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Senior Cricket League: Rampant Royals skittle Sessay
SESSAY were tumbled out for the fourth lowest total in the history of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division as Studley Royal strengthened their title bid.
Sessay were skittled for 34 in 24 overs in response to the Royals’ 166-8.
Studley skipper Steve Walmsley hit 82 and then claimed 6-23 to play a starring role. Fellow spinner Dan Craven backed him up with the ball, taking 4-11.
Sessay captain Steve Langstaff had earlier taken 3-29, but that was little consolation as his side lost by 132 runs.
The game between previous leaders Clifton Alliance and Sheriff Hutton Bridge was finely poised when it was abandoned as a draw due to bad light.
Unbeaten Bridge struggled against Scott Hopkinson (3-50) and had to thank Rob Pinder (64) and Matthew Fisher (40) for their total of 170-8.
Hopkinson followed with 33 and John Gilham added 32, while Mark Fisher claimed 4-39 in 13 overs before the game ended with Alliance on 123-5 after 30.3 overs.
Woodhouse Grange moved into third place when they had the better of a draw against Stamford Bridge in a game that ended at 8.45pm.
Grange’s Nick Hadfield (110no) posted his 19th premier division century in a total of 212-6.
Stamford’s batting response was headed by Dominic Rhodes (39) and Dave Bradshaw (40), but Steve Burdett’s 5-34 reduced Stamford to 151-9 before the last pair survived three balls to gain a draw.
Dunnington enjoyed an emphatic home win over York.
Simon Lambert hit 56 and Gareth Sharp 48 as York made 155-5, with Dave Johnson claiming 3-85.
Collis King (83no) and Harwood Williams (48) put on 132 for the first wicket en route to a nine-wicket win.
Selby gained a valuable win when they beat Goole by three wickets with one ball to spare.
Goole made 147-9 thanks to an opening stand of 75 between Ben Earl (43) and Neil Foster (36). In reply, Jamie Wheeler made 32 and Matt Hoyle 25, before Eddie Rosa’s unbeaten 31 saw Selby home.
There was a perfect tie at Beverley Town, where the lowly hosts and Easingwold each scored 196-9 off their allotted 46 overs.
Peter Groves made 70 for Beverley, while Paul Redshaw took the bowling honours with 5-57 as he and Paul Skilbeck (3-55) defended the fifth batting point.
Easingwold’s Mike Mizerwinski then hit 82 and he was well supported by Jon Marwood (36) and Skilbeck (28).
Leading wicket-taker Matt Mudd claimed 4-60 before the game ended with Easingwold’s last pair scoring a single off the final delivery to exactly match the home total on 196-9.