Scarborough 2nds claim crucial win & Flixton hang on for draw

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Scarborough 2nds kick-started their York League division three season with a 124-run win at Acomb on Saturday, while Scott Cooper’s unbeaten 84 helped Flixton to earn a losing draw at Heworth in division one.

Scarborough 2nds travelled to Acomb in desperate need of a win, and they welcomed back Callun Ferrie and Will Gibson.

The visitors once again lost the toss and were put into bat and a steady start to the innings saw Scarborough reach 63-2 after 26 overs.

Darren Mills and Gibson delivered some powerful strokeplay, the latter top-scoring with 44 and Mills making 37.

The rest of the team pushed on and they all chipped in bringing the total to 179-7.

The opening bowlers came out fighting, with Ferrie economical as always with 1-16, but youngster Rhys Milner stole the show breaking the back of the Acomb batting attack taking 5-19.

Scarborough continued to turn the screw with Matty Kay mopping up the tail, claiming three wickets for seven runs and Jordan Welford bagging 1-9, skittling the Acomb team for only 55 runs.

This was a fantastic result for the young side, the maximum 30 point haul moving them out of the relegation zone.

Next week the seconds take on Carlton Towers at Scarborough College due to Yorkshire appearing at North Marine Road.

Flixton were thankful for the efforts of Scott Cooper in their trip to Heworth.

Cooper remained unbeaten on 84 as Flixton made it to 151-9 in reply to the home side’s 183 all out.

Jamie Nesfield once again shone for the visitors, this time taking 4-26.

Neil Elvidge’s 36 gave Flixton a steady start but as the wickets fell it was left to Cooper to salvage a losing draw for the away team.