Senior Cricket League: Thunderstorm holds up Woodhouse Grange victory march at Sheriff Hutton (From York Press)
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Senior Cricket League: Thunderstorm holds up Woodhouse Grange victory march at Sheriff Hutton
10:19am Monday 6th August 2012 in York Senior League
Division three leaders Woodhouse Grange II were denied the chance of clocking up their ninth win when a thunderstorm curtailed their game at Sheriff Hutton.
Grange were left in limbo needing 31 to win with six wickets in hand after Sheriff had made 155-8.
Joel Wilford hit 32 and Geoff Schofield 31 for Sheriff as Matt Shepherd claimed 3-35. In reply, Luke Cattle hit 55 before being run out while Jon Bean made 39 in an aborted total of 125-4.
New Earswick posed few problems for promotion-chasing Welton & Brough, who had a six-wicket win at White Rose Avenue.
Matt Noble made 36 in Earswick’s 127 all out before Martin Hewitson took 3-52 in a losing cause.
Scarborough chalked up a six-wicket win over Hovingham.
Matt Kay took 5-43 as Hovingham hit 181-8 in 43 overs, before Joe Padmore made 74 and Ash Kundi an unbeaten 50 in a winning 185-4. Hov’s Paul Deverell was 35 not out.
Carlton Towers just missed out to Sessay in a tight draw.
Sessay’s Robbie Fountain made 81 and shared an 80-run second-wicket partnership with Matt Wass (23).
Paul Flintoff hit three sixes in a rapid 46 in Sessay’s 229-7, with Matt Torn claiming 4-37 in six overs.
Torn followed with 31, Louis Ellin made 63 and Mark Holmes hit 57 but Carlton closed on 220-6.
Duncombe Park remain third after beating Malton but they are only three points behind the leaders.
Tom Audsley hit 48 in Malton’s total of 191-7, with Park’s Johnny Leckenby taking 3-36 and Jack Crannidge 3-63. Brian Leckenby then hit 48 to counter Stuart Whatmore’s 3-50 before Peter Kent conjured a five-wicket win with an unbeaten 38.
Fourth-placed Ripon lost by six wickets to visitors Pocklington.
Rob Taylor made 30 for Ripon, but Dan Atkinson (3-33) and Geoff Woodward (2-33) restricted them to 132-7. Pock’s Andy Inns made 31 against Chris Hazzard (4-31).