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Senior Cricket League: Bowler Richard Mann makes hat-trick history
HAT-TRICK hero Richard Mann made history in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League by snaring three wickets with the first three balls of Woodhouse Grange’s six-wicket win over Beverley.
Mann’s unique feat made for an explosive start to the premier division game as he had Faisal Abid caught, then John Voden was clean bowled, before Ian Gilyon’s bails were dislodged.
Beverley recovered thanks to 50 from Peter Groves, but were only able to make 135-9. Mann’s final figures were 3-27 while Nick Hadfield returned 3-33.
Grange’s successful response saw Mike Hattee make 36 and Mike Burdett 46.
Joint leaders Studley Royal were eight-wicket winners at home to basement side Goole Town.
Goole were all out for 129 as Dan Craven took 4-41 and Ben Crewe 4-20.
Studley skipper Steve Walmsley then hit 61 and Gary Blackburn made 43 not out.
Clifton Alliance slipped to second after a closely-fought draw at Easingwold.
John Gilham hit a fine 110 as Alliance reached 233-9.
Easingwold closed on 220-6 in reply as Martin Piercy hit 56, Mike Mizerwinski 62 and Kyle Waite 48 not out. Alex Renton took 4-66.
Lowly Selby were bowled out for 147 by York II at Clifton Park as Mike Mortimer (5-29) and Matt Hodgson (3-17) joined forces. Lee Wild top-scored with 34.
Selby skipper Gareth Roberts hit back with 4-54, but Toby Clemminson’s 43 helped York to a four-wicket win.
Visiting Sheriff Hutton Bridge just gained the edge in a drawn game at Stamford Bridge.
Paul Oldfield (57) and Rob Pinder (58) forged a 96-run second-wicket partnership for Sheriff and Adam Fisher hit three sixes in a rapid 53 in a total of 230-8.
Stamford skipper Matt Beckett had figures of 3-38 and then made 36, while Dave Bradshaw hit 43 and Phil Hill 44 not out in Stamford’s 207-6.
Bottom side Bolton Percy missed the chance to gain their third win in division one when they lost by two wickets at home to Fenner.
Batting first Percy were dismissed for 97 in 41.2 overs and, although Tom Anderson hit back with 3-29 in eight overs, Fenner were gifted 27 extras.
Heworth kept in touch with the leaders when they beat Folkton & Flixton by five wickets.
Dan Walton took 4-35 and Richard Bowling 3-40 to close the Folkton innings on 147. Bowling then made 42 in Heworth’s reply.
Andy Tute (107) struck his 12th league century in Acomb ’s victory over Hull Zingari.
Andy Green added 47 as Acomb totalled 208-9 when batting first against Hull Zingari and Simon Brown then claimed 4-54 to dismiss Zingari for 169.
Pickering lost to Sewerby off the penultimate delivery.
Pickering’s total of 214-6 included runs from Colin Frank (64no) and Dave Greenlay (58). Greenlay’s 3-88 off 23.5 overs was not enough to seal the points.