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Senior Cricket League: Pickering's Dave Greenlay hits club record
PICKERING batsman Dave Greenlay hit a club record unbeaten 185 in his side’s draw with Bolton Percy in Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League division one.
Greenlay’s 127-ball innings included ten sixes and 23 fours as he and Matt Shepherd, who smashed 108 not out off 125 balls, flayed the Bolton Percy bowlers to knock up a mammoth 319-0.
Bolton Percy’s batsmen also enjoyed the conditions at Mill Lane and were never in danger of losing as they replied with 192-5.
Leading the way was Matt Westwood, with 53, with support from Peter Houseman, who made 46 not out, and Tom Atkinson, who made 32. Greenlay claimed 2-27.
A 110-run second-wicket stand between Scott Nicholls (62no) and Andy Tute (53) powered leaders Acomb to an eight-wicket win at lowly Bridlington.
Earlier, John Major had made 62 for Brid, but Dave Sykes (3-27) and James Byford (3-54) had the hosts all out for 147.
Sewerby batsman Chris Chapman made a club record score of 161 not out as his side posted 297-3 in a 92-run win over Thirsk.
Chapman shared a third-wicket stand of 127 with Russ Robinson, who made 43, before Rick Robinson added an unbeaten 36.
Thirsk’s Richard Kirby made 55 and Bobby Hilton 60, but Lewis Beasley took 5-63 to help dismiss Thirsk for 205.
Heworth slipped two places to fifth when they lost at Harrogate despite a century by Dave Simpson, whose unbeaten 131 was his 23rd three-figure score in the league. He shared a third-wicket stand of 112 with Salman Syed, who made 50.
Charlie Parker claimed 3-72 for Harrogate, who then knocked off the runs for the loss of four wickets with seven balls to spare.
Dan Walton’s 4-86 for Heworth went unrewarded.