winning by three wickets with 1.3 overs to spare.
The premier division’s best batting of the day came from Stamford Bridge, who hit 226-8 at Easingwold despite a 5-68 return by Andrew Metcalfe.
Dave Bradshaw headed the way with 75 backed by Dave Chaplin (30), Steve Sergeant (34) and Dominic Rhodes (39).
In reply, Jon Marwood made 49 before Paul Redshaw’s unbeaten 31 helped the home side gain a draw at 147-7.