Driffield 2nds step up in Premier Division

York League round-up
York League round-up

Driffield Town 2nds moved up to third in the York Senior League Premier Division after they booked a three-wicket win against Studley Royal.

Tom Norman (57no) with his second successive half-century saw his side over the line as the hosts chased down 162. Earlier Joshua Chandler had top scored with 30 for Royal as Ollie Ezard finished with 3-41.

Hull Zingari provided the day’s biggest surprise winning at Beverley Town by 100 runs.

Guy Martinson (69) top scored in the visitors 262-8, and Jack Storey marked his return to the club with 39 as Matthew Saint (3-69) and Anthony Spence (3-56) shared the bowling honours.

The home sides batting faltered as Callum Hellwig took 5-19, Tommy Hudson (45) the main contributor to a total of 162 all out.

Pickering maintained their solid form with a win by two wickets against Heworth.

Kieran Bowes finished with remarkable figures of five wickets for just nine runs and Michael Brown 3-37 as the visitors were bowled out for 114, of which Steve Baxter contributed 30.

Colin Frank replied with 33 and despite three wickets from Freddie Coughlin Pickering hung on for the win..

Hosts Malton & Old Malton scored a decisive victory over Sewerby to move into the Division One promotion places, the winning margin a comfortable 109 runs.

Daniel Harper (53) and Gary Hall (40) helped the home side score 194-9, Lewis Beasley finishing with 4-49, but the bowling honours belonged to Jack Charters (4-23) and Oliver Gilbank (3-11) as they helped dismiss the visitors for just 85.

Flixton lost ground on their promotion rivals going down to an eight wicket defeat at Bridlington.

Tom McMeeken (4-22) and Simon Leeson (4-24) were largely responsible for the visitors’ total of 101 all out, which included 38 from Jake McAleese.

Leeson then finished not out on 44 as with Richard Lount (47no) victory was achieved with more than 20 overs to spare.

Peter Parnaby took 5-10 as Beverley Town 2nds bowled out Osbaldwick for 102 despite 34 from James Hattee, Kieran Thompson also contributing to the hosts’ misery with 3-27.

Ian Pratt (43) top scored for the visitors as they reached the target for the loss of just two wickets.

The prolific Brian Leckenby (136no) was again among the runs as Duncombe Park hit 246-4 in 35 overs in their Galtres Division Two draw against Sessay 2nds.

In the second innings Matthew Wass (124no) starred and Richard Till was 34 not out as the home side took the bulk of the points, finishing on 209-2.

Hovingham 2nds' trip to White Rose Avenue in Galtres Division Four ended in victory after they notched a five-wicket win over New Earswick 2nds.

Matt Farrow took 3-41 as the home side were restricted to 133-8, with Paul Coull (26) top scoring for the home side. In reply Alistair Thorpe hit 72 as Hovingham closed on 136-5 to take the win.

Scarborough 2nds grabbed another 30-points in Ebor Division Two after they beat Acomb 2nds by seven wickets.

Elliott Cooper and Harrison Wood both returned to the pavilion with four wickets as Acomb closed on 167.

Kieron Howard was unbeaten on 53 and Charlie Roberts made 87 as Scarborough strode over the winning line.

Clifton Alliance beat Malton & Old Malton 2nds by five wickets.

Richard Carroll was the star man for Alliance, returning figures of 5-9, linked with John Thornton's 4-22 as Old Malton stumbled to just 50.

Steve Oldfield took 3-7 in the reply, but Alliance made it home.

Pickering 2nds bagged 26 points from their draw against Heworth 2nds.

Matthew Butler was unbeaten in the 70s in Pickering's closing tally of 179-9.

Tom Croot's five-wicket haul then slowed Heworth to 155-9.