York & District League round up: Stones smashes 152 in Flixton win

Hunters York & District Senior League round up by Daniel Gregory
Hunters York & District Senior League round up by Daniel Gregory

Flixton's Anthony Stones notched the highest York League score of the day as he hammered a sensational 152 in his side's win against Osbaldwick.

The Division One clash was moved to Flixton's ground as Osbaldwick's pitch was unplayable, and the hosts batted first, Stones taking a liking to the visitor's attack.

Stones' stunning 152 boosted Flixton to a huge 284-4, all-rounder Rich Malthouse adding 32 and Jamie Nesfield an unbeaten 24.

Harry Walmsley, 4-35, was in the wickets as Flixton restricted the visitors reply to 197-9. James Smith, 44, and Joseph Broomfield, 42, helped their side frustrate the hosts and earn a share of the points.

Malton & Old Malton enjoyed a comfortable victory as they played host to Bridlington in a low-scoring affair.

Despite five wickets for Grant Hutton, 5-46, the home side reached 187, thanks in to 40 from Stephen Linsley and Neil Johnson's 37.

Anthony Heaton's 50 held the visitors’ innings together but his half-century was not enough to prevent them being bowled out for 115, Daniel Foxton ending with figures of 3-15.

Selby notched a three-wicket win at home to Sewerby.

Lewis Beasley made 58 to help Sewerby post 156 and it proved to be short of a competitive total as the hosts made it home for the loss of seven wickets.

Pocklington were well-beaten at Harrogate 2nds by eight wickets.

Mark Sapwell made 103 and Richard Readman 42 for the visitors as they amassed 258-9, but it wasn't enough as Harrogate eased home with almost 15 overs to spare.

The game of day in the Premier Division took place between two of last season’s promoted sides, Pickering beating Goole Town with just five balls to spare.

The visitors set a target of 222 thanks to a century from Ashton Nottingham, 100, and 64 not out from Ben Earl, Keiran Bowes, 4-46, taking four of the six wickets to fall.

The hosts reply centred around 60 from Chris Nichols while the club's leading run scorer from last year David Greenway, 31, was one of several players to make useful contributionsas the home side won by three wickets..

Another exciting finish saw hosts Driffield Town get home with one wicket to spare against Hull Zingari.

The visitors were bowled out for 153 thanks in the main to Grant Halder, 4-20, and Jamie Greavson, 3-39.

Richard Grice, 28, and Luke Ramsey, 27, then helped see Driffield over the line.

In the Ebor Division Two, Scarborough 2nds won by one wicket in a tense affair at Hemingbrough.

Hemingbrough batted first and were all out for 162 as Tom Precious took 3-37 and Matty Watson chipped in with 3-34.

Charlie Roberts then led the Scarborough reply with a superb 75, as they edged over the line by one wicket.

Pickering 2nds edged out a draw at Carlton Towers.

Towers scored 259-9 before wicket-keeper/batsman Ryan Taylor top scored in Pickering’s reply of 148-9 denying Carlton an outright win.

York 3rds posted a massive 261-6 at home to Malton & Old Malton 2nds, but Tom Audsley hity a superb 118 in the visitors reply, before they eventually fell short at 211-8.