BECKETT DIV 2, 3 & 4: Kinghorn ton leads Pikes to victory
A superb century by stalwart John Kinghorn steered Pickering 4ths to an 18-run win at Forge Valley 3rds.
In one of the few games to miraculously defy the torrential rain the visitors Pickering 4ths posted a superb 198-3 in Division Four West, dominated by an undefeated 124 for Kinghorn.
In reply, Valley veteran Pete Wannop (50no) battle on to keep his side in it, but despite 33 from John Flinton and 35 from Adam Hurford-Smith they fell short on 180 all out, Simon Boyes bagging 3-16 for the Pikes, who were only playing their second game of the season having conceded two matches and being handed one match in similar fashion.
Ed Cooper showed his class with an unbeaten 133 as Ganton 2nds racked up 236-2, Dan Reardon adding 43 at Malton & Old Malton 2nds, who were 14-0 when rain stopped play.
Brompton swept to a 10-wicket win at home to Wykeham 3rds.
Tony Hulme snapped up 3-2, Craig Mudd 3-10 and Steve Appleby 2-6 as Wykeham slumped to 54 all out, then former Ebberston duo Chris Suggitt (33no) and Steve Suggitt (20no) wrapped up a simple win.
Jordan Farrow took 4-20 and Nick Dobson 3-30 as Sherburn 2nds dismissed hosts Thornton Dale 2nds for 148, Cameron Cooper hitting 50 and Thomas Snowden 46 before rain halted proceedings at tea.
Ganton 2nds tightened their grip on top spot with a 67-run at Thornton Dale 2nds on Sunday.
The visitors posted a massive 236-6 from their 40 overs, Freddie Bradley leading the way with 57, Eddie Lockwood adding 48, Dan Reardon 38, Freddie Lockwood 31 and Richard Horsman 25.
In reply Matthew Knowles hit 33 and Paul Elgey 26 not out but Dale's defiant response ended on 172 all out, Eddie Bradley scooping 4-36.
In Division Four East, Wold Newton 2nds eased to a win at Muston 2nds to stretch their lead at the top of the table.
Matthew Atkinson scooped 4-18 and Gordon Taylor 3-23 as Muston were dismissed for 105, John Precious hitting 32.
Rikki Lawrence's 33 saw Newton to victory.
Scarborough 3rds had reached 68-0 from 18 overs when rain halted play at Ravenscar 2nds, Tom Pratt hitting 36 not out.
Matty Jones smashed 63 from 49 balls as Scarborough Rugby Club reached 155-3 before rain halted play in their game against Scalby 3rds.
Filey 2nds romped to a 111-run home win on Sunday against Cayton 3rds.
Seasoned campaigner Dave Pooley was on top form with the bat and will be frustrated to have finished unbeaten on 97, agonisingly short of the century mark, while Rhiannon Graham added a strong 42 in a home total of 209-5, Paul Miller bagging 3-27.
Cayton never looked like chasing this down despite Matty Micklethwaite weighing in with 40 and Miller 28, as Ellery Liley claimed 4-36 and Lewis Adams 3-16, the visitors slumping to 98 all out.
Wold Newton's first team also had a fine day, racing to a seven-wicket win at home to Kirkbymoorside in Division Two.
James Knaggs claimed a magnificent seven wickets for 22 runs as Kirkby were skittled for just 64 runs, and then Stu Harrison's unbeaten 32 completed the win.
Leaders Bridlington 2nds posted an imposing 222-5 at home to Fylingdales, the latter probably relieved to see the rain halt play at tea.
Will Watts was dismissed five runs short of a well-deserved century for the home side.
Adrian Turnbull hit 52, Paul Lockey 38 and John Metcalfe 25 not out as Ebberston 2nds reached 149 from 42.1 overs before the elements ended the game at home to Cayton 2nds.
Pickering 3rds also racked up a superb 204-5 before rain stopped their game at home to Wykeham 2nds.
George Baldwin struck 58, Charlie Marwood 40, Les Welburn 38 and Luke Shepherd 25no for the Pikes.
Sewerby 2nds made it to 122-5 from 37.3 overs at Seamer 2nds when rain ended their game, Dan Artley hitting 44 and Andy Smith 25.
Ravenscar's struggles continued as they slipped to an eight-wicket loss at Flamborough in Division Three, Ben Traves taking an astounding 7-8 for the victors.
George Moyes took the other two wickets as 10-man Ravenscar slipped to 42 all out in only 19.2 overs, Binooj Bhas then took 2-25 but could not halt Boro wrapping up the win in just 9.4 overs and completing a very quick win, their second in as many weeks after losing their first four matches.
Nawton Grange 2nds also wrapped a rapid win in their home game against Forge Valley 2nds.
Matthew Durrant took 4-27 and Ben Stamp 3-20 as Valley slumped to 68 all out in only 16 overs, then S Hall (30) and Terry Ellis (22no) knocked off the runs in just 12 overs.
Jon Lay took 5-8 for Heslerton 2nds before rain ended their game at Cloughton 2nds with the leaders on 100-6, Liam Salt having hit 28.
Mulgrave 2nds made a superb 207-8 from only 37.5 overs at Snainton before rain ended play, so the second-placed hosts were saved a very tricky run-chase.
