Ebberston secure promotion

Sewerby u15 b fielding v Scalby b ... and he's gone
Sewerby u15 b fielding v Scalby b ... and he's gone

EBBERSTON secured the division B title with a five-wicket home win against Scarborough B.

Alex Machen (3-6) and Henry Harrison (2-7) helped the hosts skittle Scarborough for 96, despite a plucky 22 by Joe Ferrie.

Neil Eddon’s 26 retired and 23 from Rory Stead helped Ebberston to victory, Tom Bussey claiming two wickets for 12 runs for Scarborough.

This win sealed Ebberston’s promotion as champions.

Beeford also wrapped up the division C title, although their success was secured without stepping on the field as visitors Sherburn forfeited the match as they were unable to raise a side.

Second-placed Pickering B beat Cloughton A in a high-quality match to almost guarantee the second promotion spot.

Electing to bat first Cloughton set a target of 99-6 after their allotted 20 overs, excellent running between the wickets by all of the visitors batsmen meant the Pikes were chasing 20 runs more than they should. Pete Fisher (17), Dave Couch (16), Freddie Shmuck (14) and Sam Loy (13) were all unable to go on after making good starts.

Skipper Matthew Butler (2-19) and Kieran Bowes (1-9) were the pick of the bowlers.

Pickering’s reply got off to a fine start thanks to Butler (28 ret) and the flamboyant Chris Davis (25 ret), then Bowes struck 22 not out to pass their target with two overs remaining.

Sewerby B claimed an 11-run victory at home to Scalby B.

William Hodgson (25 ret) was the top batsman for the hosts as they posted 77-9, with Nathan Barber (2-2) and Toby Pearce (3-16) starring for the visitors.

In reply, Barber (23) and James Reddish (25 ret) gave Scalby a good chance of victory but top bowling from Ross Pearson, who scooped four wickets for just five runs, saw them dismissed for 66 runs.

Hunmanby secured a nine-wicket win at home to Bridlington B, Stephen HIll’s 26 retired seeing them safely home.