Leeson tears Brid apart

Flamborough's Simon Leeson smashes a four v Bridlington CC 2nds
Flamborough's Simon Leeson smashes a four v Bridlington CC 2nds

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ANOTHER derby match with the home side being asked to bat first.

Openers Simon Leeson and Jon Artley put on 67 for the first wicket and then brother Andrew joined Simon and took the score onto 135 with Simon scoring the majority of the runs.

He was fourth man out with a superb 108 which included eleven fours and four sixes, with the sixes coming off consecutive balls.

Unfortunately Flamborough suffered a collapse and were bowled out for 175 in the 41st over which was disappointing when it looked like the final score was going to be well over 200.

Well done to the Bridlington bowlers for sticking to their task and Richard Mainprize who was the pick of the bowlers taking 5/45.

Bridlington got off to a steady start and at the halfway stage looked well set at 76/2, but then the ball started to swing.

Simon Leeson and Mike Tate bowled a tight spell between them and the Bridlington batsmen could not keep up with the scoring rate.

Sam Waines was brought back into the attack and bowled a blistering second spell taking three wickets in his six overs, finishing with 4/31 in 12 overs.

With 20 runs needed off the final over the visitors could only manage to score seven runs to give victory to Flamborough.

Steve Lount was the pick of the batsmen finishing on 68 not out.

A good result for Flamborough which leaves them in second place just behind Flixton, who they play in a couple of weeks.

Flamborough

S Leeson c Lount b Mainprize 108

J Artley c Middlewood b Janney 13

A Leeson c Miller b Mainprize 18

M Tate c Miller b Mainprize 0

D Marshall run out 19

C Readhead c Young b Bowtell 4

M Garcia c MacNab b Mainprize 1

B Traves b MacNab 2

S Waines run out 2

M Davies c Janney b Mainprize 1

M Holmes not out 0

Extras 7

Total (all out) 175

Bowling: Janney 14-3-55-1; Young 6-1-14-0; Mainprize 8.2-1-45-5; Middlewood 6-0-33-0; Bowtell 5-0-23-1; MacNab 1-0-2-1.

Bridlington 2nd

G Miller c Marshall b Traves 6

S Janney b Waines 9

S Briggs c Marshall b Waines 27

S Lount not out 68

R Middlewood b Waines 10

P Bowtell b Waines 2

R Mainprize run out 10

E MacNab not out 6

Extras 26

Total (6 wkts) 164.

Bowling: Waines 12-1-31-4; Traves 5-0-23-1; S Leeson 18-5-50-0; Holmes 4-0-13-0; Tate 6-0-27-0

Derwent Valley Junior League

Division C

Bridlington B

J Mackley hit wicket b Paddock 3

B Ibson c & b McAleese 13

H Gunning c Eustace b Wrightson 0

F Reffold c Paddock b Wrightson 0

C Flowerdew run out 9

H Male c McAleese b Eustace 2

H Burnhill run out 8

M Collins c McAleese b Eustace 8

A Porter c Eustace b Trotter 1

W Dyer run out 1

B Flowerdew not out 1

Extras 16

Total (all out) 60

Bowling: Paddock 4-0-11-1; Wrightson 4-0-10-2; McAleese 4-0-10-1; Eustace 4-0-17-2; Trotter 0.5-0-2-1.

Wykeham B

A Brown b C Flowerdew 13

A Paddock b Collins 0

D McAleese b Collins 1

T Wrightson b Gunning 9

L Eustace run out 0

J Usher c Male b Reffold 2

J Briggs b Burnhill 14

A Davies not out 4

H Trotter not out 0

Extras 11

Total (7 wkts) 54

Bowling: Burnhill 4-2-9-1; Collins 4-1-8-2; C Flowerdew 4-0-9-1; Gunning 4-0-17-1; Reffold 4-1-7-1.