Chris Spenceley (54no), Luke Jackson (52no) and Simon Kipling (29) all excelled with the bat, while youngsters Mike Kipling (3-39), Kieran Jackson (3-48) and Ben Norman (2-35) all impressed with the ball.
Muston reached 186-5, Ian Norris having hit 36 and Pete Hill having bagged 3-56 when rain stopped their game at Flixton 3rds.
Snainton reclaimed top spot on Sunday with a 57-run home win against Cloughton.
Paul Nicholson hit 35 as the hosts reached 168-7, former Scarborough bowler Ben Rowe taking 3-34.
Liam Salt hit 45 and Rowe 25 as the visitors went for victory but Leigh Watson's 5-24 saw them dismissed for 111.
*Bridlington II 222-5 (Will Watts 95, Frankie Reffold 24, Steve Lount 24, Olly Beckett 20no, Mark Estill 2-45) drew with Fylingdales – Rain Stopped Play. Pts 13:9
*Ebberston II 149-2 (Adrian Turnbull 52, Paul Lockey 38, John Metcalfe 25no) drew with Cayton II – Rain stopped play. Pts 10:8
*Pickering III 204-5 (George Baldwin 58, Charlie Marwood 40, Les Welburn 38, Luke Shepherd 25no, Dan Bateson 2-43) drew with Wykeham II – Rain stopped play. Pts 13:9
Sewerby II 122-5 (Dan Artley 44, Andy Smith 25, Ian Dennis 23, Jamie Griffin 2-32, Sam Collison 2-47) drew with *Seamer II – Rain Stopped play. Pts 9:9
*Wold Newton 65-3 (Stu Harrison 32no) beat Kirkbymoorside 64 all out (Peter Kent 21, James Knaggs 7-32) by 7 wkts. Pts 22:1
*Cloughton II 100-6 (Liam Salt 28, Jon Lay 5-8) drew with Heslerton II – Rain stopped play. Pts 9:10
*Flamborough 44-2 (Binooj Bhas 2-25) beat Ravenscar 42 all out (Ben Traves 7-8, George Moyes 2-12) by 8 wkts. Pts 22:1
Muston 186-5 (Ian Norris 36, Peter Hill 3-56) drew with *Flixton III – Rain stopped play. Pts 12:9
*Nawton Grange II 70-1 (S Hall 30, Terry Ellis 22no) beat Forge Valley II 68 all out (Matthew Durrant 4-27, Ben Stamp 3-20) by 9 wkts. Pts 22:0
Mulgrave II 207-8 (Chris Spenceley 54no, Luke Jackson 52, Simon Kipling 29, Mike Kipling 3-39, Kieran Jackson 3-48, Ben Norman 2-35) drew with *Snainton – Rain stopped play. Pts 13:11.
Played on Sunday: Snainton 168-7 (Paul Nicholson 35, Ben Rowe 3-34) beat *Cloughton II 111 all out (Liam Salt, Ben Rowe 25, Leigh Watson 5-24) by 57 runs. Pts 22:5 (Game switched to Snainton)
Division Four (East)
Wold Newton II 107-3 (Rikki Lawrence 33) beat *Muston II 105 all out (John Precious 32, Matthew Atkinson 4-18, Gordon Taylor 3-23) by 7 wkts. Pts 22:3
Scarborough III 68-0 (Tom Pratt 36no) drew with *Ravenscar II – Rain stopped play. Pts 7:7
*Scarborough Rugby Club 155-3 (Matty Jones 63, Paul Bond 30, Brett Canham 24no, Tom Hendry 2-41) drew with Scalby III – Rain stopped play. Pts 11:8.
Played on Sunday: *Filey II 209-5 (Dave Pooley 97no, Rhiannon Graham 42, Paul Miller 3-27) beat Cayton III 98 all out (Matty Micklethwaite 40, Paul Miller 28, Ellery Liley 4-36, Lewis Adams 3-16) by 111 runs. Pts 22:3
Division Four (West)
*Brompton II 57-0 (Chris Suggitt 33no, Steve Suggitt 20no) beat Wykeham III 54 all out (Chris Briggs 17, Tony Hulme 3-2, Craig Mudd 3-10, Steve Appleby 2-6) by 10 wkts. Pts 22:0
Pickering IV 198-3 (John Kinghorn 124no) beat *Forge Valley III 180 all out, Pete Wannop 50no, Adam Hurford-Smith 35, John Flinton 33, Simon Boyes 3-16) by 18 runs. Pts 22:6
Ganton II 236-2 (Ed Cooper 133no, Dan Reardon 43) drew with *Malton & Old Malton IV 14-0 – Rain stopped play. Pts 13:8
*Thornton Dale II 148 all out (Cameron Cooper 50, Thomas Snowden 46, Jordan Farrow 4-20, Nick Dobson 3-30) drew with Sherburn II – Rain stopped play. Pts 10:13.
Played on Sunday: Ganton II 236-6 (Freddie Bradley 57, Eddie Lockwood 48, Dan Reardon 38, Freddie Lockwood 31, Richard Horsman 25, R Dawson 2-42, Harry Gargett-Hilton 2-49) beat *Thornton Dale II 172 all out (Matthew Knowles 33, Paul Elgey 26no, Eddie Bradley 4-36) by 64 runs. Pts 22:4