Cayton 3rds secured promotion as champions of division C of the Derwent Valley League with a comfortable 65-run win at home to rivals Scalby 3rds, who also went up as runners-up despite finishing on the same points as Muston 2nds, who suffered a shock 21-run loss at Thornton Dale 2nds, Scalby going up due to theirsuperior average of runs per wicket.
Visitors Scalby must have fancied their chances when Cayton were limited to 111-8 from their 40 overs, Darryl Morley taking 3-22 and Shaun Rennison scoring 28 for the home side.
Any Scalby hopes were soon extinguised by a spell of deadly bowling from Darren Jones, 4-15, and Simon Stubbs, 4-9, as the visitors buckled to 46 all out and Cayton could crack open the champagne to celebrate their title win.
Muston 2nds paid the price for slipping up at Thornton Dale 2nds, the hosts winning by 21 runs.
Skipper Patrick Stephenson struck 46 for Dale, while Paul Waring hit 31 as they posted 162-8, Babu Matthew taking 3-38.
Ray Roberts struck 29 and James McMillan 26 as Muston chased victory but ended up short on 141-8, just nine runs away from the bonus point which would have secured them promotion.
Veteran spinner John Ellis was the pick of the home bowlers with 3-40.
Ravenscar 2nds’ superb end to the season was capped with a 53-run win at Valley Bar Nomads, a result that sees the away side finish in fourth spot.
Opener Chris Bloomfield gave the visitors a solid start with 24, but fine bowlinf from Anthony Hulme, 3-40, and Dave Parkinson, 3-22, saw the villagers slump to 99-9, but a superb final wicket stand of 60 from John Morrison, 26no, and Anthony White, 13, helped them to 159 all out.
Craig Best looked to be putting Nomads in with a good chance with a powerful 36, but excellent bowling from teenager Luke Stokoe, 4-33, and his father Jon, 3-18 sent the home side crashing to 106 all out.
Both Stokoes bagged two wickets in two balls as Ravenscar ended the campaign on a high note.
Jake Sarup’s stunning spell of 8-30 helped Ganton 2nds scoop an unlikely 27-run win at Wykeham 3rds.
Joel Sarup hit 31 as Ganton were dismissed for 107 thanks to fine bowling from Lewis Eustace, 4-10, and George Shannon, 3-26, and Wykeham looked to be in complete control.
Jake Sarup had other ideas as his eight wickets help Ganton skittle the home side for just 80 runs.
Wold Newton 2nds secured promotion as division B runners-up despite losing by 34 runs at Kirkbymoorside 2nds.
Jamie Harper struck 52 and Howard Mudd 31 as Kirkby posted 124 all out, Tim Lazenby taking a magnificent 7-29.
The visitors then limped to a meagre 90-6 in reply.
Division A champions Flamborough eased to an eight-wicket win at Hospitals/Rugby Club.
Marcus Garcia took 3-28 as the hosts were skittled for 94 and Andy Dixon’s unbeaten 36 helped the champions home.
DERWENT VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE RESULTS - SATURDAY 30th AUGUST 2014.
DIVISION A (* Denotes Home Team)
Flamborough 95 for 2 (Andy Dixon 36no) beat *Hospitals/Rugby Club 94 all out (Marcus Garcia 3-28) by 8 wkts - Pts 19-1
*Muston beat Forge Valley 3rds - Forge Valley 3rds unable to raise a team - Muston awarded 20 points and Forge Valley 3rds deducted 5 points and Fined £20 all in accordance with league rules. Forge Valley 3rds also to pay Muston CC £20 towards ground and pitch preparations etc for not giving them, the home team, 24 hours notice.
*Sewerby 3rds beat Whitby 3rds - Whitby 3rds unable to raise a team - Sewerby 3rds awarded 20 points and Whitby 3rds deducted 5 points and fined £20 all in accordance with league rules. (Whitby 3rds gave more than 24 hours notice of being unable to raise a side to the home team so no fine due to Sewerby 3rds)
No game this week - Great Habton - due to resignation of Oriel from league, Lockton - due to resignation of Brompton 2nds from league
*Kirkbymoorside 2nds 124 all out (Howard Mudd 31, Jamie Harper 52, Tim Lazenby 7-29) beat Wold Newton 2nds 90 for 6 by 34 runs - Pts 14-5 - WOLD NEWTON 2nds RUNNERS UP
*Filey 2nds beat Snainton - Snainton unable to raise a team - Filey 2nds awarded 20 points and Snainton deducted 5 points and fined £20 all in accordance with league rules. (Snainton gave more than 24 hours notice of being unable to raise a team to the home team so no fine due to Filey 2nds)
No game this week - Flixton 3rds - due to resignation of Bridlington 3rds from league, Nawton Grange 2nds - due to resignation of Sewerby 4ths from league, Sherburn 2nds - due to resignation of Seamer 3rds from league
*Cayton 3rds 111 for 8 (Shaun Rennison 28, Daryll Morley 3-22) beat Scalby 3rds 46 all out (Darren Jones 4-15, Simon Stubbs 4-9) by 65 runs - Pts 16-4 - CAYTON 3rds CHAMPIONS, SCALBY 3rds RUNNERS UP.
*Thornton Dale 2nds 162 for 8 (Patrick Stephenson 46, Paul Waring 31, Babu Matthew 3-38) beat Muston 2nds 141 for 8 (James McMillan 26, Ray Roberts 29, John Ellis 3-40) by 21 runs - Pts 17-6
Ravenscar 2nds 159 all out (John Morrison 26no, Chris Bloomfield 24, Dave Parkinson 3-22, Anthony Hulme 3-40) beat *Valley Bar Nomads 106 all out (Craig Best 36, John Stokoe 3-18, Luke Stokoe 4-33) by 53 runs - Pts 18-6
Ganton 2nds 107 all out (Joel Sarup 31, Lewis Eustace 4-10, George Shannon 3-26) beat *Wykeham 3rds 80 all out (Jake Sarup 8-30) by 27 runs - Pts 16-5
No game this week - Forge Valley 4ths - due to resignation of Hunmanby from league
(NOTE - Scalby 3rds runners up after tying on points with Muston 2nds - Scalby 3rds scored 1284 runs during season for the loss of 59 wkts at an average of 21.76 runs/wkt whilst Muston 2nds scored 1279 runs for the loss of 75 wkts at an average of 17.05 runs/wkt. So in accordance with league rules Scalby 3rds with the highest average runs/wkt are the Division runners up.