Heslerton’s big-hitting batsmen proved too strong for Flixton B in the AndyHire Hunter Cup final at North Marine Road on Monday night.
Heslerton were put into bat by Flixton B, and they soon regretted this decision as the Ryedale team piled on the runs at Scarborough CC’s ground.
Tom Benthall (15) and Sam Triffitt made a steady start with an opening stand of 28, but after Benthall’s dismissal Triffitt stepped up a gear, making a fine 60 which included four fours and a six.
When he departed, all-rounder Daley Wharton came to the crease and hit a whirlwind 56 with four fours and three big sixes to take the Heslerton total to a formidable 178-5 at the end of their overs. Young Josh Till was the pick of the Flixton B bowlers with 2-47.
In reply Flixton B had to deal with club stalwart Geoff Hill having to go to hospital after trying to pull a short ball and getting hit in the face, which required an ambulance to be called, as the ball had caused a large cut to his nose.
Flixton B never seemed to recover from this blow, as apart from Liam Lowery’s fine 29 the next best scorers were Connor Stephenson (15) and Nick Ringrose (10) as Flixton B were all out for 80 runs, some 98 runs short of their target.
The pick of the Heslerton bowlers were Antony Stones with 4-18, Daley Wharton with 2-18 and Andrew Slaughter with 2-28.
Eddie Barker (Chairman of the Andy Hire Scarborough Evening Cricket League) presented the trophies at the end of the game. Scarborough Cricket Club were thanked for the use of their excellent ground and facilities for the final.
Thanks were given to the umpires Ralph Lawson and Keith Local, the scorers Paul Nutt and Nicola Hill, as well as the League sponsors Andy Hire.
RESULT - Heslerton 178-5 (Sam Triffitt 60, Daley Wharton 56no, Josh Till 2-47) beat Flixton B 80 all out (Liam Lowery 29, Antony Stones 4-18, Andrew Slaughter 2-28, Daley Wharton 2-18) by 98 runs.