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Senior Cricket League: Rain arrives to rescue Malton from defeat
10:20am Monday 6th August 2012 in York Senior League
Malton & Old Malton were saved by the weather as they took on division two leaders Beverley Town II.
Rain stopped play with visitors Beverley needing only 37 runs from 15 overs with eight wickets in hand.
Malton were only able to make 123-6, with Mike Linsley top-scoring on 36 and George Rounthwaite making.
Second-placed Tadcaster Magnet had an advantage draw at Hornsea.
Ed Day (83) and Phil Smith (84) put on 156 for the second wicket as Magnet made 237-8.
The league’s leading wicket-taker, Paul Clark, took his tally to 49 with 3-26 but Hornsea escaped with a draw at 121-8.
James Hanley, aged 15, hit 126 for Londesborough Park at home to Clifton Alliance II. He shared a 146-run opening stand with John Williamson (59) in Park’s 270-9.
Ali Wray took 4-86 and Paul Walton 3-79.
Alliance drew at 188-7 thanks to John Myers (37) and Sean Holmes (34). Paul Youngman took 3-16.
Hull’s Simon Powdrell was in the limelight for the full 90 overs of his side’s draw at Thorp Arch. He carried his bat for an unbeaten 68 in Hull’s 231-5 and then bowled throughout to earn 2-117 in 23 overs.
Arch’s Nick Bates scored 39 and Zak Wheatley made 34 before Guy Whatmore hit an undefeated 61 as they closed on 212-6.
Dringhouses posted a target of 208 against Whitkirk with Chris Storey making 86.
Alex Gummerson restricted them with 5-68 and Whitkirk’s winning 212-5 owed much to Simon Danby’s 56 and Richard Simpson’s 47.
Osbaldwick just managed to scrape a home draw on 114-9 after York III had made 214-3.
Russ Bowry top-scored for York with 72 while Sam Beales hit 48 and Nick Elliott made 59.
When the home side batted, Simon Hall was most effective in claiming 6-42 and only Nigel Rippon, with 27, offered any real resistance for Osbaldwick.