There was little change at the top of the York and District Cricket League Division One table as the matches involving the top three all went according to form providing little in the way of drama, however that was not the case at Old Malton Road where the home side lost by single run to Bridlington in the game of the day.
The visitors total of 170 owed much to Casey Rudd who finished two short of what would have been a well deserved century, made on the back of last week’s 56 against Beverley Town II.
That the home side remained in the contest owing much to the efforts of Wayne Dawson (3-26) and Stuart Watmore (3-31). Malton & Old Malton’s reply began in the worst possible fashion as the slumped to 44-6 from the first 16 overs, and it took an eighth wicket stand of 88 between Tom Bumby (80) and Ryan Gaughan (18) to bring them back into the game, but despite the pairs heroic endevours it was Tom McMeeken (5-38) who’s effort proved the more decisive.
Mike Hattee (110) and Jonny Rawsthorne (60) scored 166 for the fourth wicket as despite good work from Adrian Long (4-13) Osbaldwick finished in 224-7 against Sewerby, but the home side were unable to force a victory as the visitors closed on 167-8, M Artley top scoring with 50.
The arly season pace setters in Beckett League Division A, Seamer, cruised to a 106-run win at Wold Newton.
Gregg Chadwick made a superb 74, while support came from Adam Robertshaw’s 47 and Dave Graham also making 46 in Seamer’s total of 222/7. This was despite Oli West claiming 3-67 for the home side.
Brothers Adam and Matty Morris continued their excellent form with the ball for Seamer, Adam taking 4-24 and Matty 4-35, as Wold Newton were all out for 116.
Grindale edged home at Sherburn by 34 runs.
Grindale reached 190 in their innings before being dismissed in the last over. Andy Smith made an unbeaten 81 to make sure of a challenging total.
Joshua Dawson also made 27, with leg spinner Ben Simpson taking 4-59.
Sherburn’s retort was led by Jack Pickard’s 44 and 27 from Jordan Wharton, but Ian Cousins’ spell of 4-41 made sure Sherburn fell short.
In Division B, Alastair Limb had a useful knock for Ganton as they won by five wickets against Bridlington 2nds.
Bridlington’s Greg Miller notched his second century of the season, making a fabulous 114 not out, with Steve Lount also registering a half century in an imposing final total of 244-3.
Limb then became the star of the show in the reply, as he finished unbeaten on 115 as Ganton chased the runs down in 41.3 overs.
Ravenscar’s Joe Bayes struck a brilliant 110, but that was not enough to see his side to victory as Sewerby 2nds gained their first win of the campaign by three wickets.
Ravenscar posted 193-6 thanks to Bayes’ efforts, with David Roche taking 3-30.
Sewerby’s winning reply was built around 19-year-old Sam Wragg’s 65 and with good contributions from father and son duo, Rob and Harry Gunning, making 32 and 40 not out respectively.
Flamborough overwhelmed Muston by 10 wickets in the battle of the newly-promoted sides in Division C.
Only Phil Marr with 26, had any answer to Martin Holmes’ 4-31 and Harry Burton’s 3-4 as Muston were dismissed for 46.
Flamborough’s Luke Dixon and Andy Dixon ensured no slip ups, as they were both unbeaten in the 20s in a maximum 20-point haul.
Kirkbymoorside and Jamie Harper made light work of their game against Sewerby 3rds, as they won by nine wickets in division A of the Derwent Valley League.
Harper’s fine figures of 4-6 took out Sewerby for just 24 and this target was passed by Kirkby without too much effort.
Filey 2nds came out on top in their game against Wold Newton 2nds, winning by 87 runs.
Nathan Vernon hit 48 and Lewis Adams 82 as Filey reached 202, despite Gordon Taylor’s 6-25 and Adam Lee’s 3-11.
Wold Newton’s top-scorer was the 49 extraas given away by Filey, as Danny Kaye’s 4-21 helped reduce them to just 115.