Elvidge hits ton in Flixton draw

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Neil Elvidge struck a superb 114 as Flixton claimed a winning draw in their game at home to second-placed Fenner in division one of the York Senior Cricket League.

The left-hander smacked 114 and Oliver Stephenson struck 78 as the mid-table hosts were all out for 285 in 48 overs.

S Croft took 5-62 for the visitors.

Ben Hatfield then added to the run feast with 118 as Fenner tried their best to beat Flixton’s total, but tight bowling from spinner Chris Mann, 3-39, helped to peg the visitors back to 266-5.

Scarborough 2nds suffered a losing draw at promotion-chasers Hovingham in division three.

The fourth-placed villagers batted first and made a decent 224-5 from their 45 overs, Dan Asquith leading the way with an unbeaten 57 and all-rounder Rich Bowling making 56.

Spinner Matty Kay was the pick of the Scarborough bowlers with 3-44.

Ash Kundi blasted 70 and Darren Mills 57 as Scarborough made a decent effort to chase down Hovingham’s score, but the economic bowling of Tom Lund (3-39) and Bowling (2-42) saw the visitors end up on 179-5.

This result leaves Scarborough 2nds in second-from-bottom spot in the table, facing a battle with their closest rivals Osbaldwick, who are seven points clear of them, to escape the drop, as basement club Sessay 2nds seemed doomed to relegation some 44 points adrift of Scarborough.