Sewerby lift themselves off foot of the table

Sewerby's Lewis Beasley batting v Goole
Sewerby's Lewis Beasley batting v Goole

The sides at opposite ends of Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League Division One were the only victors on a day when wet weather forced the abandonment of four of the six scheduled matches.

Leaders Sessay stretched their lead at the top to 96 points, and now need just a couple more wins to seal promotion,

Beverley 2nds v Bridlington 1sts

Beverley 2nds v Bridlington 1sts

But at the other end of the table Sewerby heaped more misery on a Goole Town side without a win in 10.

Their latest setback at the hands of the division’s lowest ranked side came largely as a result of an excellent performance with the ball from Lewis Beasley (6-27) as the visitors were bowled out for 103.

That was in reply to the home sides 147 which included 44 from Michael Artley and 40 for Adrian Long. The result was enough to lift the hosts off the bottom of the table where they are replaced by Osbaldwick, their game at Whitkirk lasting just 10 overs,

Beverley Town’s Tom Hudson took 6-53 as Simon Leeson (87), Richard Lount (52) and Nick Tennant (52) all made half-centuries in Bridlington’s 277, but it proved largely academic as the home side faced just nine overs before the game was curtailed.

Beckett League Division A leaders Mulgrave made the trip to Wold Newton and came away with a 19-point win to enhance their position at the top.

The hosts were all out for 84 with Andrew Moore top scoring with a fine 30 as superb spells from Andrew Thompson, 5-31, and spinner Andrew Spenceley, 5-36, put the visitors in charge.

Mulgrave eased home with three wickets down in 23.1 overs with Mario Spagnuolo looking in good form and Thompson steering his side home.

Wykeham’s lanky paceman Dave Pearson, with 5-24, tore through Grindale’s batting line-up before the rain prevented any further play with the visitors struggling on 65/8 in just 19 overs.

Bridlington 2nds’ Harry Burnhill superb spell of 5-5, including a sensational hat-trick, saw Scarborough 3rds dismissed for 49.

Steve Lount’s 27 not out ensured a 19-point win and also condemned Scarborough to life in the bottom tier next season.

Sewerby 2nds conceded their match at Thornton Dale, who remain in second.

In Division C, Flamborough gained a fine 16-run home win in an excellent game with Wykeham 2nds, keeping their promotion hopes alive.

Graeme Harvey struck 50 and Marcus Garcia hit 43 not out as Flamborough posted 152/6, James Wilson taking 3-35.

Wykeham’s batsmen, including youngster Tom Poor (20) which was matched by Liam Yarrow, tried to respond but 3-18 from Moyes saw them all out for 136.

In Eastern Conference Division Three, the match between Beeford and Swanland was another to be halted by the weather. Beeford will have been the happier to see the rain, as they had been bowled out for 117 and Swanland were 35/1 in reply.