Lacey hits top form in Flixton 2nds win

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Rob Lacey was bang in form on Sunday as Flixton 2nds claimed their first win in 12 matches, beating Mulgrave by 46 runs.

Lacey struck his firsts ever century when making 114, he was helped along the way by James Clark (56) and Steve Hill (30) as they made their way to 259-7.

Craig Thompson and Kieran Noble both took three wickets.

Chris Clarkson pushed Mulgrave on in the reply with 89, while youngster Luke Spenceley chipped in with 54. They were held away from their target by 3-27 from Matt Mason and Leigh Franks' 3-34, which helped bowl them out for 213 after 44.4 overs.

Leaders Staithes came out on top by eight wickets against Forge Valley.

Valley made a solid start as Charles Tindall hit 49, but spinners Andrew Theaker and all-rounder Chris Morrison soon took charge.

Both collected four wickets as Valley slipped to 144 after 44.2 overs.

Openers Richard Hegarty (40) and Morrison (55) guided Staithes on the right path, before Simon Bowes hit an unbeaten 31 to push the table-toppers to their second win in two days.

Tynon Economou turned the game for Scalby as they beat Ebberston by 93 runs.

Connor Carson top scored for Scalby with 64 not out as they reached 202-7. There were also meaningful contributions from Joe Hills (46) and Paul Marton (30).

Paul Lockey's 37 could have been the catalyst for Ebberston, but three wickets in one over from Economou, linked with three victims for both James Deaves and Hills, pushed Scalby to the win.

Staxton kept the pressure on their leaders with a nine-wicket win against Cayton.

Cayton struggled from the word go and they limped to 103-9, with Kingsley Gray taking 3-20.

Dave Morris was then unbeaten on 49, which linked with Jodie Robson's 34 as they hosts cruised home after just 21.1 overs.

Heslerton’s visit to the East Coast resulted in a five-wicket win at Filey, their fifth win in the last seven matches.

Asked to bat first, the hosts dangerous batting line up had no answer to Adam Spaven (4-30) and spinner Dan Jeminson, who took 3-28 and were bundled all out for 107 in 41.5 overs.

Paul Bowes (42) and Rob Middlewood, who made 25, steered the visitors home with eight overs to spare.

There were some nervy moments though thanks to Ben Cuthbertson who claimed 3-26 in a fine spell.

Nawton Grange leapt into third after a comfortable 97-run home win over Seamer.

Jonny Pickard led the way with 64 and he found good support from Ben Mountain (47) and Adam Durrant who made 40.

Left-arm paceman Liam Bennett was the leading visiting bowler, taking a fine 5-53. Anthony Jenkinson’s superb form continued with another half century, but Nathan Marwood’s 5-21 and 3-32 from Michael Wearmouth saw Seamer dismissed for 130.