BECKETT LEAGUE: Seamer 2nds batsmen rack up huge total

Beckett League Divisions 3, 4 and 5
Beckett League Divisions 3, 4 and 5

Seamer 2nds overpowered depleted Heslerton 2nds in Beckett League Division Three, wrapping up one of the biggest winning margins in recent years.

They won by 293 runs in a totally one-sided encounter, as Joe Tiffany clubbed 116 and Corey Towell fell just short of a ton, hitting 96.

Phil Metcalfe was also in the runs with 44 as they blasted their way to a huge 330-7, Jonathan Duffill’s three wickets scant consolation as he went for 70 runs.

Connor Myerscough (5-13) and Steve Winwood (3-24) ensured the action didn’t last long after tea, claiming all eight of Heslerton’s batsmen as they were humbled for 37.

Kirkbymoorside’s win at Muston means it is still a two-horse race at the top.

The hosts only made 107-9, as Andy Bayes pocketed 4-19 to peg them back.

Martin Charlton’s 55 set the Moorsiders on their way to a five-wicket win, despite 3-26 from Kyle Orange.

Nawton Grange 2nds were brushed aside by Flixton 3rds, who bowled them out for just 41. Pete Hill and Ben Chamberlain did their bowling averages a favour by taking three wickets each for only a handful of runs.

Hill then opened the batting and made 25 not out in a 10-wicket win.

The closest game of the day was at Ryedale, where the hosts held on to record an eight-run victory over Wykeham 2nds.

Danny Walker’s unbeaten century, coupled with 40 from Neil Cowton, pushed Ryedale on to 164-5. Scott Wardman took 3-37 and then followed it up with 61 in Wykeham’s reply, but Cowton returned to take 5-35 and ensure they fell just short of the target

Sean Exley’s excellent recent form continued as he produced an all-round masterclass for Cloughton 2nds at Cayton 3rds in Division Four.

His figures of 7-25 were impressive enough, but he then hit a quick-fire 51 to finish things early.

Cayton had been all out for 66, Nick Hodgson contributing half of his team’s total.

Marcus Edwards was another all-rounder to almost single-handedly earn his side victory.

He took 4-25 for Hospitals/Rugby Club to dismiss Filey 2nds for 81, then smacked an unbeaten 50 in a six-wicket win. Edwards’ team-mate Amol Gaikwad had chipped in with 3-33 before tea.

Leaders Snainton were too good for Wold Newton 2nds. Paul Nicholson top scored with 68, although he received good support from Ryan Cooper with 33, as the hosts posted 176-7.

Chris Hodgson took 4-28 for the Woldsmen but his exploits were bettered by Snainton’s Ben Norman, who claimed a five-wicket haul to dismiss Wold Newton for 120

Lockton lifted themselves off the bottom of the table by beating fellow strugglers Sherburn 2nds.

Dave Bointon’s 52 was the focal point of Lockton’s 151, with Simon Boyes making 28 as Ashley Oldroyd took 4-47.

Ashley Sellars (5-22) and Simon Oxendale (3-19) then took over after tea, bowling out Sherburn for 102.

Richard Horsman’s innings of 119 was the performance of the day in Division Five.

Backed up by Joel Sarup’s 42 and Fred Lockwood’s 38, it allowed Ganton 2nds to make 249 against Scalby 3rds.

Stuart Rowland claimed 3-37 for Scalby, and his team-mate Aiden Thomas made 49 in their reply, but Josh Sarup’s 4-25 took the game away from them as Ganton won by 87 runs.

Unbeaten Valley Bar Nomads look like they won’t be caught at the top of the table, as they earned their ninth win of the season against Wykeham 3rds.

Anosh George made 25 as the Nomads were all out for 120, which was more than enough as George took 7-36 to end Wykeham’s hopes on 65.

Second-placed Forge Valley 3rds are valiantly trying to give chase.

Andrew Morrell (56 not out) and Lewis Wannop (33) contributed to a total of 147-7 at Thornton Dale 2nds.

Morrell made sure of the man-of-the-match honours with 6-29 after tea, as he and Ben Storey (4-26) combined to bowl out the hosts for 112.

Dale’s top performers were Paul Waring (3-22) and Matthew Knowles (42)

Muston 2nds conceded their game to Ravenscar 2nds.