CRICKET ROUND-UP: Janney helps Bridlington end Goole’s unbeaten start

Thornton Dale batting v Bridlington 2nds
Thornton Dale batting v Bridlington 2nds

Goole Town’s unbeaten start to the season was ended when they lost by four wickets at home to Bridlington in York Senior League Division One.

Casey Rudd (3-28) and Will Hall (3-37) each took three wickets and Neil Foster made 47 as the hosts were all out for 169, then Steve Janney with 68 led the visitors to only their second win.

Forge Valley batting v Sewerby 2nds

Forge Valley batting v Sewerby 2nds

Sewerby remain at the foot of the table after losing at Pickering by 118 runs. David Greenlay (67) and Colin Frank (62) each made half-centuries and Adrian Long finished with 4-60 in the host’s total of 260/9, and that proved more than enough as the visitors were dismissed for 142. Mark Shepherd (5-14) and Ryan Boyes (4-19) doing most of the damage.

In the Beckett League Division A, Cloughton gained their first win of the season with a fine 74 run win over Wold Newton.

Cloughton’s skipper Ricky Nock led from the front with 35, but Chris Malthouse’s 42 not out saw Cloughton post 148/6.

Wold Newton had no answer to the guile of Pete Milner, whose fine season continued with match winning figures of 5-12 as he and Tom Watson’s 3-23 dismissed the hosts for just 74.

Grindale rattled up 234 home runs for the loss of five wickets against Cayton 2nds. Liam Cousins top scored with 63 not out, along with fine contributions from Ben Jackson (48), Andy Smith (38) and Ian Cousins’ 33 not out.

Paul Pennock tried to respond, making 35, but Ian Cousins claimed 4/35 and with two wickets apiece for Josh Dawson and Greg

Cousins, Cayton were bowled all out for 146.

Thornton Dale travelled to Bridlington and stay in joint second place in Division B after gaining maximum points in a comprehensive win.

The visitors batted first and a splendid 100 from Lyle King was the cornerstone of their 247 all out. Fine contributions from Mathew Todd (62) and Lee Olliver (32) built on King’s innings despite the attentions of Ellliot Traves who took 3-71.

Oliver then displayed his all-round capabilities, as the former Staithes man took an excellent 7-23 to scupper any Bridlington hopes and along with Tim Hunt’s 3-24, saw the home side fall for 104, Pete Bowtell making 37.

Dale share second placed with Forge Valley 2nds on 87 points. Valley’s batsmen were in the runs again, with Sean Pinder hitting 132 not out and Gary Gibson (97) sharing a double century opening stand against Sewerby 2nds as they posted 265/6.

Sewerby had no answer to Valley’s young attack, led by Tyler Beck. The youngster, in his first season in the 2nd XI returned superb figures of 5-19 and Sewerby were dismissed for 95, Louis Atkinson making 26.

Heslerton made a disastrous start on their own pitch against visitors Flamborough in Division C, losing their first eight wickets with only 52 runs on the board, but a solid ninth wicket partnership between opening bat Ian Dade and Jonathan Duffill added 61 runs.

Duffill was caught behind for 16 but a further 19 for the last wicket boosted the final total to 132, Dade being last man out for 79, with Luke Dixon finishing with amazing figures of 7-31 for the visitors.

Replying, Flamborough lost their first wicket at 13 but the second wicket partnership between Andy Dixon (44) and Harry Burton (59no) took the match away from Heslerton, the visitors winning the match by 7 wickets.

Chris Hodgson snapped up 4-10 as crisis club Sewerby 3rds slumped to 30 all out at home to Wold Newton 2nds.

The clifftop side have struggled for numbers this season and have only gained six points from their six league games, and Wold Newton lost only one wicket in knocking off the required runs on Saturday.