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York & District Junior Cricket Association round-up
Dunnington U13s from left (back) Harry Paver, Harry Claxton, Hayden Bradley, Harry Littlewood, and Benedict Fawcett; (front) Finlay Smith, Jay Tolworth, Alex Wilson and Harry Griffiths
Dunnington kept up their push for a York & District Junior Cricket Association play-off place with a Hirepoint Plant & Tool Hire under-13 League zone ‘A’ win over York ‘B’.
Tom Backhouse made 25 as his York team closed on 53-4.
Despite 2-14 from Cameron Hall, 26 runs from the bat of Alex Hudson saw Dunnington home by six wickets.
Leaders Sheriff Hutton Bridge prevailed by three wickets in a hard-fought game at Tadcaster Magnet.
Needing to score 70 to win they struggled as H Jackson took 4-7, but an undefeated 30 by J Simpson saw them home.
In Tadcaster’s 69-4, J Kaye took 2-24.
Charlie Marshall (3-7), James Cook (2-4) and Thomas Brown (2-0) skittled Heworth for just 31 runs.
But the Acomb ‘A’ batsmen also struggled against the bowling of Josh Bell (3-7) and Luke Huffer (2-7) before eventually reaching 33-9 to seal a one-wicket win.
Londesborough Park made it into the play-offs as zone ‘B’ champions following a three-run win over Ovington ‘A’.
Clifton Alliance totalled 81-1 to triumph thanks to Joe Kilvington’s 33 not out and 25 not out by Jamie Butt replying to Yapham’s 80-8, in which Will Oldfield made 22 not out.
Pocklington made 130-4 against Hemingbrough with H Eisenstein making 32 not out, W Parker 24 and G Baty 21 not out in a development zone win.
Drax had mixed results winning at home against Heworth and losing at Acomb ‘B’.
Batting first against Heworth, C Adamson posted 30 not out in a 78-5 total.
Heworth struggled to 47-7 in their allotted overs.
They closed on 74-2 against Acomb ‘B’, Adamson again 30 not out and M McCreedy hitting 20. But it was not enough as Jamie Thornton (30no) and William Drew (19) saw Acomb to 75-2.
Lewis McCaw made 24 in a Stamford Bridge’s 86-3 when chasing Bolton Percy’s 84-7.
James Tucker made 20 for Percy and Bridge’s Tom Fitzgerald took 2-4.
Pocklington took the spoils over Stamford Bridge after amassing 83-7 of which K Russell made 25. L Wordy took 2-13.
Bridge were bowled out for 53 with J Armitage (2-4) and D Litherland (2-5) doing the damage.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Hutton Bridge secured a place in the Hirepoint Plant & Tool Hire U13 Plate semi-final with a close win over Tadcaster Magnet.
They will meet Ovington in the semi-final.