WHAT should have been a pleasant game of Derwent Valley League cricket, in the lovely town of Helmsley, ended with a lot of bad feeling between the two teams, and unfortunately for Boro 2nds there is nothing they can do about the cause.

Boro skipper Mel Dixon won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first as the outfield was still very wet after heavy overnight rain but on a hot and humid day was liable to dry out very quickly.

The top three Duncombe batsmen got starts with 13, 16 and 24 between them as did their number four, Marwood.

Duncan England had bowled tightly and Luke Dixon’s five overs only cost 14 runs including two wickets in one over and at the 30-over mark the game was evenly poised with the hosts’ score standing at 110 for 5.

With five of the top six batsmen already back in the hutch Boro were hoping to restrict Duncombe to a score in the region of 150 or 160, but it was becoming quite clear that new face Marwood knew one end of a bat from the other.

So it proved as he stepped on the accelerator and savagely dispatched the Boro bowling attack for 11 sixes and five fours in a classy 115, eventually falling in the final over but by then full batting points had been gained by the home team as 104 runs were added in the final 10 overs.

England toiled away valiantly for Boro taking 2 for 48 from 16 accurate overs.

Events erupted during the tea interval as it turned out that Marwood happened to be Duncombe Park’s first team captain who was playing with the second team because of an evening engagement.

Duncombe Park 1sts are currently flying high in the third division of the York Senior League, several leagues above the Derwent Valley Division A.

What made matters worse for Boro was the fact that he left the ground after only five overs of the Boro reply, to be replaced by a substitute fielder, which was the icing on the cake for the visitors.

Boro started steadily enough reaching 34 for no wicket after 10 overs but after Andy Dixon was out for 16 the rest of the Boro batting line failed to put up much resistance.

Mel Dixon held things together for more than half the innings making 20 and Pete Gilson batted well making 21 but eventually they subsided to 100 all out after 36 overs.

Ford was Duncombe’s main wicket taker finishing with 4 for 24.

Boro have to take the rough with the smooth, however, as subsequent enquiries to the Derwent Valley League as to the legitimacy of Duncombe’s actions with regard to team selection found that until August the home team were well within their rights to field a player from the York Senior League.

But the Boro boys feel hard done by, being undone by a player from a much higher level of cricket and all feel it’s morally wrong and just not cricket.

Derwent Valley League tables

Division A P W D L Pts

Duncombe Park 2nds 9 7 0 2 137

Oriel 9 6 2 1 121

Commercial 9 6 1 2 108

Brompton 2nds 9 5 0 4 101

Muston 9 4 1 4 99

Forge Valley 3rds 9 3 1 5 81

Heslerton 9 3 2 4 74

Sherburn 2nds 9 2 1 6 70

Flamborough 2nds 9 2 1 6 62

Bridlington 3rds 9 2 1 6 53

Division B

Whitby 3rds 9 8 1 0 151

Fylingdales 2nds 9 7 1 1 141

Great Habton 9 5 1 3 108

Sewerby 3rds 9 5 1 3 98

Seamer 3rds 9 5 1 3 95

Wombleton 9 3 0 6 79

Lockton 2nds 9 3 1 5 78

Flixton 3rds 9 2 0 7 70

Snainton 2nds 9 2 1 6 60

Thornton Dale 2nds 9 1 1 7 44

Division C

Filey 2nds 10 5 3 2 125

Sewerby 4ths 9 5 1 3 121

Wykeham 3rds 9 5 0 4 120

Kirkbymoorside 2nds 8 6 1 1 118

Scalby 3rds 9 5 1 3 115

Hunmanby 2nds 9 4 1 4 96

Cayton 3rds 9 4 0 5 95

Ganton 2nds 9 4 1 4 88

Ravenscar 2nds 9 3 3 3 86

Wold Newton 2nds 9 4 1 4 84

Muston 2nds 9 3 1 5 83

Thornton Dale 3rds 10 3 1 6 60

Forge Valley 4ths 9 1 0 8 29

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