Leaders trounce Sewerby as Brid maintain third place

Bridlington 2nds' Oliver Beckett bowling v Scalby 2nds
Bridlington 2nds' Oliver Beckett bowling v Scalby 2nds

Runaway leaders Sessay made it eight wins from 10 games and remain unbeaten at the top Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League Division One.

Simon Mason was in blistering form for the league leaders scoring an unbeaten 61 off just 21 deliveries as the hosts scored 126/1 from just 10.4 overs.

That came in reply to Sewerby’s 125 all out Stuart Pierse (4-29) and Stephen Langstaff (4-31) doing the damage despite 51 from Adrian Long.

Whitkirk took the majority of the points from a high scoring draw against Bridlington and climbed three places up the table as a result.

Simon Webb (79) and Mark Murphy (60) shared an opening stand of 150 before Andrew Mason’s 51 not out helped boost the home side’s total to 273/6.

That proved to be just out of reach for the visitors as they got to within 18 runs before the overs ran out. Nick Tennant’s unbeaten 92 followed Sam Edmundson’s 69 and 48 from Richard Lount, and whilst unable to score a victory, they did enough to maintain their side’s third place in the table.

In Beckett League Division A, Cloughton’s Pete Milner wreaked havoc as Grindale were all out for 60.

Milner took 5-18 as Cloughton’s good form continued as Chris Woodhouse ensured a 19 point win by hitting 43 not out.

There was a run fest at Bridlington 2nds in Division B, with visitors Scalby 2nds coming out on top by 19 runs.

Tom Gregory smashed an unbeaten 66, James Ledden, a recent acquisition from Forge Valley, hit 56 and Jack Boddy made 48 as Scalby posted 220-4.

Brid’s Peter Bowtell made 48 and Harry Burnhill’s 47 gave the home side hope, but 3-36 from Tony Geall in a tight spell was the architect of Bridlington’s downfall as they finished on 201-6.

Scarborough 3rds registered their first win of the season as Matty Kay 4-27 and three wickets from Ben Rowe dismissed Sewerby 2nds for 116.

Damian Foster hit 65 not out to secure an eight-wicket win.

Cloughton 2nds conceded their Division C game at Flamborough.

Sherburn 2nds came out on top of a tense affair against Wold Newton 2nds in Derwent Valley League Division A, winning by just four runs.

Jack Pickard, 40, Joel Wharton, 37, Phil Leckonby, 33, and Brian Garbutt, 26, helped Sherburn along to 172-9 as Chris Hodgson claimed 3-20.

Matthew Southwell’s 46 and 35 from Hodgson looked to have set Newton up for the win, but 5-58 from Jamie Thompson was enough to restrict the away side to 168-8 at the close.

Sewerby 3rds’ miserable season continued as they failed to raise a side for their game against Forge Valley 3rds.