CRICKET: Sewerby enjoy rare win - plus other reports

Sewerby's Rob Coates batting v Folkton and Flixton
Sewerby's Rob Coates batting v Folkton and Flixton

There was cause for celebration at Sewerby as the York Senior League Division One’s bottom side won for the first time since the opening day, beating Folkton and Flixton by 17 runs.

Lewis Beasley made 50 as, despite four wickets from Harry Walmsley (4-53), the hosts reached 153.

It was then the bowling of Adrian Long (5-52) and Robin Coates (3-19) that secured the points as the visitors were dismissed for 136.

Bolton Percy remain in second place as they made it four straight wins, bringing to an end Bridlington’s six-match unbeaten run.

Ed Noble top scored with 49 for the visitors as they lost eight wickets, three of them to Will Hall (3-31), while chasing down 143 for victory.

Mulgrave’s long trip to Grindale in Beckett League Division A ended in a 26-run defeat as Liam Cousins starred for the home side, who are now up to third and back in the promotion race.

Cousins made a brilliant 76 as he proved the foundation of Grindale’s 162 all out.

Mario Spagnuolo made 58 and Kieran Noble 25 for Mulgrave, but Cousins took over with the ball, claiming 3-29 and with Andy Smith also taking three wickets, Grindale won by 26 runs.

Settrington beat Wold Newton by 83 runs to ease their relegation worries and add to basement club Newton’s anxiety.

The hosts batted first and made 210-6 with Adam Morley leading the way with 45. Left-hander Stephen Beal, 37, also offered a good contribution before an unbeaten seventh-wicket stand between Jamie Rounthwaite, 37no, and Ben Corner, 28no, ensured a fine total.

Matthew Southwell tried to respond with 34 and Ben Clappison also chipped in with 31, but seam bowler Corner bagged 6-29 to cap a fine personal performance as his side secured back-to-back wins.

Scalby 2nds rattled up a massive 296-8 on their own patch against struggling Sewerby 2ndsin Division B.

Nigel Clapham led the way for the Carr Lane club with a fine 90, while Tom Gregory added 51, Carl Marton 45 and Tim Barton 32 as they posted a daunting total.

Harry Gunning shone for the visitors taking 4-63, but Sewerby slipped to 87 all out in reply, Charlie Hopper the top Scalby bowler with 3-19.

Bridlington upset promotion-challenging Ravenscar as they bowled out the home side for 111.

Josh Rewcroft made 49 but he was the only batsman to show any resistance against Andrew Battams, 3-19, and Peter Bowtell, who took 3-27.

In reply, teenager Harrison Male showed he was in no mood to hang around making a fine 67 not out and Steve Lount added 33 not out to secure an eight-wicket win that boosts their chances of beating the drop, despite Will Warwick’s 2/28.

In Division C, Flamborough travelled to Great Habton and posted a competitive 179-8, with Luke Dixon’s 84 and Andy Dixon’s 50 at the heart of the innings.

Habton’s captain John Lumley, with 73, and Ben Holtby, who continued his great season making 44, timed the chase to perfection winning by six wickets with an over to spare as they moved into second place.

In Derwent Valley League Division A, Forge Valley 3rds boosted their chances of avoiding the drop with an eight-wicket win at Wold Newton 2nds.

Phil Hall smashed 73 as the hosts reached a decent 155-7, Richard Curtis claiming 3-14 for Valley.

But stalwart Tim Farrant ended unbeaten on 96, just four runs short of a richly-deserved century for the Ayton club, Tom Vairey adding 43 as the away side strolled to victory.